Australia - you're standing in it

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Sheepdog started the topic in Friday, 18 Sep 2020 at 11:51am

The "I can't believe it's not politics" thread.

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 2:47pm

join the dots jimmy olsen

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 4:16pm

GuySmiley wrote: Breaking News

Scotty has done a backflip on the Indian flight ban.

Flights will resume with passengers quarantining [drum roll] at Howard Springs ..... FFS what a complete train wreck

Okay so in other words you admit it's fake news and just trying to join dots.

Because the travel ban is still in place, hence no back flip, but will be re-looked at weekly but likely to stay in place to at least the 15th May.

And Howard springs, it's already being used for quarantine including for people from India who arrive in NT, so off course will continue to do so when ban is lifted for India, but very hard to see them transporting people from other international arrivals point to Howard Springs.

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GuySmiley Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 4:20pm

No info on last night's news and 730 Report it was clearly stated, Scotty's Immigration Minister no less. The ban will be lifted on the 15th to coincide with the Howard Springs expansion which will accept Australian citizens returning from India exclusively. Like every other thing Scotty does its being stage managed to ensure it doesn't look like he has no faith in the hotel quarantine system (which he doesn't) because, you know, the alternative is Morrison accepting his constitutional quarantine responsibilities and running Howard Springs like facilities in every state.

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indo-dreaming Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 5:16pm

Argh so now you're changing your tune from "scotty has done a back flip on the India ban", to admitting it's staying in place to the 15th May so no back flip at all.

The other news on Howard Springs expansion is old news and was planned long before the India ban.

This article is from the 19th April and even at that point he said:

" Last month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison also announced the Howard Springs facility would expand to accept 2,000 returned Australians a fortnight, up from 850."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-19/nt-covid-cases-recorded-howard-sp...

So the dots you are trying to connect aren't even there.

The hotel quarantine system isn't perfect but considering how fast it had to happen the system has been very successful. (only one major screw up, lets not talk about that one)

100% in an ideal world ever state would have Howard spring facilities, but the real problem in Australia is we have high levels of bureaucracy & over regulation which means something that should happen within weeks to months max, could end up taking a year or more, not to mention a guarantee of cost blow outs etc

Thats one thing you have to respect with China them building that hospital for Covid patients within weeks was crazy, in Australia they couldn't even get a site approve in that amount of time.

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troppo dichotomy Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 6:50pm

(only one major screw up,lets not talk about that one)

Really?are u dreaming?are u serious?

Imagine if Slowmo's remote quarantine had been done properly and we didn't have CBD hotel chaos resulting in mass lock down,QR check in,ruining peoples incomes and not to mention failure to take care of our most vulnerable,the elderly in rest homes!

Please don't mention how difficult the logistic would be for remote quarantine when orchestrating major metro centers into lock down's have been regularly enforced.

Imagine?.................socouldabeendonewaybettabruddha!

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Blowin Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 7:25pm

If Scomo had done quarantine properly we’d still be looking at annual 200K permanent and 500K “ temporary “ population growth courtesy of his Big Australia Ponzi.

Thank Christ for Scomo’s incompetence as it’s the only thing handicapping his corrosive immorality regarding Australia’s future.

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wally Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 7:29pm

Observation on twitter

“Absolutely staggering how good this country is at building prefab housing in remote locations when ripping rocks out of the ground and how it’s just too hard when there isn’t a buck in it for LNP donors and miners.”

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Supafreak Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 7:47pm

Why can’t the government use towns like this for quarantine ? Has a hospital , airport and accommodation for 500. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woomera,_South_Australia

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Fliplid Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 7:51pm

indo-dreaming wrote:
100% in an ideal world ever state would have Howard spring facilities, but the real problem in Australia is we have high levels of bureaucracy & over regulation which means something that should happen within weeks to months max, could end up taking a year or more, not to mention a guarantee of cost blow outs etc.

There have been suggestions for other quarantine sites but the LNP consistently play politics with the issue to make them harder to get up and running.

The suggestion here was to use an existing empty, high quality setup and the LNP ran out pure bullshit to prevent it from happening. Nothing to do with over regulation

https://www.northqueenslandregister.com.au/story/7095460/scomo-weighs-in...

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 11:30pm

Oz Pandemic Quarantine Camps
$180m Christmas Island (Reopen) Operation Burdei 2x China Flights- via WA + via NZ- Qld)
ADF porters welcome on 2nd Flight ...Chinese New Year Festival very open affair!
Originally $1,000 each > (3rd plane went to Howard Springs because of Covid Cases > [+])
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-31/christmas-island-wuhan-coronaviru...

