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Have you never met Australians before?

As it happens I am out of work at the moment so ready to rule as soon as I get the call. I will be running the country from my boat where I am now in isolation from my own family due to their Biosecur

The very fact that they thought it was a good idea to bring hundreds of entitled fuckwit tennis players here beggars belief. Tennis is as boring as basketball anyway. They should have just kept the In

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16 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Victorian Hotel Quarantine Inquiry findings released. 

Inquiry CAN'T identify WHO in Government decided on hotel security arrangements.

That's a surprise, 800 dead and know one knows who decided their fate.

Which would mean I would think whoever led the 'organization' should be held  criminally responsible for such negligent leadership.

Or at least that was the seeming intention of a certain controlling person's OHS amendments.

Hoisted on his own petard.

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The upside at least the HQI has exposed a fucked administration, it appears genuine efforts are being made to fix and specific findings very instructive to everyone else in positions of authority Australia wide.  

It is still not the end of the matter, no matter how much Andrews hopes it to be. 

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24 minutes ago, Rambler said:

Not since the OHS investigation process has already been started.

25 years

Hmm, one would think that you have a personal beef with Worksafe? Disgruntled employer? meh, you're ten a penny.

If you'd bother doing the right thing and TRAINING your managers, admin or worksite OH&S rep. (you do have one of those don't you?)

You'd probably find you're fears are overblown. (if as an employer, you do the right thing)

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1 hour ago, Rambler said:

Which would mean I would think whoever led the 'organization' should be held  criminally responsible for such negligent leadership.

Or at least that was the seeming intention of a certain controlling person's OHS amendments.

Hoisted on his own petard.

Maybe "self employed Australia" could employ Rudi Giuliani on the case? I believe he'll be free 20 Jan 2021. 

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=72426d95-e8eb-49f9-aa5f-900c5299d5f4

he Australian's Robert Gottliebsen, if the Victorian government applies its own law, ministers and senior public servants in their droves are prime targets for prosecution as perpetrators of workplace manslaughter.

Gottliebsen first flagged this in August and doubled down this week, declaring the only way to avoid the wholesale jailing of senior government figures will be if prosecutors refuse to, or fail to, properly apply the law.

It's a great story -- but completely wrong. Nobody will be convicted of manslaughter over the hotel quarantine debacle, and the law will survive just fine.

In late 2019 the Andrews government beefed up Victoria's occupational health and safety laws, introducing a criminal offence of workplace manslaughter. Its object was to do something serious in response to the 24 workplace deaths in the preceding couple of years, to make employers sit up and take their safety obligations more seriously. Nothing like the threat of a $16.5 million fine or 25-year jail sentence to grab the board's attention.

The crime can be committed by anyone who owes statutory workplace health and safety duties under the legislation, excluding employees and volunteers. Employers -- corporate or human, private or government -- are in the gun, as well as their directors and managers.

The OHS duties are essentially to provide a safe environment and take reasonable precautions against known and foreseeable risks. The duties are owed to employees and the public -- anyone who comes into the workplace.

To commit the manslaughter offence, an employer must do something (or fail to do something) which:

  • Is a breach of an OHS duty
  • Is negligent
  • Causes someone to die.

The key element is "negligence", which the legislation defines in terms of criminal negligence rather than the common or garden variety. This is the bit that Gottliebsen seems to have missed.

The degree of negligence required to trigger prosecution is "a great falling short" of a reasonable standard of care, which also involves a "high risk" of death, serious injury or serious illness.

That's a really high bar, miles higher than the negligence that would suffice for a civil damages claim or a regular OHS breach.

"Great" is not a commonly used legal term, but the courts will interpret it as something along the lines of "huge", "terrible", "OMG I can't believe you did that" -- that sort of territory.

According to Gottliebsen, if you're a director of a company who does all the right OHS things, "then if a staff member behaves badly causing a death or serious injury, board members would not be liable under OHS."

However: "Under the industrial manslaughter act, the board members who acted properly are still likely to face long jail sentences."

That's 100% incorrect. There is no prospect that a company director who is diligent about their OHS responsibilities could be successfully prosecuted for workplace manslaughter under the Victorian law: they would not meet the requisite standard of negligence.

The law has been designed to catch extreme cases of what really amounts to wilful recklessness, and that's all it will do.

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26 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Hmm, one would think that you have a personal beef with Worksafe? Disgruntled employer? meh, you're ten a penny.

