• Our Own Corner of the world called Australia.

    Celia Thread Starter

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    27 September 2018 at 7:27 pm
    27 September 2018 at 7:27 pm

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  • Celia Thread Starter

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    24 May 2020 at 7:19 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Golly we are losing our friends now as well as our trading partners!!

    Premier Daniel Andrews signed up to the controversial Belt and Road Initiative that provides loans and investment in infrastructure projects 

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351799/US-disconnect-Australia-China-Victoria-deal.html?ito=email_share_article-image-share 

    The U.S. warns it will ‘simply disconnect’ from Australia if Victoria sucking up to China becomes a security risk.

    Premier Daniel Andrews signed up to the controversial Belt and Road Initiative that provides loans and investment in infrastructure projects.

    Victoria is the only Australian state to sign the agreement and has been widely criticised for doing so.

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to cut Australia off from vital intelligence sharing if the deal compromised telecommunications. 

    • PlanB

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      25 May 2020 at 10:59 am
      25 May 2020 at 10:59 am

      I wonder what the USA will do about the amount of stuff they have here like the Pine Gap etc etc etc  if they    ‘simply disconnect’ from Australia

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    24 May 2020 at 7:28 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:28 pm

    This is bad.

    Regia De Morais Silva may be deported from Perth to Brazil on July 8 when her student visa runs out, leaving her partner Adam Curtis and daughter Lara behind in Perth 

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8351471/Heartbreaking-twist-case-mother-gave-birth-baby-girl-rare-heart-defect.html?ito=email_share_article-image-share 

    Regia De Morais Silva may be deported from Perth to Brazil on July 8 when her student visa runs out, leaving her partner Adam Curtis and daughter Lara behind in Perth

    • Incognito

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      24 May 2020 at 8:03 pm
      24 May 2020 at 8:03 pm

      Terrible, and considering Brazil is now taking over USA with the most cases of covid. A parent should not be separated from their child if it can be helped, will be devasting for the welfare of the child. If it is a case of not being able to afford to renew their visa, is there a crowd fund started for them? 

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    25 May 2020 at 10:44 am
    25 May 2020 at 10:44 am

    Australia at 8am Perth time on 25th May.

     

    Remains of Cyclone Mangga heading to WA

  • PlanB

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    25 May 2020 at 10:54 am
    25 May 2020 at 10:54 am

    I hope all that are in the west are OK?

  • Celia Thread Starter

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    24 May 2020 at 2:23 pm
    24 May 2020 at 2:23 pm

    I agree RnR, not sure if they have opened yet in WA, I know they weren’t last week.

    Hairdressers have been opened all the time here in WA.

  • Incognito

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    24 May 2020 at 7:53 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:53 pm

    People can make up their own minds if they want to risk it, I don’t use them so does not worry me, but many are small businesses who are not getting any support from JobKeeper/Seeker.

  • Incognito

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    24 May 2020 at 7:50 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Are people drinking less? I heard many people were drinking more, so is the money going to packaged alcohol more?

  • Incognito

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    24 May 2020 at 7:51 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:51 pm

    I saw that on the news, that Hong Konger’s are back to protesting for their democratic rights once again.

  • Incognito

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    24 May 2020 at 7:55 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Yep parties are back on (not for me though). Thing is even if it is family only gatherings, they say the statistics are that viruses are most likely to spread within families. 

  • Incognito

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    24 May 2020 at 7:56 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Bob Brown’s legacy along with all those people who protested, and yet people still put protestors down, there are many other areas still at risk right now, especially in Tassie they want to log everything.

  • PlanB

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    25 May 2020 at 10:51 am
    25 May 2020 at 10:51 am

    Fancy anyone wanting to ruin such places as that — it breaks my heart

  • Incognito

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    24 May 2020 at 7:58 pm
    24 May 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Wow that is really strange, never heard of that happening, maybe he was spooked by humans and thought the quickest way out was over the sheep’s backs?

  • PlanB

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    25 May 2020 at 10:52 am
    25 May 2020 at 10:52 am

    Poor little buggers — fires and now snow — they can’t win

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