Queensland shuts its borders, doubt cast on coming Woz comp

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Overnight, the Queensland State government announced it will close its borders to travellers from both NSW and the ACT. The news comes as the state recorded one new case of coronavirus overnight.

Queensland had already closed its borders to travellers from Victoria.

Of the ban, which comes into place at 1am this coming Saturday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said, "We cannot risk a second wave. We have to put Queenslanders first."

Health issues aside, the move redresses an imbalance up on the border where QLD surfers could freely visit NSW, but surfers south of the border had to pass checkpoints when heading north, often queueing for hours. As of Sunday, surfers will be confined to their respective states. No more border hopping to follow the swell direction.

Queenslanders who return home after travelling to the southern states will be sent to mandatory hotel quarantine for fourteen days at their own expense. The only exemptions will be essential workers.

In just under a months time, the waiting period begins for the 'Australian Grand Slam' - including a contest at South Straddie - and this news potentially throws a spanner in the Wozzle's cogs. Both contests - the other was at Margaret River, WA - are strike missions with no fixed dates, yet both states have mandatory fourteen day quarantine periods in place.

It's possible surfers may be granted exemptions, though if they're denied by either state government then it's unlikley that particular contest wil continue in its current form.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 11:17am

Always found this fascinating (a little slow, but worth the wait).

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Pops commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 11:41am

Apparently at the 11th hour before federation, NZ was in and WA was out. Both changed their minds at the last minute.

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Theboyhasnoname commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 12:42pm

This is great. Thanks Ben.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 4:32pm

Agree! Ben pimps his Statesman into a Time Machine...so cool.

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Queef Jerky commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 9:29pm

Can we flick off that little Jervis Bay Territory? Sucks having to pay another bloody park entry fee

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thebudge commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 2:42pm

As someone who works as an academic on international borders, I never thought I'd turn to Swellnet for information! Can I ask where you got this graphic from @thermalben ? I'm presenting on the history of Australia's state borders next week, and visual representation would help!

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thermalben commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 2:44pm
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thebudge commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 3:01pm

Ah cheers - good ol' Wikipedia ;)

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DudeSweetDudeSweet commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 11:51am

What sort of hippy considers it non-essential for a non-surfing US billionaire to privatise the best beach break in QLD for the two best days of a typically waveless eight week period ?

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shraz commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 1:25pm

Dude, everyone knows D'bah is the best beach break in Qld! (south Qld that is!) ;-)

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Supafreak commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 12:25pm

This will be interesting to see if they do checks on Queenslanders surfing at duranbah which is in NSW, I live in tweed heads and when border was closed before they wouldn’t allow me to drive 300 meters on qld side of border to get to dbar , no big deal I just parked at tweed mall and walked but it pissed me off to see car park full of qld licence plates lol

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 4:36pm

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Ben Harding commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 6:58am

I was out that day...nothing to do with border closures, NSW beaches were still closed as they were looking for the shark that killed that poor fella at Fingal the day before. The coppers didn't say a word, but the lifeguard on the ski advised that theoretically dbah is shut and that they were still looking for the shark. They clearly had no appetite to enforce it at is seemed overly punitive to all to do so.

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stunet commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 12:52pm

More classic postcards to remind us how friggen good the Superbank is:

Except for Kirra, that's kinda stuffed.

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lostdoggy commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 1:00pm

Sheepdog’s opinion incoming.

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indo-dreaming commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 3:36pm

ha ha ...yep every time.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 5:53pm

Classic. That 3rd postcard looks like it's in lockdown stage 4!
It also looks like they were going for the empty-beaches-all-day look, with the reality being completely different.
Early 80's?

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Sheepdog commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 3:17pm

What a load of crap. And btw I posted all of these here years ago.
How about some postcards or pics when there was swell. The superbank is a wank.
Heres some pics of geenmount and snapper pre dredging, when even greeny was semi protected in an easterly wind, the wind that fucks every qld break now except johnsons and first point noosa

https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2020/01/29/the-superbank...

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stunet commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 3:32pm

This anger is unbecoming of you.

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 3:40pm

Hahahahahaha love the pic..... But seriously to you and Fitz. Fitz I think by memory u are same vintage as me and may have surfed the gatta alongside me in the 70s and 80s. There's no comparison. Even Dbah was better. No outer banks weakening the swell.. It was more like TOS back then- some of the wedges near the wall were legendary.. Remember those picks of Bruce Lee and Wayne Dean. in surfing world.
Then there was a few time a year snapper would link up to greeny. Here's an old pic courtesy of Peter PT Townend.

And Here's this years super bank and Kirra during REAL cyclone swell

But here's Kirra, cyclone swells in the late 70s and 80s.

Also small greeny, protected from the ese;

Drops Microphone............ bahahahahaha

Sheepdog

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Supafreak commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 2:23pm

Nice pics sheepdog , the clean barrel that guys pulling into I’m fairly sure is murf from WA , cyclone Kerry 1978 ?

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udo commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 3:14pm

Cyclone Kerry - Tracks Mag April 1979 2 page spread / by Dick Hoole ?

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Supafreak commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 3:40pm

Yes your right Udo 1979 was cyclone Kerry , classic swell

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fitzroy-21 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 4:45pm

Oh come on SD, the superbank is pretty fucken good, especially the way the sand is at the moment. It's just the circus attached to it that makes it fucked. :)

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 3:46pm

When I was a wee surfmat dude in the shorey before big groyne. Hows the cooly left reeling off.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 3:51pm

How's the beach scarp!

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Lanky Dean commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 4:18pm

Sheepy thanks for the old memories.
they'll run out of sand soon enough ......?

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fitzroy-21 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 9:09am

Yeah SD, wouldn't surprise me at all if we used to talk out in the water. I remember Rainbow as a "Bay" that would fill with sand from time to time and Greenmount being a "point" with protection from the wind.
I still reckon that, get rid of the current "circus", and you would get some of the best waves in your life, particularly in regards to length of ride.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 1:07pm

Will make the next swell interesting.
First time QLD can’t head south of border.

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Sprout commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 1:41pm

...by car. Get your water police on it FR.

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Surfalot67 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 5:29pm

Highway goes both ways when the sharks are biting FR. Cooly was packed with your mob after the last round of attacks.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 6:21pm

true, true.

I'm not having a go, just interested to see what happens.

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Lanky Dean commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 3:57pm

Where you are born is where you are from !
you must be very conflicted sometimes ...BAHAHAHAHA!

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Logical commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 1:54pm

Any surfer who genuinely loved this sport would never go to a Surf Comp or join a board riders club.

The sport is over subscribed to waves at about 5 to 1 already. If anything we need people to leave the sport,

And the result - the loss of local board makers to huge multi nationals popping out boards in Thailand with no environmental checks from a despot corrupt Thai regime.

Oh but that's right that big EGO, look at me, look at me with my pink comp vest out in the water getting scored.

Didn't I tell you I'm somebody around here. Yes my rich daddy always bought me new boards and new gear. And my daddy took me to Indo - I am soooo special, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME.

