Open Forum: March 28, 2020

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  1. johanna

    Back in the day, I recall Bristow having a wandering eye for Miss Pretty of Kleenaphone.

    Stop it. My pubes are vibrating with just the thought of it. And I am 102 yeaars old.

  2. MatrixTransform

    I’ll swap social credit points for tins of tuna

  3. Rockdoctor

    The Beer Whisperer
    #3383018, posted on March 29, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    As much as I think Sharri is another of Sky’s lightweights I agree with Beery here. Add the 36 doctors scuppering from a Hotels as well to the list. Someone needs to take responsibility for this clown show and if the relevant managers, Department secretaries won’t then the top dog has to. I never had the pleasure of service but my dad used to call it leadership.

  4. Fisky

    Mengniu Dairy is a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and counts the state-owned China Oil and Food Corporation (COFCO) as one its major shareholders.Oct 28, 2019

    As I said, a CCP front company.

  5. Infidel Tiger

    A bailout for fake jobs.

    Real people have just being fucked.

  6. rickw

    As I said, a CCP front company.

    Go far enough along and everything in China is a CCP front company.

  7. calli

    Richard got the Frightbat.

    And everyone else got Our Rose.

  8. Fisky

    Susan Moore
    @susan_m
    ·
    Dec 13, 2013
    Great story: Tasmanian formula group Bellamy’s Organic rides China wave towards $50m in sales
    via @BRW
    @MrJThomson

    A Business Herald
    @abusinessherald
    ·
    Aug 5, 2014
    Bellamy’s to ramp up China plans –

    SMH/Age Business
    @BusinessDay
    ·
    Dec 2, 2016
    Former darling dairy stocks dumped after Bellamy’s China warning
    #retail #ausbiz via
    @smh

    Influence Blueprint
    @influencebprint
    ·
    Dec 5, 2016
    How Bellamy’s Organic came unstuck in China
    Bellamy’s Organic is dumping stock in China
    afte

    SMH/Age Business
    @BusinessDay
    ·
    Jul 7, 2017
    Shares halted: Bellamy’s China nightmare continues as export license suspended
    #ausbiz #china #daigou
    @smh

    ·
    Sep 17, 2019
    This should be a bigger story than it is. China destabilized Bellamy’s attempt to enter thier market with a new organic product which pushed its shareprices down & now they are attempting to take it over. Bellamy’s China takeover bid via
    @smh

    Geoff Wade
    @geoff_p_wade
    ·
    Nov 25, 2019
    Australia: After its $1.5 billion deal to buy Bellamy’s Organic, China Mengniu 蒙牛 Dairy Company agrees to buy Lion’s dairy and drinks business for $600 million. Mengniu will acquire major brands including Big M, Dairy Farmers, Pura and Farmers Union

    See what happened there, globalists??
    Wakey wakey!

  9. Roger

    If I have to stay indoors any longer I’m going to go stark raving bonkers, you canutes …

    Practice those scales, Spurgeon.

    You could come out of this as the next Eric Clapton.

  10. cohenite

    Let me get this right, the stock when from a buck to 13 and now the acquisition settled at 12 bucks and this shows market manipulation? Really?

    FMD, you’re really obtuse head prefect or have shares in Ballamy. If the chunks hadn’t screwed Bellamy’s market participation it would have been $50 by now; they creamed it back to $1 and the market responded with the chunk buyout by sending it back up.

    Classic chunk market dirty deed; supported by a trader tart.

  11. Fisky

    It is simply incredible that anyone here still thinks there is such thing as “free trade” with China. Doesn’t exist, never has, never will.

  12. cohenite

    Let’s face it the chunks are going to own this shithole very soon.

    I used to go out with a chunk girl back in the day; very focused, never spat. So I’m not wascist.

  13. mh

    LIVE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
    PM limits public gathering to two people
    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday, with public playgrounds, outside gyms and skate parks to be closed under tough new coronavirus measures.
    2 MINUTES AGO

  14. Ed Case

    Do you think a government should be able to block and cripple another countries business in order to be able to take them over?

