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AngryAnt

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I still reckon they should use cabins in caravan parks for quarantine - they are there right now, likely empty, get supplies from local towns helping the local economy, lots of benefits to be had.

DS

Like i said last time, how do you prevent fraternisation between cabins.
 

Althom

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You would want to have a pretty good reason to go. My reasoning would be that it needs to be a reason worth risking my life for.

The cricketers have pulled out of plenty of tours to problem spots. The only difference here is the obscene money on offer for IPL.
The ACB pulled out of the South African tour when South African numbers (2200/day) were about one sixth of what the Indian numbers (11500/day) were at the time
There must have been a Risk Assessment done which said the South African tour was a bad idea.
If you applied the same process to India which had a 6 times worse problem how could you come up with a different answer?
Money talks
 
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The Big Richo

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The ACB pulled out of the South African tour when South African numbers (2200/day) were about one sixth of what the Indian numbers (11500/day) were at the time
There must have been a Risk Assessment done which said the South African tour was a bad idea.
If you applied the same process to India which had a 6 times worse problem how could you come up with a different answer?
Money talks

I believe the South Africa decision wasn't about case numbers but rather the capacity to deliver an effective bio-secure bubble.

In India'a case the bubble they have created has been world class, with COVID falling from the sky to have had almost no cases inside the bubble is quite remarkable.
 

Althom

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I believe the South Africa decision wasn't about case numbers but rather the capacity to deliver an effective bio-secure bubble.

In India'a case the bubble they have created has been world class, with COVID falling from the sky to have had almost no cases inside the bubble is quite remarkable.
In which case IPL players and staff and also ISL players shouldn't need to complain about not being allowed to travel back to Australia until after the 15th.
 

Baloo

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That defeats of the purpose of the ban. Situation is out of control but we're going to allow a last-minute rush of people who would endanger the nation? May as well not have a ban at all.

The ban will be relaxed as soon as medical advice allows. The state governments based their border decisions on the advice of their CMO's. Similar here.

Once again the left being politically opportunist and howling like banshees. How is it "racist" if our cricketers are banned from coming back? As stated earlier, cruel but necessary.
I didn't mention race, not sure why you want to bring it up with me.

We're talking about Australian citizens. This government is refusing entry into Australia of it's own citizens. How in any way, shape or form that can be considered acceptable is beyond my comprehension.

*smile*, I'm shocked Dutton didn't think to allow Australians back but send them to Christmas Island in the hopes the returning Australians infect Priya and Nades Murugappan and their Australian-born daughters who were living in Biloela, it would be killing two birds with one stone.
 
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Baloo

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Like i said last time, how do you prevent fraternisation between cabins.

It's managed in other quarantine centres around the world. Proper guards, CCTV, motion detectors, don't let them out of the cabins in the first place etc. Plenty of ways to stop cross-contamination.
 
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The Big Richo

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In which case IPL players and staff and also ISL players shouldn't need to complain about not being allowed to travel back to Australia until after the 15th.

That is the case for the absolute majority still.

It was a few guys who wanted to get out but couldn't in time, guys like Slater and Paul Reiffel for example, who don't have the backing of the teams to sort travel for them, that ended up stuck and I think they've been badly treated as Australian citizens.

Now that is is suspended though it will be interesting to see what unfolds next.
 

AngryAnt

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It's managed in other quarantine centres around the world. Proper guards, CCTV, motion detectors, don't let them out of the cabins in the first place etc. Plenty of ways to stop cross-contamination.

Yeah i went through quarantine myself, they had staff sitting in the corridors 24/7. Was wondering about the logistics of doing this in caravan parks.
 

eZyT

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Yeah i went through quarantine myself, they had staff sitting in the corridors 24/7. Was wondering about the logistics of doing this in caravan parks.

they'de just sit on all the cigarette butt carpeted white gravel outside 24/7
 

LeeToRainesToRoach

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We're talking about Australian citizens. This government is refusing entry into Australia of it's own citizens. How in any way, shape or form that can be considered acceptable is beyond my comprehension.
Travellers need to come back to the real world before they come back to Australia. Suggestion for Bart's blackboard line in The Simpsons:

I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
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Baloo

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Travellers need to come back to the real world before they come back to Australia. Suggestion for Bart's blackboard line in The Simpsons:

I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
I MUST NOT TRAVEL DURING A PANDEMIC
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Back to the topic, there are ways and means of allowing Australians to return to Australia without risking the general population. A blanket ban should be the absolute last resort.

But it looks like the Libs internal polling has highlighted what a stupid decision it was so the ban has now been pulled.

Bart will be happy