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Xeptu 21st Jan 2022 10:06

The expectation was to let the virus do its thing, that's what we understood, we are vaxxed we are ready, that's not what is happening, we are required to isolate, get tested, what for. This is madness, everything and I mean everything is going to stop within a month at this rate if the government or health advise continues on this path.

Keg 21st Jan 2022 10:52

The next couple of months are still going to be hard work. After that we’ll likely be through the worst and coming out the other side.

Well, those of us outside of WA will be. WA will still have that storm ahead of them. It’s coming. They’re just delaying the inevitable.

Xeptu 21st Jan 2022 18:18

Except that there is no way to know that. There is more likely to be yet another variant. Personally I believe that WA has made the right decision for now, 20% productivity for the rest of us is not sustainable for much longer. We can't recover from the economic domino effect all that quickly, which means things will get worse before they get better. We must either live with the virus or don't, there is no half way measure. I think your couple of months is ambitious.

SHVC 21st Jan 2022 19:22

MM is a terrible leader he gloats about his surplus budget he has had over two yrs now to prepare, he has definitely proven he is not a critical or forward thinker. WA has made a bad choice, WA will slow the country down when they decide itís safe because they will have the same mess that East states have now. NSW is showing signs of stabilization with hospital numbers and ICU (numbers irrelevant who bloody cares how many have it).

im from WA have family and friends there still and looking at social media post they are well over it, they were happy it was a zero case state but continuing to miss family, friends, weddings, births you all get it the list goes on. MM better organize his ducks for the next pandemic. I think the mental impact on residents over there will come forth very quickly.

Next steps that really need to happen is media control (yeah I wish) if anyone has watched 17:00 news reporter UH spends a good 5 minutes scaremongering ppl on cases. Thatís not what needs to be reported. The breakdown of cases, death etc is not relative to what actually is happening. If it were to be stripped back to actual deaths from COVID and in hospital because of COVID the numbers will be much much less.

Xeptu 21st Jan 2022 19:47

We are ALL over it, regardless of where you come from. Just don't go believing that with the borders open things will get better and you'll be able to travel, because that's not what's going to happen. Ask any business in SA, the border has only been open 8 weeks and it's an economic catastrophe already.

goodonyamate 21st Jan 2022 20:11


Originally Posted by Xeptu (Post 11173331)
We are ALL over it, regardless of where you come from. Just don't go believing that with the borders open things will get better and you'll be able to travel, because that's not what's going to happen. Ask any business in SA, the border has only been open 8 weeks and it's an economic catastrophe already.

is that because of the virus or the ridiculous isolation rules. What a pathetic nation Australia is, shameful.

SHVC 21st Jan 2022 20:17

Exactly, Australia is pathetic! Reason why S.A business and east coast business are struggling is because the politicians are so hell bent on case numbers. It has even been said here that ppl have had to take 7-14 days off work what normally would be 1-2 days off. People having to isolate because of the close contact rubbish for over 7 days is killing progress. As I’ve said earlier the real factual numbers need to be worked out- going to hospital with a broken leg and testing positive whilst there is a COVID hospital number when it should really be they went to hospital because of the broken leg, that does not make news I guess.

ManillaChillaDilla 21st Jan 2022 20:20

The arrogance of Mcgowan is simply unbelievable.

No border closure can overcome nature. Thats what we are dealing with at the end of the day.

As Keg says, prolonging the inevetable, at the expence of an entire state and perhaps the country.

Moronic.

MCD


Xeptu 21st Jan 2022 20:23


Originally Posted by goodonyamate (Post 11173338)
is that because of the virus or the ridiculous isolation rules. What a pathetic nation Australia is, shameful.

Well that's debateable, The issues for us is supply and staff. We can't get what we need and half our own staff are in isolation, the other half can't function without them. We have made the decision we will do the Australia Day thing, then suspend all operations for a month. Hopefully beyond that we will have sufficient supply and staff for a reboot. It's all we can do, we are unable to operate as things are.

Chad Gates 21st Jan 2022 21:22

I find this very interesting. Yesterday the front page of the West Australian called MM an abject failure. Today it calls him a liar. This newspaper (if you can even call it that, but letís be honest, itís the only newspaper West Australians read) used to gush over him only 2 days ago.

BuzzBox 21st Jan 2022 21:36


Originally Posted by Chad Gates (Post 11173359)
Öletís be honest, itís the only newspaper West Australians read)Ö.

What utter crap.

Chad Gates 21st Jan 2022 21:41

Sorry buzz, can you tell me where I can find another WA newspaper? And I donít mean online.

BuzzBox 21st Jan 2022 22:10

Don't change the goal posts Chad. That's not what you said the first time.

Chad Gates 21st Jan 2022 22:25

Yes it is buzz. You’re trying to change the goalposts. I always said newspaper, and that’s what I meant. Anyway the point is, the only newspaper you can buy in WA has turned on Mark.

Icarus2001 21st Jan 2022 22:30


Anyway the point is, the only newspaper you can buy in WA has turned on Mark.
See now you are just making yourself look silly.
The Australian newspaper is readily available in WA. As are others to a lesser degree.

Chad Gates 21st Jan 2022 22:40

Yep true. The Australian however is not a West Australian newspaper.

I would suspect most would understand my point. Arguing about whether you can buy the SMH in Perth is not really what I’m getting at.

Lead Balloon 21st Jan 2022 23:37

Chad said "another WA newspaper", not "another newspaper in WA". Chad is correct.

dr dre 21st Jan 2022 23:51


Originally Posted by Chad Gates (Post 11173359)
I find this very interesting. Yesterday the front page of the West Australian called MM an abject failure. Today it calls him a liar. This newspaper (if you can even call it that, but let’s be honest, it’s the only newspaper West Australians read) used to gush over him only 2 days ago.

Yep. They've torn into him:

Mark McGowan’s border backflip: The seven claims the Premier made that don’t stack up


Also to note the two side pieces on the front page. Snap poll saying 70% of WA believes he should have had the health system ready by Feb 5. And mystery cases picked up in random screening. It's already spreading.

BuzzBox 22nd Jan 2022 00:08


Originally Posted by Chad Gates (Post 11173377)
Yes it is buzz. Youíre trying to change the goalposts. I always said newspaper, and thatís what I meant. Anyway the point is, the only newspaper you can buy in WA has turned on Mark.

Err, no. You said "itís the only newspaper West Australians read". The West Australian might be the only daily WA newspaper, but it is NOT the only newspaper West Australians read, as you originally claimed. 'National' newspapers such as The Australian and the Australian Financial Review are widely available and are widely read. The Australian has always been extremely critical of McGowan, so it's not like West Australians have never been exposed to anti-McGowan views before now.

BuzzBox 22nd Jan 2022 00:09


Originally Posted by Lead Balloon (Post 11173407)
Chad said "another WA newspaper", not "another newspaper in WA". Chad is correct.

Except that's not what he said the first time.


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