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itsnotthatbloodyhard 9th Feb 2022 07:14


SHVC 10th Feb 2022 22:35

Atagi has updated their advice on vaccine with C-19, DA of Victoria has conceded defeat with his 3 vax rule. My question what will MM of WA enforce on international travelers? As an Australian I’m required to have shots to enter WA and fulfill my employment obligations. What will the international tourist be subject to?

BuzzBox 11th Feb 2022 02:21


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11182802)
Atagi has updated their advice on vaccine with C-19, DA of Victoria has conceded defeat with his 3 vax rule. My question what will MM of WA enforce on international travelers? As an Australian I’m required to have shots to enter WA and fulfill my employment obligations. What will the international tourist be subject to?

As of 8 Feb:

(a) a direct international arrival who enters Western Australia and meets both the vaccination requirements and the additional requirements must comply with the self-quarantine requirements; and

(b) a direct international arrival who enters Western Australia and does not meet both the vaccination requirements and the additional requirements must comply with the centre quarantine requirements
"Vaccination requirements" means a full course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine plus a booster vaccination. So, an international tourist who is fully vaccinated and boosted must self-quarantine at a suitable premises for 7 days (plus testing requirements). An international tourist who is fully vaccinated but not boosted must go to hotel quarantine for 14 days. Under Commonwealth rules, an international tourist (ie non-citizen/resident) who is not vaccinated will be denied entry to Australia.

https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2...ctions-No4.pdf

SHVC 11th Feb 2022 05:43

So WA is still going full hog with this COVID thing.

Maggie Island 11th Feb 2022 06:19


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11182896)
So WA is still going full hog with this COVID thing.

give em another 28 days:E

cessnapete 12th Feb 2022 07:37

Still no information on this Omicron strain that is about to decimate WA, fill hospitals, and possible mass fatalities . And requires a China style isolation. The Omicron we have in Europe is a very mild affliction for the majority of the vaccinated.. Most of my family have had it in the New Year, and fully recovered without any serious symptoms, in 7/9 days. In my case, unless I had tested positive I would not of known I had the infection. In fact rather than further social restrictions, most are being cancelled in the next few weeks. And the UK now does not require any Testing for entry, for the fully vaccinated. .

Transition Layer 16th Feb 2022 13:34

Has anyone checked on SOPS - are they OK? Theyíve been awfully quiet on here since case numbers in WA have started to climb. Really hope the massive numbers of hospitalisations (zero) arenít causing too much grief.

Or just maybe SOPS canít reach the keyboard from their hiding spot under the bed.

Iím loving how this is playing out in WA. Rapidly rising case numbers, rapidly falling support for McGowan, an apathetic population refusing to get tested and a slow uptake for boosters.

You reap what you sow McClown. Itís now just a matter of days til WA rejoins the Nation. And not a moment too soon!

WingNut60 16th Feb 2022 14:31


Originally Posted by Transition Layer (Post 11185108)
.......rapidly falling support for McGowan, an apathetic population refusing to get tested and a slow uptake for boosters.

Yeah, I really liked the West Australian headliner yesterday supporting your statement (above) - "One out of four West Australians oppose McGowan's continuing border policies". Or words to that effect.

Now, if one out of four = 25% then doesn't..................................???????

Jester64 16th Feb 2022 14:39

Todays front page showed that his approval rating has reduced from 91% in September 2020, to 77% in October last year and now at 64%. I'd call that rapidly falling support.

Chad Gates 16th Feb 2022 19:19

115 cases of community transition in WA, compared to 14 from travellers. You have far more chance of catching Covid at SOPS place, than you do from a traveller. His insistence that the borders are ďworkingĒ is showing him to be a complete boofhead.

KRviator 16th Feb 2022 19:26


Originally Posted by WingNut60 (Post 11185129)
Yeah, I really liked the West Australian headliner yesterday supporting your statement (above) - "One out of four West Australians oppose McGowan's continuing border policies". Or words to that effect.

Now, if one out of four = 25% then doesn't..................................???????

Then there's today's headline...People’s Voice poll shows Mark McGowan’s approval rating has dropped to 64 per cent amid WA border backflip

A nearly 30% drop in approval rating in a matter of months.I don't believe even ScoMo at his worst, or even Gladys with her bonk-buddy & ICAC problems managed to achieve such a rapid fall in their ratings.

Must be a West Australian thing....

EDIT: And just saw another report that The Pestilence has made it into the Tom Price Primary School...Watch Rio Tinto throw a tanty if they have to shut down their TP, Para or Marandoo operations should it take off....

