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In Melbourne we are in Stage 4 lockdown now and you not only have to justify your reason for continuing to work you need to carry a Vic Govt approved permit to travel outside of 5 kilometers from your home. There is also a must be at home by 8pm curfew in place and there are fines measured in the thousands of dollars for any breaches of the new rules.
Yeh that's tough man. Has to be done though.
Are masks mandatory?

If I was the premier I'd lock it all down hard and mandate masks.
I get it hits the economy and what not but it's the only way to do it. Just lock down hard and kill it.

People act like it's some forever thing. But while it would be difficult a solid super strict one month lock down would probably do wonders for suppression of the rona.

Same thing with masks. Just enforce them. I'm sick of people "I have a medical condition" bullshit. mask up or stay home. The same morons that claim they have a condition and can't wear are mask are usually the same muppets claiming that sick people or those at risk for the corona should stay home and the rest of us need to deal with it. Well if you're to sick to wear a mask you should be at home too!

Also for my 2 cents. I'd make the fines for breaking the rules far harsher as well. Those dumb cunts girls who went from Melb to goldie when they had the rona only got $4000 fine or something. that's far to low!! Would be at least $10,000 if I was in control and lying on the declaration forms then taking rona into another state would be about as clear a case for someone to be jailed as anything. Maybe not jailed but those girls should have been put on a 3 or 4 month house arrest with ankle monitors to make sure they don't leave again.

"the government is just revenue raising"... too right. The fines are in place to protect everyone and get the rona under control. If you want ot be a dickhead and breach them then hell yes we'll revenue raise the shit out of you!!.... I wouldn't be playing this slap on the wrist shitt.

For what it's worth, NSW is still doing better than Vic. But with the flare ups, I'd be all for mask mandates here as well.
 
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Yeh that's tough man. Has to be done though.
Are masks mandatory?

If I was the premier I'd lock it all down hard and mandate masks.
I get it hits the economy and what not but it's the only way to do it. Just lock down hard and kill it.

People act like it's some forever thing. But while it would be difficult a solid super strict one month lock down would probably do wonders for suppression of the rona.

Same thing with masks. Just enforce them. I'm sick of people "I have a medical condition" bullshit. mask up or stay home. The same morons that claim they have a condition and can't wear are mask are usually the same muppets claiming that sick people or those at risk for the corona should stay home and the rest of us need to deal with it. Well if you're to sick to wear a mask you should be at home too!

Also for my 2 cents. I'd make the fines for breaking the rules far harsher as well. Those dumb cunts girls who went from Melb to goldie when they had the rona only got $4000 fine or something. that's far to low!! Would be at least $10,000 if I was in control and lying on the declaration forms then taking rona into another state would be about as clear a case for someone to be jailed as anything. Maybe not jailed but those girls should have been put on a 3 or 4 month house arrest with ankle monitors to make sure they don't leave again.

"the government is just revenue raising"... too right. The fines are in place to protect everyone and get the rona under control. If you want ot be a dickhead and breach them then hell yes we'll revenue raise the shit out of you!!.... I wouldn't be playing this slap on the wrist shit.
Yes, masks are required whenever you go outdoors unless you are running or riding a bike. They are also required in your workplace.

The whole plan is to keep people within a 5 kilometer radius of their homes to contain the spread, and you need a very good reason to venture outside of it.

Exercise is only allowed once a day, for a maximum of 1 hour, with only 1 walking partner and must take place within kilometers from your home.

This thing is no doubt effecting the economy and people's minds and morale but for now, and quite rightly, the priority has to be people's lives and we just need to do what we are being told to do.
 
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Yes, masks are required whenever you go outdoors unless you are running or riding a bike. They are also required in your workplace.

The whole plan is to keep people within a 5 kilometer radius of their homes to contain the spread, and you need a very good reason to venture outside of it.

Exercise is only allowed once a day, for a maximum of 1 hour, with only 1 walking partner and must take place within kilometers from your home.

This thing is no doubt effecting the economy and people's minds and morale but for now, and quite rightly, the priority has to be people's lives and we just need to do what we are being told to do.
That's good. it's shit but you can still get out and about a bit.

Thing is with these lockdowns though. As hard as they are they just have to be done. Half measures just won't work. Lock down hard. Battle through it and then open slowly and safely after. Trying to half close half open won't work.

The gov just has to step in, suck it up and continue the unemployment payments.
 

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That's good. it's shit but you can still get out and about a bit.

Thing is with these lockdowns though. As hard as they are they just have to be done. Half measures just won't work. Lock down hard. Battle through it and then open slowly and safely after. Trying to half close half open won't work.

The gov just has to step in, suck it up and continue the unemployment payments.
Agree with you on all counts.

Thankfully I am still able to work and so is the bride, so we are far better off than most.

I get my exercise in every day. Have been eating better than ever and my weight is right where it should be. Just a pity I can't hit the gym and pull the gloves on.
 

