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Old Oct 18th 2020, 12:19 pm
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And the land of the relatively untrashed economy ....Excluding Melbourne.

I don't know what it's like where you live but it's business as usual over here - and then some. Driving through Welshpool, Cannington, Kewdale (industrial areas) the other day and every second company has a sign out front advertising for staff. Shops all packed (Costco always rammed). Can't get 2nd hand cars, caravans etc for love nor money. All good at the moment.
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After today's announcements, Andrews is an A-grade Muppet. He's nothing more than a hateful, controlling prick

There will be a reckoning
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Old Oct 18th 2020, 12:44 pm
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I don't know what it's like where you live but it's business as usual over here - and then some. Driving through Welshpool, Cannington, Kewdale (industrial areas) the other day and every second company has a sign out front advertising for staff. Shops all packed (Costco always rammed). Can't get 2nd hand cars, caravans etc for love nor money. All good at the moment.
It's not too bad where I am too (NSW, close to the ACT). Same situation with 2nd hand cars, caravans, etc. We sold a caravan a couple of years ago, but we wish if we'd kept it now - today it would be worth at least 50% more than we sold it for back then. For the most part life seems to be going on pretty much normal around here.
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Old Oct 18th 2020, 1:38 pm
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It's not too bad where I am too (NSW, close to the ACT). Same situation with 2nd hand cars, caravans, etc. We sold a caravan a couple of years ago, but we wish if we'd kept it now - today it would be worth at least 50% more than we sold it for back then. For the most part life seems to be going on pretty much normal around here.
​​​​​​Great, getting back to normal. One of the beliefs I have at my very core, is that when government gets out of the way, people get on with shit. Government is important, but needs to be kept at arm's length away
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I don't know what it's like where you live but it's business as usual over here - and then some. Driving through Welshpool, Cannington, Kewdale (industrial areas) the other day and every second company has a sign out front advertising for staff. Shops all packed (Costco always rammed). Can't get 2nd hand cars, caravans etc for love nor money. All good at the moment.
Not much change in Sydney. A relatively packed pub watching the rugby yesterday - seating only is about the only change. City is still relatively empty for office workers since they discovered those industries can work from home. Probably 50% masked up on trains. Kids birthday parties and adult ones for that matter are throwing up some challenges with limits to 20. Half full stadiums. That's about the noticeable limitations I can see.

Perth seems pretty busy to me. One of the upshots of the WA hard border is I don't need to get on that long flight and can use Teams instead. Winner winner.
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Well no. Laissez faire economics has proven to be a big failure, which is what you are advocating. A government is or should be governing and not simply managing. Other wise the rich and powerful will ride rough shot over others, including government by undue influencing.
We see more than enough of that now.
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Well no. Laissez faire economics has proven to be a big failure, which is what you are advocating. A government is or should be governing and not simply managing. Other wise the rich and powerful will ride rough shot over others, including government by undue influencing.
We see more than enough of that now.
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Whoosh . The sound of fact passing over Amazulu's head.
No, the sound of Amazulu nodding and agreeing until you give up.

Neither of you are going to be persuaded from your position by the other so I think he's right on this approach.

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No, the sound of Amazulu nodding and agreeing until you give up.

Neither of you are going to be persuaded from your position by the other so I think he's right on this approach.

I usually just walk away
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Meanwhile, back in Melbourne, the Chairman is losing his grip. A bunch of healthy kiwis, willing to spend their South Pacific peso in Victoria's smashed economy are in Dan's sights. He can't find 10 of them. That must be eating Dan up.

Here's an idea Dan, put quarantine on your border like Queensland has done. It's a waste of money and it may not work in Victoria but it should give you back control.

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