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    Whoooo....flatten the curve on that excitement level dude. This social isolation stuff has a long time to go. Don't want to use it all up at once
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    Just watched the news. Apparently chasing George Pell across 2 States is considered essential travel for our hard working media hacks. Ironically it was followed shortly afterwards by a story about the number of people who have been fined not not adhering to social distancing and isolation rules and a comment about people still not getting it. Hypocrites. AJ
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    Maybe it shouldn't be Bill Gates involved in this. His previous track record concerning preventing virus infections isn't too flash #ITJoke AJ
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    Hope it takes less time to find one than it has to find a vaccine for HIV. AJ
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    It means stay in your Principle place of residence 24*7 till you go completely and utterly psycho and then we'll come in a white rubber van and take you away. If there going to be 6+ months of this then things are going to have to change. The masses will start to rebel if this hardline approach isn't sensibly softened soon.
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    Shhh you'll destroy my reputation of talking crap
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    While police are fining people for non-essential travel and group activities let me suggest a few people that could be fined. Now determining what is essential and non-essential is (in my view) extremely subjective. In my view essential means that there is no other option. So the following people should be fined as the following activities are (according to my definition) non-essential Anybody who has holds or attends an interview outdoors. e.g. Politicians, Police Commissioners, Reporters. No reason at all for these people to be travelling, outdoors or in a group situation purely for the purpose of an interview. if the rest of us have to resort to virtual meetings then these people should set an example and do the same. Reporters doing their 15sec piece to camera in front of some outside location. Whether they are there or not there doesn't add anything to the story. AJ
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    Important question....Do we still get the Public Holiday?
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    Have you noticed that all the people insisting we all stay at home, arn't actually doing it themselves and so have absolutely no idea what its like to be shut up in a house day after day, week after week. After 3 weeks being shut up in the house, a drive anywhere was most definately essential travel. We went from home to home and didn't stop and get out of the car anywhere. AJ
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    These days this seems to be a pre-requisite skill for a job in politics or the media
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    Because they're too busy endlessly crapping on about stuff they know absolutely nothing about?
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    Now that I've seen the details, I doubt that any childcare centre will be able to look after any more than 60-70%% of their licenced numbers and so will only be able to take those high priority cases anyway. AJ
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    Heres a serious thought Seeing that we're being told not to drive anywhere unless absolutely necessary, How about some rego relief on our cars and caravans? The way things are going, I could pay for 6 months rego and not actually drive the car anywhere in that time. AJ
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    Don't be surprised if Child Care centres still close. Legal requirements may mean that they're required to employ more staff than the subsidy can support. AJ
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    To me it seems that the whole childcare thing was done as a knee jerk reaction. From our understanding (and we're still waiting for official confirmation from our head office), the child numbers that the payments are based on are as at early March (i.e. before parents starting pulling their kids out) and won't change. Problem is that while the major centres lost numbers, the family daycare system gained numbers. So if the FDC had 3 kids in early March and their maximum of 7 next week (due to school holidays) you would still only get paid for 3 kids. Its an essential job to keep parents working but it means these providers are getting paid less than 15year old at Maccas (and thats before you deduct expenses) Just doesn't make sense. AJ
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    Not if your job is in Family daycare. The devil is in the detail but from what we understand most Family Daycare providers will lose 40%-70% of their income overnight. AJ
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    That'll piss off the grey nomads planning to head north for the winter. No way I'd want to self-isolating in a caravan.
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    Good News...Local bottle shop still has plenty of alcohol .😀 How long that will last is anybodies guess.
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    I saw toilet paper on shelves today...for about 10 minutes. Part of that right place, right time scenario. Saw the bloke bring it out and got the first one off the pallet. Rest were gone in less 10 minutes as word got around. Not sure he even had time to put more than one handful on the shelves before the rest disappeared off the pallet. And no I wasn't hoarding. Mrs AJ runs one of the Family Day Care centres I mentioned earlier. We get what we can when we can but don't abuse it. Fortunately, we've been very lucky and been in the right place at the right time more than once so we have enough to make do for a little while. But we'll continue to get stuff when/as its available. We're hoping this sorts itself out within a month or that we our luck holds. After that we'll need to start considering our position and whether we need to close. Not just for the benefit of the kids but for our own protection. Simon
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    Same around here. We have 5 major supermarkets within 5 km of home (7 within 8km) and they all have lots of empty shelves and getting the basics is becoming more a case of good luck (being in the right place at the right time) than anything else. But heres something to consider that hasn't been raised in the media... Unless something changes soon, its only a matter of time before many of the Family Day Care centres (and possibly the commericial ones as well) will have to shut down because they simply can't get Paper towel, baby wipes, hand sanitiser, toilet paper, and the other items which are business critical for their continued operation. From those that I'm familar with, they basically rely on having a constant supply of supermarket stock on shelves and so only had a 3-4 of weeks supply at best. Those that have been able to get supplies will survive, those that can't will have to close their doors. You can work out the various impact scenarios yourself if the Child care system collapses (either completely or even partially) but most of them won't be pretty for that percentage of the population (mostly young, dual income families) that will be impacted if this happens. Now add in what might happen if they close the schools as well...
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    Why not call in the army? They've done it for cyclones, floods and bushfires. From what I can see, apart from saying "Don't Panic" and describing people as "UnAustralian" they've tried nothing to improve the situation and they're all out of ideas. AJ
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    Yeah I'm sure they are too but if they have restrictions which are outside their control which is preventing them from getting stock in then thats where the Government should step up and sort it out. Not a big fan of my local butchers, had some dodgy stuff from there once. Local Fruit and Veg was pretty much stocked but I got most of mine last Saturday so no need to buy extra. Will buy at the corner store if necessary but definately not my first choice given the prices they charge. Was at my local Woolies first thing this morning (after the oldies hour of power) and they're pretty much out of the basics and have been for some time. From my trip today I noticed - Been no toilet paper for at least a couple of weeks. Limited paper towels, No rice, no pasta, No chicken breast, very limited fresh milk, limited long-life milk, no wipes, no hand sanitiser, limited disinfectant, restricted frozen veges/chips/etc., restricted toothpaste and soap. From a personal perspective, I'm not too concerned about shortages. The family will get by with whatever is available but Mrs AJ runs a family Day Care business and some of that stuff is business critical. We have some supplies (thanks to a big slice of luck) but not enough for an extended period of time. Local BWS didn't seem to have any stocking issues. AJ
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    I'm saying that he could stop calling people names and find some way to help get the deliveries moving better so that the stores have product. If they can (legally) stop the general population from gathering in numbers then surely they can find ways to facilitate the movement of produce so that the stores can get more stuff on the shelves and faster. If that means kicking butts at state or local level then so be it. Having declared a Biosecurity Emergency, this isn't the time for our leaders to sit back and and say this is somebody elses issue.
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