    Probably not. China accounts for all Bellamy business, so nix the deal and there’s 160 jobs plus indirect jobs gone in Tasmania.

  15. mh

    Meanwhile, Doctors returning from cruises can do what they like.

  16. Infidel Tiger

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    What the fuck is going on?

  17. Farmer Gez

    Bellamy’s.
    My advice.
    Buy a cow. You’ve got plenty of time to milk it comrades.

  18. EvilElvis

    You know things are shit in Australia when watching MaFS doesn’t make you feel good about your life anymore.

    Like last week.

  19. Tom Bombay Dillo

    Bill Gates appears to know everything about this virus. Worth listening too.

  20. Infidel Tiger

    I want everyone to die.

    This is fuxked.

  21. Fisky

    It is estimated that 15% of the company’s revenue for the 2014 financial year came from offshore.[14] The company is a major exporter of organic infant formula to the (estimated 2014) $1 billion per annum[15] Chinese organic infant formula market and is positioned as a “super premium” brand within that market.[12] The company also exports certified organic food to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, and New Zealand; with plans to expand into the US and the UK in 2016.[16]

  22. Knuckle Dragger

    Hundreds of thousands of Minnie’s Haberdasheries have sprung up overnight.

    /Hateful Eight

  23. notafan

    Wasn’t there another story about Bellamys involving a high level daigou?

    Ticked about direct sales which was stuffing up his personal shopper massive markup he pulled the plug on them?

  24. calli

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    But I can go to the supermarket or have my hair done.

  25. mh

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    What the fuck is going on?

    They hate everything about the old Australia. The Australia of Margaret Court.

  26. notafan

    Families are exempted from the gathering rule.

  27. thefrollickingmole

    PM limits public gathering to two people

    Every politicians family to be followed 24/7 to ensure this is not broken and maximum penalty imposed.

  28. rickw

    Essential service providers can go to any Coles on a Tuesday and Thursday morning between 7am and 8am. Just show your ID.:)

    Thanks, I may finally see toilet paper on a store shelf again!

  29. Infidel Tiger

    Two men can fuck in a public toilet but a family can’t go for a walk in a park.

  30. MatrixTransform

    PM limits public gathering to two people

    today:
    got the last 2 scotch fillets on earth
    didn’t bother with the toilet paper … nobody needs it now
    dried porcini mushrooms and some tinned peppercorns from some place called France
    I assume that’s in Europa
    the last of the flour and some pan juices.
    I guess this is as good as gets.

    I’ll roll a smoke after dinner and have a whisky (cos the rotten mole ate the cherry ripes)

    I pray the end comes quick

  31. rickw

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    What the fuck is going on?

    We’re going for a walk! Fuck the fucking retards that run this country!

  32. Farmer Gez

    Well done IT. That made my wife laugh, though she shouldn’t, she said.

  33. miltonf

    Was Fraudenberg’s eligibility to sit in Parliament ever clarified? I remember Trumble getting all emotional about it.

  34. thefrollickingmole

    Press confrences will be funny though.
    With one reporter and the pollie no longer surrounded by the nodding dog advisors showing how much gravitas his latest mouth parp deserves.

  35. bespoke

    Tel
    #3382996, posted on March 29, 2020 at 6:40 pm
    But the reality is every body is getting a subsidy

    The way the Martians keep subsidizing Australian business is incredibly annoying.

    ?

    Whatever business that hasn’t got a workforce depended on low income assistance ect is still relying on others that are. Like the last sub-contract I attended for delivery driver. low income assistance was factored into his offer and had all the details of what I would get. I walked away the next day.

    No one is paying true market value for things and I have no idea how to fix it. Telling people how about paying an extra few bucks for there wine and such rather then it get filtered the taxation most times is futile.

