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Melbourne extends lockdown as Sydney considers easing restrictions for vaccinated residents

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Australian authorities agree that at least 70% of the population must be vaccinated before lockdowns will no longer be needed.

What will they do, if I tell them now, that it is 95%? Yes, they’ll ignore it and run into the error, of course.

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It would be so confusing to live there.

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joffy - It would be so confusing to live there.

Not really. All the information is easily accessible and clearly noted in many languages on websites or apps. Every shop and business has a QR code and you just check in and out with your visit. The rules are very simple. Only leave home if you have to. No unnecessary travel. No group gatherings. Only one person from each household is permitted into shops and supermarkets. Masks must be worn at shops. It’s just that too many stupid people think it is a breech of their human rights and disregard the restrictions. That is how the virus spread all over New South Wales.

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Victoria's socialist government is anti small business, so it doesn't care about how much damage it's doing to small businesses. Construction gets a free pass, though, because the government is heavily influenced by the construction unions. Everyone else can forget about getting a fair deal.

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Did you read whole article?

Checking where you are at every step, covert blackmail at the expense of vaccination, requesting that you can leave / come to the country.

This is crazy and unacceptable.

Paris would have burned three times already.

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The only reason the government can get away with such draconian measures is that the majority of the Aussie population has been cucked by the media into supporting them. I fully intend to renounce my Australian citizenship the day I no longer need it for convenience.

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Mirchy

Yes, you have to check in, in order to minimise transmission- is this so difficult to understand?

'Covert blackmail at the expense of vaccination'- I have no idea what that even means.

'This is crazy and unacceptable.' Why is a (very effective thus far) effort to stop people dying from coronavirus crazy?

'Paris would have burned three times already.' So? Is rioting a good thing now?

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The Australian authorities make me want to vomit

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I fully intend to renounce my Australian citizenship the day I no longer need it for convenience.

well Im sure you wont be missed the waiting list for foreigners migrating into Australia is years long

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The only reason the government can get away with such draconian measures is that the majority of the Aussie population has been cucked by the media into supporting them. I fully intend to renounce my Australian citizenship the day I no longer need it for convenience.

A bit hysterical.

As wtfjapan said, there is a long waiting list to get into that fine country. I’m sure a skilled, more temperamentally sound person would be beneficial to it.

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I fully intend to renounce my Australian citizenship the day I no longer need it for convenience.

Yes yes, it’s all about you.

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the waiting list for foreigners migrating into Australia is years long

Yep, about a billion Uber drivers/food deliverers from third-world countries are ready to take up those "skilled visa" positions.

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Another crazy idea from these stupid, stupid leaders around the world. Latest data dropped the bottom out of all these “mandated vaccinations”. Vacinated people can still spread the virus! I repeat for the slow learners, Vaccinated people can still spread the virus!!

What is the point of these “vaccine passports” and related ideas??

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350 new cases and the state goes into lockdown. Tokyo has around 3,000 new cases every day and people go to karaoke parties in large groups. Contrasts!

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Simian Lane - The Australian authorities make me want to vomit

I'm quite sure that if you were to catch Covid you would be doing a lot more than vomiting.

It’s the many selfish people with naive ideals that are keeping this virus alive within communities. Nearly 5,000 new cases in Tokyo today?

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Resist!

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The Australian government has turned potty. The damage they are causing the country are unforgivable. It particularly hurts children who cannot socialize and the elderly who are lonely. Many die alone because of these evil conditions.

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I fully intend to renounce my Australian citizenship the day I no longer need it for convenience.

Stay calm.No need to do that.I'm a dual citizen and giving up my Australian citizenship would take a lot more than is on offer now.The virus will one day pass when you can go home and think,you're glad you weren't there when the shiz was hitting the fan.

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WeiWei

Another crazy idea from these stupid, stupid leaders around the world. Latest data dropped the bottom out of all these “mandated vaccinations”. Vacinated people can still spread the virus! I repeat for the slow learners, Vaccinated people can still spread the virus!!

Yes, but they are a lot less likely to get infected. Also, if only vaccinated people are allowed freed, that makes for 100% herd immunity in that group. So, all in all, it makes a lot of sense and encourages vaccination, which is a good thing.

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Yep, about a billion Uber drivers/food deliverers from third-world countries are ready to take up those "skilled visa" positions.

oh its a bit more than that, ask foreigners studying in Australia how long they've been waiting. Australia chooses people based on their educations and skills, and what investments theyre bring to Australia, some very skilled individuals still have to wait around 3~4yrs on average to get Australia residency

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