AustPaul comments

Posted in: Unvaccinated tennis players unlikely to get Australian Open visa: state premier See in context

Who cares what he thinks or says, this is our country, we decide the conditions of entry just like everywhere else.

Get vaccinated or don’t come it’s that simple.

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Posted in: Japan may exempt Australian troops in joint drills from death penalty See in context

@ingvar

So how about apologising for stating incorrect information? (Arrest)

Where does it say data was destroyed?

Are you privy to any information or evidence in relation to these matters?

They are under investigation.

The article is about negotiations for inter service operability, I’m sure the US would have similar for their SOFA?

In any case yes, I’m sure our troops will be reminded to be on their best behaviour whilst undertaking any training up there.

Back to you

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Posted in: Japan may exempt Australian troops in joint drills from death penalty See in context

@Ingvar

And those allegations from Afghanistan are being investigated.

Also, the ABC and a journalist were subject to a search warrant but no journalists were arrested. No charges have or will be laid.

Check your facts.

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Posted in: Japan may exempt Australian troops in joint drills from death penalty See in context

@meiyouwenti

You’re stirring the pot, can you justify those comments? As someone who’s served I’m a bit offended.

There’s bad apples in any organisation, anywhere in the world, I’m quite confident we investigate ours quite thoroughly thank you very much.

Personally I look forward to our nations working together in this area.

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Posted in: Australia won't allow in international tourists until 2022 See in context

@SteveinJapan a ‘joke of a country’? That’s a bit rude don’t you think? Terrible place to live? I live in W.A., probably the best place in the world!

I don’t like the fact that universities need international students to stay in business, it hasn’t always been that way however If we can hurry up and get most population vaccinated then things will go back to normal.

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Posted in: Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? See in context

@Burning Bush

Ok, like most of us I’m sure you’ve had your childhood vaccinations and you’re still here right? No adverse effects?

I have no issue with you exercising your right to say no to a vaccination, but you obviously have had them in the past for good reason.

Should you decide to travel to a part of the world where various exotic illnesses are rife, are you prepared to do so having taken no precautions? Are you that confident?

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Posted in: Can healthy people who eat right and exercise skip the COVID-19 vaccine? See in context

Just out of interest @Burning Bush, have you had any vaccinations in your life?

What did you have and why did you have it?

Yes it’s your body etc but if vaccination helps prevent serious illness what is the issue?

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Posted in: Power cuts disrupt China, threatening growth and supply chains See in context

Yes boycotting our coal is one reason….hopefully we find other buyers, China can reap what it sows.

Our government has repeatedly tried to establish contact and dialogue but by all accounts it’s the Chinese side that’s being standoffish

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Posted in: 16 Afghan evacuees including aid agency workers arrive in Japan See in context

Arrived in Japan to “take refuge”? Does that mean they are refugees? Very vague article

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Posted in: China seeks cooperation of Japan for Beijing Winter Olympics See in context

What ‘strong support’ did China give to Japan during the Olympics this year I wonder?

Sounds like a strange request. Domestic spectators only, three weeks quarantine for international athletes - I think they’ve got it covered haven’t they? Unless it’s support from Japan as they are worried that some other countries might decide to pull out?

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Posted in: U.S. to seek close ties with Kishida in dealing with China challenge See in context

@Steve Anderson

On a positive note, Japan doesn't have an option. Australia on the other hand, what's left of it, does have a choice to choose peace but chooses to side with the terrorist state of the USA anyway

What’s left of Australia? Hey, we’re still here, of course we choose peace but we have an alliance with the US which goes back generations.

Yep, knock yourself out with your Mandarin.

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Posted in: Vaccinated Sydney residents get 'blueprint for freedom' See in context

@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.

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Posted in: China lodges protest against Japan over Taiwan's bid to join TPP See in context

China

You’re not a member of our club yet, who joins is up to us.

Taiwan, come on in :)

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan's sister urges Japan immigration to accept responsibility See in context

Correction to above

“Dead Sri Lankan’s sister” could have been written as “Sister of Wishma…”

Most readers would know her ‘name’ now.

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan's sister urges Japan immigration to accept responsibility See in context

JT, the title of this article could have been changed to show a bit more compassion don’t you think?

“Sister of dead Sri Lankan” could have been written as “Sister of Wishma…” Most readers would know her babe now.

I hope this will lead to more accountability, oversight and change in the system up there, in-line with how Japanese themselves would wish to be treated if they were in the same position if overseas.