  36. egg_

    PM limits public gathering to two people

    That doesn’t include Mrs Palmer, Grigs.

  37. Roger

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    I believe Morrison made an exception for households, inside or outside, which is just common sense.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    More people have died from botched surgeries this year than will ever die from China Flu in Australia.

    God damn this country. It’s soul destroying.

  39. Robber Baron

    If social distancing will remain in force until a vaccine is administered to each Australian, then logically no contact sport can be played. Bye bye AFL.

  40. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Morristeen limits pubic gathering to two people
    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday

    Is this some bizarre f*cking nightmare I’m yet to wake up from?

  41. EvilElvis

    Was Fraudenberg’s eligibility to sit in Parliament ever clarified? I remember Trumble getting all emotional about it.

    All cleared recently, iirc.

  42. egg_

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    Two homos and a cocker spaniel are OK?

  43. Cassie of Sydney

    “They hate everything about the old Australia. The Australia of Margaret Court.”

    That’s been evident for quite a long time now.

  44. mh

    We were watching videos of the Wuhan virus here at the Cat in early January.

    Up until today, the end of March, the Feds were still letting people wander off cruise ships and head off home.

    They wanted this to happen from the very beginning. The Feds didn’t want to secure our borders, they wanted to secure us in our homes.

    This bastard country.

  45. Fisky

    2013 – Australian company announces China expansion plans
    2014 – Share prices SOARS as company drags in record revenue from China! Go China Number 1!
    2016 – “Problems” start to “emerge” in the distribution networks in China
    2017 – Export licence to China cancelled!
    2019 – CCP front company emerges with takeover bis to save troubled firm!

    Hurray for “free trade”!

  46. EvilElvis

    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday

    Drug dealer and junkee relationships hold strong.

  47. thefrollickingmole

    Sorry i was wrong, Bellmys was apparently worth much more and the takeover price was 1/2 its previous valuation
    https://www.ig.com/au/news-and-trade-ideas/bellamy_s-shares-still-up-50–even-as-conspiracy-theories-circle-190920
    Reflected in that uncertainty, by December 2018 the company’s stock traded hands for a low of just A$6.81 per share – a far cry from its +A$22 per share peak, less than a year prior.

  48. vlad

    Was Fraudenberg’s eligibility to sit in Parliament ever clarified?

    Yes. He won the case on Christmas Eve last year.

  49. Cassie of Sydney

    “I believe Morrison made an exception for households, inside or outside, which is just common sense.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong.”

    Correct….you are not wrong.

  50. cohenite

    Morristeen limits pubic gathering to two people
    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday

    So, Siamese twins and their girl/boyfriends are fucked.

  51. Roger

    I believe Morrison made an exception for households, inside or outside, which is just common sense.

    Although the enforcement is down to state police, which is a concern given the penchant of the states to use fines as a revenue measure.

    Anyone fined should not pay but challenge it.

  52. egg_

    Can’t kick bad tenants out for 6 months?
    That’s how long this pantodemic is going to last?

  53. vlad

    The story of the Frydenberg case is appalling. The law needs changing whatever it takes. RTWT:

    https://insidestory.org.au/frydenberg-game-of-shells/

  54. thefrollickingmole

    Morristeen limits pubic gathering to two people
    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday

    Hmmm morning prestarts are going to take a little longer then.

  55. Zyconoclast

    I used to go out with a chunk girl back in the day; very focused, never spat. So I’m not wascist.

    The only thing we want to know is: was she a hottie?

  56. Roger

    Correct….you are not wrong.

    Thank you, Cassie.

  57. DrBeauGan

    I withdraw all the rude things I have said about women being too emotional to be allowed to vote. The blokes here are every bit as bad.

    You’ve all known for years that our so called leaders are a bunch of incompetents and corrupt. Now you’re getting hysterical because they’re proving it again.

  58. egg_

    The Feds didn’t want to secure our borders, they wanted to secure us in our homes.

