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Border closing is having an effect on population numbers.....

Originally posted by "BBC Live News" "BBC Live News" wrote:

Australia is heading towards its lowest population growth in a hundred years this year.

The rate will plunge from an average 2% growth to 0.6% due to border closures and immigration disruptions. For decades, migrants have driven Australia's population increase and related economic growth. 

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C19 has cost us $200billion  in supporting business and jobs....

We a wealthy country, 

I pity some other countries that were poverty stricken before this all happened,

The down  turn  in migration will be welcomed by some,

Although we a very big country ,the habital areas are getting smaller and with  climate change,things can only get worse.....

I worry what the World will be like for my grandchildren...

Soylet Green......🙁




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Originally posted by Penham Penham wrote:

I'm in Oklahoma, one of the state's getting worse, also one of the state's that opened early. People here aren't wearing masks, saying it takes away their rights,  blah, blah, blah, it's ridiculous. So we just keep getting worse and worse. 

Yikes!  I lived for several years in the Tulsa area and know the Okie mentality well....I can just imagine.  

Here in AZ, we have an interesting mix of liberal Democratic Northern transplants and home-grown conservatives.  AZ is transforming into a purple, perhaps eventually blue (liberal Democrat) state, which is interesting. 

However, like OK, we have our hard-core "won't wear a mask, ever!" crowd.  I get very nervous when shopping in large stores like Super Wal-Mart, since there have been armed confrontations.  NEVER confront a person not wearing a mask, just avoid them. 

Penham, I'm very fond of OK, so it hurts me to see you having so many troubles.  My wife and I sequester ourselves and work entirely from home, so we have withdrawn from the local economy - no restaurant meals, limited shopping, no socializing etc.  Be safe out there! 

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Sydney Morning Herald: 'Mr McGowan, tear down this wall': Federal Libs mount case against WA's border restrictions.

https://www.smh.com.au/national/western-australia/mr-mcgowan-tear-down-this-wall-federal-libs-mount-case-against-wa-s-border-restrictions-20200729-p55gk6.html

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Yikes...doesn't sound good Carbon.....

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Not many people here liking the Federal government at the moment,

I called the office of govener general,said when the constitution was written did they foresee a pandemic.....

Did they make provision for it..... 

Of course the answer is No....

So therefore the constitution should be amended......

Our state premier had the full backing of the people......

To keep borders shut......

You should see the letters in local paper......


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POWER TO THE PEOPLE......



Sense at last from our Prime Minister

ABC News: Commonwealth withdraws from Clive Palmer border case, Prime Minister's letter to WA Premier reveals.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-02/government-removes-support-for-clive-palmers-push-to-open-border/12515948

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i have seen two articles online in new zealand regarding australlias plight in the last hour.

pictures show long lines,as hundreds of non-preppers dash to the supermarkets to stock-up.

i despair at the stupidity on display here.


after the first lockdown,everybody had the chance to get some supplies,lest 'another' lockdown occured later on.

this was an equal opportunity thing. everybody could have gotten a little something to put aside,.........but no.they were too proud i guess.

remember fellow preppers,these are the same people who laughed at us for years,and 'joked' to us that they would just take [from us,by force if they felt inclined ] what they needed if the brown stuff ever hit the fan.

im waiting for our media to be flooded with tales of woe and heartbreak,as the woefully unprepped face the consequences of reality.


go ahead,tell me im wrong.

prepare for the worst,hope for the best.
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All I can say is there's alot of ignorant people out there......

And  there comes a time you have to look after your self first.......

Q.who are the rescuers in a catastrophy.....

A.

the survivors......

Who are the survivors ?

Preppers.....

The lucky......

Natural selection in action.....

Darwin/Wallace,Faraday,Newton,Einstine,Curie,

Many more Great Educated ladies and men 

Science,science,science

Where would we be without it......




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Carbon I did laugh out loud this morning when I read that Scott Morrison was aiming to emulate NZ's strict lockdown because when we did it, Australian politicians were quick to accuse us of over reacting, committing economic suicide and being hysterical. Now the proof of the pudding's in the eating and they are following our lead, albeit 6 months too late. 

But seriously, I hope it works for your guys. It's amazing how quickly the numbers escalate. Now is a great time to do it because once spring and summer really get under way, they'll be no way of keeping you Aussies indoors, and you'll all be out and about socializing again. And just think about Christmas - lockdown over the festive season would be a complete nightmare. 

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Australia records deadliest day but fewer new infections  (19 deaths, 332 cases).    Still extremely low figures compared to Europe and the Americas.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-53718184

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Daily Mail: Scott Morrison says coronavirus restrictions will drag on into 2021.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8613785/Scott-Morrison-says-coronavirus-restrictions-drag-2021.html

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Just can't trust some people.....

W..ker

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In Colorado, Douglas County specifically, things are getting back to normal.  Our movie theaters are opening,  Our grocery stores are back to normal, people at beaches and parks.  We still have to wear masks thank goodness.  I hope i am wrong and that this thing fizzles out but I gotta tell you that I am worried for the fall!  People are so hung up in thinking this is political they aren't even paying attention!  

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Anyone with half brain would be worried about the fall,

and winter is coming.......

Maybe rolling in the snow will cure C19.....

Only joking......😷😉

Keep safe all 




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The Guardian: Victoria's new coronavirus cases fall to lowest rate in two months as 18 more die from Covid-19.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/29/victorias-new-coronavirus-cases-fall-to-lowest-rate-in-two-months-as-18-more-die-from-covid-19

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Great news!  Seems things are getting better most places or am I nieve?

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 Let's hope so,

My family over in the east are going stir crazy but they know and see that things are improving.....

Underlockdown.......

And mask wearing......

Most !!!

Australians pull together in a crisis.......



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ABC News: Victorian coronavirus restrictions could be lifted with 'ring-fencing' in hotspot areas, WHO advisor says.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-31/victoria-coronavirus-restrictions-could-be-lifted-ring-fencing/12610704

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Well my fingers are crossed for you my friend. Also keep us updated on flu as well!

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No flu as yet, (no tourists)

nasty chesty cold doing the rounds...stay well all..😷😉

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ABC News: Kerry O'Brien tells Q&A Australia's political system is letting down younger generation, fears we're going down same path as US.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-01/kerry-obrien-compares-australia-to-trumps-america-china-q+a/12615474

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ABC News: With coronavirus border restrictions, Scott Morrison is at the whim of the states — and it's worse than we thought.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-06/scott-morrison-national-cabinet-states-going-in-different-ways/12630656

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oh my carbon! haha.  Everything in the states is opening back up full throttle....hope it doesn't bite them in the arse!!

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Our borders remain sealed,not many people here want to open them yet,and why would we.....

Mind you it's very easy to seal our borders.....



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I would really, really like to move to Australia right about now. 

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Originally posted by BeachMama BeachMama wrote:

I would really, really like to move to Australia right about now. 

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Not covid related but some nice news out of Australia https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54230578


Also good news "Australia coronavirus cases 'set to be lowest in months'"  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54223977

Lock downs do work if applied early enough: "Mr Andrews has defended the state's strict lockdown, pointing to rising cases in Europe. "

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The page of the first link you posted seems to be unavailable.

Andrews seems to have been right in what he did and it's proving out.  Just like experts said.  Imagine that!

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Link corrected in previous post.  Thanks for the notification of the problem.   

Correct link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54230578

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Here in NZ we went back to level 1 at midnight last night, all of us except Auckland who have to remain at level 2 for 2 weeks. Level 1 means life as normal.

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