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 Would be interested to know how the coastal towns are handling this intrastate bans i could only imagine kalbarri  coral bay  exmouth business must be hurting badly can't believe the government has hung them out to dry for another month. 


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yeah

Sun, 2020-05-10 11:26

time to reopen

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Bleeding

Sun, 2020-05-10 11:49

 Here at Wooramel roadhouse , we have been bleeding badly. For what should have been one of the better months of the year it has been the worst by far with some days only getting enough to cover running the generators. It was that bad that Overlander shut its doors for 3 weeks and our hours cut back to 0700 to 1700 as no one coming through before and after those hours.

 

From next Monday it should improve slightly with travel down to the mid west being opened up but still no where near what it normally would be.

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 Hope you can hang in there,

Mon, 2020-05-11 08:16

 Hope you can hang in there, there will be a rush when opened.

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Looks like 5 weeks minimum

Sun, 2020-05-10 12:30

Looks like 5 weeks minimum before further lifting of regional boundaries. Not a given it will be lifted either. Looks like the peak season up north won’t be happening this year. Not sure how businesses will survive, I feel for them.

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You may be ok 4 weeks after May 18?

Sun, 2020-05-10 14:47

 We were expecting the regional boundaries to be lifted , in full, perhaps excepting the Kimberley.  Obviously OK for those of us in the Midwest--as campsites were re-opened on May1, we should be Ok for Ningaloo.. I have a booking for a month, July. They weren't accepting payment at the time, due to uncertainty , just holding the bookings, so I'll check tomorrow.  My son has a booking, too, but as he is  Perth based, looks like he is SOOL for the times he has booked. I have two trips to do each way this year, moving the boat and camper, which is now trailer mounted, so I'll be seeing Carnarvonite at Wooramel a couple of times. 

It certainly has hit businesses up here hard--most are getting by, just, but were relying on todays announcement to get some internal tourism. looks like it won't change much for them, if the perth people can't go north.

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 I'm hoping when we get to

Sun, 2020-05-10 15:01

 I'm hoping when we get to zero cases and we nearly are they will open the rest of the state if not I'll be interested to hear what the reasoning is behind it.

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July

Sun, 2020-05-10 17:27

 I am thinking they will open up for the July school holidays.

People will be chanting at the bit by then.

Hope the dont open the state border yet, try to promote people to holiday in their own state.

That will help out our businesses and tourist destinations, god knows they will need it by then.

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 Travel restrictions up here

Sun, 2020-05-10 17:32

 Travel restrictions up here have been a crock of shit with plenty of travel between the shires and mainly by the people they are trying to protect, agreed stricko but  with 1 case in 11 days, time to get tourism going for the sake of the regions sooner than waiting another 4 weeks.

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 Might shoot down to steep

Sun, 2020-05-10 17:33

 Might shoot down to steep point while it's not busy. 

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 Yep Just open the state up,

Sun, 2020-05-10 17:57

 Yep Just open the state up, there is now no logical reasoning imo. As far as people are concerned around town this thing is over, no physical distancing that I can see. Shops packed, queues everywhere it's a joke. Glad I avoid all that crap.

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 The right decisions have

Sun, 2020-05-10 20:18

 The right decisions have been made so far by those in charge, so I'm happy to wait it out. It wouldn't take much for another spike in cases.

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 Agree, when the Premier

Mon, 2020-05-11 08:19

 Agree, when the Premier lifts the ban it will be utter chaos and that has been demonstrated just opening a few shops. Lets see in a few weeks what happens with schools opening.

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Vans Loaded

Mon, 2020-05-11 09:05

 All  the Grey Nomads have their vans loaded and are just wating for the start gun to be fired and it will be a mad rush north go get whats left of the warmer weather before it starts heating up again for summer.

We have had  couple through that have managed to find an excuse to get away and some that escaped being sent home from places like the 9 mile north of Coral Bay and are now at Gladstone trying to top up with a few fish before heading further south to the colder weather.

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 Lol this old

Mon, 2020-05-11 09:16

 Lol this old flog.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/man-aged-in-80s-questioned-by-police-after-failing-to-stop-at-roadblock-in-toodyay-ng-b881543558z

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 And there goes his license

Mon, 2020-05-11 09:45

 And there goes his license for ever. Will be pushing shit up a hill at his age to get it back after that.

