Aussie Government blow it (Again)

SCARECROW

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So all of Australia turned on the TV at 9:20 last night to be told we can't play football in the park or go to your Niece's 1st birthday party (Prime Minister's words not mine).

What a fucking joke.

1. Kids are like rats the disease might not have a big effect on them but they can pass it on.
2. Schools are under funded and crowded.  Do the math kids shouldn't be at school.
3. why was the first stimulus payment given to the un-employed and pensioners? There was no real change in the cost of living during this situation.  That money should have gone to businesses to help pay holiday leave.

what should have been said last night.

Schools are closed to kids as of now.
-Teachers to continue at school for a week to develop remote learning packages
-Teachers to continue to get paid during closure to administer remote learning

All non-essential shops to close as of now.
-Land lords not allowed to charge rent during shut down period
-mortgage holders not allowed to charge mortgages or apply interest. to loans.
-hairdresser is not an essential business.

Non-essential businesses to be encouraged to close down or at least minimize work by subsidizing leave payments. 
-Land lords not allowed to charge rent during shut down period where business has shut down
-mortgage holders not allowed to charge mortgages or apply interest to loans.
-social distancing to be built into worksafe laws and made an offence if not applied

All loans to be made interest free for the period of the shut down.
-Government to cut cash rate to -0.25 for period of shut down meaning banks and lends will be making money anyway

Domestic rent to be stopped for period of shut down.

Borders closed to everyone (citizen or not) in 7 days
-that's enough time for people to gt home if they choose (good luck finding an airline).

Business that don't shut down won't be eligible beyond loan/rent as mentioned above for assistance if COV19 appears in any part of their work force and they have to shut down later.

 

duncan (the other one)

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.. the problem with just closing all the schools, is it forces parts of the workforce to shut down.  What about all the health care workers who have young children?  They now stay at home, too ?

  What's happening (in NSW at least), is that school is 'stay at home if you can'.  My son's HS is < 10% attendance at the moment.   Seems like a pretty good compromise.

Every business shut down is a bigger recession.  We'll all be paying taxes for this for decades.

There are no perfect solutions in this situation. I reckon the grubbinment is making a pretty good fist of it in Aus.

 
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SCARECROW

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  What's happening (in NSW at least), is that school is 'stay at home if you can'.  My son's HS is < 10% attendance at the moment.   Seems like a pretty good compromise.
The thing is this is counter to the government's message which is that it is safe to send kids to school.  Yes there will be ifs, buts and solutions that need to be found with regards to caring for some kids.  But they're the minority not the majority.

 

Recidivist

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The message re schools is a total mess.  But that's because the State's can't agree, probably because there's no "right" answer and everyone's settling for what they think is the "best" answer ("least worst" in this case).

But for pity's sake, can we please leave the hairdressers open!

 

duncan (the other one)

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The message re schools is a total mess.  But that's because the State's can't agree, probably because there's no "right" answer and everyone's settling for what they think is the "best" answer ("least worst" in this case).

But for pity's sake, can we please leave the hairdressers open!
This is a very good point.

The federation model in Aus does not allow the feds to impose any laws restricting schooling, gatherings, etc.  This is all the responsibility of the states.

People seem to misunderstand that, and blame Scotty.

 

SCARECROW

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The point is if Scotty can't control schools he shouldn't actually be claiming to.  The school related section should have been "as already mentioned the virus is effecting states in very different ways and what is relevant to one won't be to another.  This is especially the case with school closures which by necessity must be left in the hands of the individual stage governments."

 
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