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    John mate, so true I know of no other nation with so much governance.
    But to make it worse most of them ae not worth a pinch of Nanny Goats.
    Here in Victoria we have Comrade Dan, he of the not sure which lot but suspect an extreme left wing Socialist.

    But he has done well for the comics and those who want something to shoot at.

    But just think, if there was no media we may learn the truth, maybe Blind Freddy may know what it is.

    As you may have heard our lot here in Victoria should all be in a home, during the enquiry not one of them could remember anything.
    Early onset Dementia I reckon.
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    #14 Rodney not Tassie?? Very remiss of you come on over and enjoy this beautiful Island. People here say hello even if they don't know you. Mind you they do treat pedestrians as skittles LOL

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    Victoria, only once in Tassie that was for my wife's 30th wedding anniversary.
    Not bad, but one thing I noticed n charge to go into museums.
    Here in Victoria we charge like wounded bulls.
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    Naughty, naughty, Victoria. You speed read over my second paragraph. I mentioned I visited Tassie and Canberra. We were in Tassie for three weeks. We took our camper across on the ferry from Melbourne (and back). We loved it. I got a bang out of Hobart as I visited there as a catering boy on my first trip, on the Port Jackson.

    We went in the museum in Hobart and there was (is?) a model of the Port Jackson and I was able to point out my cabin porthole to her.

    The only disappointment was there was no dancehall for the radio station 7HT, where I met a girl, Beverly, and she crossed along with a girl friend, Dawn, to spend some time with me and my cabin mate, in Beauty Point where we were docked for five days loading.

    I'd planned to take my wife to 7HT dancing there.

    I have some wonderful memories of Tassie and the Tasswegians (Tasmanians) from both visits.

    Cheers, Rodney

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    How right you are John S, I remember when one of the Feds said that there were too many unions in Aus for the time, I think, 20million people. He said that Germany with many more millions only had 9 unions, I don't know how many we are down to now but the politicians have increased incrementally. And go Daniel in Victoria you have got the covid numbers down to 5, while ours here in NSW are still climbing, good on ya .
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    Des, at last count from what I know speaking with my neighbor who works the dock side cranes there is about 12% of the workforce now unionized.
    As to Victoria Des and the Virus.
    Yes we are down but you must understand we were well down to one or two a day until the state gov stuffed up with the hotel quarantine.
    Had they used professional guards, police or ADF we would never have got to over 700 cases.
    They chose to use an Aboriginal company who took on any one as guards, some slept with those in quarantine, allowed them to go shopping etc.
    The went home and spread it around.

    Most of yours in NSW are from returned travelers, with only a few community transactions.
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    Don't forget John it all stated with the dick brain in NSW letting the Ruby Princess dock, and even spread to the US by letting people fly home.
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    When you think back... I didnt emigrate officially until 1991 into Australia. Just to compare myself with some of the modern day illegal immigrants and all the shouting about let them stay, my medical condition was such that I was tested for VD , Aids, General Health, Eyes Ears Nose and Throat so to speak. chest complaints , I had to have annual inspections for 3 years after arrival to see there was no increase to scarring of the lungs. To top it all had to sign a paper to say I wouldnt be a burden on the state financial wise and someone had to stand surety. This was similar to Canada in 1966. Today you have thousands daily having free ingress to countries with very little health checks. To magnify the problem in Europe to those who advocated free and open borders , would be a good time to remark to them that famous saying twixt Laurel and Harvey, Another Fine Mess Youve Got Us into Ollie . JS
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    Back in 1980 when we immigrated here JS we had none of that, lucky i guess in a way, although i never was a burden on the Country, had to pay our own fares here as well no assisted passages then. we arrived and i was in a job in the very first Week of being here!

    My dear Wife also in the very next Week started at the Bank.
    We Rented a House from an Elderly couple who were off to the UK for an extended Holiday (Six Moths) so that was a big help, the Rent was very reasonable , just paid into an account for them each Forth night then. The House was of course fully Furnished with all we needed ,so just Food to buy. Got the Children into School pronto, no probs and all close by us.

    So that helped to save quite some, in those Six Months and by the time it was time for the Owners to return, i had then secured a Flat with three Bedrooms etc. They were Brand new Flats just completed, so that too was great.
    Once we moved from the House to the Flats 2 days before we went shopping, and we purchased a full load of most everything we needed for cash, i wont forget the Salesman he was dumbfounded , it was quite a lot ,and those days when i say cash i mean cash, as i had drawn the whole bleedin lot.

    So besides the old 1979 Holden Commodore that we had Bought in Week three after arrival, on the Never never plan (I always hated debt) we had not a penny debt,so managed to live quite well. Never had to apply for the Dole ever, so only once i was eligible for the Pension did i become a sort of Burden LOL
    But i have always believed in paying full, and as said besides that once, have never had debt ,and always been that way. If we could not afford to buy it cash, then we would do without it and wait .
    End of Story!
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    Added Oh yes i forgot The Houses! Well yes the first here was bought on the never never, but again we got lucky and although it was initially over 20 Years, after hard saving and then with the Wife getting a redundency pay out with the Bank , we managed then to Pay it all off .
    The second one here in the Mountains ,that was paid cash from the sale of the last one, with a surplus of $8000 , so that was fine. All worked out well.
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