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I would say the mindset is still Covid Zero. Tasmania likewise.

Well, we'll just have to disagree on that. I can't see a change in policy, where Tas at least has kept COVID out of the community for more than a year, to one where the Premier has announced fewer restrictions such that he acknowledges that it WILL get into the community, and he's even specifically said that there WILL be deaths, as 'Covid zero mindset'.
 

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Dumbstruck (and screwed) by the sudden death no detail NSW announcement. What really worries me is what sort of nonsense Qld will bung on.

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I’m sure after a big morning tea they will waddle up to the stand and we will get a big screamy presser from which I will not be watching and will just rely on AFF to distill for me later when I absolutely have to read it to be prepared for how it’s going to make my job harder and potentially tank our fmaily Christmas, again :(
 
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I’m sure after a big morning tea they will waddle up to the stand and we will get a big screamy presser from which I will not be watching and will just rely on AFF to distill for me later when I absolutely have to read it to be prepared for how it’s going to make my job harder and potentially tank our fmaily Christmas, again :(
Well if it makes you feel any better, ours has already been scuppered. We should have been on our last leg now (DOH-PER), but ....... instead, I'm sitting in LON having just heard that we're now switching back to PCR day 2 tests (and isolate from arrival until the PCR test result comes in). Sigh.
 

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Well, we'll just have to disagree on that. I can't see a change in policy, where Tas at least has kept COVID out of the community for more than a year, to one where the Premier has announced fewer restrictions such that he acknowledges that it WILL get into the community, and he's even specifically said that there WILL be deaths, as 'Covid zero mindset'.
Well, I know those are the words spoken here in SA too but sadly the actions suggest otherwise.
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Well if it makes you feel any better, ours has already been scuppered. We should have been on our last leg now (DOH-PER), but ....... instead, I'm sitting in LON having just heard that we're now switching back to PCR day 2 tests (and isolate from arrival until the PCR test result comes in). Sigh.
You would have had one done to get back to Australia though? Wouldn't that suffice?
 

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Well, I know those are the words spoken here in SA too but sadly the actions suggest otherwise.
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You would have had one done to get back to Australia though? Wouldn't that suffice?
Eh? I'm just noting that currently I should be on my way to PER for Christmas etc. But due to WA fortress amongst other things that isn't happening....
 

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Well, we'll just have to disagree on that. I can't see a change in policy, where Tas at least has kept COVID out of the community for more than a year, to one where the Premier has announced fewer restrictions such that he acknowledges that it WILL get into the community, and he's even specifically said that there WILL be deaths, as 'Covid zero mindset'.
Totally agree. Having spent all but 5 months in Tasmania since the pandemic started the Premier has consistently laid out his plans publicly. What's more he has followed those plans. Basically the only times he has changed the plans have been to bring forward steps out of lockdown or to drop a couple of restrictions for entering Tasmania.

As well the Department of Health continue to keep us up to date of the slightly more detailed plans not on the website for public viewing.
 

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Well, we'll just have to disagree on that. I can't see a change in policy, where Tas at least has kept COVID out of the community for more than a year, to one where the Premier has announced fewer restrictions such that he acknowledges that it WILL get into the community, and he's even specifically said that there WILL be deaths, as 'Covid zero mindset'.
I'm reserving judgement. You may be right, to be honest I've not been observing my home State as closely as I possibly should. The ridiculous overkill lock down recently does not fill me with confidence.
For me to be happy, they'd have to hand back their SOE powers. It's really hard to plan anything with security in an effective dictatorship. It might be benevolent, but they can still change the rules at the drop of a hat. We're not at war, we have a nasty virus and if the system in 2020 was not robust enough to deal with it, eighteen months down the track, it should be. We already have another mutation, this could go on for years.
Next step will be to postpone elections because of the public health emergency. Guarantee they would, if they thought they could get away with it!
 

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I'm reserving judgement. You may be right, to be honest I've not been observing my home State as closely as I possibly should. The ridiculous overkill lock down recently does not fill me with confidence.
For me to be happy, they'd have to hand back their SOE powers. It's really hard to plan anything with security in an effective dictatorship. It might be benevolent, but they can still change the rules at the drop of a hat. We're not at war, we have a nasty virus and if the system in 2020 was not robust enough to deal with it, eighteen months down the track, it should be. We already have another mutation, this could go on for years.
Next step will be to postpone elections because of the public health emergency. Guarantee they would, if they thought they could get away with it!
I think in SA that may start emerging mid Dec. Unless this new Thang spoils the show. It will be used as an excuse anyway.
 

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I must have missed the news but Brisbane has lost the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament - a key lead in to the Aus Open!

Adelaide International, Sydney Classic still going ahead.

Sigh. Massive loss for us. Thanks QLD border rubbish…
 

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I must have missed the news but Brisbane has lost the Brisbane International Tennis Tournament - a key lead in to the Aus Open!

Adelaide International, Sydney Classic still going ahead.

Sigh. Massive loss for us. Thanks QLD border rubbish…
Meh. It's only a ATP250.

Would've been a bigger loss if it was a ATP500 level tournament.
 

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What's the bet Omicron shuts down Christmas and New Years for the whole country, and mid January WHO and worldwide cronies come out and state slightly more transmissible but seemingly a lot less virulent than Delta. Betcha state premiers will take a while to re-relax restrictions though.

Don't worry though, Sigma will take out Christmas 2022, whilst Upsilon will take out Christmas 2023.
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And we thought all domestic borders and Happy Christmas for all (bar WA of course).

Can't half tell pretty sh*tted off at overreactions here worldwide.
 

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Doubts grow over Perth’s ability to host Ashes Test match, says WA Cricket chief Christina Matthews, as border restrictions cause havoc​



WA Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews says there is now only a 50-50 chance of the fifth and final Ashes Test match being played in Perth, after initially being bullish about retaining the test.

The clear favourite to host the match if Perth Stadium is unable to is Tasmania, considering the state's earlier interest.

Canberra shapes as another option, but it faces juggling fixtures, with three WNCL matches from January 7 to January 11.

 

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Doubts grow over Perth’s ability to host Ashes Test match, says WA Cricket chief Christina Matthews, as border restrictions cause havoc​



WA Cricket chief executive Christina Matthews says there is now only a 50-50 chance of the fifth and final Ashes Test match being played in Perth, after initially being bullish about retaining the test.

The clear favourite to host the match if Perth Stadium is unable to is Tasmania, considering the state's earlier interest.

Canberra shapes as another option, but it faces juggling fixtures, with three WNCL matches from January 7 to January 11.

I am ready to be attacked but forgive me for not caring if Perth loses this….
 
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