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Vaccinated Sydney residents get 'blueprint for freedom'

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So the government gets to dictate to you the conditions of your freedom now, huh?

where is the science that supports these 70%, 80% and 90% numbers?

13 ( +27 / -14 )

'blueprint for freedom'

it says it all

get your country back Aussies!

15 ( +24 / -9 )

Talk to any healthcare worker and they'll tell you why lockdowns have been necessary.

-7 ( +16 / -23 )

I am an Australian who actually lives here. I am much more qualified to comment on Australia and what is going on here than individuals who live elsewhere and who's only window into Australia is media articles.

-8 ( +14 / -22 )

I am an Australian who actually lives here. I am much more qualified to comment on Australia and what is going on here than individuals who live elsewhere and who's only window into Australia is media articles.

Surprisingly enough, some of us have family and friends back in Australia who tell us what it's really like, unfiltered through a mainstream media that doesn't waste an opportunity to smear anyone who opposes the current regime as "anti-vaxxers." When you're out of arguments, go straight for the ad hom. That's the media's approach.

And some of us eventually want to go home and visit family and friends, and grab a meal without having to show our papers like prisoners in the open prison of the old Soviet Bloc.

16 ( +28 / -12 )

So the government gets to dictate to you the conditions of your freedom now, huh? 

Are you familiar with the concept of government? It’s been around a while.

Paint your face blue if it makes you feel better.

-8 ( +13 / -21 )

Talk to any healthcare worker and they'll tell you why lockdowns have been necessary.

What do healthcare workers know that we don't? Do they have some hidden knowledge? Because they went to medical school or a nursing program they are all equally expert on public policy? Lockdowns are necessary if you need to enforce undemocratic control over a demoralized and terrorized populace.

5 ( +18 / -13 )

Australians will never forget this

9 ( +18 / -9 )

Australians will never forget this

Absolutely correct. Australians will remember government working hard and keeping public safety as a priority. Keeping the country economy running as well as possible during a global medical emergency. Keeping Australia a country we can all be proud of.

Awesome job Australia. Very proud to be Australian.

-10 ( +11 / -21 )

Vaccinated Sydney residents will finally emerge from a lengthy COVID lockdown by mid-October, Australian officials said Monday, outlining a "blueprint for freedom" as case numbers fell in the city.

And there it is: you must now apply for freedoms and they will be granted as the government sees fit. That was the main goal all along for some governments.

7 ( +16 / -9 )

It’s been quite a ride seeing the more right wing and conservative leaning folk drift towards anarchism and socialism without realising it. Whatever next?

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Australia will experience a huge brain drain over the upcoming years. The young people of the country are starting to wake up to the terrible hand that they have been dealt, and that a better quality of life can be had elsewhere. Australia is only a livable country for property-owning boomers and third-world immigrants who consider it a slight step up from where they have moved from.

3 ( +17 / -14 )

Australia will experience a huge brain drain over the upcoming years. The young people of the country are starting to wake up to the terrible hand that they have been dealt, and that a better quality of life can be had elsewhere.

Hahaha so funny.

Australia is a much sought after destination for freedom loving people the world over wanting a better life. Once the pandemic is under control, those intelligent fully vaccinated familys will once again crowd Australian embassies around the world to continue the migratory wave moving to Australia. There is no shortage of skilled workers wanting to make Australia home, and with very good reason.

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

Paint your face blue if it makes you feel better.

woukd feel better if someone could explain the “science” of these random 70/80/90 percentages or why a 16 year old is at risk but not a 15 yr 11 month old.

where did these numbers come from?

3 ( +13 / -10 )

Once the pandemic is under control, those intelligent fully vaccinated familys will once again crowd Australian embassies around the world to continue the migratory wave moving to Australia

I fully agree that the politicians will turn the immigration taps back on at full force ASAP. Have to keep the ponzi scheme flowing. I just hope there are enough food-delivery services to employ all those new "skilled workers"

7 ( +14 / -7 )

woukd feel better if someone could explain the “science” of these random 70/80/90 percentages or why a 16 year old is at risk but not a 15 yr 11 month old. 

where did these numbers come from?

Who said a 15 yr 11 month old is not at risk?

Where did that number come from? Who made that random distinction?

Oh, wait…you did. Doh!

-9 ( +7 / -16 )

I can understand them preventing people from coming in, but leaving?

