The corona virus COVID-19

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Apparently THAT engagement party in Caulfield will see fines totaling $350k dished out.  Pretty expensive evening.

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  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Apparently THAT engagement party in Caulfield will see fines totaling $350k dished out.  Pretty expensive evening.
Carnot
$350k across the 70 odd guests is a lot, but what they should do instead (but likely cannot) is amortise the entire cost of the contact tracing, testing and treatments of those infected across those associated with the event.

Chasing down the subsequent contacts of 70 people at an event with two known transfers would be a MASSIVE undertaking, which is going to cost the taxpayer a lot more than $350k recouped in simple fines (if they even get paid).
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Apparently THAT engagement party in Caulfield will see fines totaling $350k dished out.  Pretty expensive evening.
Carnot
They'll either get off one way or another. Fines will be quietly withdrawn, surreptitiously not issued or they will just not pay. They will have the money, influence or talent to avoid conviction.
Only mugs obey the law or pay fines here in Wictoria.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Apparently THAT engagement party in Caulfield will see fines totaling $350k dished out.  Pretty expensive evening.
They'll either get off one way or another. Fines will be quietly withdrawn, surreptitiously not issued or they will just not pay. They will have the money, influence or talent to avoid conviction.
Only mugs obey the law or pay fines here in Wictoria.
YM-Mundrabilla
Treat Covid fines like Tertiary education debt, hold it against personal income tax, garnish it from employers and/or via income tax returns.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced tighter new restrictions for Melbourne including a curfew and 5km bubble.

The state recorded 22 new local COVID-19 cases on Monday, leaving the government 'no option' but to tighten restrictions.

"We are at a tipping point. There's simply no option today but to further strengthen this lockdown,” Mr Andrews told reporters.

The new restrictions will come into place from 11.59pm on Monday night with the restrictions in place until September 2.


Daniel Andrews announced tighter restrictions would come into place from 11:59pm on Monday. Picture: Getty Images

CURFEWFrom 11:59pm on Monday, a curfew will be imposed on metropolitan Melbourne, which will last from 9pm to 5am every night.

The premier said the curfew would operate similar to how it did last year as there are "very limited reasons to leave the home during this time".

Visits to intimate partners or people under the single bubble are not permitted during the curfew hours.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
The state of NSW reported seven deaths and 478 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 on Monday. An eighth death, a 15-year-old boy who was receiving treatment for a serious health condition, was recorded after 8pm on Monday. All of Greater Sydney, including Wollongong, Central Coast, and the Blue Mountains, entered a lockdown on June 26, which has been extended for four more weeks until at least August 28. The rest of the state went into lockdown on August 14. On Saturday, NSW police announced Operation Stay At Home which includes increased fines, spot fines, single bubble permits and tighter restrictions.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
"There's simply no option today ..” Mr Andrews told reporters.


bevans
Of course, he is right, there is indeed no other option available to him today, but there was an alternate option available to him a week ago when he went soft and early on the lockdown and opened back up in a time when there were still community cases.

Should have stayed locked down Danny Boy, another couple of days then would have prevented a bunch of cases and confusion now, he took a bet when he knew the chances were that the cards wouldn't fall his way, I cannot be the only one not surprised he lost.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Of course, he is right, there is indeed no other option available to him today, but there was an alternate option available to him a week ago when he went soft and early on the lockdown and opened back up in a time when there were still community cases.
Aaron

Melbourne has stayed in lockdown 6 since it started. Andrews did not open back up in Melbourne a week ago, nor did he go soft. He had the horrible example of Sydney in front of him, and went in hard. He's had to toughen it because of irresponsible, selfish idiots who will not conform.

Should have stayed locked down Danny Boy, another couple of days then would have prevented a bunch of cases and confusion now, he took a bet when he knew the chances were that the cards wouldn't fall his way, I cannot be the only one not surprised he lost.
Aaron
In a word, nonsense.
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Of course, he is right, there is indeed no other option available to him today, but there was an alternate option available to him a week ago when he went soft and early on the lockdown and opened back up in a time when there were still community cases.

Should have stayed locked down Danny Boy, another couple of days then would have prevented a bunch of cases and confusion now, he took a bet when he knew the chances were that the cards wouldn't fall his way, I cannot be the only one not surprised he lost.
Aaron
You're not thinking Victoria is only Melbourne are you?