If you'd bother doing the right thing and TRAINING your managers, admin or worksite OH&S rep. (you do have one of those don't you?)

You'd probably find you're fears are overblown. (if as an employer, you do the right thing)

Once again you've shown

  • Your contempt for your previous clients. Clearly a failed professional. Glad we wouldn't have anything to do with you, but then you were, how do I put this, beneath our pay grade. 
  • Your inability to come close to guessing my previous occupation especially after reading my replies to you after I realized what game you were in. 
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30 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Maybe "self employed Australia" could employ Rudi Giuliani on the case? I believe he'll be free 20 Jan 2021. 

Diesel oozing out his head and farting in front of the judge .....not a normal persons choice for representation unless they are deranged.

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20 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

 

In late 2019 the Andrews government beefed up Victoria's occupational health and safety laws, introducing a criminal offence of workplace manslaughter. Its object was to do something serious in response to the 24 workplace deaths in the preceding couple of years, to make employers sit up and take their safety obligations more seriously. Nothing like the threat of a $16.5 million fine or 25-year jail sentence to grab the board's attention.

 

I recall I had to remind you of that. And of the fact that the hotels were workplaces and letting the virus escape from them came within the scope of the legislation.

Glad you've done some homework.

 

22 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

Nothing like the threat of a $16.5 million fine or 25-year jail sentence to grab the board's attention.

 

Pity it didn't grab the attention of Victorian Ministers.

23 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

 

The crime can be committed by anyone who owes statutory workplace health and safety duties under the legislation, excluding employees and volunteers. Employers -- corporate or human, private or government -- are in the gun, as well as their directors and managers.

The OHS duties are essentially to provide a safe environment and take reasonable precautions against known and foreseeable risks. The duties are owed to employees and the public -- anyone who comes into the workplace.

To commit the manslaughter offence, an employer must do something (or fail to do something) which:

  • Is a breach of an OHS duty
  • Is negligent
  • Causes someone to die.

The key element is "negligence", which the legislation defines in terms of criminal negligence rather than the common or garden variety. This is the bit that Gottliebsen seems to have missed.

The degree of negligence required to trigger prosecution is "a great falling short" of a reasonable standard of care, which also involves a "high risk" of death, serious injury or serious illness.

That's a really high bar, miles higher than the negligence that would suffice for a civil damages claim or a regular OHS breach.

.Lets see now. We're dealing with quarantining people, some of whom will definitely bring a pandemic into Australia. So, with five minutes thought, you'd think

  • whoever is looking after them is going to need really specific rules as to what they are to do
  • for the safety of them and of the community, they are also going to need lots of training on the use of PPE because none of them will have ever even seen this stuff before.
  • PPE is really difficult to get, so we'd better make sure these guys are well supplied with the best stuff. They are more at risk than anyone else in the state at this stage.
  • Some of those being quarantined are not going to be cooperative, so we'd better provide a police presence to back up the rues, because the front line guys don't have that.

It was the most serious, high risk issue that had to be dealt with at that time. A front line issue for the senior decision makers..

Instead we have a situation where none of that was done and no one even knows why or by whom decisions were made (or at least no one is willing to admit they know).

Tell me, if a company's directors sent a bunch of school graduates into a forest with 36 inch chainsaws to clear fell it, without any training, guidance or instruction other than to go and cut down the trees, would they be responsible for any accidents? What if no one knew who's idea it was to use untrained graduates? What about if 800 of the graduates and members of the public who happened to be under falling trees died?

What's the difference?

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48 minutes ago, Shortforbob said:

To commit the manslaughter offence, an employer must do something (or fail to do something) which:

  • Is a breach of an OHS duty
  • Is negligent
  • Causes someone to die.

The key element is "negligence", which the legislation defines in terms of criminal negligence rather than the common or garden variety. This is the bit that Gottliebsen seems to have missed.

The degree of negligence required to trigger prosecution is "a great falling short" of a reasonable standard of care, which also involves a "high risk" of death, serious injury or serious illness.

"Is a breach of an OHS duty
Is negligent
Causes someone to die."

- Simple absence of an appropriate OHS workplace plan nominating procedures and equipment etc. Tick.

Note: If the person who instructed the workplace activity/structure can't be found, then that absence appears pretty certain.