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Regions getting what they ordered

Mon, 2020-05-11 09:49

From what I could see prior to the lock downs, it was the locals shouting, screaming, lobbying government to be locked down! Well they got what gthey ordered!  

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Rottnest

Mon, 2020-05-11 09:56

Im just afraid that my trip to Rotto in late September will be a no-go because they will probably keep the "quarantine station" option open for quite some time.

Bugger. I miss Rotto. 

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 In reckon it will be done by

Mon, 2020-05-11 10:14

 In reckon it will be done by then mate. Rotto is good for business and the economy. If they have low numbers popping up then they can use the hotels that they already are. 

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I hope so

Mon, 2020-05-11 11:34

I hope you are right. My kids (the whole family actually) absolutely love it over there.

Ive got a really sick feeling that if the WA Govt gets pressure to open the borders that we will get a second wave in July. If they dont, I reckon we will be Gold. 

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 Rotto has the advantage of

Mon, 2020-05-11 10:48

 Rotto has the advantage of nobody escaping though

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 One person snuck out weeks

Mon, 2020-05-11 12:24

 One person snuck out weeks ago. The media hammered that case hard which resulted in security ramp-up. No hotel will risk the embarrassment of it happening again.

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Trying to digest the

Tue, 2020-05-19 09:04

Trying to digest the mountains of info out there, anyone have any glimpse of an idea of when they may open up the state border?

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 I would have thought still

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:08

 I would have thought still maybe 3months

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 boys have an exmouth trip

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:04

 boys have an exmouth trip planned for the end of next month, that I originally couldn't go on, and they invited a couple fellas from Vic. 

 

Hoping the borders stay shut as I can now go and it opens my spot back up for me! Just gotta hope the intrastate borders open by then and the state borders remian closed... like fishing gambling hoping for outcomes!

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 Sounds like you might be

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:28

 Sounds like you might be lucky I can't see them opening in a hurry. 

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 Might have to give Marko a

Tue, 2020-05-19 12:00

 Might have to give Marko a buzz and let him know I have a much needed fishing trip riding on it

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I was due to depart for Exy

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:12

I was due to depart for Exy this Sunday for a couple of weeks.

Maybe can still get there but sometime late June early July.

Will all due respect, trying to avoid school holiday times though.

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 I'm in exmouth at the

Tue, 2020-05-19 16:53

 I'm in exmouth at the moment. It's dead quiet. 

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 I feel it's going in the

Tue, 2020-05-19 17:03

 I feel it's going in the right direction. Yeah it would have been nice to be in coral bay right now like planned but in reality we need to make sure it's all over before we open up completely.  There is always next year. Unfortunately the bussiness that rely on tourism are still struggling 

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 Thing is it will never be

Tue, 2020-05-19 18:00

 Thing is it will never be all over unless there's a vaccine Russ. As we see in Vic there will be pocket outbreaks, but if the majority had the app then easy to contact trace. But there's a resistance to that sadly. I'll say it again there's no good reason not to open the rest of the intra state boundaries, we don't have a community spread. Just isolate the Vics and the Cocroaches. 

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 True. We are quite lucky

Tue, 2020-05-19 18:31

 True. We are quite lucky over here in the West that we are so isolated from the rest of oz . I think we got off lightly compared to the vice 

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Has been nice & quiet down

Tue, 2020-05-19 18:12

Has been nice & quiet down south. Be good to get another month or 2 out of it. 

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 Marko has come out and said

Wed, 2020-05-20 12:02

 Marko has come out and said state border will remain closed for 'many months to come'. 

I think it's time to open up the state and reassess the state border in the next month or two. 

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The internal state

Wed, 2020-05-20 12:23

The internal state restrictions are getting a lot of air time atm...hoping it gets opened sooner that 15th.

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I think we need to seriously

Wed, 2020-05-20 12:27

I think we need to seriously look at opening up the borders in a careful and controlled way. The national health advice is saying there is no need for border closures.

