LOL @ conservatives in NZ. What a rabble! Always heartwarming to see conservatives in any country fall apart.
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Is he going to do the knee before every race ?
If Lewis chooses to, good luck to him. The Mercedes also makes a strong statement in black that he requested the team to paint it in this season. Lewis is certainly up there with the best of all time. I just hope Dan Ricciardo can get a podium maybe once this year!
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That's what they get for refusing to wear masks.
Rather simplistic analysis. The infection (and death) rate due to Covid-19 in Australia is significantly lower than most nations. I think the death rate is still the lowest in the OECD, along with NZ and Malaysia. This spike is a concern but on a world scale, very small. The authorities should be able to deal with it, and so far most Aussies have been patient and compliant, and the results can be seen in the low figures. You wont see armed militia storming legislatures there demanding the state "opens up".
Oh, and our Kiwi mates are not big mask-wearers, and are world leaders so far in this pandemic, along with Taiwan.
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Only in their dreams could somebody arriving in Japan from somewhere with lots of cases refuse to be tested, infect a ton of other people, and get away with it. In La la land Australia, it’s the default position.
@ Oyatoi - seems you have not been following the news for the past 6 months. You dont recall the Japanese businessmen being repatriated from Wuhan famously refusing to be tested upon return to Tokyo, and then heading home on public transport? Definitely la la land right there. I also dont believe travellers entering Japan currently are subject to enforced 14-day quarantine.
Australian authorities have taken Covid-19 more seriously than anywhere else Ive seen - along with NZ - and so far the results are there to see. They are doing well, and most Aussies are very compliant. Fact is, there will continue to be outbreaks in every nation until a vaccine is discovered.
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Also, a passport doesn't make you British, lineage does.
@ Crazy Gaijin - care to clarify this? Because on face value, it almost seems to suggest you believe those whose ancestors have immigrated to the UK from the Caribbean, Sub-continent, Asia and so on, are somehow not as "British" as white Anglo-saxons.
Im sure you didnt mean this, because that would be very offensive and incorrect.
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Crooked Abe seems to have used up his nine lives. Will the party allow him to stay on to reprise his role as Super Mario and bask in the glory of Tokyo 2021? Or will he be knifed before?
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And yet they always go unpunished.
And thats the thing. The Australian government is brilliant at talking tough, but behind the scenes they are working overtime to smooth things over with China - some would say bending over backwards. Plans are currently being made by the Aussie govt for tens of thousands of Chinese students to be welcomed back into the country, well before Australian citizens have the same priveleges of international travel.
The Morrisson govt will punish China - with a feather.
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Is it my imagination or is it usually women who are being murdered in this country?
True observation. Japan is one of just 7 out of 202 nations where female murder victims outnumber men:
Rest in Peace, what a horrible and violent end to a 70 years plus life.
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i found A LOT of racism in Australia. Just sayin’
and now I’m waiting for all the thumbs down from those who have either never spent time in Australia, only spent time in the tourist areas, or are white
I would genuinely love to hear of all that racism you have supposedly "found" here. The exact opposite experience of my Japanese wife and Japanese-Aussie kids, (and their Asian heritage friends) who have never faced anything of that sort in several years here. And no, we dont live in a "tourist area" - it's a majority Aussie-born area here.
There are a small percentage of morons and racists in every country. Id propose Asia harbors many, sadly. The Chinese government would be advised not to throw stones in glass houses on the topic of racism, because State-sanctioned bigotry there is next level. Likewise, the Australian government and unis would be wise to stop their addiction to an unpredictable, dangerous and authoritarian regime for export dollars.
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This is a new low from the Bunker Coward. It is clear that the Cowards mindless and uneducated supporters will believe anything he makes up.
I hope the poor old man recovers fully, and sues the hell out of the scum who violently assaulted him.
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Hang on - wasnt he just innocently eating pizza with his children at home when this incident allegedly took place?!
If ultimately found guilty, being banged up in a US prison for years should sort Andrew out.
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Well, the Black Lives Matter protests in Sydney for tomorrow have just been declared illegal by the Supreme Court. I'm guessing some people will defy the ruling and still gather to protest - most likely the indigenous community. Not a good look for NSW if some of these get arrested and dragged away by cops.
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Following Aso's "logic" - South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and others in the region - all must have a "higher level of social manners" than Japan, since they all have lower mortality.
The guy has lost his marbles.
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If you also search "coward", guess who is at the top of the Twitter list?
Thats right! Bunker Coward Trump.
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Hiding in a bunker like a coward. No doubt shaking like a leaf.
Trump is a pathetic individual.
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If the opinion polls hold, or even drop somewhat, Labour should win in a canter in 4 months, and probably will be able to govern in their own right with no need to be in a coalition government.
Of all the OECD nations, NZ along with Australia, so far have the lowest Covid-19 deaths per million (4). That is a decent achievement. And Ardern has been clear and strong with her message and plans from day 1, as opposed to so many other leaders. Good leadership.
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It seems somehow Japanese have a stronger immunity to the virus or suffer less severe symptoms.
Interesting theory. I guess, along with Japanese, Australians, Kiwis, Taiwanese, South Koreans, Hong Kongers etc share this unique "strong immunity"? Could be worthy of some medical research.
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No doubt to the joy of his fan base on this website
Yeah, Old Man, because posters are constantly extolling Kim's virtues and calling him kind nicknames here...
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All of us should pinch ourselves and be thankful we dont live in that awful country. Shame on these despicable lowlives and thugs. Take away their guns and all you have are uneducated cowards.
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Only the lowest of the low would snitch on their neighbor for having a barbecue.
Rubbish. People who think they are somehow above the law deserve to be snitched on. People like these are the ones responsible for spreading the virus around with no regard for society. Fine them and hit them hard.
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What is it with certain right-wing "leaders" thinking they have the answers to Covid-19? Smacks of ego and political desperation.
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Crowds will still congregate to take photos of them all snipped, you watch!
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And just yesterday, the Queensland government approved a 3% pay rise for state public servants while businesses and private-sector workers all over the country are forced to shut down / out of work
Infuriating. Even without this payrise, govt employees for the most part are not sharing a the pain of other Aussies. Ive got a few public servant mates who are rather enjoying their "work" from home, on full pay and benefits. Top blokes so good luck to them...but a payrise right now is plain wrong!
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Wonder what they'll be thinking when they see Xi's cronies swoop in to buy up the country for a song.
Considering a good portion of them on Bondi beach were foreign backpackers, they probably dont care too much. In fact, many are still partying on as we speak in the backpacker hostels of Bondi - despite all the pleas from the police not to.
So far, a reasonable job has been made by Aussie authorities in "flattening the curve". However last weeks ban on incoming foreigners (of whom Americans and Europeans were by far the greatest factor in introducing the virus) is having the biggest effect.
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Good riddance, serial doper and cheat. Fitting way for Sun to end his drug-fuelled career, not on a podium.
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Two crooked old grubs. Enjoy prison, loser. I wonder if Shinzo and Akie will go and visit their buddy inside?!
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Christmas Island is going to get crowded.
This group will be quarantined outside Darwin, not Christmas Island.
I hope they stay healthy and time passes quickly for them. The Christmas Island Quarantined have all tested negative and will begin returning home from today I believe.
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To make it very clear, this big drop in GDP had zero to do with Coronavirus and loss of tourists.
It had a lot to do with the tax hike and subsequent big drop in domestic demand.
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