$747m (ADF - Includes) Howard Springs (2021)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/prime-minister-to-announce-nt-mil...
War on China Talisman Sabre 21 / 2,200 US Troops (2x Covid Quarantine at Howard Springs)
https://news.defence.gov.au/media/media-releases/2-positive-results-covi...
https://www1.defence.gov.au/exercises/talisman-sabre-21

WA $ 31m Rottnest Island (Vasco da Gama -Oz arrivals) + White Star Line Pro Surfers (Only)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-25/covid-19-sees-rottnest-island-bec...

SA - Paringa Resort Quarantine (Sponsor a slave for $2,500...Hey! You said $1,500 crook! )
250km from Airport - Squeeze 200 Mutants into 8 per unit for 2 weeks...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-09/pacific-island-workers-arrive-for...

Proposed
Qld [L]Aspen / Wellcamp International Slave Mutant Quarantine Airport / Inland Rail Hub.
Slave Supermarket for 2,000 Mutants not answerable to Australian Laws
Think Wild West Martian Outpost on Acid.
https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/7115151/toowoomba-quarant...
https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/tensions-rise-over-wagner-s-1000-be...

Qld also allows / runs on site Working Farm Plane Load Quarantine as a Compound.
Kinda like shared Kitchen / Showers in Coloured Vest groups > Farmers pay all costs!
Fencing & maybe a Port'a'Loo extra here & there + All health comes to site!
Farm Boss can't go back'n'forth & either works with them or lets them be.
Vests can't cross areas until its cleaned or cleared to do so. (No wee stops on the Bus!)

Proposed
North Melbourne Pet Quarantine Facility 30km From Airport
https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/mickleham-pet-facility-emerg...

Proposed
Victoria Uni Quarantine 1,000 / 2 wks rotation ( Govt / Uni / Student Cost Share )
This involves young o/s Students jumping the Vax Queue over Oz students (Students Union?)
https://www.theage.com.au/national/universities-hatch-desperate-plan-to-...

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Sheepdog Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 10:34am

Indo the avoider. I'll post this again. "Where's Indo the LNP apologist. I'm in the mood for some of his spin. Explain and defend this Indo. I'll grab some popcorn. brb

Bridgette Joyce, daughter of Barnaby, is drawing a “senior advisor” salary at the age of 22 in John Barillo’s office."

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Sheepdog Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 10:48am

There a THOUSANDS of massive ocean cruise liners sitting dormant that could be utilized in a similar way to how the USA used a navy hospital ship off New York during the peak. These luxury ships all have excellent medical facilities. They can be anchored in EG Port Phillip Bay, Botany Bay, Moreton Bay, Gulf of St Vincent, Inside Garden island near Fremantle. That has them close enough to capital cities for emergencies and workers, but also totally quarrantined from society,.
Cruise liner companies are going broke. I'm sure they would fall over eachother for a gov' lease contract to at least break even and have cash flow.
You know it makes sense.

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Blowin Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 11:05am

Sounds cheap.

Not.

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GuySmiley Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 3:57pm

You are really pushing it to get info to answer a direct question against his political heroes like that Sheepdog given I'm thinking his grootmoeder just has to be Amanda Vanstone.

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indo-dreaming Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 6:51pm

Sheepdog wrote: Indo the avoider. I'll post this again. "Where's Indo the LNP apologist. I'm in the mood for some of his spin. Explain and defend this Indo. I'll grab some popcorn. brb

Bridgette Joyce, daughter of Barnaby, is drawing a “senior advisor” salary at the age of 22 in John Barillo’s office."

I havent read or heard about this and i have zero interest in reading about it.

But basically it's similar to the other topic of X politicians being gifted jobs.

Quite simply if it's legal then it is what it is and just part of politics and business and if legal id assume it's not the first time it's happened or limited to the LNP.

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Sheepdog Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 8:37pm

Blowin writes "Sounds cheap. Not."
Is building brand new quarrantine bases near workforces and hospitals cheaper and faster?
Or should we continue to be like North Korea, a hermit nation that threatens its citizens with jail if they try to come home?

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seaslug Wednesday, 5 May 2021 at 9:15pm

Where is Andrew Robb when you need him haha.

While he was LNP Minister for Trade and Investment, Robb approved Chinese company Shandong Landbridge Group to lease Port Darwin for 99 years. As soon as he left politics, Robb was hired by Shandong Landbridge on a $880,000 per year salary. In 2019, Robb left the position, shortly before a new foreign-interference law took effect.

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GuySmiley Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 7:05pm

We are now up to the 8th leak out of NSW hotel quarantine; remember when Scotty referred to NSW as the “gold standard” of hotel quarantine?

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Blowin Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 8:14pm

Remember when we were supposed to empathise with Gladys the oppressed victim.....