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 Meanwhile the rest of the world is getting on with life and Das Führer locks down even harder. Never trust a politicians word.

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 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....

 

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 Call me selfish, but I think

Fri, 2022-01-21 06:10

 Call me selfish, but I think we have it pretty good over here because of his firm stance. I do feel sorry for everyone out of WA wanting to get back in but as soon as the boarders were opened WA would've been as screwed as the rest of the country. Our economy is booming mining sector booming which feeds the whole country, we're living life as normal. Why destroy that. All my family members and mates that live on the east coast have or had covid. All of which had a ticket booked for Feb 5 an instant wave of covid over here would've fecked WA. Anti vax protests like on the weekend where 40000 people attended prove that WA is not ready to open up.

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 I'm with you on that. Yes

Fri, 2022-01-21 06:30

 I'm with you on that. Yes there is loads of people who want to get back Or over here but keep WA as safe as possible while we can. 

Feel sorry for those that have family over east and can't see them . I have family over here that can't afford to get sick 

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Why delay the inevitable..

Fri, 2022-01-21 07:02

The rest of the world is "open", not WA. Lets stop being blind, we are in no better position than anywhere else and once we open we will be worse off the longer we wait. What happens if the mild omicron variant is over taken by a more severe variant?

My 2c anyway. Need to stop hating on the people vocal about keeping our human rights in tact and advocating pro choice, especially for kids.

Love from a double jabbed muppet. 

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Touchy Subject

Fri, 2022-01-21 07:04

 I get why people might think this is a good idea.

But...maybe have a look at what Japan is doing.

They're normally a pretty smart lot.

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 There goes my Clare valley

Fri, 2022-01-21 07:34

 There goes my Clare valley trip 

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I’ll go for you Andy.

Fri, 2022-01-21 07:54

Free as a bird over here. Hate to be an asshole but I'm heading down to Cairns this arvo for the weekend.....:D

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 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....

 

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 Arrrgh enjoy mate, Cairns is

Fri, 2022-01-21 08:24

 Arrrgh enjoy mate, Cairns is nice but prefer Port Douglas 

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TI

Fri, 2022-01-21 20:34

I thought there was some covid there a while back.

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Sure is Crano

Sat, 2022-01-22 19:33

It's everywhere up here Crano, most islands and the NPA have had cases. 99.5% of cases have not needed hospital treatment. Mc Gowan is painting omicron as the nastiest thing on the planet. Truthfully the matter is most people say they've had worse colds. Apart from having to wear masks inside at the shops, etc, etc it's been business as usual. I've been hanging in Palm Cove, Innisfail and Cairns this weekend and it's been awesome apart from the damn rain....:D

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 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....

 

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 Problem is that in WA the

Sat, 2022-01-22 21:58

 Problem is that in WA the working life is very different to pretty much any other state.

I can see big mines being shut down while it runs through, and the financial effect on Australia will be far different to your local Subway closing down cos everyone has a cold.

There are bottle necks in these supply chains-as self absorbed as it sounds, on our site if half of the 16 tug engineers or 16 tug masters go down, there is about 1500 people that will run out of work shortly.

I'd guess similar ratios on the much bigger iron ore facilities along the WA coast

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 Give a man a mask, and he'll show you his true face...

 

 

The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.

 

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 Even on the micro scale in

Sun, 2022-01-23 16:16

 Even on the micro scale in regards the factory units where I am Rob, My steel fab shop , line boring guys and machine shop in the same complex. Most are onlt 2 or 3 man operations and we've had the discussion it'll only take one person in that business to get it and they will be shut down for two weeks. if I get it shut down 2 weeks as no one else to take the reigns. I only have my apprentice and son who works 2-3 days a week as he's at Uni. Tricky times ahead. And being so bloody busy doesn't help. 

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Damned if

Fri, 2022-01-21 08:54

 

Damned if you do and damned if you don't

Just wondering if any decision made by the government around covid would be the correct one,

McGowan has the toughest job in the country at the moment, and sadly he can't please everyone.

I look at this way, if a private enterprise company directed you to work knowing your chances of catching covid and getting sick or worse were increased by that decision there would be hell to pay,

Why should the Government not to treated the same way as a private company and be liable for causing injury and or death by knowingly opening up the borders and putting people at risk?

Just wondering.

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 I support this move but

Fri, 2022-01-21 10:23

 I support this move but fully understand why many don't. I agree with Skull that it's a no-win situation regardless of what he does. I'll just sit back and wait it out. I know the chances of getting very sick or dying are very slim but if it's one of my loved ones then it is very significant.

Planning to go to Port Douglas towards the end of the year Andy, restrictions permitting! 

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 Pure politics now, he wants

Fri, 2022-01-21 14:15

 Pure politics now, he wants Covid to come in but not through his decision to open borders. We can't shut off forever, let's get on with it, everyone has had enough time to get the vaccine.

The absence of an opening date is a real hole in his plan, not that anyone will trust it again.

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I got told I needed to get

Fri, 2022-01-21 14:34

I got told I needed to get vaccinated or lose my job and that it would stop covid

I got told I needed to get double vaccinated or lose my job and that it would stop covid 

now I'm told I need the booster or lose my job, and that it'll stop covid. 

when I got back from Queensland last I had to quarantine 14 days over Christmas and New Years (even before it became extreme risk). I asked the copper at the airport if me being double vaccinated made any difference and he said unfortunately not. 
I was told that we'll be opening up feb 5th and that my replacement for work will be coming so I won't have to work every day.. 

they keep moving the goal posts and I'm supposed to be getting married in April.. we'll see what lord mcgowan says in April I guess? 

 

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 Crisis management is done on

Fri, 2022-01-21 20:14

 Crisis management is done on the run to protect the most vulnerable with the information you have on the day not what you had last month think this is a good call.

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Tough one

Sun, 2022-01-23 10:47

 Tough one, for example karratha has a 40 bed hospital, 20 odd thousand people. The maths doesn't work if there's a super spreader event and everyone goes down at once..

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