@cat it helped in Victoria?? How would it not help in Sydney? In NSW essential work includes unnecessary retail, we even had that closed down in the ACT in our only wave. There are at least 20 unlinked transmissions each day, which is from people being out and about, so limiting how far you can go to 5km (which still gives literally everyone in Sydney access to essential shops) to at least attempt to control things when you shouldn’t be leaving your house other than for essential work, groceries or exercise anyway is unacceptable how??
@grumpier monster that’s great in theory, but when there are 10,000+ Classified close contacts per day, I’m not sure it’s a viable option. At the start of an outbreak where case numbers are less than 50 sure, I 100% agree and I would be willing to do it daily outbreak or not if it became necessary (for me personally, it wouldn’t, but I’d be willing), but it is impossible in a situation like now, all frontline staff are stretched to the limits as it is, postal wouldn’t work as there’s no way it would reach them in time and they are meant to isolate unless symptoms appear anyway so no way of collecting the tests without risking spread as they may as well be getting the normal test which is far more accurate if they are leaving their house. It’s possible for transport workers as they can establish checkpoints etc, but in the sense you are talking about, it’s logistically impossible.
@cat unfortunately her position is a government one before a medical one and if she doesn’t do what the government tells her to, she can lose that position quite easily and be forced into ‘leaving due to personal matters’.
@mchris2 some people need that human interaction to be productive, for example, I tried a semester of uni online, I didn’t even get 3 weeks into it without giving up. I was far more productive at uni having somewhere else physically to go and have people in person giving me that motivation. This past year I have been lucky enough not to have been in lockdown at all because of where I live (we had mini lockdown at the start of the pandemic) but I had the option to work from home if my physical health needed it, those days I was half as productive as I was on days in the office, I had no one ‘watching over me’ to keep me on track. Yes, I’m an adult and I have succeeded in many areas of my personal life, but in my professional life, in the role I am in I am still learning and I feel I need that supervision, that encouragement and accountability given in person, I read too much into emails or IM’s. Human beings are designed as social creatures, we thrive being around other people (moreso with people we like) so it’s pretty natural to crave human interaction particularly when we don’t have it.
@ashleighrae I have another disability myself too but even though it affects my daily life because I hadn’t been hospitalised or needed to see a specialist in the 12 months prior to applying it wasn’t approved 😒 my mental health one was approved in less than a week because I had just got out of hospital for mental health related issues. Thankfully I can get some of the supports for my other disability though under mental health as they cross over a bit. I’m glad you are already applying though, it’s a tedious process but worth it in the end.
@meg Poor nurses... They've never been more celebrated and validated!
Personally I find the cave of wonders cake the best so far.
I have no idea if you will actually see this Ashleigh, but I would be happy to give advice on applying for NDIS for mental health. It is only since becoming a participant that I have been able to truly start healing.
@rush I was one that posted waaaaay too many of me and my ex-husband, I think of it now and cringe. It was like I was trying to convince myself and the rest of the world I was happy. Granted I’m not a ‘brand’ to the world, but if you’re truly happy, you’re in the moment, not worried about getting photos of it, even with my kids I don’t have photos of special times because I learned to be fully in the moment.
@gypsy right? Dan Andrew’s may be hated by many victorians, but look at what would have happened in Vic if he hadn’t been hard with lockdowns, it’s playing out in Sydney now and it’s putting far more people at risk other than Sydneysiders.
@anonymous I have to disagree with that last part, the push back from the LNP over the inquiry into veteran suicides has been going on for years, the push has come mostly from the families of the suicide victims and Lambie who as much as I don’t like many things about her, pushes for things she cares about. The veterans wouldn’t have the PTSD they have if not for the government sending them to those war zones. The government owes the families the answers.
@megan_deng195 interesting you assume because the writer says they’re elderly they only have a few years.
@snorks so from what I got from the article, because of his deal 15 years ago (which surely should have had an expiry date 😞) and the supreme courts ruling that he can not be tried again, it’s not an option, so it’s effectively and acquittal with double jeopardy rules (can’t be found guilty of the same crime twice). It’s disgusting, unfair and a huge step back for us survivors, but especially those in the US. Thankfully our laws are broadening and becoming less fallible, but I can say from experience, the process of having someone successfully convicted is twice as traumatising as the event itself, I was lucky that my abuser was convicted, but I can say 100% wholeheartedly, I would not have called the police if I knew what I would have to go through, it destroyed my entire life, including my family and it was not worth it for what I got in return, especially when he still walks free and just the other day I saw him in public and it sent me into a panic attack and triggered my PTSD.
@mustlovebooks whilst I do agree with the quarantine facilities, that lockdown was caused by someone that had been in Adelaide quarantine and returned to Melbourne after their quarantine period was done. It wouldn’t have mattered what kind of quarantine they had been in.
@guest2 but it shouldn’t have to be the case, that’s the entire point. We shouldn’t HAVE to spend more money on an item of clothing to make it fit. Men certainly don’t seem to have that issue, so why should we have to suffer when the designers could cater for us from the start. Surely the more money they would get from us spending on their clothing by being included is better for business overall?? They happily dress plus size celebrities for red carpets 🤷🏼♀️
@rush saaaame! I’m young enough that Facebook came out in my early 20’s but old enough that to take the photos someone had to take a digital camera out and to upload photos we had to physically attach a digital camera to a computer to upload photos to it, I didn’t own a phone that had internet until my eldest son was born.. so glad I’m classed as ‘old’ now!
@rush my state (well territory, ACT) hasn’t had a lockdown at all so to speak, we had advisement at the start but no lockdowns, and we had panic buying here too. This is one time I’m glad for the ‘canberra bubble’ regarding no community infections ever, but I feel for all of you who do the right thing but get screwed by those that don’t, like how many people need to spread the virus a few days after getting out of quarantine for those that do to say, ‘ok, imma spend the next few days at home to be on the safe side’??
@laura__palmer sorry, but no. I live in an ‘upper class’ suburb in my city (in fact one of the most expensive to live.. in public housing. My sons father and I both made the decision to send our son to the local Catholic school as it was much better and safer for him to attend than the public school literally right next door. At the time I was able to pay half his school fees, however some very awful things have happened over the last couple of years and I am unable to keep working part-time, so can no longer afford my half of the school fees. The government funding the school receives helps to cover my half of the fees so they can be waived and my son can continue to get the best education available to us in our feeder area.
@suezab I get it and totally felt the same way reading a few years back when I was only on DSP and not able to work at all (I’m back there currently after having to have a major surgery earlier this year), then when I had a little extra money being able to work (and at tax time) I would put away enough to buy a product or two each month.
@michelle.lynn.smith72 Chicago Hope craps all over E.R! I was only a kid but I remember watching both it and E.R with my mum and E.R only gets in lists like this is because of Clooney, who despite popular opinion isn’t all that great..