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PoppaJo 6th Dec 2021 04:42

More dumb meaningless rules out of this backwater state. She wants to test those dirty folks from down south on Day 5. Meanwhile IF they are positive they have been roaming around our good state for nearly a week now? Pointless.

Testing 3-4 thousand people a day in Cairns? Geez that will break the non existent testing services up here. Haven’t crunched the Goldy numbers yet.

Stupid. Dumb. What more should I expect. We will fine the living daylights out of you should you not comply. Save yourself the hassle our good friends down south, don’t come here.

SHVC 6th Dec 2021 06:46

Family might be bothered with QLD opening, it will be interesting if tourist could be bothered. Family of 4 wasting half a day of their holiday dragging kids around looking for a testing facility to appease a random 5 day test or face over $4000 in infringements P/P.

aussieflyboy 6th Dec 2021 09:22

Why would you bother getting a QLD border pass. No one will be checking if you’ve got one.

I arrived from CBR yesterday and no one checked mine and apparently the border is still ‘closed’.

galdian 6th Dec 2021 10:19


Originally Posted by PoppaJo (Post 11151964)
More dumb meaningless rules out of this backwater state. She wants to test those dirty folks from down south on Day 5. Meanwhile IF they are positive they have been roaming around our good state for nearly a week now? Pointless.

Testing 3-4 thousand people a day in Cairns? Geez that will break the non existent testing services up here. Haven’t crunched the Goldy numbers yet.

Stupid. Dumb. What more should I expect. We will fine the living daylights out of you should you not comply. Save yourself the hassle our good friends down south, don’t come here.

Always like your posts PJ, pretty balanced and thoughtful.
If the press conference was observed did any of the journos ask "what's the point/benefit of the 5 day dictum"? If yes what was the considered response?

As I'm planning to head up to the Bribie Island area for a week or so before Xmas I jumped in and made a hire car booking from the 14th, "free cancellation" on the booking but treat that with a grain of salt and see the battle if attempted.

Whilst I view the 5 day test as bullshit for interest I tried to see what was available on a weekend - a reasonable spread on Saturday morning, almost nil on a Sunday.
If the Premier wants to come up with such crap can only hope she realises she'll have to make testing facilities available - more money to be wasted on behalf of the people, go Anna!

Last query for those far smarter than myself - if for example I arrive on a Tuesday is that Day 0 or Day 1 ie is it a rolling 24 hours or a static day?

Cheers.


Fonz121 6th Dec 2021 12:29

My international border permit always has the time of my arrival at the airport and so I’ve always used that as my zero hour and counted up from there. I assume you would do the same as you cross the QLD border by car.

SHVC 8th Dec 2021 20:15

Permits permits permits! As there is a lot of focus on the world 1 male tennis player refusing to prove vaccination to be able to play in the slam in Melbourne, he has already been registered to play. I would of thought given the current rules of entry for international arrivals he would be sent to HQ for 14 days if he does not provide evidence, there fore not to much of an issue at state level unless he does go to HQ and still try’s to compete. How would victorians feel if DA made an exemption for NJ to play!

SHVC 9th Dec 2021 07:18

WA the only state closed in Australia after the 20th DEC! Let’s hope they stay closed well onto next yr I hated going there.

NumptyAussie 9th Dec 2021 09:45


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11153413)
WA the only state closed in Australia after the 20th DEC! Let’s hope they stay closed well onto next yr I hated going there.

For someone who hates going to WA, you seem to be quite upset and vocal regarding the border restrictions. For the sake of your health, and possibly your families mental health, let the hate go and enjoy your life.

logansi 9th Dec 2021 09:57


Originally Posted by Ladloy (Post 11153373)
ohh finally! I knew you had it in you. You found a good source!

Its not a bad source but Foxxster loves to only hear the good rosy bits. As John says, we are still learning a lot all the time and if his assumptions are wrong then the world is in for a bad time. The talk of the significant rule changes are only if things do turn bad, not right now. The UK has put in some mask mandates, vax passports and a recommendation to work from home. Not massively significant things.