- A "great falling short" of reasonable care. Tick

- A pandemic and declared 'quarantinable' under the Biosecurity Act involves a "high risk" of death, serious injury or serious illness. 800 died. Tick

Now to the chain of responsibility and WHO is the responsible person(s) that get investigated?

Well isn't that the odd bit. 

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Morrisons presser 

The good. 

Morrison 

- Apology for the disappointment and necessary to secure the gains with sacrifice. 

- Reinforces adherence to the rules and people's cooperation. 

- Sits under Feds Hot Spot definition and all states responses appropriate.

- Same day testing turn around and other metrics are being met.

- 1600 ADF are supporting hotel quarantine.

- Feds financial support for people testing and isolating.

Commonwealth CFO

- Some detail about outbreak and numbers. 

- Trend is positive.

- General advice Inc QR codes and App.

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Questions

- Everytime an outbreak are there going to be border closures?

Morrison passed the buck to the states. States don't want that to change. 

Are we disappointed we won't be open by Xmas and any economic impact?

Morrison unfortunate bit essential, economic hopefully minimal.

Travel restrictions with the UK?

CMO no evidence new strain is a significant change to other strains. Morrison later Hotel Quarantine system is a line of defence that works.

- Review into Victorian Hotel Inquiry no findings about responsibility.

Morrison learn from every incident. Didn't attack Andrews up to Victorians.

- Aircrews problem?

Morrison came out hard defending NSW taking the heavy lifting etc.

Only numbers NSW 3,000, 1,000 Vic, Qld 1,300 and WA 1,000 plus other lesser numbers under quarantine caps.

- You appear have abandoned taking central control, hot spot definitions etc.

Morrison defended passing buck to states.

Balance Morrison under scores Federal financial support underpinned states successful position and responses.

Closed out with NSW the "Gold Standard"

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The not good.

Deliberately avoided international quarantine capacity, the numbers of people leaving and arriving and who they are. 

Passing the buck to the states as above.

No transparency about quantifying what say the NSW Gold Standard is and by inference where other states sit etc.

More transparency = greater community buy in. 

Conclusion 

Overall very good effort in the eyes of the general public. 

 

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In his press briefing this morning Scott Morrison said that the state border closures are entirely up to the state premiers and the Federal government have no control over them. He also went on to comment that aviation blogger and internet sensation, Jack Sparrow ,doesn't know Jack Shit. "Mr Sparrow is a lying cunt" said the Prime Minister.

News.com have been unable to contact Mr Sparrow for comment. 

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2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

- You appear have abandoned taking central control, hot spot definitions etc.

Morrison defended passing buck to states.

The not good.

Passing the buck to the states as above.

How are states performing then ???

This was unfolding literaly as Morrison was speaking.

This Qantas flight from Sydney touched down at Uluru's airport around 4 hours ago. Indigenous communities are high transmission risk areas and special regs apply in all states.  

This is a day AFTER the NT declared Greater Sydney a hotspot. Uluru-KJ National Park now closed for 24 hrs while a team tests these 200+ new arrivals from NSW. There are persons from the Nth Beaches on board.

Representatives from Mutitjulu Community are spitting chips.

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2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

The not good.

Deliberately avoided international quarantine capacity, the numbers of people leaving and arriving and who they are. 

SBS asked DFAT how many diplomats and embassy staff have returned to Australia because of the pandemic. Their answer?

We haven't a fucking clue.

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17 hours ago, Rambler said:

I recall I had to remind you of that. And of the fact that the hotels were workplaces and letting the virus escape from them came within the scope of the legislation.

Glad you've done some homework.

 

Pity it didn't grab the attention of Victorian Ministers.

.Lets see now. We're dealing with quarantining people, some of whom will definitely bring a pandemic into Australia. So, with five minutes thought, you'd think

  • whoever is looking after them is going to need really specific rules as to what they are to do
  • for the safety of them and of the community, they are also going to need lots of training on the use of PPE because none of them will have ever even seen this stuff before.
  • PPE is really difficult to get, so we'd better make sure these guys are well supplied with the best stuff. They are more at risk than anyone else in the state at this stage.
  • Some of those being quarantined are not going to be cooperative, so we'd better provide a police presence to back up the rues, because the front line guys don't have that.

It was the most serious, high risk issue that had to be dealt with at that time. A front line issue for the senior decision makers..

Instead we have a situation where none of that was done and no one even knows why or by whom decisions were made (or at least no one is willing to admit they know).

