The corona virus COVID-19

 
  allan Chief Commissioner

Numbers are still stubbornly high in Vic.

Western Australia seems to want it secede from Federation too.
Carnot
There's nothing new in that...

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  doyle Deputy Commissioner

I'm interested to know what is happening with the Simmons family who escaped Melbourne for Queensland, fines mean nothing for them I imagine. will they be sent back to Melbourne after quantine, or is being sent back only for the plebs

Is this a case of money talks and s h ! t walks

And I reckon police tazor everyone of those stupid selfish protestors, I'm so over these idiots
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I'm interested to know what is happening with the Simmons family who escaped Melbourne for Queensland, fines mean nothing for them I imagine. will they be sent back to Melbourne after quantine, or is being sent back only for the plebs

Is this a case of money talks and s h ! t walks

And I reckon police tazor everyone of those stupid selfish protestors, I'm so over these idiots
doyle

& News today stated they had been charged
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Police face off with anti-maskers in lockdown rallies

Victorian police are out in force amid fears thousands of people would take to the streets for another anti-lockdown rally.

With great public interest on a ‘Freedom Day’ rally on social media, police have been seen on horseback and around Parliament House, which was believed to be one of the locations targeted by protesters.

There have also been reports of officers stopping early morning walkers outside of the centre of state government.
A man has also been arrested ahead of the planned rally behind Parliament House.

The man was holding a sign which read: “State law inconsistent with the Commonwealth of Australia, Constitution 1902.”
The man was seen was seen being taken into the back of a police car.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/coronavirus-australia-live-news-conspiracy-theorist-james-bartolo-warns-supporters-to-avoid-protest/news-story/bc5b95acafc68d130bfa3679ff54d38d
  Graham4405 The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Dalby Qld
And I reckon police tazor everyone of those stupid selfish protestors, I'm so over these idiots
doyle
Hmm, that spelling doesn't work! TASER is an acronym of "Thomas A. Swift Electronic Rifle".
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

OK noted
  doyle Deputy Commissioner

"& News today stated they had been charged"
Question is will they be sent back to Melbourne?
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Police face off with anti-maskers in lockdown rallies
Victorian police are out in force amid fears thousands of people would take to the streets for another anti-lockdown rally.
With great public interest on a ‘Freedom Day’ rally on social media, police have been seen on horseback and around Parliament House, which was believed to be one of the locations targeted by protesters.
There have also been reports of officers stopping early morning walkers outside of the centre of state government.
A man has also been arrested ahead of the planned rally behind Parliament House.
The man was holding a sign which read: “State law inconsistent with the Commonwealth of Australia, Constitution 1902.”
The man was seen was seen being taken into the back of a police car.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/coronavirus-australia-live-news-conspiracy-theorist-james-bartolo-warns-supporters-to-avoid-protest/news-story/bc5b95acafc68d130bfa3679ff54d38d
bevans
I'm glad to see dozens of arrests have been made also.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Police face off with anti-maskers in lockdown rallies
Victorian police are out in force amid fears thousands of people would take to the streets for another anti-lockdown rally.
With great public interest on a ‘Freedom Day’ rally on social media, police have been seen on horseback and around Parliament House, which was believed to be one of the locations targeted by protesters.
There have also been reports of officers stopping early morning walkers outside of the centre of state government.
A man has also been arrested ahead of the planned rally behind Parliament House.
The man was holding a sign which read: “State law inconsistent with the Commonwealth of Australia, Constitution 1902.”
The man was seen was seen being taken into the back of a police car.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/coronavirus-australia-live-news-conspiracy-theorist-james-bartolo-warns-supporters-to-avoid-protest/news-story/bc5b95acafc68d130bfa3679ff54d38d
I'm glad to see dozens of arrests have been made also.
lsrailfan
Maybe they should have worn BLM t-shirts Laughing
  DirtyBallast Chief Commissioner

Location: I was here first. You're only visiting.
^ Not funny at all, Dangersdan707.