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In Victoria we get a public holiday on the Friday, the day before the AFL Grand Final. The intention of the holiday is to allow football supporters to attend the Grand Final Parade which features the players being driven in a procession in open cars through the city of Melbourne.

The way things stand the Grand Final could be played interstate. Meaning the players won't even be in Melbourne on the day before the game - being the Friday.

Even if the Grand Final is played in Melbourne, the last thing the Government will be encouraging in about 2 months time is a large gathering of people.
 
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Agree with you on all counts.

Thankfully I am still able to work and so is the bride, so we are far better off than most.

I get my exercise in every day. Have been eating better than ever and my weight is right where it should be. Just a pity I can't hit the gym and pull the gloves on.
Oh you getting married soon? Or recently were?
My wedding is a casualty of covid. We've postponed until late next year. Giving ourselves a big gap so hopefully the situation calms down and we might get a chance of the missus' family being able to travel to Aus for it.

Gyms are open up here. I've been hitting up the F45. Sometimes it feels a lil sketchy when the class is full and there is 25 people all in the room getting through the circuit. But they've been really good about enforcing the hygiene rules. Everyone, for whatever it's worth, has their temperature taken as has to use hand sanitiser before entering. Everything is spaced out as far as possible and we've all got to spray and wipe down all the equipment with disinfectant after use before the next person is allowed to touch it. You're not allowed to train without a towel either.

Still can be a risk there but it's probably about as best that can be done. thankfully been no troubles in the like 7 weeks or so they've been reopen.


In Victoria we get a public holiday on the Friday, the day before the AFL Grand Final. The intention of the holiday is to allow football supporters to attend the Grand Final Parade which features the players being driven in a procession in open cars through the city of Melbourne.

The way things stand the Grand Final could be played interstate. Meaning the players won't even be in Melbourne on the day before the game - being the Friday.

Even if the Grand Final is played in Melbourne, the last thing the Government will be encouraging in about 2 months time is a large gathering of people.
Man Vic gets so many public holidays! Day before the final, Melb cup! We don't get that.
If the GF is played in NSW we should get the day off instead of you guys!!
 

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Oh you getting married soon? Or recently were?
My wedding is a casualty of covid. We've postponed until late next year. Giving ourselves a big gap so hopefully the situation calms down and we might get a chance of the missus' family being able to travel to Aus for it.

Gyms are open up here. I've been hitting up the F45. Sometimes it feels a lil sketchy when the class is full and there is 25 people all in the room getting through the circuit. But they've been really good about enforcing the hygiene rules. Everyone, for whatever it's worth, has their temperature taken as has to use hand sanitiser before entering. Everything is spaced out as far as possible and we've all got to spray and wipe down all the equipment with disinfectant after use before the next person is allowed to touch it. You're not allowed to train without a towel either.

Still can be a risk there but it's probably about as best that can be done. thankfully been no troubles in the like 7 weeks or so they've been reopen.
Been married for years mate. But I still refer to the missus as the bride.

Bad luck about your wedding. We still have a wedding invite on the fridge from months ago that couldn't go ahead.

Gyms here were closed for ages. Then the COVID numbers improved and they briefly reopened. The COVID numbers went bad again and they closed again. I reckon our gyms have only been open for about 2 weeks since late March.
 

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Man Vic gets so many public holidays! Day before the final, Melb cup! We don't get that.
If the GF is played in NSW we should get the day off instead of you guys!!
I think we do get more public holidays than NSW. But don't you guys get the Monday after the NRL Grand Final off?

Feel free to take that Friday off if you get the AFL Grand Final. All yours :good
 
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Been married for years mate. But I still refer to the missus as the bride.

Bad luck about your wedding. We still have a wedding invite on the fridge from months ago that couldn't go ahead.

Gyms here were closed for ages. Then the COVID numbers improved and they briefly reopened. The COVID numbers went bad again and they closed again. I reckon our gyms have only been open for about 2 weeks since late March.
Ah fair enough.
It's shit to postpone. But thankfully our vendors were cool and aren't charging us anything to change the date. Also now we have a lil more time up our sleeves to pay for things so we are going to put some of the wedding money to pay off our car instead. Silver linings.

It must suck! to be a gym owner... well any small business really at the moment... but if it's like Sydney when it reopens people will flood back in.
They are stinging like $66 a week for F45 and all of the 8 classes daily at the one I go to are full. Unless a lot of people are doubling up on classes that's $66 X 20 people 8 times a day. Not bad coin
 
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I think we do get more public holidays than NSW. But don't you guys get the Monday after the NRL Grand Final off?

Feel free to take that Friday off if you get the AFL Grand Final. All yours :good
We do. 5th Oct this year. But the day of is 'Labour Day'. You guys get 'Labour Day' 9th of March.