Tell me, if a company's directors sent a bunch of school graduates into a forest with 36 inch chainsaws to clear fell it, without any training, guidance or instruction other than to go and cut down the trees, would they be responsible for any accidents? What if no one knew who's idea it was to use untrained graduates? What about if 800 of the graduates and members of the public who happened to be under falling trees died?

What's the difference?

You really don't know how it works, do you?

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Stay with us after the news for episode 42,728 of our Podcast 'The Flightless Sparrow'. In tonight's episode Aviation expert Captain Jack Sparrow takes us inside the corruption that surrounds the quarantine system in Australia. In an SBS world exclusive Jack exposes the group of men of Indian or middle eastern appearance that entered the country a few weeks ago, some carrying large bags and what appeared to be weapons disguised as cricket bats. "These people, clearly terrorists, were not only waved through, there were luxury cars waiting to take them to a secret location near the SCG were they were allowed free to train in a park".

"Even more baffling was the presence of ex Prime Minister John Howard who seen was asking for their autographs."

Thats up next in Jacks latest instalment titled 'Fuck you Scomo, you piece of shit'.

Available to download from SBS on demand or from where ever quality Podcasts are sold.

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On 12/21/2020 at 4:05 PM, jack_sparrow said:

Morrison Presser on Monday Q/A

- Everytime an outbreak are there going to be border closures?

Morrison passed the buck to the states. States don't want that to change

- You appear have abandoned taking central control, hot spot definitions etc.

Morrison defended passing buck to states.

 

Albanese today. at a presser.

Called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to step in and fix the quarantine system, which is a federal responsibility.

He said the federal government should set up more quarantine places and take responsibility for issuing visas for flight crews, some of whom have breached quarantine.

"For too long Scott Morrison has passed off responsibility to the states, being prepared to take credit whenever something goes right, but not being prepared to show the national leadership that is required"

- Morrison is sitting on a bunch of reports that state EXACTLY that. He is ignoring the science and putting his own popularity interests over that of the national interest. 

- The reality is the states would also go apeshit. So they too are putting popularity ahead of their state interest, particularly Labour ones. Accident Anna for her state election and McGowan priming the state for his in March next year.

So what is the Feds contribution?

For example there is already 1,600 ADF personnel working in the state hotel quarantine program. 235 in Victoria.

Now the state hypocrisy meter goes off the scale on Sunday/yesterday. Here Andrews just ignores Albanese.

Premier Daniel Andrews says he is "not happy" his request for up to 300 Australian Defence Force troops to help protect Victoria's border with NSW throughout the Christmas period has been turned down.

Feds response was 50 extra ADF personnel would be offered to Victoria for planning and logistics, but NOT for vehicle checkpoints.

So you would normally expect Albanese critisising Andrews along the lines of "Dan you can't have your cake and eat it."

"Dan you also only have 1,000 quarantine' places, the same as WA and one-third of NSW. ALL the other states are carrying your share, not to mention when Victoria had no quarantine for 5 months. Your people didn't come back home via magic carpet" 

All pretty fair you would think.

Albanese's response? 

Not a fucking whisper.

What can possibly go wrong.  

When it does go wrong who is going to step up and take responsibility??

No one.

It will be a repeat of the Victorian Hotel Inquiry. 

Ghosts.

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So many cunts, so little band width. 

Jack you started out in the beginning of the Pandemic as a perfectly reasonable person but have morphed into a raving conspiracy theory promoting, covid 19 denier nut job. I think you should cut back on the sugar, maybe move your swag near a different vending machine. We are worried about you buddy.

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11 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

"covid 19 denier"   

That's a new one. 

Come on Jack you know its only the flu. Throw open the borders and let people quarantine at home. What's the worst that could happen, hey? A few old fucks might croak, but they were going to die anyway and are only a burden on the rest of us trying to make money and get on with our lives.

This pandemic is all just a liberal party hoax, we all know that.

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10 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Throw another one on the State Convid Barbie.

SA wrongly STOP 500 of 550 people from entering SA and order into quarantine on Sunday.

Now released and now it's compo claims.

Yep it's all a raving conspiracy.... 

...and it could never happen the other way.

 

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Scott Morrison Wishes Australians A Merry Christmas “From Me, Jen And The Whole Image Management Team”

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has bid Australians a safe and relaxing holiday from everyone at Scott-Morrison-Is-Just-Your-Average-Aussie-Dad™

Posting a picture of himself and the kids unsuspectingly caught on camera just being themselves during a carefully-managed photo shoot, Mr Morrison said it was a special time to catch up with loved ones.  