    Ditto BoJo’s duplicity?

  59. dover_beach

    If this is Stage 4, what’s Stage 5?

  60. Zyconoclast

    I believe Morrison made an exception for households, inside or outside, which is just common sense.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

    You are wrong to use SloMo and common sense in the same sentence.

  61. Ed Case

    Hurray for “free trade”!

    Hooray for exports which make us greenmailable. Perhaps the Okay Boomers have a point. Putting a price on everything and flogging it overseas wasn’t such a great idea after all.

  62. calli

    “I believe Morrison made an exception for households, inside or outside, which is just common sense.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong.”

    Correct….you are not wrong.

    So, now I am faced with a moral quandary, imposed by this disgusting government.

    As a Christian, I am instructed to obey my rulers. However, as a daughter, I have an obligation to care for my parents. They do not live under my roof, but nearby.

    If I visit my parents to make sure they are okay and have everything they need, I am breaking the law.

  63. Infidel Tiger

    16 dead. We had to fly and boat most of them in to get to those minuscule numbers.

    No one is dying. Barely any normals have it and we have completely reordered our country to save the fake jobbers.

  64. mh

    Now you know why authorities wanted to change Australia from suburban to dog box.

    Much easier to enforce the movement of people.

  65. Megan

    Roger, my educated guess would be that with the exception of the uni cleaners, almost every single one of those pastimes was being subsidised by Centrelink payments and/or government grants. These people may well provide the ‘nice to have’ creative moments of life but we are about to find out that when the economic sh*t hits the fan most people will make a choice to keep the lights on or food on the table ahead of paying to watch someone like Benjamin Law spout offensive hysterical nonsense.

  66. JC

    Wow. An Australian company deliberately destroyed and taken over by a CCP front company. Just like that.

    Mole reckons the transaction went through at 12 bucks a share. That’s hardly destruction after coming up for a buck a share.

    But lets follow this through. This isn’t OUR company. This is a firm owned by individuals and some people here are referring to a private companies as “ours”.

    You know, Plodes is right most of the fucking time.

    What’s also laughable is that people are getting worked up about a company making dehydrated milk formula. Anyone that wanted to could enter that fucking business in a couple of weeks as it’s hardly high tech.

    As for trade restrictions on food commodities. Fisky, try selling Australian beef, lamb or wheat etc into the US and European markets. Let me know how you go obtaining a license.

  67. Infidel Tiger

    Meanwhile, every time you go to the shops, old xunts are walking around with gay abandon.

    Time to start bashing them.

  68. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘I believe Morrison made an exception for households, inside or outside, which is just common sense.’

    Everyone is my family now. Traditional way.

    Demonstrate otherwise, to the requisite burden of proof.

    We are us.

  69. nota fan

    Are you sure Calli?

    Thought it was a public place restriction.

    I’m going to take my sister and my mum to oncology appt.

    No stopping in ‘public places’

  70. vlad

    If this is Stage 4, what’s Stage 5?

    They weld your door shut from the outside while you’re inside.

  71. Tel

    No one is paying true market value for things and I have no idea how to fix it. Telling people how about paying an extra few bucks for there wine and such rather then it get filtered the taxation most times is futile.

    If the price is artificially high, then the buyer gives a subsidy to the seller, and if the price is artificially low then the seller gives a subsidy to the buyer. In no possible universe can both buyer and seller give a simultaneous subsidy to each other.

    Governments create winners and losers. In some rare cases they might create almost all losers and hardly any winners (like a major war for example) but it’s absolutely impossible for everyone to live at the expense of everyone else.

  72. The Beer Whisperer

    Idris elba intones:

    Actor Idris Elba, one of the first celebrities to test positive for the novel coronavirus, said during a new interview that the pandemic is Earth’s revenge against the human race….

    Oh, FFS. What year is this? 4,000 BC?

  73. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    calli – you can meet your olds in private. Just don’t take them out for a walk or the roadside wombats will be onto youse.