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burzum commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 12:22pm

Yep. Couldn't agree more. I do like watching John John surf, but thats it. The whole comp scene is a circus full of entitled wankers and their hangers on. They add nothing of value, nor do they have any real life skills. Being good at surfing counts for fuck all. The surf industry dying is the best thing to happen in surfing in the last 20 years. .

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Queef Jerky commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 11:06pm

I'm only here for the banter

The nuggets of knowledge that drop from Ben and Craig are just the raisins in the cookie

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Supafreak commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 1:57pm

After checking on government site , border residents are exempt , but how far south will they let them go ? I realise people live on goldy and some work in tweed or Kingscliff , my mates that live in Byron , Evans head and Yamba were sick of seeing car parks full of Qld plates , a few months ago Fingal was experiencing some of the best banks and swell direction for years and it was packed . Gone a bit more quiet along the coast since shark attack at cudgen.

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benmacaione commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 7:24am

you realise there's a shit tonne of NWS residents with QLD plates hey?

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warddy commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 3:26pm

Fuck I hope she gets a huge kick up the arse out of the state at the next election. This whole thing is so overblown its beyond belief now .The Berlin wall is the closest thing to what she and her power tripping cronies are doing . This is one city with 2 states not a virtual dirt road between states like everywhere else and she aint doing it to protect Queenslanders just to up her stinking profile just like the other wankers .

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Surfalot67 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 5:26pm

Exactly Warrdy!!! The Palletchook is madly trying to get a few extra October votes in the bush and north - who all turned against the ALP madly in federal election, thus giving us Scumo as PM. Mind you, Freckles is no better. What a fuckin race to the bottom this state election will be...

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burzum commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 12:26pm

Your tripping mate. Look at Victoria. You want to end up like that? NSW (Sydney) is a couple of missed cases from being there, right now. Not only that, but too many people lying to get into QLD from the hotspots and bring the virus with them. This is the best solution that will see QLD stay open, while Victoria and eventually NSW are stuck back in isolation.

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 4:53pm

Just a gentle reminder on other boundaries that we Qldurrz never go near!
https://junkee.com/andrew-laming-nazi-photoshop-annastacia-palaszczuk/25...

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warddy commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 7:40pm

Sorry TBB but that’s drawing a long bow and she obviously hasn’t learned anything...

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 12:52pm

(Open Apology!)
Fair point warddy it's not in your nature to go there...
Nor for tbb to stalk the crew...

{ Apology - Appeal Pending }

Exhibit A "The Berlin Wall" [ The Blockbuster Movie]
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8449311/Homeowner-NSW-Queenslan...
Exhibit B "Qld puts up the Berlin Wall"
https://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/no-vics-allowed-here-qld-puts-up-...
Exhibit C " Palaszczuk's Berlin Wall - Border Blockade"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrY7EfKZhZE

..............xx//# [ Warning! Do Not cross this line ] #\\xx...................

Qld Police Deputy Commissioner : "It wasn't The Berlin Wall"

26th Aug 2020 GC Bully
High Profile Gold Coast LNP Candidate likens Border to "The Berlin Wall"
Alp"How Offensive, inappropriate beyond belief..You have no idea what it's like!"
Candidate has since deleted comment.
Calls for her to cancel her electoral nomination.
https://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=GCWEB_...

Judge: "Jokes are fine up until the Election Campaign!"
So yes! tbb still owes warddy another apology!
So sorry again warddy!

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fitzroy-21 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 4:58pm

So what is stopping someone paddling across the Tweed to Dbah, or from Dbah to Snapper?
And how many people that live in NSW, near the boarder, actually have QLD plated cars? Fuck, I know we did when I was younger living in Northern NSW. No pink slip (roadworthy) each year and cheaper rego.

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SI commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:51am

Haha, yeah the government will have a new “stop the boards” patrol boat, haha. And I heard a little birdie say that the ADF already has plans to set up a patrol on superbank and Dbah - things have gotten out of hand with “illegals” coming in from both sides - so there is a plan, and it is under the code name - “squirrel” - and it involves a select number of ADF special forces guys who have proven themselves in the surf. There will be 4 patrol units stretched out from Snapper point through the bay each with own JetSki driver (and they are allowed to swap around). They will be equipped with camo board shorts and 2 automatic rifles and 1 bazooka each haha- same over at Dbah but across the whole beach. These guys will surf the breaks and make sure no one comes in or out of those breaks and they are specially trained to make sure no other surfers are hiding in the barrels, and this requires them to do some serious barrel searching. To quote one of the mastermind generals who came up with the idea of banning all surfing on these breaks, the whole thing was thought to be the most efficient way of “rooting out” the problem of cross border “illegals” because the whole reason the thing was happening was the surf. So project squirrel is about putting the whole thing to rest with the least amount of hassle for the government by stopping surfers at those “hot spots”. Under this top secret plan there will also be four personnel on the beach patrolling and checking out chicks. These guys get to tag team with the ski/board patrol. Ok, I’m not sure whether that little birdie was bullshitting me or not, so this story could be apocryphal...even apocalyptic apocryphal!!

Barrelrider

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Surfalot67 commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 5:23pm

Wow guys - fake news or what? Cross border residents will still be able to get a pass for work school exercise and shopping . For someone living in Tweed I will still be able to go to work and surf in Qld. The Cross border area is yet to be defined but likely to be restricted to Tweed Shire residents only. Byron hipsters? You're shit out of luck coming up to Qld. The highway goes BOTH ways remember, just like when all the shark attacks were happening and you all ran up here? For me, I'll continue to enjoy both lol

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donweather commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 5:52pm

“Cross border residents will still be able to get a pass for work school exercise and shopping”

Can you provide me with a link to a website which states this please? As I can’t find anything about this as yet.

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Surfalot67 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:05am

Don - they haven't uploaded the amendments as yet, and won't until Friday night. If you go to Palletchooks FB page, or the ABC Gold Coast FB page, there is a summary of the changes there. Steven Miles announced this morning they will define which postcodes are to be exempt as cross border shortly, but its expected to be Tweed Shire. If the link updates I will share it.

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donweather commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:06am

Great thanks

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thermalben commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:47am

My understanding is it'll be similar to the restrictions at the start of Covid-19.

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donweather commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:52am

But Qlders were allowed to go into NSW then. NSW wasn't allowed into Qld. My understanding is it's different now for Qlders going back into NSW and in fact easier for Tweed residents to go into Qld now (as of Sat).

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thermalben commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:57am

Ah yes, I stand corrected (was more thinking from a Tweed resident's perspective).

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Surfalot67 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 11:00am

Update is the cross border residents (areas still not defined) need a new "X" pass that will require showing photo ID. The queues will be for mile and miles....

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Solitude commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 2:27pm

Still no border stop heading back into NSW though?

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donweather commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 2:29pm

NSW border is not closed. Only Qld border.

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thermalben commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 6:40pm

More postcard gold.







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Gra Murdoch commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 7:45pm

Fucken hell. Natureland. Those poor Lion bastards.

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jelli commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 7:59pm

Was it the Healthy Bee or Honey Bee cafe at cooly or kirra? Great food, great atmosphere and a non stop procession of hot surfers and up and coming grommets. Showing my age I know but those post cards made me a bit nostalgic.