“This is a lovely time of year when Aussies come together with their family, makeup artists and professional photographers over a Chrissy lunch”.

He said his family would be enjoying a traditional turkey for Christmas lunch, before an advisor reminded him that fresh prawns had tested better in focus groups.

“Oh yeah, that’s right. There’s nothing more fair dinkum, ridgy-didge and dinkey-die than throwing a couple of prawns on the barbie and tucking into a glass of wine … sorry I always get that bit wrong … with a couple of bottles of Great Northern from your local Dan Murphy’s”

The PM said, like other families around the country, he’ll spend Christmas eve getting some staffers to set up a trampoline before posing in front of it and pretending he built it himself. “These things are so bloody complex! The photo shoots I mean – we had to do at least eight different takes”.

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So many 'LB meals' of derision and bullshit. Do you think I will have to join a gym?

LB do you grow your bullshit, buy it wholesale, pull it out of the Premiers arse or just your own arse?

Has she asked ScoMo for tanks with live ammunition to man your border yet?

I would have more and different questions, but unfortunately that is all you generate.

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3 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

The state government will not be prosecuted under ohs laws. They are not responsible for what happens at a private business.

 

 

When they set the rules, head contract appoint the people manning it and generally control what's happening, then they are responsible.

When they are deficient in setting the rules, grant insufficient authority to do the task they set others to do and fail to provide the necessary safety protocols and equipment in such a critically risk environment, it sure looks like negligence on their part to me.

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1 hour ago, jack_sparrow said:

So many 'LB meals' of derision and bullshit. Do you think I will have to join a gym?

LB do you grow your bullshit, buy it wholesale, pull it out of the Premiers arse or just your own arse?

Has she asked ScoMo for tanks with live ammunition to man your border yet?

I would have more and different questions, but unfortunately that is all you generate.

Like you said carry on...You have another 10 threads to respond to yet. Oh course you could just ignore my childish teasing.

Bwahahahaha. But seriously folks...

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1 hour ago, Rambler said:
5 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

The state government will not be prosecuted under ohs laws. They are not responsible for what happens at a private business.

When they set the rules, head contract appoint the people manning it and generally control what's happening, then they are responsible.

Computer says;

December 2020 - "COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report"

Computer says the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS);

-  Established the designation of a ‘hot hotel’ as a workplace.

- Selected the 'hot hotel' workplaces.

- Selected those to work at these 'hot hotel' workplaces.

- Instructed ALL those working at these 'hot hotel' workplaces.

- Were responsible for monitoring and controlling any virus transmissions both to and from these 'hot hotel' workplaces.

Computer says those in authority at DHHS are fucked, well would be normally expected to be fucked unless those leading a workplace investigation and those being investigated are the same Victorian Govt people. 

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Australia hasn't shut doors to anyone entering from UK which is good. 

Unfortunately for anyone stranded in UK transiting before entering Australia (the are no direct flights) they are fucked.

Their flights cancelled since Monday as all major European, Middle East and Asia hubs have  shut the door on the UK. They now go to the back of ScoMo's quarantine line up for a place sometime next year. 

Upside is those stranded outside UK, those quarantine places are freed up. Downside is they have and more already been taken by those in Australia being placed in mandatory state not self quarantine by the states exercising independent border closures.

Equals more people overseas get bumped and stuck in high risk places.

Morrison was warned exactly of this occuring and was advised to correct system and how as it isn't sustainable.

He ignored the advise, favouring popularity over leadership.

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3 hours ago, Rambler said:

Yes, Dan had to lock the whole state down for months to achieve the same

And keep it locked down way beyond any reasonably low threshold 'because'

Gladys pretty happy with the 8 and 45k tested.

7 Avalon and 1 a health care worker.

Sliced Nth Beaches in half leaving only the north in total lockdown and relaxations greater Syd area 3 days over Xmas.

Interestingly QR App mandatory for business starting 1 January.

She gave the other states a kick in the head about NSW taking the greater nurdan of the International Quarantine load. Not named but aimed at Victoria being only one-third NSW.

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1 hour ago, jack_sparrow said:

Australia hasn't shut doors to anyone entering from UK which is good. 