  74. MatrixTransform

    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday

    …no Toolbox Talks then ?

  75. calli

    Soooo…it’s about seeming not being.

    Pseuds.

  76. mh

    If there is one state that will enforce all this it’s Victoria.

    Qld, especially outside the SE corner, will remain free for longest.

  77. DrBeauGan

    If I visit my parents to make sure they are okay and have everything they need, I am breaking the law.

    No, you are ignoring a prime ministerial edict, a very different thing. And something to be encouraged.

  78. The Beer Whisperer

    If I visit my parents to make sure they are okay and have everything they need, I am breaking the law.

    What law, Calli? Stalags have no laws, only rules.

  79. Knuckle Dragger

    Woollies Report – Darwin:

    No bogroll, paper towel, pasta or sugar. Everything else – and I mean everything – stocked to the gunwales.

    At the bottle later, nosing around. Couple of local jacks wandered through, presumably to prevent human wave attacks. One was expressing his astonishment to the young punter behind the jump about it being $62 for a slab of green cans.

    Young bloke goes to the copper: ‘I know. You might say, those prices are almost criminal.’

  80. JC

    Fisky
    #3383069, posted on March 29, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    It is simply incredible that anyone here still thinks there is such thing as “free trade” with China. Doesn’t exist, never has, never will.

    In certain things there is and in other things there isn’t…. just like fucking Europe and the US.

    Our two biggest exports – coal&iron ore- were moved from a long term contract market to the spot market so that BHP would make more money. The Chinese kicked and screamed, but there was nothing they could do. Those exports are pretty much free market.

  81. Fisky

    But lets follow this through. This isn’t OUR company. This is a firm owned by individuals and some people here are referring to a private companies as “ours”.

    Sorry, an Australian company has just been nationalised by the PRC, and “libertarians” are going to defend this??? So much for supporting the free market!

  82. thefrollickingmole

    JC

    From $22 down to $6 before a buy out by China inc at $12.

    Its not the foreign sale i dislike as such (though I disagree with selling to any form of foreign government as it then becomes far more political than finance decision)its the quite balls out obvious manipulation of an Australian company by a foreign government.

  83. MatrixTransform

    They weld your door shut from the outside while you’re inside.

    phht … they can’t even fucking weld.
    lol

  84. cohenite

    Just thinking of that idris elba bullshit where he compares humans to an infection and the chunk virus is nature’s anti-bodies – the fucker should be shot, not that I’m advocating violence – reminded me of the first Kingsman movie where the villain said the same thing:

    http://theclimatescepticsparty.blogspot.com/2015/03/kingsman-most-subversive-anti-agw-movie.html

  85. mh

    Young bloke goes to the copper: ‘I know. You might say, those prices are almost criminal.’

    😆

  86. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Bluddee Hölle. Ich habe Babylon Berlin gesehen und es sehr genossen sowie mein Deutsch auffrischen können. So wie die Dinge laufen, werden wir diese sprachlichen Fähigkeiten brauchen. Leichter gesagt, die Jackboots werden geschrubbt und sind einsatzbereit.

  87. Roger

    You are wrong to use SloMo and common sense in the same sentence.

    I’m not interested in your opinion, however ironic it may be; I’m interested in the facts.

    He said families were excepted.

    The problem is the implementation of what he promulgated is down to the states, which ar eaddicted to the reveneu fines bring in.

    Cf. Diogenes’ report earlier today on the Cat of couples at a Sydney shopping centre being fined $1k+ on the spot by police for not observing the 1.5m rule between themselves, probably on order of their commanders seeking to meet targets.

    Meanwhile, doctors who disobeyed lawful instructions will likely go unpunished.

  88. MatrixTransform

    Young bloke goes to the copper: ‘I know. You might say, those prices are almost criminal.’

    lol

    I love Australia

  89. JC

    Fisk

    It’s not “your” company. “You” don’t own it.