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Supafreak commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 8:09pm

Healthy Bee , awesome veggie burgers and couple hot chicks behind the counter , opposite little groin kirra

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mr mick commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 8:16pm

Healthy Bee at Kirra. Great smoothies, lentil burgers & the best pumpkin pie this side of the black stump

Mr mick

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zenagain commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:47am

Tuesday night all-you-can-eat pizza at pizza hut north Kirra.

We used to make right old gluttons of ourselves.

Healthy Bee used to do a really nice Falafel burger.

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jelli commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 8:13pm

Thanks. I think those girls accelerated my puberty.

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udo commented Wednesday, 5 Aug 2020 at 8:31pm

Healthy Bee and Strawberry Fields Surf...
Sponsers of Kirra Groms Michael and Tony Ray..

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Terminal commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 12:54am

That natureland postcard though. If captivity depression was a thing, oh wait...

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Supafreak commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 4:25pm

Yes nature land was a shocker , every night on sunset the lions and other animals would let out a roar ( sounded more like a cry ) very sad place

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Spuddups commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 5:32am

Anyone visited Tropical Fruit World? I frickin love that place. The wife and kids don’t share the same enthusiasm unfortunately.

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Ape Anonymous commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 8:45am

The Tropical Fruit World land was owned by my family until big farming monopolies made it impossible for small farmers to continue. TFW is a great tourist stop! The owner did a great job of making the most of the land - in the suburb of "Duranbah".

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thermalben commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 8:49am

No way! My kids love TFW, we've been there a few times.

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Ape Anonymous commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:48am

"The O'Keeffe dairy farm at Duranbah, Brian O'Keeffe feeding calves 1949. Tweed Regional Museum Collection No: TH101-32 Dairy farming involved all the members of the family and everyone was expected to lend a hand to get all the jobs done, including milking the cows, separating the cream and feeding the calves and other animals.During the 1950s and 1960s the small local butter factories closed down and were replaced by larger factories with modern machinery and methods of production.."

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Distracted commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 7:42pm

Ape, I did a field trip there a while back where we parked at TFW, then walked up on the hill and looked over the river and sugar cane farms as a great example of coastal flood plains. That hill is a magic spot.

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Jono commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 8:01pm

Amazing view over the caldera wrapping around behind Mount Warning. Love that spot.

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zenagain commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 10:52am

My mate used to rent the old Queenslander at the very top of the hill overlooking D'Bah. The one that used to stand out alone looking back from the water. I've lost count of the amount of bongs I'd smoked in that place.

His roomy was this fully dreadlocked bloke- hot surfer but can't for the life of me remember his name. He was pretty dodgy.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 12:46pm

10 bucks for a bucket of avos at tropical fruit world.

I picked one up today.

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Danny m commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 1:44pm

Who knows or has a relative or any person they know, have said that they know.....who has actually had this bullshit con-virus,..
And allot of NSW whales people especially right on the border of Qld, have Qld plates!?

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zenagain commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 2:27pm

My cousin in Victoria has covid-19 right now. She's 46 years old, husband and 13 year old daughter.

She has a sore throat, husky cough and feels a little lethargic but other than that, says she's ok.

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Danny m commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 6:32pm

Sounds like a common cold.
Ive had that too , I had same thing a few weeks ago, I dont see doctors though, and I wonder who said it's covid-19? How are we to know.. maybe if I went to the doctor he possibly would have said it's the bullshit!
I'm fine now btw,
In America there are stories of real people who claim that there loved ones where shot in a drive bye shooting, but on the death certificate it says died from covid-19..

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zenagain commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 6:46pm

My cuz' says she's packing heat just in case.

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Pops commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 2:28pm

Uncle of mine in London caught it back in March.
Still hasn't fully recovered.

He who hesitates is lost

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benjis babe commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 4:43pm

don't u have any parents or grandparents or elderly neighbours

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donweather commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 5:36pm

EXACTLY!!!! As I read a while ago. Our grandparents (who this virus will kill) and our great grandparents (likely already moved onto greener pastures) went to war to fight for this country to allow us all to walk in a free democracy we call Australia. All those same grandparents are now asking us to do is stay the fck inside and wash our hands regularly so they can stay alive. It's not fcking hard so stop being so selfish and self fcking righteous and do the right thing to stop the spread of this killer virus (sorry this was directed at you BB).

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Danny m commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 6:46pm

If ya times up ya times up, older persons are dying all the time.. who's pumping it's from corona shit...oh yeah the government's and media who are all there to help us right,..most sensible old people that I know, say it's all a load of shit.

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donweather commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 7:52pm

You truly are a Fcking idiot. Are you sure your real name isn’t Donald Trump?

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Danny m commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 7:08am

Hey,.. is that what U do.. just call people an idiot and swear at them comparing them to others.
That's lame stupid and dumb.
Gd luck

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burzum commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:35pm

He's right you are an idiot. No sensible people are saying this thing is a hoax/conspiracy. Only lunatics on social media. Thinking that is up there with flat earthers, anti vaxxers and climate change denial. Its also a key sign of low intellect.

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Surfalot67 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:17pm

I think we found this week's Karen. Danny, give yourself an uppercut you deadset clown

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Supafreak commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 4:48pm

Danny M , I understand why you believe covid is a hoax , the amount of conspiracy theories on you tube is staggering . Origin of Wuhan corona virus was a classic example , if you do the research on this video alone you will discover who made it , a group called Falun Gong who are not the best of friends with CCP and for good reason. Google Falun Gong and have a read. Do you really believe all the health workers , governments around the world and people who have died are trying to con you ? In tweed area south and west included we have had about 9 cases ( correct me please somebody if I’m wrong )and none of these were community transmissions . If you flew in from overseas to Sydney and were positive for covid your address was put down for that area . The government didn’t at first in my opinion take this virus seriously enough with people walking out the airport and trusted to go home and isolate. If the government wasn’t serious enough I can understand why people like yourself who haven’t got covid in their face not taking it seriously either. I work at the local golf club and our members are mainly retired and most weren’t social distancing or taking it too seriously either and their in the high risk category. When this first started and restrictions were put in place the majority of people were doing the right thing from what I saw shopping etc etc . It’s not hard to do what’s required, a big pain in the arse for border residents yes and I don’t believe it should be closed. If people do the basics of what’s required we can stop the spread but we are along way off.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 2:00pm

Reckon it's all a hoax Danny m?

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Danny m commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 6:40pm

Well if I said that there is a possibility that I might get a letter in the Mail.. apparently even speaking about the fact that we have the wool over our eyes could get us slapped with a fine.. where's the freedom.

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freeride76 commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 6:42pm

What part do you reckon is bullshit?

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Danny m commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 6:49pm

All of it!!!... but I like the air quality and the impact it's had on the environment, everything has a gd and bad too it,,

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donweather commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 7:40am

It’s evident you’re not a front line health worker!!! Ask them if it’s all bullshit DM.

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gedsta commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 8:41am

Seriously!
Get your head out of ya arse and stop getting your information from doctored FB feeds.
Next you'll be telling us all the C19 is a conspiracy between Bill Gates and Dr Anthony Fauci......that one had me in stitches!

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Paul Ricketts commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 8:35pm

Yeh hope it stops them coming to cabarita way to crowded with Queenslanders

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Surfalot67 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 8:45am

Born and bred in Caba were you matey? Flog.