SHVC 16th Feb 2022 19:38

If it’s up there, it has taken off. Lord Daddy will save you all haha. Ethos was always going to be the end result WA people just can’t see it.

dr dre 16th Feb 2022 22:42


Originally Posted by WingNut60 (Post 11185129)
Yeah, I really liked the West Australian headliner yesterday supporting your statement (above) - "One out of four West Australians oppose McGowan's continuing border policies". Or words to that effect.

Now, if one out of four = 25% then doesn't..................................???????

I think you've confused yesterday's headlines with a snap poll taken after the border decision, when cases in the east were just coming off peak. A majority were in favour of the decision, but a majority also thought McGowan should have done more to prepare the health system. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, and after the delay seeing cases plummet over east, big events like the Australian Open fill stadiums, WA make some steps towards responding like increasing RAT supply and increasing booster uptake I think now the support for delaying reopening will have decreased.

The border will be down by early next month at the latest, probably with an announcement early next week. Given the BHP CEO said 2 days ago he wants it open McGowan will do as he is told.


Originally Posted by Transition Layer (Post 11185108)

I’m loving how this is playing out in WA....... a slow uptake for boosters.

Actually WA has pulled ahead of all bar ACT and Tasmania on total shots, and is second placed behind ACT on boosters, and a fair bit above NSW and Queensland on boosters.

Chad Gates 17th Feb 2022 01:39

So, nobody is signing in anyway, but if you accidentally do, the answer is “I was there for about one hour and forty five minutes”

Sweet. The testing lines just got shorter.

KRviator 17th Feb 2022 03:05


Originally Posted by SHVC (Post 11185286)
If itís up there, it has taken off. Lord Daddy will save you all haha. Ethos was always going to be the end result WA people just canít see it.

Of course it has. That WA seems to think they "only" have 200 cases is laughable. TP doesn't have a particularly huge FIFO population compared to other Pilbara sites either, being more geared towards residential employees, so it wont be as simple as saying "Stay in your donga" - and the majority of FIFO's that do work out of TP stay in town and go to the bottlo, Woolies, the chicken shop, mixing it up with the Resi's anyway...


Originally Posted by C G
So, nobody is signing in anyway, but if you accidentally do, the answer is ďI was there for about one hour and forty five minutesĒ

I'd almost forgo tonight's $80M if that pub would release their CCTV showing the State Daddy there for more than the magic 2 hours...But of course, then he couldn't come to Sydney for the defamation trial as he'd be in Iso...

Transition Layer 17th Feb 2022 07:10


Originally Posted by dr dre (Post 11185360)
Actually WA has pulled ahead of all bar ACT and Tasmania on total shots, and is second placed behind ACT on boosters, and a fair bit above NSW and Queensland on boosters.

Youíre quite right. I saw these numbers myself today and was very surprised. Although itís possibly a result of the mandate for boosters in WA being much wider reaching than many other states.

Angle of Attack 17th Feb 2022 07:34

It’s now about to explode the case numbers indicate this. The only worry I have is the delayed border opening is going to cause a Slaughterhouse in WA aged care homes. It’s basic maths and I can’t believe the WA government doesn’t see this, Mad Max is over life is great in the East but now we are about to see a disaster in the West, what a debacle….I can’t believe they didn’t predict this, what an idiot…

Angle of Attack 17th Feb 2022 07:38

I find it ironic that yet again the WA outbreak was from a completely flawed hotel quarantine system, Jesus 2 years and still can’t get it right. I honestly believe politicians are in general completely useless. It’s sad but true.

BuzzBox 17th Feb 2022 16:17


Originally Posted by Angle of Attack (Post 11185479)
I find it ironic that yet again the WA outbreak was from a completely flawed hotel quarantine system, Jesus 2 years and still canít get it right. I honestly believe politicians are in general completely useless. Itís sad but true.

Try some basic fact checking. The current outbreak in WA did not originate from the hotel quarantine system. It started with a returned traveller who entered WA from Tasmania on 2 January, when Tasmania was considered Ďmedium riskí. The traveller was only required to do 14-days of self-isolation at a suitable premises, not hotel quarantine. The returned traveller tested positive some time after arriving in WA, but in the meantime had infected a casual contact who was out and about in the community.

Chad Gates 17th Feb 2022 21:22

The omicron outbreak started when a hotel Quarantine worker at the Pan pacific contracted it. I believe it was the next day, a security guard at the Hyatt also got omicron. It’s been bubbling along ever since. And now, it going crazy because most West Australians have had enough, and are spreading it through indifference.


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