Unfortunately for anyone stranded in UK transiting before entering Australia (the are no direct flights) they are fucked.

Their flights cancelled since Monday as all major European, Middle East and Asia hubs have  shut the door on the UK. They now go to the back of ScoMo's quarantine line up for a place sometime next year. 

Upside is those stranded outside UK, those quarantine places are freed up. Downside is they have and more already been taken by those in Australia being placed in mandatory state not self quarantine by the states exercising independent border closures.

Equals more people overseas get bumped and stuck in high risk places.

Morrison was warned exactly of this occuring and was advised to correct system and how as it isn't sustainable.

He ignored the advise, favouring popularity over leadership.

What is that monotonous white noise? It has been going on for weeks now.

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36 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Gladys pretty happy with the 8 and 45k tested.

7 Avalon and 1 a health care worker.

Sliced Nth Beaches in half leaving only the north in total lockdown and relaxations greater Syd area 3 days over Xmas.

Interestingly QR App mandatory for business starting 1 January.

She gave the other states a kick in the head about NSW taking the greater nurdan of the International Quarantine load. Not named but aimed at Victoria being only one-third NSW.

For anyone out there without access to a radio, computer, smartphone, tablet or TV it is over to Jack with the news. Thanks for the round up Jack. 

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More pressure on Morrison to start listening to the experts. 

The Victorian "COVID-19 Hotel Quarantine Inquiry Final Report" has taken evidence and recommended that Victoria’s Quarantine Program for prevention be improved for international arrivals by having TWO models that would operate concurrently.

The first being a facility-based model and the second being a home-based model.

How long Morrison can defend cherry picking scientific advice, believing his popularity ratings and marketing credentials of introducing Lara Bingle's tits to the world, is superior to epidemiology, will be interesting to watch.

He will be comforted by world beating Convid outcomes overseas where leaders have also cherry picked the science for populist reasons, bullshit and rely on their experience with tits.

America - A reality TV show host renoun for lying about his grabbing of pussy and tits.

UK - A ex-reporter fired for lying and as a Minister fired for lying about having a pair of tits on the side.

What can possibly go wrong.

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The States and Feds are knocking it out of the quarantine park this last week.

NSW aircrew, SA tagging 500 they shouldn't on Sunday ....now it's the Nth Territory's turn.

"NSW health authorities say a Qantas crew member who flew into Darwin from overseas before boarding a domestic flight has tested positive for coronavirus." ABC

Can't wait for the next one.

Has to be QLD turn even though they take fuck all.

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11 hours ago, Ease the sheet. said:

The state government will not be prosecuted under ohs laws. They are not responsible for what happens at a private business.

 

 

And the nursing homes are under the federal government anyway.

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6 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Unfortunately for anyone stranded in UK transiting before entering Australia (the are no direct flights) they are fucked.

Their flights cancelled since Monday as all major European, Middle East and Asia hubs have  shut the door on the UK

Now a sudden twist to the story.

- Singapores' ban doesn't come into effect until 3.00am tomorrow morning.

- Around 3 times more people leave Australia than arrive. Many of those on exemptions with a return and guaranteed quarantine place. Some go to the UK joining those stranded there.

- Singapore Airlines has the most amount of passengers arriving Australia.

- The penny has dropped with ScoMo and has contacted Singapore Govt seeking Australians passengers ex UK to be granted an exemption by Singapore Govt.

_____________

So the conversation goes something like this.

Gidday mate.

Hullo Scott.

Mate about your UK ban, can you give us Australians ex UK an exemption?

Scott you mean an exemption for our flights that we fly 90% empty and have done so for 5 months with you ignoring us and where we are are subsidising Australia's access to and from the world?

Yeah mate those flights.

Well Scott how about you give us an exemption so we can carry more passengers to Australia and reduce our costs of subsidising you lot?

Mate I would love to but I can't, I promised the States they could run the show.

Well Scott I would love to but I can't give you an exemption if you can't give us an exemption.

Mate that's a bit tough.

Have a good Xmas Scott.

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Jack is now not just the internet’s greatest sailor he is also the baddest mother fucker on the web. Careful Finnfish if ‘round 102’ starts he will threaten to google how many miles you have sailed. Many off us on here have broad experience. Jack just has broad band. 

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This Australian states running the Covid show is working out swimmingly.

They don't meet in case they start belting the fuck out of each other.