The current protests are being made by unintelligent folk in direct defiance of harsher restrictions than those experienced way back in early June, when the BLM protest was held in Melbourne.

Back then, the restriction for outdoor gatherings was a maximum group size of 20 people (now, it is basically zero). Back then, sanitizer and masks were provided (today, zero). Back then, despite the large number of protesters, an effort was actually made to keep some sort of distance between themselves (today, zero). Back then, Dan Andrews implored people not to partake in the protest (today, same). Back then, the cumulative count of community transmission of the virus over the preceding 14 days was six (today it is 537. Both figures sourced from covidlive.com.au). Back then, the protest resulted in bugger all community transmission:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-24/coronacheck-black-lives-matter-melbourne-andrew-bolt-masks/12481360

For the record I have not partaken in any BLM protests that have been held.
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
This escalates quickly and necessarily in the UK.


Let's hope this is not a precursor to Australia if lockdowns continue.  Disturbing to watch.
bevans
No, frustrating, the video was cut short.

The rule is simple, the cops are not their to negotiate the law, just enforce it, hence called "Law Enforcement Officers". Don't like the law, complain to the govt and on voting day, not the cops.

Should have TASER'ed his smeg.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
^ Not funny at all, Dangersdan707.

The current protests are being made by unintelligent folk in direct defiance of harsher restrictions than those experienced way back in early June, when the BLM protest was held in Melbourne.

Back then, the restriction for outdoor gatherings was a maximum group size of 20 people (now, it is basically zero). Back then, sanitizer and masks were provided (today, zero). Back then, despite the large number of protesters, an effort was actually made to keep some sort of distance between themselves (today, zero). Back then, Dan Andrews implored people not to partake in the protest (today, same). Back then, the cumulative count of community transmission of the virus over the preceding 14 days was six (today it is 537. Both figures sourced from covidlive.com.au). Back then, the protest resulted in bugger all community transmission:
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-24/coronacheck-black-lives-matter-melbourne-andrew-bolt-masks/12481360

For the record I have not partaken in any BLM protests that have been held.
DirtyBallast
My profuse apologies. I am a dull and simple lad. Cannot tell water from Champagne.......

And I am clearly not Woke enough to know when something is NOT a double standard

And for the record, the Ms and I probably would have partaken in the BLM protest had it not been for Covid 19

Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
The police should be given sjamboks and let loose on these anti mask protestors.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Back then, Dan Andrews implored people not to partake in the protest (today, same).
DirtyBallast
That is an extremely self serving and disingenuous comment. Everyone who followed the events leading up to the BLM protest in Melbourne knows that Dan and the ALP had to be dragged kicking and screaming to asking people not to attend.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

The unemployment rate has dropped considerably in the U.S.A as the place reopens, even in the midst of 40-50k new cases per day.

And Russian vaccine is showing promise:

  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

What I don't get is why people are protesting in the last week of the lockdown. Either protest and rebel in week one, or deal with it and see it through.

I support the protestors, but not the timing.
  don_dunstan The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Adelaide proud
Back then, Dan Andrews implored people not to partake in the protest (today, same).
That is an extremely self serving and disingenuous comment. Everyone who followed the events leading up to the BLM protest in Melbourne knows that Dan and the ALP had to be dragged kicking and screaming to asking people not to attend.
BrentonGolding
In fairness to Chairman Dan he didn't have the same extraordinary powers back then that he does now; both a state of emergency and a disaster declaration allowing him to do pretty much whatever he wants.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

This wont go down well if true:
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
What I don't get is why people are protesting in the last week of the lockdown. Either protest and rebel in week one, or deal with it and see it through.

I support the protestors, but not the timing.
Mr. Lane
I would say it is because their anxiety, boredom and googling has increased over the last 5 weeks. Not everyone is the same and the lockdown affects different people in different ways. As Carnot and I have posted before some people we know or have read about are really starting to unravel a bit and the longer it goes the worse it will get for some

Unfortunately as Carnot has posted this AM I don't think Melbourne is coming out of Stage 4 for a while yet. Let's hope that we at least see a stage 4 light or some concrete timeline that people can grab onto and look forward to.