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donweather commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:15pm

I don't even believe this constitutes a local. Locals walked the area in past times. Not current so called "locals". Everyone other than the local walkers of Nth NSW are blow ins.

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Surfalot67 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:22pm

Agree Don. I’m just pointing out the stupidity of his comment. Probably the sort of dickhead that paints “locals only” on the headland and sprays QLD cars in the car park. Unless his people go back 60000 years he can get fucked as far as I’m concerned.

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donweather commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:31pm

Agreed 100%

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thermalben commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:31pm

Have a guess what year this comment was published?

"couple years ago this was a good consistent spot ,with mainly only couple locals during the week.now its packed from sunrise >sunset by mals,japs,chicks,locals,skis,boogie boards and more mals.and things are only going to get worse because of all the developement happening around the area."

2001, on Wannasurf.

https://www.wannasurf.com/spot/Australia_Pacific/Australia/NSW/North/cab...

19 years ago.

Cat's well and truly out of the bag.

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N.P commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 9:18pm

The dogshit localism chat is getting outta hand again, It's 2020... East Coast Aus isn't exactly a secret!

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 6 Aug 2020 at 11:01pm

Twintowns crew can apply for the new Top Secret [ X PASS ]
Cooly Kidz will be executed, if caught passing secrets to the Tweed neighbours.
* Tweed locals can queue jump if they sign Qld e[X]tradition Treaty.
* Queen! "Blame the Byron ferals for Comm Games Tweed Baton Relay Boycott."
* { PostCard Bandit} will be waved through to keep the Gold Coast economy afloat.
http://www.mygc.com.au/new-border-passes-to-be-generous-enough-to-gold-c...

Stu Gurus...All Hail the Fortune Teller.
(2019) Stu : "One way or another the CT will be at Lemoore, 2020."
https://www.swellnet.com/news/swellnet-dispatch/2019/09/23/see-you-next-...
9 Aug 2020 WSL CT Pro Rumble at Lemoore 2020"
https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec/3504/rumble-at-the-ranc...

23 July 2020 "GC Slam / Stu : "The Woz are gonna be watchin' this one closely!"
https://www.swellnet.com/news/form-guide/2020/07/22/introducing-the-aust...
8th Aug 2020 : Campaigning Qld Premier will likely lock out non essential WSL.
Double Whammy! (Premier needs GC WSR seat & thinks WSL is cool)...It's so sad!
Another WSL freebie costs more votes than greedy Timeshare Trolley beach lockout.

WSL / WA Grand Slam -
[ 2 month window + 2 lay weeks of VIPs locked inside priority Backdoor Barrels ]
https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/g2g-pass-travel-exemptions...

Stu : "The other was at Margaret River!"
[ WSL have their Grand Slam Takings riding on Stu ]
https://bettingsite.com.au/wsl-australian-grand-slam-surfing-opens-with-...
https://bettingsite.com.au/surfing/

Wonder if WSL Grand Slam afforded 365 Lay Days...would they get a ratings boost?

Should the WSL score their ritualistic free Rock Star smorgasbord.
WSL 2020 Events (Firing Order) may come into play if time is tight.
Set agenda is to run GC 1st + (Men 1st on each of the 2 day events).
Stranger still is a missing [ Event 13 ] between our 2 Oz Slams.
Is this Voodoo or have WSL conjured up a mysterious Euro Surf Cup

South Straddie > E-10 Men / E-11 Wmn / E-12 Htge (Replaces below Events)
Euro Surf Cup? > E-13 Aliens
Margaret River > E-14 Men / E-15 Wmn / E-16 Htge

https://www.worldsurfleague.com/events/2020/spec

*Euro Surf Cup > [ E-13 ? ] Are WSL aiming to squeeze [ Euro ] between Oz Slams?

(Cancelled > France E-10 Night & E-11 Airborne + E-12 Triple Crown) re: OZ Slam.

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Robo commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 8:41am

It's good seeing all the Queenslanders heading home this time. Surfing NSW don't care bringing juniors and their familys to Covid free Nth Coast.

https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingNewSouthWales/event/NSW-JUNIOR-S...

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stunet commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:03am

From QLD gov, details of permissable travel for border residents, and it appears the Tweed Shire and Gold Coast will become a travel bubble. GC residents can surf anywhere down to Brunswick, Tweed residents can surf anywhere up to the Spit.

Taken from FB page of Councillor James Owen:

https://www.facebook.com/councillorjamesowen/photos/a.1901550500125943/2700895643524754/

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Matthew Lycakis commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:36am

Spewing, no contest at South Straddie...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Backhander commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 10:50am

Along with the nostalgia regarding the old postcards ,surprisingly the Jack Evans pet porpoise pool as it was known hasn't been mentioned . In hindsight it was a disgrace but back then most people thought it was ok to have dolphins performing tricks in a pool .Still happening at Sea World right now i presume, very distressing.

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Jono commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:48pm

Just learnt a bit about Sabrina too

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Craig commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:57pm

Yeah right, me too!

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Westofthelake commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 9:35pm

Ha, don't be fooled fellas that porpoise knew exactly what it was looking at, and the fish was a bonus.

Fun fact: Australia's extensive coastline provides a wide range of aquatic habitats. Consequently, at least 45 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises are found in Australian waters including 10 large whales, 20 smaller whales, 14 dolphins and one porpoise.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:31pm

Tweed/Gold Coast bubble. lol.

Because the honesty system has worked so well up till now.

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donweather commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 12:34pm

I would imagine Steve if you're driving a NSW plated car outside of those Qld postcoded areas you will be targetted by police. But of course the same doesn't apply to Qld plated cars rocking up at your local from the Goldy and going back home that afternoon.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:24pm

So, whats to stop a resident of the Tweed bubble with NSW plates driving down to Byron, or Ballina?

Then crossing the QLD border/

Absolutely nothing, except honesty.

And we've seen how well that works.

I don't really care, it's just farcical.

The whole point they are trying to make is that this is a "hard border" closure with NSW.

It's anything but.

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donweather commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:35pm

Nothing other than if/when you get Covid they trace all your movements/records and then if you're found out to have lied on the declaration here comes $13k fine.

It's as good as they can get/do at present unless they move the border to between Potty/Ocean Shores area. Steve you have to appreciate that people in those postcodes above (both sides of the border) travel across the border many times a day for many reasons, from hospital/doctor/medical appointments, work, to dropping off and picking up kids from school, buying stock for their business etc etc. The whole current location of the border is really impractical to fully close off as such without a massive impact on people's day to day lives. Yes lockdown will have the same impact, but neither state is in lockdown again yet. And there's certainly no need to lock down Qld anytime soon. NSW on the other hand!!!

My personal opinion is that everyone in those postcodes above should have mandatory installation of the Covid Safe App on their phone and anytime they cross the border and are stopped in either state, they need to show evidence they have the app installed and hence they're full movements can be traced.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 1:37pm

I agree Don.
It's a joke to have the border between Coolie and Tweed.

they should move the fucking thing south.

The Chief Cop on the Goldy was on the radio this morning using this as an example:

"You can travel within that big bubble for any reason. It doesn't have to be for work.