Regional Vic opened last week with no cases. Melbourne stayed locked down.
  303gunner Train Controller

So what does that tell you? People - especially our Mexican cousins - are effin' over it. They've done their bit for the cause, and been screwed over by Comrade Dan and Scotty from Marketing and CBF goin through it again.

And I don't blame them one bit.

Ah "Comrade Dan".

How did Dan actually screw Melbourne over?
Mr. Lane
Wasn't there a "Creeping Assumption" thing where they thought someone was making decisions, but no-one actually was, or owned up to it? Lead to 800 deaths? Still remains the worst toll for any Australian State, despite the current outbreak.

The Victorian Gov have definitely got their act together following that embarrassment. Lessons learnt.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Melbourne is the problem. Regional Victoria was taken off lock down because it was not contributing cases to the overall total, but nobody who lives in the Melbourne metro area has been allowed to travel outside it into the regional areas. The easing of regional lockdown has not made a blind bit of difference to the state's total. Check the map and see where all the Tier 1, 2 and 3 sites are.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Melbourne is the problem. Regional Victoria was taken off lock down because it was not contributing cases to the overall total, but nobody who lives in the Melbourne metro area has been allowed to travel outside it into the regional areas. The easing of regional lockdown has not made a blind bit of difference to the state's total. Check the map and see where all the Tier 1, 2 and 3 sites are.
Valvegear
Rightly or wrongly, as Kraviator said on the last page, people are absolutely sick to death of being made to stay in their homes. I read somewhere that the prescription of psychotropic drugs to children in Australia is up 400%. Imagine the damage being done to children, in particular -
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

Melbourne is the problem. Regional Victoria was taken off lock down because it was not contributing cases to the overall total, but nobody who lives in the Melbourne metro area has been allowed to travel outside it into the regional areas. The easing of regional lockdown has not made a blind bit of difference to the state's total. Check the map and see where all the Tier 1, 2 and 3 sites are.
Rightly or wrongly, as Kraviator said on the last page, people are absolutely sick to death of being made to stay in their homes. I read somewhere that the prescription of psychotropic drugs to children in Australia is up 400%. Imagine the damage being done to children, in particular -
don_dunstan
I reckon parents are suffering more than children. I know several women who are working from home and trying to home school their children at the same time. It is basically impossible and it is driving them insane.
  lsrailfan Minister for Railways

Location: Somewhere you're not
Melbourne is the problem. Regional Victoria was taken off lock down because it was not contributing cases to the overall total, but nobody who lives in the Melbourne metro area has been allowed to travel outside it into the regional areas. The easing of regional lockdown has not made a blind bit of difference to the state's total. Check the map and see where all the Tier 1, 2 and 3 sites are.
Rightly or wrongly, as Kraviator said on the last page, people are absolutely sick to death of being made to stay in their homes. I read somewhere that the prescription of psychotropic drugs to children in Australia is up 400%. Imagine the damage being done to children, in particular -
I reckon parents are suffering more than children. I know several women who are working from home and trying to home school their children at the same time. It is basically impossible and it is driving them insane.
Mr. Lane
I agree that home schooling must be driving the parents mad, however, I have heard some teacher's say that home schooling during this crisis is a good idea, because some of the teacher's are not yet vaccinated, how many school's have you heard of that are "closed for deep cleaning"?, and these are not even operating at full capacity, they are only open to children of essential workers.
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
Only in NSW are "shops which predominately sell maternity and baby supplies" considered essential retail! Doesnt Gladys realize that you can buy essential maternity and baby supplies from a chemist shop?
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Only in NSW are "shops which predominately sell maternity and baby supplies" considered essential retail! Doesnt Gladys realize that you can buy essential maternity and baby supplies from a chemist shop?
Gayspie
Mmmm, thats a big no short of a major Chemist and even then from our experience, no again!
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
Melbourne is the problem. Regional Victoria was taken off lock down because it was not contributing cases to the overall total, but nobody who lives in the Melbourne metro area has been allowed to travel outside it into the regional areas. The easing of regional lockdown has not made a blind bit of difference to the state's total. Check the map and see where all the Tier 1, 2 and 3 sites are.
Rightly or wrongly, as Kraviator said on the last page, people are absolutely sick to death of being made to stay in their homes. I read somewhere that the prescription of psychotropic drugs to children in Australia is up 400%. Imagine the damage being done to children, in particular -
don_dunstan
7 weeks being allowed to excercise on the streets up to a few km away is not a lockdown, its a restriction of movement. Try doing it with absolutely no movement outside your house allowed apart from essential workers and permission for one person to go to the shops and this doesn't include kids. Hint, the kids survived as did many millions more.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Nobody is being made to stay in their homes 24/7. Anybody who can't deal with the current restrictions of movements is weak of character. Cases of 'mental illness' are caused as much by the expectations of Australians to be continually pampered. Our indigenous brothers and sisters know true poverty, thanks to the Anglo Saxons, but other than that, it's a land of milk and honey. As my wife says ' if there's a case, brick them into their home for a month and have all food and services delivered to the door. That would wind it up quick-smart'.
  303gunner Train Controller

