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COVID-19 POLITICAL HYPOCRISY

 

WA can thank the universe for the strong leadership of the Mark McGowan Labor government. It is common sense and it is saving lives!

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Roel Loopers

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EAST FREO WOODSIDE FOCUS GROUPS

 

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Hall & Prior Aged Care are proposing to regenerate the former Woodside Maternity Hospital at 18 Dalgety St, East Fremantle into a world-class health and aged care community.
The development will revitalise the location for community use and amenity, and includes a full refurbishment of the Woodside heritage homestead to its former glory.

For more information visit www.WoodsideAgedCare.com.au

RSVP for a focus group by calling Joseph from Creating Communities on (08) 9284 0910 or visit; www.WoodsideAgedCare.eventbrite.com.au

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COULD PM CLOSE STATE BORDERS TO FIGHT COVID-19?

 

Just thinking aloud. What if Clive Palmers’ challenge in the High Court is successful and the closure of WA borders unlawful?

From Victoria we hear that fighting Covid-19 is actually federal responsibility, so would it be legal then for PM Scott Morrison to order the closure of state borders to protect the lives of many Australians?

But it would remain forever a mystery to me what use state borders and state governments are if the High Court orders the WA borders to be re-opened.

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THE COVIDMAN KEEPS WA SAFE

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, politicians, politics, state government by freoview on July 17, 2020

 

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If all goes to plan and I’ll do get the opportunity I will present this T-shirt to WA Premier Mark McGowan at the Community Cabinet function at the East Fremantle Yacht Club on July 26.

I believe Mark McGowan and the Labor government have done an excellent job in keeping the people of WA safe from Covid-19 by keeping the state borders closed, against the relentless pressure of the Federal and WA Liberal parties, some business interests and that fat fool from Queensland.

My concept for the T-shirt was creatively realised by Stuart Endersby of Freo T-Shirts in the Fremantle Markets. Great job, Stuart!

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WE HAVE A CHOICE. COMMON SENSE OR LOCKDOWN!

 

This is what Coronavirus looks like!

 

I am one of many who is worried about the lax attitude of Western Australians when it comes to the coronavirus social distancing rule of staying 1.5m away from each other. People totally ignore it in pubs where they sit shoulder to shoulder at large tables and there are no restriction signs placed on the tables by publicans indicating that patrons need to adhere to that simple rule

It is the same on the streets, where I need to get out of the way of those walking three abreast, who don’t give a XXXX about staying out of my way.

At my old age I am not paranoid about Covid-19 and getting sick, as I have long accepted that I don’t have long to live any more, but I detest inconsiderate and selfish people who only care about their own fun and not about the community they live in. You are endangering the lives of other people!

I absolutely understand the urge of traders to want to catch up financially after being forced to close for months, but can’t they see what is happening in Victoria and New South Wales and elsewhere in the world, and realise that a second lock down would be absolutely disastrous and will close many more businesses forever?

Common sense appears to be gone and it is all about the convict mentality of how to avoid to live by the rules, so WA Police needs to be more vigilant and zealous and fine all those pubs who totally ignore the distancing rule.

I was delighted to see so many people in Fremantle on the weekend and about the opening of the Fremantle Markets, but even there overcrowding also seemed to have occurred, as people on social media claim, so maybe the markets need some form of crowd control, or one way traffic.

I know it is a pain in the bum, but if we relax too much now and are too complacent we will pay for it and lock down might have to be re-introduced. I would hate to see that because so many people have already suffered enormously.

From the West Australian today: The NSW government will introduce stricter operating rules for pubs after more than 20 COVID-19 cases were linked to an outbreak at a Sydney pub.

Headline of ABC on-line: Israelis were told to ‘have fun’ after lockdowns eased. Now they’re facing a coronavirus COVID-19 second wave

Some comments on my Facebook page:

J.H: I walked through Freo markets yesterday and had to get out! It was ridiculous!!?

K.R: Agreed, we left the Freo Markets on Saturday as we felt unsafe. I wanted to support the stall holders but couldn’t bring myself to even go through to the grocery section.

G.C: We had ppl visit my gallery telling us exactly the same thing about feeling freaked out at the markets and having to get out of there.
If we all have to lock down again it’s going to be the same reason as in Victoria… stupidity

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GREETINGS FROM THE BIG SMOKE

 

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Terrible noise from tradies in the unit above me drilling into bathroom tiles evicted me from my own home this morning, but my ears are still ringing after five hours, so proper warning should have been given in advance to protect my hearing.

Anyhow, I hopped on the train to Perth, where I had not been for five months or so and took the photos above.

Pathetic to see the cleaning attempts for Covid-19 by four young women at the Fremantle train station. Each of them with a wet wipe in each hand, but no spray, walking along the carriage and totally ignoring the individual hand loops that hang from the ceiling in the trains. The upright hand bars were also only cleaned as far as they good reach while standing upright. PTA get your act together!

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NO LIMITS FOR HOSPITALITY VENUES FROM SATURDAY!

 

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Very good news for the hospitality and events industries with more watering down of Covid-19 social restrictions from this Saturday June 27.

There will be no restriction on the number of people allowing to gather and patrons will be allowed to consume food and drinks while standing.

I am not sure why the 1.5 metre distance has now increased again to 2 metres between people, but that is going to be impossible to police anyway unfortunately.

Live music in venues and concerts hall will be allowed again and major events in sports stadiums is allowed with a 50% capacity, so that is significant should the Dockers and Eagles ever play at Optus Stadium again.

I for one can’t wait to have my regular spot back at Chalkys and read the newspaper, without feeling I have to hurry to make space for other customers. Yep, I am a selfish SOB. ;>)

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PEDESTRIANS BUMP-DON’T PUSH!

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, pedestrians, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2020

 

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It is a good idea that slowly the PUSH signs at pedestrian crossing lights are being replaced with BUMP signs, that encourage people to use their elbows instead of their hands, to stop the spread of Covid-19.

It would probably be a good idea to make the BUMP signs a permanent feature for hygiene reasons.

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VITAMIN C SPECIAL AT WRAY AVENUE

Posted in city of fremantle, growers green, health, Uncategorized by freoview on June 20, 2020

 

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GALATIS at Freo’s Wray Avenue have got a great special of WA navel oranges for just 19 cents per kilo today.

Go get a vitamin C boost for next to nothing!

 

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E SHED MARKETS ARE OPEN AGAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, markets, shopping, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 19, 2020

 

 

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The E Shed Markets at Victoria Quay are open again, so go for a walk or bicycle ride to the port this weekend.

While at VQ I took some photos of Covid-19 social distancing rules signs.

I have been noticing that many individuals and businesses are getting very complacent about the rules, as many seem to believe that the easing of restrictions means we are over the hill.

The state of Victoria yesterday had 18 new cases of the coronavirus, there is a huge new spike in China, and many new cases are reported from the USA and Europe, so we need to remain vigilant.

The WA borders need to stay closed for a while longer, because the risk of importing Covid-19 cases from the eastern states is simply too risky and might cost many lives. It is irresponsible of Liberal leader Liza Harvey to call for an immediate opening of our state borders.

Stay safe, Freo, and PLEASE do stick to the rules in the interest of everyone!

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