Pretty sure the NRL grand final is on the day it is because it's a long weekend. Not the public holiday is there because of the final.
 
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Quick google search;
for 2020 it's as follows


Vic - 12
  • New Years day
  • Aus Day
  • labour day
  • Good friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • ANZAC day
  • Queens birthday
  • Day before AFL final
  • Melbourne Cup
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing day
NSW - 10
  • New Years day
  • Aus Day
  • Good friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • ANZAC day
  • Queens birthday
  • labour day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing day

Probably didn't need to post this but this Aussie thread could use a bit of traffic
 
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Ah fair enough.
It's shit to postpone. But thankfully our vendors were cool and aren't charging us anything to change the date. Also now we have a lil more time up our sleeves to pay for things so we are going to put some of the wedding money to pay off our car instead. Silver linings.

It must suck! to be a gym owner... well any small business really at the moment... but if it's like Sydney when it reopens people will flood back in.
They are stinging like $66 a week for F45 and all of the 8 classes daily at the one I go to are full. Unless a lot of people are doubling up on classes that's $66 X 20 people 8 times a day. Not bad coin
When our gyms reopened briefly - like for about 2 weeks - you had to book using an app and the gyms were only allowed to have about 10 people in at a time. In group sessions, like circuit training, everybody had to have their own sperate equipment to use, and when the class finished they had to wipe everything with sanitizer in readiness for the next group to come in.

Gym owners are hurting bad though.
 
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When our gyms reopened briefly - like for about 2 weeks - you had to book using an app and the gyms were only allowed to have about 10 people in at a time. In group sessions, like circuit training, everybody had to have their own sperate equipment to use, and when the class finished they had to wipe everything with sanitizer in readiness for the next group to come in.

Gym owners are hurting bad though.
Exactly how things were here for a while then.
There has always been an app for F45 classes though.

They had it set up with taped squares on the ground and each square had it's own set of weights, boxes to jump on a bike or rower.
It wasn't perfect but worked out pretty well.
At the height of it for us we were doing online Zoom classes. The gym let us take weights home. Wasn't bad either but geez it's easy to slack off with a at home work out!!!

Overall though mate. Aus still has it's covid dramas but we've gotta consider ourselves lucky. We haven't been hit as hard as say the US. We've still got a few morons out there carrying on about masks and stuff but it seems for the most part everyone is doing the right thing. It'll all pass soon enough.
 
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Zerafa and Mundine are trying to promote a fight between themselves. What the fuck for?

A blind man could see this is a total mismatch and only about one thing - money.

Mundine in that clip is just plain tragic :

"I haven't lost my speed. I haven't lost my power. I am still refining my craft."

Dear Anthony,

Go and watch a replay of your last fight, against John Wayne Parr. You had no speed. You had no power. You were flatfooted from the opening bell and slow as a wet fucking week.

WTF!
 

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Listened to a podcast interview with Michael Zerafa and got more of an understanding why he wants to fight Mundine.

Zerafa had some overseas options, but COVID put pay to those. At the top of the division locally there is Horn, himself and Tszyu, and Zerafa wants a 3rd fight with Horn or a fight with Tszyu. He is consistently baiting them both. Particularly Tszyu, but until Horn & Tszyu fight each other and Zerafa perhaps gets the winner, he hasn't got anywhere to go. So that makes a money grab against Mundine all the more attractive to him.
 

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Eddie Hearn is keen to kick off Matchroom Boxing in NZ with a Joseph Parker fight in October.

But with COVID, the problem is getting a suitable opponent. The obvious one is fellow Kiwi Junior Fa, who is 19-0, but apparently Fa wants too much money.

I hope they can get Parker-Fa done.
 
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Listened to a podcast interview with Michael Zerafa and got more of an understanding why he wants to fight Mundine.

Zerafa had some overseas options, but COVID put pay to those. At the top of the division locally there is Horn, himself and Tszyu, and Zerafa wants a 3rd fight with Horn or a fight with Tszyu. He is consistently baiting them both. Particularly Tszyu, but until Horn & Tszyu fight each other and Zerafa perhaps gets the winner, he hasn't got anywhere to go. So that makes a money grab against Mundine all the more attractive to him.
Terrible fight.
Doesn’t make sense at all. How’s it even a money grab? Surely Choc doesn’t generate anything significant these days.

No chance I’d pay for it. If it happens and I’m at home and free I’ll find a stream. But I would have to be already going to the pub to watch it there
 
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Eddie Hearn is keen to kick off Matchroom Boxing in NZ with a Joseph Parker fight in October.

But with COVID, the problem is getting a suitable opponent. The obvious one is fellow Kiwi Junior Fa, who is 19-0, but apparently Fa wants too much money.

I hope they can get Parker-Fa done.
Never heard of Fa.
Sounds a bit of a piss take to be demanding a big pay day in these Covid times against a former world champ who’s still a top contender