"But if you step outside the border zone on either side of the border - for instance, if a Tweed Heads resident goes down to Lennox Head to do some surfing but works in Palm Beach, they won't be able to come into Queensland."

Made me laugh out loud.

As if anyone will admit to it.

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Supafreak commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 5:11pm

Lotsa peeps deleting useless covid app maybe

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Supafreak commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 2:02pm

Wow just finished work and driving down Kennedy drive the traffic wanting to go down ducat st which turns into miles st at border the cue is over 1 klm long , the poor bastards that don’t even want to cross the border just get home are grid locked , this was at 1.30 pm today. It’s absolute kaos.

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Supafreak commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 5:21pm

Picked up my daughter from daycare and her teacher asked how is the traffic as she lives in elanora qld , she’s really looking forward to her 90 minutes probably more drive home after full week at work which would normally take 20 minutes max . The premier of Qld is more concerned for political points and is behind in current polls jealous of what WA premier has achieved, doesn’t really g a f for the shit she creates

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theblacksheep commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 7:00pm

Don Weather the covid app doesn’t track your location mate. Only your proximity to others with the app. And its all anonymous so they can’t find you even if they wanted to.

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Supafreak commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 9:33pm

So does it work ?

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Supafreak commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:39pm

2 million for the app 64 million on promotion but blacksheeep does it work ? Why am I hearing crickets ?

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theblacksheep commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 10:55am

Dont ask me I didnt develop it.

But since you did the silence is probably because it hasnt been working as intended. This artcile spins some success but divide the cost by the results and thats some expensive cost per case found.

https://www.9news.com.au/national/covidsafe-app-helps-identify-two-new-c...

Anyway I'm still pro technology and anti the-gov-is-tracking-me app conspiracy theorists.

Made sense to try it. Plenty of less logical and more expensive government failures made trying to protect the people. (Like wars?)

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theblacksheep commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 10:56am

Speaking of which I gotta go download my latest fuckin border pass...

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donweather commented Saturday, 8 Aug 2020 at 8:40pm

How does it track your proximity to others if it’s not using location services?

Edit: all good just read this.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/how-will-the-coronavirus-app-wor...

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Supafreak commented Friday, 7 Aug 2020 at 11:46pm

Fck me it’s Friday , shoulders fked , borders fcked , don’t care if the surfs fked , had a few reds ( bottles ) and just watched shaun miscalllef and now I’m all good again

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Dbake commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 7:17am

Sure would be great to get a rest from Queenslanders, south of the bubble here.

Is there QLD government website/email we can send photos of trespassing QLD number plates to?

Just to, “keep everyone safe”, from this awful awful virus of course ;)

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merkin commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 12:51pm

South of the bubble towns deserted yesterday and today... Vic plates sticking out like dogsballs.

That map above from the FB page including 2483 doesn't agree with the QLD gov map which shows bubble stops at 2489...

https://www.health.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/998000/map-bor...

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 2:00pm

Dbake, I live in NSW and my work car has QLD plates. 90% of hire cars have Vicco plates too as it’s cheaper to register there. Point is, plates don’t tell you squat. You know what is the mother of all fuck ups is right? Assumption...

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Dbake commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 2:12pm

You’ll be no worries then Surfalot67, the caring folk of QLD will find no indiscretions committed by a law abiding citizen like yourself.
And you make such a valid point, in that we would be silly to ASSUME that all QLD number plates within NSW would fall into the innocent situations you describe.
We have to stay safe right?
Abide by the laws and directions for the best possible outcomes!

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donweather commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 10:21pm

You do understand that qlders are free to go as far south into nsw as they want. They’re not breaking any laws doing this. It’s only when they then try and go back into QLD. If they stay in NSW then they are 100% allowed to.

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Dbake commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 10:23pm

Yea bummer about that

Oh well

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thermalben commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 12:46pm

Just realised Tweed Coast residents are the most disadvantaged from his whole setup.

All Qld residents can freely travel throughout Qld. 

Qld border residents (i.e. Gold Coast) can freely travel throughout Qld and can also travel south into the Tweed, down to Wooyung (just south of Pottsville).

All NSW residents - except Tweed Coast residents - can freely travel throughout NSW.

NSW border residents (i.e. Tweed Coast) can travel throughout the Tweed and Gold Coasts, but cannot travel outside the border zone in either Queensland or New South Wales (i.e. cannot travel north of the Logan River, or south of Wooyung).

It doesn't affect me personally, and I'm happy to comply, but jeez, I reckon there'll be a lot of confusion out there.

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merkin commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 12:56pm

I think Tweed coast residents can travel further south but if they want to go back into QLD after that they have to declare they've been into a hotspot that is declared by QLD gov which is the rest of the whole of NSW south of 2489.

I think.

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 1:52pm

Dead right Merkin. If you go south of Tweed you cannot re enter QLD unless you do 14 days quarantine at your own expense

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thermalben commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 1:53pm

“Queensland border zone residents cannot travel outside the border zone in New South Wales (but can travel anywhere within Queensland) and New South Wales border zone residents cannot travel outside the border zone in either Queensland or New South Wales."

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid...

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thermalben commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 1:59pm

So if I pick up an Açai smoothie from Brunswick Heads, and then head to the Superbank for a surf, I've gotta quarantine for 14 days at a cost of $3,000?

I guess I'll have to make good use of the next MJO forecast.

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thermalben commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 2:01pm

BTW I'd like to point out that I have absolutely never fucken done that smoothie/Superbank combo.

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 2:05pm

Lol - hope they’re bloody good smoothies :)

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Lanky Dean commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 3:23pm

cough cough......
LOL

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rich74 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 7:05pm

or just park 5 mins walk from the border and walk through unchecked..we have walked through the army/police checkpoint with boards in hand and no questions asked when the border was closed a few weeks ago..they were only stopping cars

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donweather commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 6:50am

Yes I’ve also done this in the past also. Anyone know if this situation still applies? ie they’re still only stopping cars?

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Surfalot67 commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 9:31am

Walking is still fine. Loads parking at Twinnies and walking in to Dbah and Snaps

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donweather commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 6:49am

Isn’t it only if you’ve been south of Wooyong in the past 14 days? Otherwise you’re good to enter QLD? IE Wooyong is the new self isolation place for people wanting to go over the border.

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bluediamond commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 11:26pm

Poor old Wooyung, thrust into the limelight, when all it want's is obscurity, a few caravans, a sharp corner and straighthanders for as far as the eye can see. Crazy times!

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thermalben commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 8:59am

Yeah that's right.

Got a kid's birthday party at Byron on Saturday, and we're visiting friends at Currumbin on Sunday.

One will have be cancelled. 

Rather not state publicly which one it will be (in case the kids read this!).

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donweather commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 9:00am

LOL, your kids read your posts!!!

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thermalben commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 9:01am

I hope not, otherwise I gotta lot of explaining to do.

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Craig commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 5:32pm

Ha!

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dazzler commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 7:44pm

Think of it anyway....Where will you be more likely surfing in the next 3 weeks? Snapper or Lennox?