Think about that for a second longer.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

Where did that number come from? Who made that random distinction?

the government did, as per this article. unless over 16s means from 17.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the "blueprint for freedom" would allow travel across New South Wales once 80 percent of over-16s are fully vaccinated, 

What science has indicated this age and these percentages?

none, right? its just made up.

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the "science" doesnt indicate a believable percentage like 71.12%?

the "science" sees no difference between over-16s male and over-16s females? what about the other 69 genders?

people here actually perfectly fine with giving their freedoms away to a government based on made up numbers and ages.

unironically the same people who claim actual freedom loving politicians are dictators and authoritarians- for a narrative, of course.

5 ( +14 / -9 )

You want to see your family and friends, get vaccinated.

You want to enjoy freedoms, get vaccinated.

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What a gross, over-reaching government in Australia.

Life will never be the same there.

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Australia is a much sought after destination for freedom loving people the world over wanting a better life. Once the pandemic is under control, those intelligent fully vaccinated familys will once again crowd Australian embassies around the world to continue the migratory wave moving to Australia

I think so. Someone has been winding up the alternative media crowd with 1984/Stasi/authoritarian/scamdemic slogans and they do tend to get a bit febrile.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

So in Australia the government grants or withholds freedoms that should be had by every citizen by default? Crazy.

Also, shutting unvaccinated people out of society is discriminatory. Vaccinated people can spread the disease as well.

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I guarantee most immigrants to Australia are doing more important jobs than you are in Japan.

haha, OK champ. Feel free to make your incorrect assumptions.

7 ( +14 / -7 )

There’s other states in Australia where life is pretty much normal. People from NSW and Victoria seem to know everything much better than everyone hence why the mess they’re in .

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Big gamble in a way by the federal government.

People are well sick of lockdown and yearn for something approaching normality, but the hysteria and 24/7 non stop media circus that will pop up, instantly, deaths start to increase significantly and it will be interesting to see which side of public opinion proves ultimately triumphant.

And deaths are likely to be 50 - 100 a day. That is a very big jump on 0 -13.

And what Premiers who seem to think they can govern the lives of the whole country, rather than their particular state or territory, could be interesting.

And when you have a PM that has admitted states have the powers to shut down borders and yet, you hint you might do something about that, where does that leave you? Call the ADF in? Its not like your going to call on state police and we have no national guard....

Wow, that would be interesting. QLD and WA might set up that showdown. Which they would lose of course, but who knows where that takes you.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

NSW reackon it looks like early December for their international border to open to Japan, uk and usa.

WA and QLD won’t open to well into next year cos they can, and there’s no scense of urgency with the people there. They’re still living in 2020 when there was no vax or treatment, wake up fools!!

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@daito_hak

That’s a bit of a brutal comment don’t you think? Did you make that having first hand knowledge of the situation down here or just from reading this one article??

@Peter14, agree with your comments mate, I’m sure most of the country would too.

To others saying our country is in a bad spot, well, where are you when you make that comment and is the situation any better where you are?

SA, WA, NT, Qld and Tasmania are for the most part back to normal.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

The headline reads like something out of “1984”

To think so many on here think this is normal, they wanted and still want lockdowns here in Japan.

Never thought I would see the day freedom was taken away so easily from Australians.

It’s hard to watch how the people are being mistreated by the police and so called government officials.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Never seen Australia so divided and so jealous of other states where there is no lockdown because their population listened .

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I wouldn't say we are jealous or divided at the other states success to date. Well done to them.

We are somewhat embarrassed at the protesters who put themselves and others at greater risk, and help extend the duration of lockdowns with their actions.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Never thought I would see the day freedom was taken away so easily from Australians.

Are you familiar at all with the history of that continent?

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Typical leftist

You need to get out of the bubble of this being a left/right issue. Partisan politics is very unhelpful when dealing with these issues. It just comes across as shrieking.

In my home country, the UK, one of the most outspoken critics of lockdowns and vaccine passports is a prominent broadcaster called Majiid Nawaz, a self-described centre-left politician who ran for parliament as a Liberal Democrat.

It’s not a simple left/right issue for most. Best look at the facts for what they are.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

SA, WA, NT, Qld and Tasmania are for the most part back to normal.

Except if you are unfortunate enough to have friends and family members living interstate and are denied the basic right to meet them.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

However, unvaccinated adults will need to wait until at least Dec 1 to enjoy the same freedoms,

2031, hopefully.

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