9 Dec - WA Premier snubs Friday's National Cabinet meeting to avoid SA Premier

There are 5 million people in Greater Sydney over 12,000 sq klm that are free to move around, except Nth Beaches.

There are 5 million people in ALL of QLD over 2.9 million sq klm, who are free to move around.

There are 9 new cases (increase of 1) in NSW and 2 new cases in QLD (increase of 1). 

However QLD has CLOSED its border with Greater Sydney until 8 JANUARY and to cross over costs $3,000 for a Love Anna Hotel stay for 2 weeks.

Anyone overseas who had those quarantine places booked, are fucked off at the check in counter and sent home, to a home they no longer have.

Yep that all makes sense. 

Anna's relations with QLD business and Gladys is kicking on too, like a kick in the fucking nuts.

22 Dec - Queensland tourism operators ‘devastated’ as Covid border closures force mass cancellations

23 Dec - Premiers’ $3bn blow to tourism industry and aviation

23 Dec - Queensland premier shoots down Gladys Berejiklian over border closures

23 Dec - Queensland premier slams NSW

23 Dec - Annastacia Palaszczuk BOASTED about shutting the border and ruining Christmas for millions

Totally rational ... totally scientific. 

Anyway I'm rushing off to buy some fishing line and get a root.

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16 hours ago, The Dark Knight said:

The people who think that criticising Dan and praising Gladys want to believe that it is a purely been a Lab v L/NP  thing.

Comparing states is an idiots game. Their situations have been unique.

Gladys has done well.

The premier's have followed the health advice. That advice would have been the same irrespective of political party.

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16 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:

Comparing states is an idiots game. Their situations have been unique.

Gladys has done well.

Yep idiots game and Gladys has done well. 

- New South Welshpersons: Their Govt smashes its daily record with 60,184 tests processed over a 24-hour period

- Victorians: Not worried their Government won't reveal the states current testing capacity.

- Queenslanders: Not worried their Government won't reveal the states current testing capacity.

 

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1 hour ago, jack_sparrow said:

This Australian states running the Covid show is working out swimmingly.

They don't meet in case they start belting the fuck out of each other.

9 Dec - WA Premier snubs Friday's National Cabinet meeting to avoid SA Premier

There are 5 million people in Greater Sydney over 12,000 sq klm that are free to move around, except Nth Beaches.

There are 5 million people in ALL of QLD over 2.9 million sq klm, who are free to move around.

There are 9 new cases (increase of 1) in NSW and 2 new cases in QLD (increase of 1). 

However QLD has CLOSED its border with Greater Sydney until 8 JANUARY and to cross over costs $3,000 for a Love Anna Hotel stay for 2 weeks.

Anyone overseas who had those quarantine places booked, are fucked off at the check in counter and sent home, to a home they no longer have.

Yep that all makes sense. 

Anna's relations with QLD business and Gladys is kicking on too, like a kick in the fucking nuts.

22 Dec - Queensland tourism operators ‘devastated’ as Covid border closures force mass cancellations

23 Dec - Premiers’ $3bn blow to tourism industry and aviation

23 Dec - Queensland premier shoots down Gladys Berejiklian over border closures

23 Dec - Queensland premier slams NSW

23 Dec - Annastacia Palaszczuk BOASTED about shutting the border and ruining Christmas for millions

Totally rational ... totally scientific. 

Anyway I'm rushing off to buy some fishing line and get a root.

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And now it’s over to Stevie with the weather...

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8 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

This Australian states running the Covid show is working out swimmingly.

They don't meet in case they start belting the fuck out of each other.

9 Dec - WA Premier snubs Friday's National Cabinet meeting to avoid SA Premier

There are 5 million people in Greater Sydney over 12,000 sq klm that are free to move around, except Nth Beaches.

There are 5 million people in ALL of QLD over 2.9 million sq klm, who are free to move around.

There are 9 new cases (increase of 1) in NSW and 2 new cases in QLD (increase of 1). 

However QLD has CLOSED its border with Greater Sydney until 8 JANUARY and to cross over costs $3,000 for a Love Anna Hotel stay for 2 weeks.

Anyone overseas who had those quarantine places booked, are fucked off at the check in counter and sent home, to a home they no longer have.

Yep that all makes sense. 

Anna's relations with QLD business and Gladys is kicking on too, like a kick in the fucking nuts.