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 1:51pm

Ben you are absolutely correct. As a group, Palletchook has fucked over the Tweed Shire residents royally. Why? Well, we don’t have to vote in the upcoming QLD election, so we’re expendable. As someone who lives in Tweed but has just been given a years work on good coin in Brisbane, she can get fucked. There’s no infections north of Newcastle FFS, there’s more chance of some bogan from Logan bringing it south to the Goldie than there is of the virus travelling north from the Tweed...

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 1:08pm

Yeah, can't see many of those declarations happening.

been into a hotspot?

No, officer, only stayed in the tweed bubble.

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Surfalot67 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 1:55pm

FR the word is they will be doing random spot checks of internet banking apps on your phone to see where you’ve been spending - outside the bubble and you’re screwed

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freeride76 commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 7:29pm

we'll see, that sounds like BS to me

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Lanky Dean commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 3:24pm

1984..................

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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 9 Aug 2020 at 10:18pm

tbb revisits ye olde 1960's Border Bubble

1) Queue for an Hour back to Cooly for Tweed Lift Bridge + half hour North.
2) Queue an Hour > South Bank Tick Gate boot'n'back seat inspections.
3) Queue an Hour South + Hour & a half North for Banora Point Lift Bridge.

3 hrs extra to Sydney + 2 hours extra to Brisbane
The fuel Station at Chinderah was the busiest & most profitable in Australia.

1970 Tick Gates reverted to Goods Trucks only (Saved 1 hour)
1985 Tweed Lift Bridge upgrade. (Saved 1 hour)
1996 Barney's Point Bridge upgrade. (Saved 1 & half hours + 1 million radiators)
4 Bridge Spans were reused as Public Wharf section/s on South Bank.
Barney's span mechanism was reused at Broadwater / Richmond River Bridge.

For the record...breaches were more common back then...
Most hid chooks in picnic Baskets under Blankets with us kid'z legs over the top.
Parents would shoosh their kids sweating it out in the back seats.
Like a game show to save yer chook it was...swapping lanes to suss the nice Guard.
Boot slams & Tap to Go! Outta range & Family cracks up! Yes! Yes! Picnic for Us!

Sorry! But that's the truth of the matter!

If not that, then bouncing around in the ute handing dad another tallie!
Drive-ins were the same...every second car was hiding someone...Ask yer Mum!
Every other Drive-in or Outdoor Concert had Holes in the fencing...near a swamp!
Little kids 'd buy their Dad's smokes & Vinnies or Bex...hell, who didn't?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUXTLzw2Y7c

Just saying, it seems 50 or 100 years either way & this still plays out the same!

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dudette commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 3:20pm

290 deaths since the beginning of the “pandemic”. 78 deaths on our roads in June this year with a massive shrinkage of traffic due to lockdown. Perhaps we should take all cars of the road and we can all become immortal. Stay inside because something will get you out in that big scary world.

Can’t find statistics on suicide numbers but I guarantee you that are much higher. Imagine being locked inside with a whining woman and screaming kids just after you’ve lost your job. Governments have made mass mistakes throughout this whole ordeal.

Yes I agree it is sad to lose a loved one who is in aged care and can’t wipe there on ass but the reality is they aren’t alive either. It’s time to end this bullshit.

I follow Lakey Peterson on Instagram and she posted that she was leaving Victoria last week to fly to New Zealand. I was curious as to why and what do you know she’s in the US surfing at the Kelly wave pool comp. Flew through NZ to avoid quarantine.

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donweather commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 5:24pm

I think you're missing the point here. Deaths would be out of control if the Gov hadn't invoked locked down. Look at countries like US. This is a killer and it will be for some time.

Also don't kid yourself here. It's been proven those who contract Covid and survive have irreparable heart damage. So even in younger people this virus will have a long lasting impact/affect.

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donweather commented Monday, 10 Aug 2020 at 5:25pm

I'd love to do a survey on here as to the age of these so called "Covid is nothing but the flu" naysayers.

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burzum commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 9:17pm

would be interesting. Unfortuantely surfers aren't known for their intellect. There are a few on here that are certaintly short a few brain cells and suscepitble to the conspiracy theory crap.

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 6:05am

Queensland's Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said it was only a matter of time before the virus arrived in northern New South Wales and then started to sneak into Queensland's border postcodes.

Dr Young said the most northern cases in NSW were currently in Newcastle and she was monitoring the situation closely.

She asked residents living in the border bubble to be prepared in case a future outbreak prompted the cancellation of all exemptions.

"It is really important that all those people who live along our border, whether in Queensland or in NSW, think what is the next step. If we have to close the border to everyone in NSW, then what will people do?"

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-11/coronavirus-queensland-border-bub...

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Surfalot67 commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 6:12am

What a gross overstep of authority! She’s drunk on power. The Goldie businesses will be fucked if they lose all their Tweed employees all of a sudden. Good grief, an unelected bureaucrat is running the State now

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 6:17am

Already heard of a friend living at Ocean Shores who is now unable to travel to their place of work, at Coolangatta. Travel distance is around 45km via the M1 (half an hour in the car), but unfortunately both locations are placed just either side of each fence line.

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donweather commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 8:11pm

Easy solution here. Drive to Twin towns. Park and walk over the border. No one even bats an eye lid.

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 6:15am

I've always thought Far Northern NSW was more at risk of seeing an inbound case of Covid-19 from Brisbane (100km away) or the Gold Coast (next door) than Sydney (800km away).

But, there's been zero restrictions on travelling into NSW from Qld since the beginning of the pandemic. And even as of the weekend's changes, all Qld residents can still enter NSW freely - though they'll have to quarantine on the way back in (unless they're a Gold Coast resident and promise to not go further south than Wooyung, in which case no quarantine is required).

 

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Surfalot67 commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 6:19am

Yes exactly! But the Tweed is not voting to re elect Palletchook in October so we are politically expendable. She’s all about Brisbane and the north. Same with Freckles. And Binchicken doesn’t know she has residents north of Newcastle so we’re screwed either way.

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donweather commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 8:19pm

I beg to differ Ben. Current active cases in Byron compared to Gold Coast are 2 a piece.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/find-facts-about-covid-19

https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid...

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rich74 commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 10:01pm

but no cases in the tweed since April according to local paper

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 4:58pm

NSW/QLD ~MOU...Cross Border Commissioner/s?

2011 MOU ~ (NSW/QLD) Bligh / O'Farrell (Signed)
NSW Cross-Border Commissioner > x||x < Qld The Emergency Data.
"1 Cross Border" Commissioner (Not - 2 separate Border Commissioners!)
https://media.opengov.nsw.gov.au/pairtree_root/64/20/7c/e7/ba/4e/4d/38/b...

2016 -2019 MOU ~ (NSW/QLD) Palaszczuk / Baird ...(MOU - Not Signed)
Note: Bio Security / Emergency / Policing...replaced by (Safety/DV/ND/Buses/Freight)
https://www.premiers.qld.gov.au/about-us/what-we-do/assets/qld-nsw-mou-2...

COAG ( Pecking Order > Longest Term Premier > Recent Elected > NSW Jan 2017)
NSW Premier bullied 1st call above all senior State counter parts.
QLD Premier: "That's not how it works here!" (Welcome aboard Sister!)

