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    Looking at the stats now, I believe Australia will be one of the first ‘first world countries’ to be rid of the virus (well - down to known traceable carriers). And from this I see a future explosion of immigrants from other first world countries within the next 2-5 years. With the opinion that people living within those countries will see how their own governments literally gave up / failed to act in a reasonable way to protect their own, and hence will see no option but to move to a country with a far greater survival rate if per chance this should happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post
    One of my sisters rang me last week, frantic, said 3 Chinese warships had just arrived in Sydney harbour.
    She was beside herself, said "I knew there was something behind this , I knew it I knew it."
    I said hang on went to ABC news nothing there, turns out she somehow saw a news item from a few years ago.
    Are people on edge ?
    Just a little.

    Actually only bout a year ago.
    Don't tell her about the Japanese whalin- sorry, "research" ships that stop in Sydney for fuel.

    Was the news story in her recommended feed or anything like that? If it was, then it's quite likely news outlets prepping an anti-China narrative; I have "People are 'waking up to the threat posed' by Communist China" from Sky News in my Youtube recommended at the moment, even though I never watch Sky News; my browser actually has an extension called de-mainstream that is supposed to eliminate recommendations from mainstream news sources but a few still slip through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE-DC View Post
    Don't tell her about the Japanese whalin- sorry, "research" ships that stop in Sydney for fuel.

    Was the news story in her recommended feed or anything like that? If it was, then it's quite likely news outlets prepping an anti-China narrative; I have "People are 'waking up to the threat posed' by Communist China" from Sky News in my Youtube recommended at the moment, even though I never watch Sky News; my browser actually has an extension called de-mainstream that is supposed to eliminate recommendations from mainstream news sources but a few still slip through.
    She saw it in her feed and it was an error apparently but I think she probably just hit a couple of wrong links.....not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S4Simon View Post
    Looking at the stats now, I believe Australia will be one of the first ‘first world countries’ to be rid of the virus (well - down to known traceable carriers). And from this I see a future explosion of immigrants from other first world countries within the next 2-5 years. With the opinion that people living within those countries will see how their own governments literally gave up / failed to act in a reasonable way to protect their own, and hence will see no option but to move to a country with a far greater survival rate if per chance this should happen again.

    we need strict borders till a vaccine is developed and circulated, and even then every migrant should have a certificate of clearance.

    Anti-vaxers can be returned to country of origin
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    Quote Originally Posted by S4Simon View Post
    Looking at the stats now, I believe Australia will be one of the first ‘first world countries’ to be rid of the virus (well - down to known traceable carriers). And from this I see a future explosion of immigrants from other first world countries within the next 2-5 years. With the opinion that people living within those countries will see how their own governments literally gave up / failed to act in a reasonable way to protect their own, and hence will see no option but to move to a country with a far greater survival rate if per chance this should happen again.
    If they're allowed to come here that is. I can see border controls remaining very tight for some time under the premise of safety measures against the virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBO View Post
    If they're allowed to come here that is. I can see border controls remaining very tight for some time under the premise of safety measures against the virus.
    I wish, time will tell.
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    One of my concerns is that we are creating a socialist mess. When this is all over, how then do you reduce unemployment benefits to that level which existed when the world was normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S4Simon View Post
    Looking at the stats now, I believe Australia will be one of the first ‘first world countries’ to be rid of the virus (well - down to known traceable carriers).
    One of my big fears is that we'll revert to our typical Australian complacency before the risk is over. You'll get a bunch of dickheads thinking along the lines of, "Well, I don't know of anyone who's died in the last week so it's safe now" and we'll begin all over again.

    I'm worried that my parents are going to be in that bracket. I spoke to Dad today and he was looking forward to the Frewville Foodland opening for the day so he could go and get essentials such as tonic water for his gin, fillet mignon, rum and raisin chocolate, potato chips, etc. I arranged a First Froots delivery for my parents last week and they have steak and bacon and chicken for days, a heap of fresh fruit and veggies, etc. But they're different to what he's used to and I am genuinely afraid that I might be talking about this in a few years time saying something like "yeah, my Dad died from coronavirus. He went to the supermarket to buy fillet mignon because he didn't want to order from a butcher that delivers."