SOPS 9th Dec 2021 10:40


Originally Posted by NumptyAussie (Post 11153462)
For someone who hates going to WA, you seem to be quite upset and vocal regarding the border restrictions. For the sake of your health, and possibly your families mental health, let the hate go and enjoy your life.

where is the like button when you need it?

nivsy 9th Dec 2021 12:15


Originally Posted by SOPS (Post 11153488)
where is the like button when you need it?

Yes..where has it gone? Probably the fault of these pesky WA peeps...🤭😁

SHVC 9th Dec 2021 14:29


Originally Posted by NumptyAussie (Post 11153462)
For someone who hates going to WA, you seem to be quite upset and vocal regarding the border restrictions. For the sake of your health, and possibly your families mental health, let the hate go and enjoy your life.

Im not upset at all with WA border closure. Not one bit, I’m actually happy they’re closed.

dr dre 9th Dec 2021 15:03


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11153587)
Im not upset at all with WA border closure. Not one bit, I’m actually happy they’re closed.

If you don’t choose to go there then why are you happy they’re closed? It shouldn’t make any difference?

May I ask what the specific reason is you “hate” going there? The people? The city? The weather? The traffic?

btw a reopening date will be announced imminently for a date in just over a month’s time so if your employment requires you to travel to WA looks like your reprieve from being in a place you “hate” won’t last for much longer.

SHVC 9th Dec 2021 19:52

The sand gropers getting all defensive now. Some parts of WA are really good but PH is a $hit hole. MM will make an announcement about making an announcement to keep stringing you all along.

dr dre 9th Dec 2021 23:06


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11153719)
Some parts of WA are really good but PH is a $hit hole.

Well that’s your opinion, free to stay in Sydney or Melbourne where it costs both arms and legs to buy a house, and to sit in a traffic jam all day long. Net interstate migration showed a net gain for WA and a larger net loss for NSW and Vic over the last year so the “free market” is deciding where they’d rather live.


MM will make an announcement about making an announcement to keep stringing you all along.
Well that will be made imminently. We can see if it’s a firm date or a “stringing along”.

nivsy 10th Dec 2021 00:58


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11153719)
The sand gropers getting all defensive now. Some parts of WA are really good but PH is a $hit hole. MM will make an announcement about making an announcement to keep stringing you all along.

To be fair..having left Europe and now live in Perth (married a Perth girl who wanted to come.home after X years in UK), I do agree with some of this sentiment. Perth is not exactly the most exciting place in the world nor forward thinking. That said I long for the borders to open so I can get away more!, That includes though getting out and back into Aussie easily! Not sure if that will ever happen.

Buster Hyman 10th Dec 2021 02:00


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11153719)
...but PH is a $hit hole.

If that's PHE you're talking about, I'll happily second that!


Originally Posted by dr dre (Post 11153796)
...free to stay in Sydney or Melbourne where it costs both arms and legs to buy a house, and to sit in a traffic jam all day long.

Yes. That's what happens in popular Cities. People want to be there.

nivsy 10th Dec 2021 03:13


Originally Posted by Buster Hyman (Post 11153860)
If that's PHE you're talking about, I'll happily second that!


Yes. That's what happens in popular Cities. People want to be there.

There are many reasons in addition to " want to live there" driven by supply and demand not just popularity. I actually find Perth quite expensive frankly! 🤭

morno 10th Dec 2021 03:39


Originally Posted by NumptyAussie (Post 11153462)
For someone who hates going to WA, you seem to be quite upset and vocal regarding the border restrictions. For the sake of your health, and possibly your families mental health, let the hate go and enjoy your life.

I have friends and family that have been adversely affected by that Goose’s border restrictions.

What drives me mad though, is that this bloke is merely using his border restrictions as a cover up for his government’s abysmal healthcare system. If they had to deal with any decent outbreak, it’d fail. And then his policy decisions would become apparent.

So I’m looking forward to the borders opening, just to see McGoose be exposed for the failure he is.

neville_nobody 10th Dec 2021 03:43


Well that’s your opinion, free to stay in Sydney or Melbourne where it costs both arms and legs to buy a house, and to sit in a traffic jam all day long. Net interstate migration showed a net gain for WA and a larger net loss for NSW and Vic over the last year so the “free market” is deciding where they’d rather live.
How can that be true with a hard border?? All I have read about is businesses complaining there is no staff in WA and they can't import anyone.


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