From a regional perspective I hope we go back to stage 2 as many LGAs now have zero or very low case numbers with only Geetroit and Colac Otway really struggling to get on top of it
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE
I would say it is because their anxiety, boredom and googling has increased over the last 5 weeks. Not everyone is the same and the lockdown affects different people in different ways. As Carnot and I have posted before some people we know or have read about are really starting to unravel a bit and the longer it goes the worse it will get for some

Unfortunately as Carnot has posted this AM I don't think Melbourne is coming out of Stage 4 for a while yet. Let's hope that we at least see a stage 4 light or some concrete timeline that people can grab onto and look forward to.

From a regional perspective I hope we go back to stage 2 as many LGAs now have zero or very low case numbers with only Geetroit and Colac Otway really struggling to get on top of it
BrentonGolding
The lockdown will hopefully remind people on how to behave once its over.

Compared to Europe, most people in Melbourne have it easy as they are in their own houses, not apartments, there is also some freedom of movement on the streets. In some parts of Europe and places like Dubai we were not even allowed to walk the dog. Shopping limited to one person once every 3 days provided you applied on line for a permit in advance.

So basically, enjoy the couch and Netflix's for another few weeks.

...and of course, TASER any stupid protesters. Time and Place people!

Regards
Shane
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Opening of restaurants and other business from October 28th?  Kidding right?
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Here is the "roadmap" out of Melbourne's lockdown. - https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/what-you-need-to-know-about-victoria-s-roadmaps-out-of-lockdown/ar-BB18Ht1b?ocid=msedgntp
lsrailfan

I now wonder if Victoria will be bypassed for a lot of business investment.
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

I would say it is because their anxiety, boredom and googling has increased over the last 5 weeks. Not everyone is the same and the lockdown affects different people in different ways. As Carnot and I have posted before some people we know or have read about are really starting to unravel a bit and the longer it goes the worse it will get for some

Unfortunately as Carnot has posted this AM I don't think Melbourne is coming out of Stage 4 for a while yet. Let's hope that we at least see a stage 4 light or some concrete timeline that people can grab onto and look forward to.

From a regional perspective I hope we go back to stage 2 as many LGAs now have zero or very low case numbers with only Geetroit and Colac Otway really struggling to get on top of it
The lockdown will hopefully remind people on how to behave once its over.

Compared to Europe, most people in Melbourne have it easy as they are in their own houses, not apartments, there is also some freedom of movement on the streets. In some parts of Europe and places like Dubai we were not even allowed to walk the dog. Shopping limited to one person once every 3 days provided you applied on line for a permit in advance.

So basically, enjoy the couch and Netflix's for another few weeks.

...and of course, TASER any stupid protesters. Time and Place people!

Regards
Shane
RTT_Rules
Yes the restrictions are not as harsh in Melbourne, but it seems we now have an effective 6 week extension. That is three months all up. I am not sure how many other jurisdictions have done a lockdown for this long.

I think there are going to be more protests popping up in the coming weeks.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Here is the "roadmap" out of Melbourne's lockdown. - https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/what-you-need-to-know-about-victoria-s-roadmaps-out-of-lockdown/ar-BB18Ht1b?ocid=msedgntp

I now wonder if Victoria will be bypassed for a lot of business investment.
bevans
I already know of a couple of people who have liquidated their businesses in Melbourne and headed up North to start a brand new life.

Investment will naturally drift to places where there is more economic activity which is unlikely to be Melbourne for quite a while yet. Regional Vic shouldn't be hit as hard and local estate agents are reporting good real estate sales and high levels of enquiry from people looking to escape from Melbourne. The last time I spoke to an agent in The Maine was around 4 weeks ago, I expect the inquiry rate to have continued to rise since then.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqZ8428GSrI

My suggestion for the new Melbourne City Anthem - Ghost Town by The Specials

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