I reckon parents are suffering more than children. I know several women who are working from home and trying to home school their children at the same time. It is basically impossible and it is driving them insane.    
7 weeks being allowed to exercise on the streets up to a few km away is not a lockdown, its a restriction of movement. Try doing it with absolutely no movement outside your house allowed apart from essential workers and permission for one person to go to the shops and this doesn't include kids. Hint, the kids survived as did many millions more.
Nobody is being made to stay in their homes 24/7. Anybody who can't deal with the current restrictions of movements is weak of character. Cases of 'mental illness' are caused as much by the expectations of Australians to be continually pampered.
And in another thread on Railpage, the Taliban are taking over Afghanistan, forcing all women and girls to cease work and education and remain in their homes, unless accompanied by a male relative and covered from head to toe on the streets. Maybe it's not religious oppression, it's just Covid safety measures?
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Melbourne is the problem. Regional Victoria was taken off lock down because it was not contributing cases to the overall total, but nobody who lives in the Melbourne metro area has been allowed to travel outside it into the regional areas. The easing of regional lockdown has not made a blind bit of difference to the state's total. Check the map and see where all the Tier 1, 2 and 3 sites are.
Rightly or wrongly, as Kraviator said on the last page, people are absolutely sick to death of being made to stay in their homes. I read somewhere that the prescription of psychotropic drugs to children in Australia is up 400%. Imagine the damage being done to children, in particular -
7 weeks being allowed to excercise on the streets up to a few km away is not a lockdown, its a restriction of movement. Try doing it with absolutely no movement outside your house allowed apart from essential workers and permission for one person to go to the shops and this doesn't include kids. Hint, the kids survived as did many millions more.
RTT_Rules
Didn't you say last month that you'd never come back to the Lounge?
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Nobody is being made to stay in their homes 24/7. Anybody who can't deal with the current restrictions of movements is weak of character. Cases of 'mental illness' are caused as much by the expectations of Australians to be continually pampered. Our indigenous brothers and sisters know true poverty, thanks to the Anglo Saxons, but other than that, it's a land of milk and honey. As my wife says ' if there's a case, brick them into their home for a month and have all food and services delivered to the door. That would wind it up quick-smart'.
billybaxter
Crypto-fascism.
  303gunner Train Controller

In other news, Telstra is going to reward it's employees who get vaccinated as an incentive to increase vaccination rates. The reward? 200 Appreciate Points! Oooh, imagine the things you would do if you had 200 Appreciate Points. I wonder what the exchange rate is to Brownie Points or Skippy Badges?

https://au.yahoo.com/finance/news/200-cash-telstra-vaccine-000143123.html
  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
I'd appreciate some points. But I'd appreciate lower prices more, Telstra...

Is somebody actually paid to think up this stuff?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
I'd appreciate some points. But I'd appreciate lower prices more, Telstra...

Is somebody actually paid to think up this stuff?
apw5910
Probably get a bonus too.
  7334 Chief Commissioner

Location: In the workshop wondering why I started 7334 in the first place
I'd appreciate some points. But I'd appreciate lower prices more, Telstra...

Is somebody actually paid to think up this stuff?
Probably get a bonus too.
YM-Mundrabilla
Paid in "Appreciation Points" perhaps

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