22 Dec - Queensland tourism operators ‘devastated’ as Covid border closures force mass cancellations

23 Dec - Premiers’ $3bn blow to tourism industry and aviation

23 Dec - Queensland premier shoots down Gladys Berejiklian over border closures

23 Dec - Queensland premier slams NSW

23 Dec - Annastacia Palaszczuk BOASTED about shutting the border and ruining Christmas for millions

Totally rational ... totally scientific. 

Anyway I'm rushing off to buy some fishing line and get a root.

Single woman tries her luck at Boating Camping Fishing

Anna is completely fucking bonkers, politicizing covid should be punishable

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1 minute ago, Dark Cloud said:

Anna is completely fucking bonkers, politicizing covid should be punishable

You are politicizing it.  She is doing a great job.

Before the election it was all about that, now she got back in a landslide it's still the fucking same.

Give up, your game is old and you are a fucking liar.

 

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Just now, astro said:

You are politicizing it.  She is doing a great job.

Before the election it was all about that, now she got back in a landslide it's still the fucking same.

Give up, your game is old and you are a fucking liar.

 

Thanks for your kind opinion, but as usual you are wrong. Anna appeals to the lowest common denominator with lockdowns which is how she won the last election.

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36 minutes ago, Dark Cloud said:

Thanks for your kind opinion, but as usual you are wrong. Anna appeals to the lowest common denominator with lockdowns which is how she won the last election.

While I agree Queenslanders could actually be the lowest common denominator,  Anna is just following the expert advice. Like all the other premier's.

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7 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Yep idiots game and Gladys has done well. 

- New South Welshpersons: Their Govt smashes its daily record with 60,184 tests processed over a 24-hour period

- Victorians: Not worried their Government won't reveal the states current testing capacity.

- Queenslanders: Not worried their Government won't reveal the states current testing capacity.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

By June it had skyrocked to $84bn. Was $112b 2 months before election. The morons knew all that or not flash with numbers. It is $130b now not $122b.

The morons comprehension of $bn is limited to, how much is my dole this week or a heady out the back of randumbs is less than a pineapple

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Anna is a fucking legend!

With a $122b State debt, made official after the election of course, how good is that!

No one gives a fuck what the State Debt is, except desperate shills scrambling for something to shaft about the enormous success she has had.

All the southerners moving here don't seem to worried either.

Carry on though.

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Here's a chrissy present for y'all:

Queensland health minister says crew of coronavirus-infected superyacht 'not cooperating'

Queensland police have launched an investigation after a female crew member of a luxury superyacht that sailed from the Maldives to Cairns tested positive to coronavirus.

Queensland health minister Yvette D’Ath said the 14 passengers and six crew aboard the Lady E yacht have not been cooperating with contact-tracing inquiries since they arrived in the state on Monday.

“The superyacht in question has not been very cooperative at all in relation to information being provided to the Queensland Police Service,” D’Ath said.

Records show the luxury yacht – which features spa facilities, a gym, a cinema, a heated pool and an elevator between floors – visited Gibraltar, Egypt and the Maldives before embarking on the six-week voyage to Cairns.

Guardian Australia understands Queensland police are still trying to determine the nationalities of those onboard.

 

Queensland tourism operators 'devastated' as Covid border closures force mass cancellations

Tourism businesses in regional Australia have reported losing up to 85% of summer bookings in a day as state borders closed to greater Sydney residents.

While the ban on international travel has supercharged domestic tourism demand, some popular destinations such as the Whitsundays have been hit with cancellations from big-spending Sydneysiders now unable to travel interstate during what is usually one of the busiest weeks of the year for tourism operators.

“I’m devastated. I can’t tell you I was literally in tears,” said Laureth Rumble who runs the Elysian Retreat on Long Island in the Whitsundays with her family.

 

 

 

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Looks like Jack’s plan to throw open our international borders still requires a little tweaking. That poor girl charted a Super yacht for $700k a week - just so she could get home to spend Xmas with her loved ones, and now she has to spend Xmas in isolation. Scott Morrison is such a cunt. 

Anyway merry Christmas everyone and I know I speak for everyone on this thread in saying to Jack- our thoughts are with you over there in terminal 1 and don’t go crazy on the Krispy Kreems. 

Stay safe everyone. 

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So just to confirm..... The NSW government is currently complaining about a 100person Bronte beach party while continuing to plan for new year Eve fire works in 5 days.

Asking people not attended crowded Boxing Day shopping centres instead of just closing the shops.

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