Tourism-related businesses are dying and I've just seen a presentation from a very respected source that indicates our property market may suffer if we don't let people in. He is saying that a lot of east-coasters are looking at WA very favourably because of how we've handled things here and also our housing affordability but they can't come for a holiday to check it out. We may not want an influx of people but we also don't like to see our biggest asset falling in value. When people have falling equity they tend to shut their wallet/purse!

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 Well that's it boys we can

Mon, 2020-05-25 13:12

 Well that's it boys we can all head north this weekend.

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Will be hectic on the road

Mon, 2020-05-25 13:44

Will be hectic on the road north. 

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 Exmouth opens it doros

Mon, 2020-05-25 14:09

 Exmouth opens it doros friday. 

 

Keep that interstate border airtighT!

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 Sure was quiet there last

Mon, 2020-05-25 15:16

 Sure was quiet there last week. 

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 The invasion of the nomads

Mon, 2020-05-25 14:31

 The invasion of the nomads .

I can see now the freeway north full of caravans and mobile homes on Thursday ready for the opening 

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Taking my boat to Carnarvon on Saturday.

Mon, 2020-05-25 16:48

 I can hear all the truckies groaning from here, it must have been the best autumn/winter they've had on the long hauls for a long time...

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 It's not so much the ones

Mon, 2020-05-25 17:57

 It's not so much the ones towing boats that slow us down , it's the caravans that are not in any real hurry to get anywhere. Boaties want to get to where there going fast to get the tub in the water 

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Yep, that's it

Tue, 2020-05-26 20:25

 Towing a boat , or a little camper, you are on a mission. I swear some of these grey nomads are in a competition to see who gets bragging rights on fuel consumption the next time they are all sitting together for sundowners. 

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Exmouth

Mon, 2020-05-25 17:54

 

Heading to Exmouth middle of June, can't wait.

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Carnarvonite

Mon, 2020-05-25 17:56

 

Will call in 15th or 16th June John, see you then

Go Pies

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 Hey John, What does your

Mon, 2020-05-25 18:56

 Hey John, What does your food look like for the toothless ones that call through?

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Mmmmm

Mon, 2020-05-25 20:34

 

Hey Bill, something must have gone wrong, I have all my teeth 

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dont let the dumb f...s

Tue, 2020-05-26 10:10

know that,their too dumb to realize, just play on.

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 Fair bump play on

Tue, 2020-05-26 12:01

 Fair bump play on

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Jumpers

Tue, 2020-05-26 15:09

 Seen a heap of West Coast jumper wearing misfits coming through lately that look like they have been sleeping under bushes and in river beds, not game enough to ask too much, lots of gaps in their gobs too.  Seemed strange that these people wear jumpers on days when the temp is around mid thirties.

Any one who is from the far north will know the answer

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So basically Pies supporters

Tue, 2020-05-26 16:14

So basically Pies supporters in Eagle's jumpers?

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That would

Tue, 2020-05-26 16:24

 

That would never happen Jack, about time all you Eagle boys came clean and said what you have known all you life,

You are all Collingwood lads at Heart, which of course is totally understandable.

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Collingwood

Tue, 2020-05-26 19:14

 Collingwood supporters wouldn't be seen dead in Eagles jumpers, we have class! 

Funny though, I asked in a sports shop for a Collingwood jumper and was told they had sold out as soon as they hit the shelves yet there was plenty of Eagles ones there so I guess they are not as popular as most fans think.

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 thats probably as they only

Tue, 2020-05-26 19:49

 thats probably as they only order 5 collingwood ones compared to 500 eagles

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 Mick Malthouse is a friend

Tue, 2020-05-26 20:47

 Mick Malthouse is a friend and when he was coach I asked him to get a jumper signed for a school quiz night. I took it to him and we went around and got most of the guys to sign it there and then. He got the last few over the next couple of days and one of our Melbourne guys brought it over with him. Bottom line is it cost me $120 and we got $130 for it!

Got two $70 cricket bats signed by Gilly and got $750 each for them. 

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I assumed truckies use them

Tue, 2020-05-26 21:08

I assumed truckies use them for oil rags or they became an alternate source of toilet paper during the panic buying

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