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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » April 25, 2020, 4:45 pm

tamada wrote:
April 25, 2020, 1:14 pm
cjd01 wrote:
April 24, 2020, 10:24 am
Some scientists still have hope for hydroxychloroquine
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6151722223001
Funded by a real beauty, eh? Maybe just a wee bit of Anglican guilt there? I mean having become a billionaire and nominal world's richest woman on the back of iron ore sales to China and all that?

Anyway, pretty sure the Aussie version of the FDA will be along shortly to piss on her parade.
She (Gina) was already rich a long before, when Dad died in 1992. As far as I know Dad and now Gina, collects the royalties from Rio Tinto and or BHP Billiton, given Dad owns the rights to leases on land that is about half the size of Texas. Her portfolio is not all royalties from Iron Ore and coal, it also includes, Agriculture, Media and TV Networks. She is actually quite poor earning only US 2.74 Million per Day or US 114,155 per hour. Have to do some more research in her???

Not much different to all those US Billionaires, Hedge Fund Managers and Suites on Wall Street, who have been and still continue to piggy back on the Share Values of US Companies, trading through/with China and or others that specifically
manufacture in or sell direct in China, i.e. Apple, WA- MART, AVON, Cisco, GE, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T and the list goes on. So tell me who else in the USA and the World, isn’t getting filthy rich of the back of the Chinese. :-k :-k :-k

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » April 27, 2020, 10:52 am

Some news about China's friendship with Australia
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6152226957001

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » May 1, 2020, 1:08 pm

Best news I have seen since the CV-19 thing started:
Polly Waffle return fast-tracked due to the coronavirus crisis

But in one of the few bright sparks among the coronavirus doom and gloom, the famous log of marshmallowy goodness is rising from the dead.

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/nationa ... ronavirus/
Mmmmm ........ Polly Waffle: :D
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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » May 1, 2020, 5:53 pm

Good news for all.
Loved the Hoadley’s Polly Waffle as a youngster. Later was Rowntree company.
Would hope the stimulus investment by the govt will lead to a long list of businesses coming back.


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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » May 7, 2020, 11:12 am

Radical lockdown measures may kill more people than the virus itself
07/05/2020|6min

Suicide rates will surge of the back of radical coronavirus restrictions with health experts warning the death toll could be ten times higher than the number of people killed by the virus itself.

The extraordinary and tragic forecast was modelled by academics at Sydney University and supported by the Australian Medical Association.

They found up to 1500 more people could commit suicide because of COVID-19.

AMA vice president Chris Zappala warned vunerable people who have lost their jobs due to lockdowns were the mot at risk.

“We must predict with the circumstances that exist with young people and vulnerable people who are likely to be out of work that there is going to be an increase,” he said.

Dr Zappala said the government needed to recognise that mental health was equally as important when drafting policy.

If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » May 7, 2020, 12:07 pm

and a real ray for some
Almost 200,000 litres of beer en route to NT as territory prepares to open pub doors
07/05/2020|2min

Pubs and restaurants in the Northern Territory will be able open their doors to the public next week, as 175,000 litres of beer makes its way from interstate.

Restrictions will remain in place including the four square metre rule, which will limit the number of people in each premises.

Venues in the Northern Territory will open from midday on May 15.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » May 8, 2020, 10:23 am

Australian Prime Minister announces stage 1 to reopen Australia
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6155136393001

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » May 9, 2020, 11:21 am

From Australian Embassy
Important message from the Australian Embassy: Expressions of interest in Thai Airways flight to Melbourne on 27 May
https://forms.gle/nFR9qzHPSq9jWdqCA by 12pm on Monday 18 May.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by noosard » May 21, 2020, 4:41 pm

Day afterv day in the news crap like this

A NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard police were still issuing fines to people in the state for not having a valid excuse for being out of their house, hours after residents were told they can head to pubs and restaurants.

A 19-year-old man was fined at Emu Plains in Sydney's west on Friday night, at the same time some Sydneysiders were enjoying their first dinner out in months.

He copped the $1000 fine because he "could not provide a reasonable excuse for leaving home", according to NSW Police.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday that man can write to him if he wants to appeal the fine or take it court.

Asked whether people require a reasonable excuse to be out of their house, the Police Commissioner took the question on notice.

Have the police nothing better to do
The guy fined must have been a simpleton as should of said anything
ie going for exercise, going to the pub
what he probably said was fock off you swines

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » May 21, 2020, 4:55 pm

noosard wrote:
May 21, 2020, 4:41 pm
Day afterv day in the news crap like this

A NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard police were still issuing fines to people in the state for not having a valid excuse for being out of their house, hours after residents were told they can head to pubs and restaurants.

A 19-year-old man was fined at Emu Plains in Sydney's west on Friday night, at the same time some Sydneysiders were enjoying their first dinner out in months.

He copped the $1000 fine because he "could not provide a reasonable excuse for leaving home", according to NSW Police.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told a parliamentary inquiry on Thursday that man can write to him if he wants to appeal the fine or take it court.