April 2017 NSW /Qld (CB Strategic Alliance Meeting) Departmental Example
NSW Cross Border Commissioner > (vs) < QLD Intergovernmental Policy Advisor
https://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au/council/alerts--news---notices/2017-news/cro...

2017 Qld LNP Leader campaigns for Qld Border Commissioner...
Premier's run own "Intergovernmental Relations Units" (re: Qld Education)
https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/lnp/pages/3756/attachments/origina...

2019/20 ~ Qld Premier has constantly offered to meet & re-sign NSW/QLD - MOA.
NSW Premier refuses to meet.
Instead NSW Premier instructs Qld to Open the Border...."I said Now b....!"
2020 Cross border relations: Qld Premier: "Who are you calling b.... You b....!"
MOU Officials are obliged to meet on regular basis by default.

May 2020 (Example) Message from the Cross Border Commissioner.
https://cto.org.au/message-from-the-cross-border-commissioner/

10 Aug 2020 (Note:) MOU / Cross Border Commissioner speaks for NSW & Qld
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-10/queensland-border-bubble-causes-c....

11 Aug 2020~ NSW Cross border Commission would welcome a Counterpart.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-11/fears-lives-will-be-lost-in-queen...

[factcheck] MOU -NSW/QLD appointed the NSW "Cross Border" Commissioner
Qld supplied the Data / Mapping...that was the deal. (see: Above)

Reports are wrong to suggest NSW alone appointed a NSW only Commissioner.

NSW/Qld ~NSW Cross Border Commissioner/s advise equally for both States.
2020 MOI needs to relieve NSW cross border duties, then advocate Qld counterpart.
History records NSW delegates border security...it's forever been their call.

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Robo commented Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020 at 8:37pm

Auckland back in lockdown tomorrow for 3 days over 4 cases, worlds gone mad.

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 5:53am

Been a bit of a minor miracle NNSW hasn't had a major outbreak up to this point.

Planeloads of Viccos before the border closure, planeloads of Sydneysiders still, QLD day trippers by the tens of thousands right through the first border closure, etc etc, backpackers.

At the moment just the couple in their 60's in Lismore Base who picked it up at a Sydney funeral. He's in intensive care, she's in the general ward.

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Supafreak commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 12:01pm

Yes FR we have been extremely lucky when you look at the flights that came into Ballina from Victoria and passengers weren’t even checked , a friend of mine is a ICU nurse and she said all covid cases would be sent to Lismore and if they ever become overflowing then tweed hospital would be used . With Byron’s problems in the earlier lockdown , having backpackers ignoring social distancing and holding bbq’s in parks it’s a wonder we didn’t get more cases.

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saltman commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 12:05pm

All passengers are temperature checked on arrival back in Ballina now.

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saltman commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 12:03pm

Agree FR - but its only a matter of time
I had to go to Sydney, in and out of Ballina last week. The flights were full both ways as Byron area becomes the preferred escape destination for Sydneysiders and beyond

And though we don't have to we have chosen to isolate for the next 2 weeks

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freeride76 commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 12:49pm

I know they are temperature checked but asymptomatic spread is the problem.

Lots of QLD plates in the carpark this morning.

Not calling for more nanny state intervention btw, just making the observation.

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dazzler commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 5:22pm

The developments in NZ over past 2 days suggests there are people in the community who are asymptotic.

Lucky there wasn’t an outbreak after 1000 halfwits go a bush doof a couple of weeks ago.

Just read an interesting article on ABC about potential shortages of seasonal fruit pickers in a regional Australia. Intra / interstate travel restrictions will likely have negative impacts.

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Supafreak commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 2:13pm

Councillor James Owen is asking the premier of NSW to restrict travel to the tweed shire from NSW hotspots as 34% are aged and 4% indigenous therefore high risk categories. In WA they successfully stopped the spread by not just border control but by area control. You couldn’t freely drive anywhere in WA even if you weren’t coming from a hotspot. As Councillor James pointed out Tweed is doing ok as far a business is concerned and health wise we are doing very well. If Covid continues it’s spread north surely something should be done. Look after the areas in the state that aren’t hotspots by protecting them from those that are makes sense financially as well as medically.

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Robo commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 6:18pm

Could throw in Port and Coffs too.

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Robo commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 6:15pm

They need to lock Sydney down that’s where all the cases are, mid nth coast hasn’t had a case for 100 days, but no Syndey suckers are free to go all over the state.
Hey Gladys stop saying NSW in all your threats of restrictions, it’s SYDNEY that has the problem.

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tubeshooter commented Wednesday, 12 Aug 2020 at 11:21pm

Any chance we can just nuke Victoria, and strafe Sydney. Having some of our military forces hanging out doing licence checks seems a bit beneath them.

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 14 Aug 2020 at 8:09am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiFqFMj0CDg
I wouldn't worry about the fires general, the rain's taking care of them right now...

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thermalben commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 11:50am

Heavy restrictions have been imposed for SA/Vic border residents. Would be disastrous is they try to do something like this for NSW/Qld border residents.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-13/sa-border-community-restrictions-...

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donweather commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 9:15pm

Seeking medical support no longer a valid/exempt reason to enter SA for Vic residents. WTF!!

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rich74 commented Thursday, 13 Aug 2020 at 10:05pm

abc reports of at least 100 medical staff that work at Lismore Hospital that live in SEQ that are currently not exempt from the border restrictions so cant work..completely nuts

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 14 Aug 2020 at 11:35am

Qld / Northern NSW regional Health Collaborative
https://www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au/research/queensland-and-northern...

Partnership works both ways & Qld Health send patients to Tweed [+] & Specialists.
NSW patients requiring specialist / Emergency care can even be treated > Brisbane.
Jan/Feb Northern NSW Corona Patients were treated at Gold Coast [+] No issue.

Present...
North NSW Health CEO : "Says bout 200 staff from all facilities are affected."
"Planning had been done should even stricter lockdowns apply..."

Qld accepts all Emergency cases.

Existing Tweed / Qld Patients + driver (Renal / Chemo) must apply for Exemption...
This applies to existing (Unsure if that means to reassign ongoing care to NSW)
Note: Driver/Carer must wait in Govt Hot Hotel (1st 24hrs Free / Relapse > o/n fees)

Outside Bubble Patients apply for > [X] to lock in Booked Surgery (Months delay!)
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-11/queensland-nsw-border-restriction...

Confusion: Driver also needs [X] + Care Driver Quarantine is not strictly for 14 days
24hr Free Quarantine applies to In-Transit interstate Drivers >(re: Airport Passengers)
Health complication o/n delay > NSW patient's driver would / should be rebated!

Qld Govt have strict Hot Hotel approved Policy
GC Qld Govt Quarantine Location > [ Voco ] is 10kms from GC [+] & Robina [+]
https://goldcoast.vocohotels.com/

John Flynn [+] > [Gold Coast Airport] 5 kms.(Australian Border Force)
Oz Airports are used in Rail- Port - Hotel - Coach - Air transit 24hr Quarantine
Interstate 'Exempted' Medi Drop off Quarantine ...'should' equally be accommodated?
If approved, you won't be able to leave the Terminal until Hospital approves pick up!
Be worth checking out if your appointment is in the Southern Gold Coast.
Tell'em Goldie swellnet crew are fine with helping out NSW patient carers!

