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  1. Went on a similar journey where I wanted to upgrade my Ayup with something to go on the mountain bike - went with the Knog Power mountain 2000 and it's just ridiculous in terms of putting light out and where you want it. It is big and not something I'd go with on the roadie but I could ride through a dense forest in pitch black with this and see everything I needed.
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    Coronavirus

    You're kidding right? Up until now AP was absolutely clear that the NSW/ACT borders would not open any time soon. It was way too much risk. She did not at any point say 'well if they do XYZ then we'll let them in'. And all of a sudden the risk can be managed. Don't get me wrong, I don't have an issue with the border opening up, just struggle to understand how decisions can be made in such a contradictory manner. And Albanese will be up here before you know it. On Tas equally weird - Tas has it's border shut until 1 Dec, I have work there and haven't been since Feb and can't travel a
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    Coronavirus

    It will be an interesting week with Dan fronting up to his own enquiry - the one that stopped him or any of his team commenting on hotel quarantine (which let's be honest was why he launched it) when it all turned to crap. I did like the 14 people who went to a birthday party getting fined but not the 5 families who regularly visited each other and resulted in 35 positive tests - apparently fining them would have been a disincentive to provide information as to who else they had been meeting with. Meanwhile here in QLD something miraculous happened in the ACT because the border wall sudde
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    Coronavirus

    Was he tested at the beginning of quarantine or just went into quarantine untested?
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    Coronavirus

    From my perspective Vic (and what it is/is not) doing is front and centre to CV19. Whether we like it or not Dan is setting the bar to which the other States/Territories and their strategies are getting measured and that's a very low bar unfortunately. To me it's not a politics thing it's whether or not his strategies are the right ones so this thread is a good place for it to be.
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    Good to see that the model being used to base Vic's strategy on has been put together by the relevant experts; "The lead researchers who built the model used for Daniel Andrews' COVID-19 "road map" aren't infectious diseases scientists. The team does include epidemiologists such as New Zealander Tony Blakely. But his career has spanned computer science, economics, smoking and cancer. Fellow Melbourne University professor Mark Stevenson is a road safety specialist who works in the Department of Architecture, Building and Planning. Jason Thompson is a psychologist who studies self
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    ANU has released the results of tests done on 3000 healthy people (never tested positive to CV19) for CV19 antibodies (so have had CV19). This was done back in June/July so before Melbourne's outbreak. Some interesting results; "Our best estimate is that around 0.28 per cent of Australians - one in 350 - had been infected with SARS-CoV-2 by that time. This suggests that instead of 11,000 cases we know about from nasal swab testing, about 70,000 people had been exposed overall," said Associate Professor Cockburn. Today we're reporting 26000 positive tests - simplistically that could
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    Coronavirus

    Been in Brissie for a number of years now, long time down in Mel before that and have family there as well hence the interest. But my biggest disappointment with all of this is the impotency of the PM - I (naively) thought this was Australia and not just a collection of jingoistic states with the exception of NSW. Why can’t we have one consistent set of advice based on best practise? It really can’t be that hard.
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    Coronavirus

    Can’t believe AP has set her up to cop all this flack - at least Dan has fronted up and said he’s responsible. It wasn’t a smart move though last week by her to say she’ll let people in who’ve got money ‘because Qld needs every dollar it can get’ (I think was the quote). Since when did she become the state’s economic adviser as well?? Personally I think she should be advising and not directing - AP was elected premier as far as I remember and I really dislike her nanny state approach.
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    Coronavirus

    It was a ‘captain’s call’ from Dan. The police have also distanced themselves from it.
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    Coronavirus

    Because they model what they’re told to and, my guess is, they were also told we want ‘0’ deaths. wonder what they would say if given control over driving, alcohol, cigarettes, personal weight etc etc.?
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    Coronavirus

    Anna thanks you for your support. perhaps think about it like Medicare and Centrelink - there will always be people abusing it but if the other choice is to get rid of it and let everyone fend for themselves ‘just in case’, I’m not sure what type of society that makes us?
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    I wouldn’t bet on her losing. She’s controlling the message and people believe her - so no scrutiny on how we will get out of this and how bad the budget is.
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    Coronavirus

    Well said. My only comment is that the vast majority are doing what they’ve been told to do - there’s a big difference between that and ‘doing the right thing’. At the start there were loads of unknowns and we needed to be rightly cautious. That was 6 months ago. Now we know way more and also understand the greater social and economic devastation. And yet the pollies aren’t evolving and just keep up the fear campaign enforced with intimidation for non compliance. Social distancing works, targeted protection of the vulnerable works.
  15. Nothing on the mountain I’ve seen. Nasty one at the top of Dean St close by which took a chunk out of my ear the other day!
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    Coronavirus

    Can you honestly see Dan resigning? Perhaps if it's given to him that there's no other choice but I just don't see him waking up one morning and thinking there's someone out there better than me to do this job.
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    Coronavirus

    Quite a remarkable turnaround particularly as it's The Age doing the survey and their readership tends to back the ALP.
  18. We both live in QLD and we know the ALP got elected on a no-sell basis twice. Even the LNP went there at the last election so what's the chances now?? I saw we have ~250K public servants, an increase of 4k this year. Maybe that's where everyone will end up 'working'? I agree though that non-essential services should be considered to be sold as a minimum - there is so much super money out there looking for a home it would be a good time to sell.
  19. QLD Gov't has updated its debt numbers - currently at $102,000,000,000 and looking to draw down more. Not sure what interest rate they're paying but historically it's been above mortgage rates. Assuming 4% then the DAILY interest bill is $11M. Currently we have 8.5% unemployed and growing and extremely limited tourism. LNG prices are in the toilet and coal has come off so royalties must be taking a hit. Keen to understand the way out of this?
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    Tennis

    He's put a survey out there asking his fans how many years ban he would have got for doing that - current favourite is 20! Got to say it's not a grand slam anymore, more of a regional event.
  21. Would be interesting to run the numbers on this. Say you spend $50K on a car you only use 3x week with its other job being a battery powerpack. Compare that with no car, using an uber and buying a battery. Gut feel is that the uber has you ahead...
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    Coronavirus

    And yet this came out the other day from your deputy CMO saying there’s no clear benefit. No wonder everyone is just confused - (might be behind a paywall) https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/28/evidence-masks-not-strong-either-direction-says-deputy-chief/amp/
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    Coronavirus

    You’re going for zero cases for 28 days with a population of 5M. Sorry but I just can’t see it.
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    Coronavirus

    My read of it is that Vic has formally announced it is going for an elimination strategy. I just cannot believe that is remotely possible.
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    Coronavirus

    Next you'll be telling us that 3 levels of government in a country of 25M people is too many! Just imagine a simpler world with one chief medical officer and not 8 or 9 each having their own view of the world depending on what their political master wanted them to say. WA are using their medical advice to keep the place indefinitely shut. The Commonwealth says its medical advice says it's fine to be open. Ever felt like a pawn in someone else's game?
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