Asked whether people require a reasonable excuse to be out of their house, the Police Commissioner took the question on notice.

Have the police nothing better to do
The guy fined must have been a simpleton as should of said anything
ie going for exercise, going to the pub
what he probably said was fock off you swines
And people worry about Thailand police/immigration rules?? :confused: :confused: :confused:

There are more overpowering restrictions at home in Australia, than in Thailand. And Australia will impose more. :-k :-k

The NSW Police Commissioner "He can appeal the fine to Court" what and arrogant F..ck [-X [-X

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by GT93 » May 21, 2020, 5:37 pm

That's a big fine for a 19 year old. It would be interesting to see which groups of people were copping the fines too.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » May 21, 2020, 5:45 pm

pipoz4444 wrote:
May 21, 2020, 4:55 pm

The NSW Police Commissioner "He can appeal the fine to Court" .......... [-X [-X

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Not quite what was quoted, ie:
.........that man can write to him if he wants to appeal the fine OR take it court.
(My emphasis).

If my memory serves me correctly, the Commish said some time ago that he would personally review all fines issued under those laws (or something along those lines).

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by pipoz4444 » May 21, 2020, 7:19 pm

jackspratt wrote:
May 21, 2020, 5:45 pm
pipoz4444 wrote:
May 21, 2020, 4:55 pm

The NSW Police Commissioner "He can appeal the fine to Court" .......... [-X [-X

pipoz4444
Not quite what was quoted, ie:
.........that man can write to him if he wants to appeal the fine OR take it court.
(My emphasis).

If my memory serves me correctly, the Commish said some time ago that he would personally review all fines issued under those laws (or something along those lines).
Your splitting hairs JS

The emphasis either way, was that the youngster could take his issue to the Court, regardless of the fact that he may have said "the man can write to him". He is still an arrogant F..ck

If he, the Commissioner had any balls or brains, he would have come out and publicly rescinded the 1,000 Fine, a being over the top. Just another useless Public Servant.

1,000 fine in Emu Plains?? BS

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by jackspratt » May 21, 2020, 7:47 pm

No, I'm not splitting hairs - it is you who is conflating hairs.

The guy (offender) has 3 choices:

- pay the fine

- ask the Commish to review (after he has been made aware of all the facts - which I am sure he didn't have at the time of the interview))

- fight it in court.

Please look at what the Commish actually said - it has nothing to do with balls or brains.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by noosard » May 22, 2020, 5:57 am

My point is why
What utter nonsense
New Zealand has seen the same nonsense as well
Have to think revenue collecting

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by tamada » May 22, 2020, 7:57 am

Some people insist that speed camera's are solely for revenue collecting so it was only a matter of time before another fiscal health and safety admonishment got similarly mislabeled.

The UK authorities have been taking similar flak for either disproportionate or scattergun enforcement of the stay at home directives. With the further easing of these restrictions, local authorities are signalling that approval for higher fines will be sought as more younger and outwardly clever looking people take more of the Mickey.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by noosard » May 22, 2020, 8:52 am

So you can go to the pub but you cant be outside otherwise
what crap

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » May 22, 2020, 11:19 am

‘IT'S OUR HAPPY HOUR’: 50 punters allowed inside NSW pubs and restaurants
22/05/2020|4min

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed up to 50 people will be allowed inside pubs, cafes and restaurants from June after she decided to roll back far more restrictions than anticipated.

“New South Wales will be taking an important, critical and big step from 1 June, where pubs, cafes, restaurants, and the like, will be able to have up to 50 patrons,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“However, this will be with very strict guidelines in place. It has to be in adherence to the four-square-metre rule. So, some venues are small in space. They will only be able to have as many customers as is allowed in that space according to the four-square-metre rule.”

However Ms Berejiklian said standing and “mingling” would be banned in order to allow the boosted number of people inside venues.

“Nobody will be able to take bookings of more than 10 people,” she said.

"A maximum booking of 10 people. And also nobody will be able to be standing up in these venues. You have to be seated at a table, even if it's a pub. You have to be seated at the table, you have to be served at the table. There is no mingling, no standing around.”

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by cjd01 » May 22, 2020, 7:17 pm

Thai Airways has a flight Bangkok to Brisbane then on to Melbourne on 5th June

The flight departs Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Brisbane at 7pm on Friday 5 June and will fly onwards to Melbourne.

Ticket prices:
$1000 Australian dollars (TBC).

The same price will apply for tickets to Brisbane and Melbourne. Adults and children over 2 years of age to pay full fare. Infants (up to 2 years of age travelling on the lap of their parent) will be priced at 10% of the full fare.

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Re: A little ray of sunshine from Australia

Post by Barney » May 22, 2020, 9:27 pm

Gotta be a good thing coming out of Aussie that the country will not have to spend as much on COVID 19 social security payments. Figures were wrong from treasury and the ATO to the govt and now a saving of 60 billion dollars we don’t have to borrow. But is at least budgeted if needed later.
There are already those in politics making a negative out of this positive.


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