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Posted in: Tensions grow as U.S., allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement See in context

I don’t trust China one bit, as do many Australians now I’d say. A bit rich to say one thing at the UN and be doing the opposite in the region.

Good we ditched the French sub deal, there was definitely no bang for our buck there. As good as the Collins class has proven time to get with the times and upgrade to the Virginia class.

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Posted in: China submits application to join TPP free trade deal See in context

Personally I’d like to think we can do without them after the way they have behaved to us the last 12-18 months, but if they were to join the TPP they’d need to implement some serious reforms, last paragraph says it all really.

“Compared with some advanced countries such as Japan, China falls behind in liberalizing market access while the Asian economic powerhouse faces other obstacles, such as reforms of preferential treatment for state-run companies and state subsidies to meet the standard shared among TPP members.”

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Posted in: Osaka immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner See in context

Regardless of his behaviour in the lead up to what happened I think handcuffing someone for that long could be considered excessive and unnecessary.

In light of recent incidents I’m wondering if there is a review of use of force policies in the Immigration Bureau.

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Posted in: Kishida singles out China threat See in context

@Ingvar

Do some research…

I can think of Japan, Phillipines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia…

I’m not talking for them, I read the news!

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Posted in: Kishida singles out China threat See in context

@Alan Harrison

Elaborate more please on why Japan is more dangerous than China, I’m all ears.

Its the actions of China that is making countries in the region nervous. Equate it to a schoolyard bully, you either get tough yourself, look the other way or become a possible victim.

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Posted in: Drill to catch attacker See in context

@Cleo, batons are ok if you’re in close and the offender violent but unarmed.. if I had to go in to deal with an offender armed with knife without spray/taser/firearm I’d rather have the broom handle to create distance…!

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Posted in: Drill to catch attacker See in context

Looks like they’re trying to catch a wild bear or something!

Negotiation and/or OC spray or taser would probably be more effective.

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Posted in: Plan emerges to preserve imperial family by retaining married women See in context

“Even though opinion polls suggest overwhelming public support for allowing women or those descending from a female member of the imperial family to ascend the throne to secure a stable succession, conservative elements have been staunchly opposed to such an idea.”

And there you have it, the public is in favour of female succession, but majority overruled by the minority conservatives. Disgraceful.

One would hope the current emperor could put his foot down and demand change, after all, they represent the people of Japan do they not?

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Posted in: Couple arrested after 18-year-old girl found dead in Yamanashi See in context

Very sad.

What is this “hinting at killing her” business and making admissions to “disposing of the body”?? If they have admitted disposing of the body it is fair to say they were involved in her death as well...(accessory after the fact)

I’ve only read articles written like this from incidents in Japan.

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Posted in: New Australian virus cases soar over 1,000 a day for first time See in context

@fxgai

So what is the future? I’m all ears mate…

Lots of people criticising what we’re doing down here but not really offering any better suggestions..we know we have to light a fire under our vaccination efforts and hopefully that will pick up in the coming months.

There is a reason why our numbers are lower than others and no, it’s not because we are a big country with a small population.

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Posted in: New Australian virus cases soar over 1,000 a day for first time See in context

@Peter14, once again I agree with you, but there are a lot of ‘armchair posters’ here commenting without knowing all the facts or what most people here think.

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Posted in: New Australian virus cases soar over 1,000 a day for first time See in context

Lockdowns have worked in several states unfortunately New South Wales should have gone into lockdown earlier.

Zaphod, you are obviously not in Australia when you post these comments as it’s not like that at all…do a bit of research.

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Posted in: New Zealand concedes 'COVID zero' strategy no longer viable as Delta outbreak grows See in context

@anon…yep, police rule, we’re all under the thumb here…don’t let the truth get in the way of your post.

At least lockdowns assist in the short term.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

Hey John san, you don’t believe me that’s fine. You’re obviously not here anyway so I don’t care.

So what is the more suitable alternative until we have more vaccinated?

Only hearing whinging and I’m still waiting for some suggestions..

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

Antiquesaving

I’m in Australia, I’m experiencing this first hand and I’m involved on the frontline in our response against Covid.

I’m not a big supporter of lengthy lockdowns but short sharp lockdowns do work, I’ve seen the results first hand.

Apart from increase vaccination for the populace what are the suggestions you and the other anti-lockdown posters suggest?

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