    My mother has since taken control of all of the car keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amgsl55 View Post
    One of my concerns is that we are creating a socialist mess. When this is all over, how then do you reduce unemployment benefits to that level which existed when the world was normal.
    I think that's going to be extremely difficult but if we are in for a depression those measures will have to stay in place anyway.

    On a positive note I had to go out today and the roads are a dream........almost empty.
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    Strict quarantine the 60 plus and at risk people and open for business, a lot more disaster and death will be caused by an economic collapse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fortis View Post
    Strict quarantine the 60 plus and at risk people and open for business, a lot more disaster and death will be caused by an economic collapse.
    I was thinking the same thing. the death rate is so low you wonder if it's worth shutting the whole economy down, then again what if it's still on it's way and is yet to hit us.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. the death rate is so low you wonder if it's worth shutting the whole economy down, then again what if it's still on it's way and is yet to hit us.......
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Not gonna say ScoMo's done a good job or has been an effective leader but I will say I don't envy him right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. the death rate is so low you wonder if it's worth shutting the whole economy down, then again what if it's still on it's way and is yet to hit us.......
    I don’t know how you get by with so much paranoia, stay positive and go with the flow it’s a lot better for your health.
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    Dodge if the war ships are coming down to Victoria I’ll be sure to give you the heads up. I can see all of them from my balcony. I’ve been watching all the cruise ships cutting hot laps waiting for the government to let them dock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodger View Post
    I think that's going to be extremely difficult but if we are in for a depression those measures will have to stay in place anyway.

    On a positive note I had to go out today and the roads are a dream........almost empty.

    Not here on the gold Coast. People are taking the piss. Beaches are busy, I go for a bike ride 40 minutes per day and no matter where I go there's people getting a coffee, going for a stroll, sunbathing, splashing in the water etc.

    Past my house today the boat traffic is less, but I still see plenty of big cruisers and jetski's cruising past. They just have a fishing rod on display to get around the rules that you can go fishing for food.

    They need to be more prescriptive, you can exercise but in your suburb (or say within 2-5km). People should not be driving g 30 minutes to the beach making it busier than it needs to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by looney View Post
    Not here on the gold Coast. People are taking the piss. Beaches are busy, I go for a bike ride 40 minutes per day and no matter where I go there's people getting a coffee, going for a stroll, sunbathing, splashing in the water etc.

    Past my house today the boat traffic is less, but I still see plenty of big cruisers and jetski's cruising past. They just have a fishing rod on display to get around the rules that you can go fishing for food.

    They need to be more prescriptive, you can exercise but in your suburb (or say within 2-5km). People should not be driving g 30 minutes to the beach making it busier than it needs to be.
    That could start a revolution - "So the rich are allowed to go to the beach because they live next to it, but because i'm poor, I'm not allowed to because I live far away? Fuck the rich! We should be equal!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by andecorp View Post
    That could start a revolution - "So the rich are allowed to go to the beach because they live next to it, but because i'm poor, I'm not allowed to because I live far away? Fuck the rich! We should be equal!"
    Yeah I know. It's not the best outcome. But people are making a mockery of ScoMo's ruling that you can exercise. Its not just the beach, it's also the national parks, lakes and major parks also.

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    My life has barely changed in the current situation. Get up, drive to work, spend 12hrs there and drive back 5-6 days a week. Do stuff around the house on day off. Rinse and repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 360c View Post
    My life has barely changed in the current situation. Get up, drive to work, spend 12hrs there and drive back 5-6 days a week. Do stuff around the house on day off. Rinse and repeat.
    Mines similar, we've ramped up in the last couole of weeks.

    I'm undecided whether i pursue buying a house now or wait and see if the market crashes altogether

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