Unsure if [x] Quarantine Qld carers / drivers can wait at NSW hospitals?

Mounting complaints that Quarantine details are not forthcoming & go unanswered.
Goldie don't agree with Qldurrz cold shoulder of frail NSW Neighbours & say so!
Get well soon!

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Robo commented Friday, 14 Aug 2020 at 7:40pm
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truebluebasher commented Sunday, 16 Aug 2020 at 7:38pm

Money Talks 2
1970 Qld cops kick Victorian vagrant outta the State

Rabbit Tales Episode (1) by Tim Baker [35:05 > 40:40 Covid ]
Thanx for sharing guys ...Classic!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMauIeDTq4

1970 Vagrancy Law ( Must have $1.00 in your Pocket )
World's best Vagrant Surfer was short of a dollar so was kicked out of Qld

Sunday Arvo's Qld Police with Batons storm poor Surfers around Greenmount Point.
Surfers would ditch their thongs dive in & swim to Kirra for their freedom
Long haired Vagrant Wayne Lynch was sleeping at Greenmount & got busted.
Police roughed him up & threw the Victorian out of the State.

Other NSW 1970 vagrant Surfers would always double back to surf the Qld Points.

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 at 8:12am

"It will take a coronavirus Christmas miracle for Queensland's borders to reopen in time for the festive season"

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-18/coronavirus-queensland-border-res...

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truebluebasher commented Tuesday, 25 Aug 2020 at 7:40pm

Gold Coast welcomes home our Southern cousins.
Vic 1960-80's Boom + NSW 1990-2000's Boom.
tbb has been seeing interstate Tradies Truck's in the mix.

Qld running Headline: "Southerner's fed up with Lockdown!"

Southernerz 18% rise in Property interest since covid.
Throw in LA + Hong Kong chasing big Brizzie Blocks.
Bne - Paddington has seen double inquiries.

The last 3 months Melbourne 27% & Sydney 30% buyerz is goin' thru the roof.
https://www.facebook.com/7NEWSGoldCoast/videos/3038607679571103/

Dudes phone up waving $1m /$2m /$3m/$4m/$5m find it & I'll buy it!
Nope! Don't need to look...just get me outta here...sorted...keys please!

22% Browsing / 14% consider moving / 4% Locked in.
Seachange is top of the list...8 out of Top 10 are Goldie Beachside.

As you'd guess Surfers Paradise is top of the Heap....Listings up 30%
Boomerz demanding security thru future Pandemics.
Qld Border Checkpoint presents as the Ultimate Gated Estate with Dutto Security!
Boomerz are drooling over Qld Police State Razor Wire...'fuck that's some good shit!'

With o/s travel out...Southerners need flash holiday homes as in 1970's
Beachfront is what they want...Noosa < > Main-Palm Beach < > Byron
Don't care where or give a shit just get me beachfront.
https://www.realestate.com.au/news/buyers-fleeing-southern-states-snap-u...

Grazing Properties up 150% up
Agricultural land up 30%
https://www.beefcentral.com/property/weekly-property-review-qld-land-pri...

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Ape Anonymous commented Wednesday, 26 Aug 2020 at 8:57am

Mooooo!
The herd have eaten gold tops...
mmmmmoooo!!!
Stampede

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 28 Aug 2020 at 11:09am

Goldie Viral NEWS ~ Lock up yer Daughterz!

Anna : [ SKOOLSLEAZE OUT FOREVER ]

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-28/coronavirus-australia-live-news-c...

https://www.9news.com.au/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBqiC5ox8Bw

Waves of Teen Tears fuelled a Tsunami that flooded Vic's Hottest Goldie Penthouse hideaways!

News Break: Vic Schoolies Cancelled...Tsunami of Tears Warning extended to Surf Coast.
Correction : Oz wide Teenage Rampage Warning...
Valets are advised to park all Prius in the $ecure [P] tonite!

Qld Schoolies DJ & Hangover Nurse.
https://www.saferschoolies.qld.gov.au/

Schoolies Backwash site...[ Crash Test Warning ]
https://www.schoolies.com/bond-refunds

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truebluebasher commented Wednesday, 2 Sep 2020 at 5:28pm

Qld Millionaire Bells Prix Wave Pool Logies Cup Final Open Boxing Day Test Election.
https://i2.wp.com/www.qmeb.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/media-centr...

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truebluebasher commented Thursday, 3 Sep 2020 at 12:03am

Qldurrz Schoolies Clawback for Gromz & Hodads...tip off by Goldie Gouleez

(Schoolies loosing refunds) ...don't be sweet talked by these creepy Toolies!
This will give our City & Gromz a bad name...local crew are here to mop up!
First Up, we Goldie Grown Ups do care & wish Class of 2020 the best of times.

Qld Govt: Brush up on your rights over 2020 Schoolies
https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/...

https://www.qld.gov.au/law/fair-trading

Fair Trading Brian Bauer :
Qldurrz are allowed travel bookings to celebrate, restrictions will apply...(No Refunds)

Qld or Interstate with Package or Booking Deals...(May have grounds for a refund)
(Package) eg: Travel > Accom > Meals > Entertainment..etc Dated Events.
If the "Package" can't be delivered then a refund is entitled. (Stand yer Ground!)

Businesses can't change Terms & Conditions of a Contract to deny Refunds
Terms & Conditions at time of Booking still apply...nothing changes.

Gromz are urged to Check T&C carefully & request prompt remediation!
This may include = Refund / Credit Note / Voucher.
Again consider Covid-19 Lockdown / transit reality as to sufficient expiration dates.

tbb notes alternative 2021 schoolie swap options...
Not locked in Kidz...Qld Election will only make that seem less likely than now!

Bond Refunds (Don't race into this without Qld Fair trade advice!)
Make Notes: (Have all Booking receipts / up to date payments sorted)
How to Claim / What Process Options / Hidden Fees / Firm Resolution / Set Date.

Note: Schoolies T&C are dodgy...more like buying a used car...know yer rights!
swellnet crew wish all 2020 Gromz a better year ahead...tough year...we hear ya!

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 at 6:29pm

"From 1:00am on October 1, residents in Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes local government areas will be able to travel into Queensland."

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-22/qld-border-opening-to-parts-of-ns...

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lostdoggy commented Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 at 7:39pm

So that’ll make it easier for O’Leary, Soli, Wilko to surf the straddy event?
Who else? Maybe Kyuss King.

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Solitude commented Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 at 8:45pm

So does that mean border NSW residents (tweed, Byron, Lismore) can travel into and anywhere in QLD? I’m pretty sure the press conference insinuated that........or is it just as far north as the current ‘bubble’ - Beenleigh ish

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donweather commented Tuesday, 22 Sep 2020 at 9:16pm

Throughout all of QLD.

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thermalben commented Friday, 25 Sep 2020 at 6:23am

A little more clarity:

Next Thursday, the NSW side of the border zone expands [beyond the Tweed] to include the Glen Innes, Byron Bay, Ballina, Richmond Valley and Lismore council areas.

On the Queensland side, it disappears.

That means anyone in Queensland can visit any of the NSW postcodes listed, and anyone in NSW, within those postcodes, can travel anywhere in Queensland.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-25/coronavirus-queensland-border-res...