“Otherwise, some people may come as spectators and cause harm.”
What kind of comment is this? Is she saying those will bring the virus with them? What about allowing people from lower risk countries or better still having a requirement to be vaccinated prior to entry and undergoing brief quarantine?
Japan still has community transmission unlike where I am, I’d be more concerned about ‘coming as a spectator and ‘being’ harmed!
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Wonder if the US authorities had sought some type of assurances that they would at least be treated fairly/have regular consular access/legal etc.
I think that’s the pressing issue here, to be given a fair trial. Who knows, maybe this whole Ghosn saga may lead to changes in the judicial system up there?
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Well Thomas you obviously had a good time over there, living and working so what would be your opinion on the fairness and transparency of the legal system in China?
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That’s a bit of a callous comment isn’t it?
If you’ve read a bit more about the topic you’d know she has an underlying medical condition and her cardiologist suggested she go into hospital, no doubt the recent allegations are taking their toll on her too.
The subs being built here, well that’s for her and defence industry minister to work on.
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Don’t go to China full stop as it seems you can be locked up on a whim over there..
I doubt there is any ‘transparency’ when we don’t even know the substance of the charge!
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All these vaccines are being thoroughly tested prior to approval from the TGA here, of course like all vaccines there may be side affects but it’s incumbent on us all to educate ourselves on this.
Don’t want the jab? Fine! Stay away from me then and don’t come seeking treatment if you get the virus which could have been prevented with the jab!
Perhaps Japan was late getting the vaccines, exactly why I have no idea but in Australia I’d say it was because of our lower numbers, approvals process as well as the fact that other countries were higher up on the priority list.
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Well said Peter 14!
We just finished our lockdown here in WA but fortunately lucky with no further cases reported. It hasn’t resulted in job losses or increased suicides and most people would rather this course of action than the alternative many seem to suggest.
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Hey I’m not complaining. If extending his sentence because he still poses a threat to the community as a whole then I’m all for it. We’ve never really had a significant terror attack and we don’t want to either.
However I’d much rather they just deport him already rather than keep him in jail at our expense.
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Pardon my ignorance but has this issue been heard at the International Court? Is there an accepted ruling somewhere on the ownership/jurisdiction of these islands?
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(It’s Tuesday) Convene a meeting ‘as early as Friday!’ Lol
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The lockdown ends here in about 4 hrs but until next Sunday there will still be restrictions; masks still mandatory in public places ( first for WA) intrastate travel restricted and gatherings limited.
Kids go back to school from Monday to the delight of many parents.
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What a dropkick...!
And what’s on his hands/wrists? Are they long johns or..?
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Eerily quiet in the suburbs here today...
As tamanegi said, the guard is suspected to have caught the highly infectious UK strain and had visited a number of locations north of Perth, resulting in hundreds now getting tested.
I live here and fortunately life has been pretty normal the last 10 months, this may sound draconian to some but I haven’t heard any people complaining about ‘individual freedoms’.
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May I ask where you are when you are posting this?
I live in WA, we have been quite fortunate the last 10 months with the number of cases, even compared to the rest of the country. Life has been pretty normal over here, maybe we have become a bit complacent, but the security guard is possibly infected with the UK strain which is highly infectious and since falling ill has visited a number of places north of Perth.
If a lockdown for 5 days is the minimum it takes to trace his movements/isolate and test possible contacts and make sure TCU’s variant isn’t in our community then so be it.
No need to use that term just because it has been used by others on this forum.
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I didn’t mean to sound arrogant with my post, rather I think we should be aggressive in our response initially.
Despite the silly panic buying I think most people here are not complaining about that course of action.
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@AC, yeah, glad we went shopping earlier this morning down south of river, embarrassing the way people panic buy, it’s only 5 days and the shops are still open!
@fba, in Australia we go in hard and fast mate to try to nip it in the bud, that and good contact tracing is what has helped us to date with our numbers. If that’s what a nanny state means then so be it. Most here don’t feel that way.
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I’m just astounded people up there are paying for tests!
Have it covered completely by Suga and Co!
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This is both sad and horrific.
RIP little one.
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Apart from negotiating/withdrawing what other training and tools do they have to deal with someone armed with a knife?
And I’d say when in a crowded or narrow locale I’d hope they would think very carefully before using a firearm.
In any event justified shooting. Fortunately not every shooting results in a death.
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Well said Hillclimber
I’m interested in how many posters here actually know what they are talking about or just going on what they read in this article.
I wish we could all live in peace in this country, we are made up of many races and colours and grateful to live in a great nation. Sure we’re not perfect but the day for 95% of the population is about celebrating us as a nation and how far we’ve come. I’m sure most Australians acknowledge the wrongs of the past but changing the date won’t suddenly fix everything.
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This is quite an emotive topic here for some, I only ask that JT readers do their own research before saying things like ‘genocide’ etc.
I acknowledge there were past wrongs but I’d like to think we as a nation have come a long way since then.
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You must have a different concept of “trial”.
Reading the article sounds like this matter was in court for 20 days, assuming Monday to Friday trial sessions that’s nearly a month!
I’d say must judges would throw out the case here if it even got past the prosecutors’s office!
Was this really in the public interest? What was the ultimate offence committed?
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Another waste of police resources and the court’s time..
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“Penalties are deducted from the woman's earnings if they miss their daily sales target, and they must ask permission from their broker whenever they wish to go out.
But Nakashima says the women are generally ready to put up with the harsh conditions in the hope of a better life beyond.”
Although some might be compliant in this it still sounds like servitude.
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I don’t think they would have been ‘forced’ to come, though my comment was more in response to the whinging about our quarantine protocols by some of the players.
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Hey tennis players, now you know why we have strict quarantine procedures in place!
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Quite careless of the officer, lucky a Good Samaritan handed it in.
So what measures are they going to take, again, to ensure it doesn’t happen, again?
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Unbelievable! What an absolute waste of police resources!
Manager should have told him to pay the difference and ban him from the store..
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Hey BigYen I think Cornet has now issued an ‘apology’ of sorts, it’s a start I guess but maybe she’ll think twice next time before she blows her trumpet.
These players and entourage are flying in from covid hotspots overseas and I hope they understand Victoria has had to do it tough for many months last year.
We’ve been quite good at keeping the virus under control to date, would not want it ruined by selfish tennis ‘stars’. The ‘entitled’ mentality will not get you very far down under.
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