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Topic: Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

  1. randomx
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    18 February 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Really , so they must of been running them Aus wide to boot , my God what a waste of money. Not to mention confusing the issue bc here they were doing pressys all day explaining the new rules for after midnight , meanwhile still running lockdown ads all night.

  2. Matchy69
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    18 February 2021 in reply to randomx
    I suppose their will be a new lot of ads for the new rules.It will be interesting to see if I see any of those.
  3. randomx
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    18 February 2021 in reply to Matchy69

    Well be damn , the tennis has a crowd again , only small but it's a crowd.

  4. Summer Rose
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    18 February 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi Randomx

    Don't get me started!

    How we are supposed to swallow that tennis players are essential workers is beyond me. For a Premier, whose favourite phrase is "with an abundance of caution", to permit and encourage an international event with spectators is mindboggling.

    The hypocrisy drives me crazy.

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  5. Doz86
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    18 February 2021 in reply to Summer Rose

    Hi Summer Rose,

    I hear you, my friend has his own hair salon and he lost $4000 over the lockdown.

    Tennis isn't essential in my eyes and I'm not sure why it even went ahead as our health is paramount.

    Regards,

    Doz

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  6. randomx
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    18 February 2021 in reply to Doz86

    Such a shame seeing all the small business restaurants cafes flower shops all kinds setting up and laying out the money for a valentines wkend , only to have it wiped away in seconds.. You could imagine how a wkend like that that would've helped their recovery in all this, just gone. Sounds like Dans gonna hand out some compensation though so lets hope that at least helps .

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  7. Sleepy21
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    1 March 2021 in reply to randomx

    Hi All

    i'm in victoria and have also seen a lot of shops shutting down

    rental market is still recovering

    and a lot of cafes couldn't make it. Kind of annoying that the most annoying cafe near me with a very rude owner is thriving.. but I guess there it is. And the smaller businesses shut down and packed up....

    I feel a lot of empathy for those who have lost their jobs and businesses. It's kind of sad to see them replaced with flashier, tackier shops.

    Victoria we are going to get through this x

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  8. Gelati
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    2 March 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    It's tough, for sure. I have constant anxiety that our freedoms and businesses will be taken from us again at the smallest sign of another issue, despite doing our very best in following the rules and having stricter rules than anywhere else in the country. It's deflating when doing our best isn't enough.

    And I feel misunderstood in how I feel because my partner is from NSW and my team at work is based largely interstate. I sometimes long to have a partner who is Melbourne based so we can share the experience and look out for each other. I got in touch with my Perth colleagues to see if they were ok when they had the lockdown but I didn't hear from them when we had our third. Though I was contacted by a gorgeous colleague in Sydney who often looks out for me.

    i'm also finding returning to work (which I did for the first time since last March today) quite challenging and emotionally taxing. Does anyone else feel that way?

  9. Sleepy21
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    3 March 2021 in reply to Gelati

    hello gelati

    i know what you mean

    i'm sorry you've had this stress without your partner physically near u

    workng during these times has been hard for me too.

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  10. randomx
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    5 March 2021 in reply to Sleepy21

    God l find Australia just embarrassing these days on so many levels that just seem to go over most Australians heads. But this vac thing just takes the cake. Italy and the EU once again blocked a 250k shipment to Australia . Now Italy is still getting 20k cases a day that's far far worse than their first wave and you remember that back at the start of this all over the news.

    Andddd, they have 60mil people to vac but they've only got 1.5mil vac ready right now and Australia expects them to sell us 250k of that , and this is the same vac that we'll be making right here in melbourne in a few mths. Andddd, we have no cases anyway , only 26mil people andddd, Australian already has well over 100mil vac doses already . l just mean WHAT THE ????????????? And yet they expect italy with 20k cases a day 60mil people and only 1.5 mill of vac doses , to sell us 250k of those.

    Would we be the shallowest most self serving country in the world, or what. rx

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  11. amberlite
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    5 March 2021 in reply to randomx
    GOD I WISH YOU GAVE THE BRAKE DOWN OF THE TOP NEWS STORIES EVERY DAY- that was great bravo.
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