    Unless you have evidence of market manipulation, I’ll just put it down to propaganda. Is ASIC investigating? Yes, No? If not, why not?

  90. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘They weld your door shut from the outside while you’re inside.’

    Not with aluminium or alloy frames they won’t. There’ll be no door and a puddle of molten and rehardening alloy at the Battese tradie’s feet though.

    ‘Solly’.

  91. EvilElvis

    No one is dying. Barely any normals have it and we have completely reordered our country to save the fake jobbers.

    Don’t completely lose it, IT. No one’s saving many fake jobs. Jobs that have been hoist on the PS petard by the government and bureacratic experts.

    How long will this drag on because of bureacracies fear of not enough ICU beds, yet no announcements on defence force medical assistance or funding to provide supposedly essential health services. That’s still the crux of the experts issue isn’t it?

  92. Some History

    The government has just advertised 3,000 welder jobs starting in 2 weeks.

    🙂

  93. Roger

    Roger, my educated guess would be that with the exception of the uni cleaners, almost every single one of those pastimes was being subsidised by Centrelink payments and/or government grants.

    Last time I checked there was no government grant available for coffee shops or pubs, Megan.

    Even yoga teachers are…or were, entreprenuers in the free market.

  94. Nick

    If this is Stage 4, what’s Stage 5?

    Double secret probation

  95. cohenite

    I used to go out with a chunk girl back in the day; very focused, never spat. So I’m not wascist.

    The only thing we want to know is: was she a hottie?

    They all look the same to me.

  96. Fisky

    Fisk

    It’s not “your” company. “You” don’t own it.

    Unless you have evidence of market manipulation, I’ll just put it down to propaganda. Is ASIC investigating? Yes, No? If not, why not?

    Why would having its export licence suspended in China have anything to do with ASIC? I take it you’re fine with a Chinese state company buying an Australian business that had its licence cancelled?

  97. MatrixTransform

    The government has just advertised 3,000 welder jobs starting in 2 weeks.

    TIG or MIG ?

  98. Farmer Gez

    What’s also laughable is that people are getting worked up about a company making dehydrated milk formula. Anyone that wanted to could enter that fucking business in a couple of weeks as it’s hardly high tech.

    A comment too far JC.
    Food production is not low tech. It’s all high tech machinery and computer controlled. It’s a valuable food product for babies and the highest quality and hygiene levels must be met.
    You can’t just set up a powdered milk operation in a couple of weeks. Where are you sourcing the in un-contracted milk supply?
    You would have to attract new producers (rare birds) or offer enough to lure free agents away from the big processors, who are locked into supermarkets.

  99. egg_

    Just thinking of that idris elba bullshit where he compares humans to an infection and the chunk virus is nature’s anti-bodies – the fucker should be shot, not that I’m advocating violence

    He should be put in isolation with Ben Law with a bottle of viagra.

  100. JC

    JC

    From $22 down to $6 before a buy out by China inc at $12.

    Welcome to the world of a volatile stock where the high price hinges on a deal or government approval. Small pharma firms can trade in 100’s of % ranges in a day depending on the way a FDA trial or approval works out. And a new medication coming to the market costs pharma upwards of $2 billion and takes years to get through the process. Welcome to government licensing.

  101. calli

    Sorry, Cats.

    Anger made me irrational. I can do anything I like unless it’s in a public space. Fortunately, all around me is strictly “private”, down to the roads, the verge, and the path to my parents’ home.

    Is it fear or power that’s the motivator now?

  102. cohenite

    Unless you have evidence of market manipulation

    FMD; next you’ll be saying the chunks are libertarians.

  103. mh

    He said families were excepted.

    Roger, it’s good to look at facts, but we need to get a sense of the endgame.

    ScoMo will say one thing today, then escalate tomorrow.

    Or a new rule will be enforced on one group, but not others.

  104. Armadillo

    Only two people can gather in public spaces from Monday

    Enforce it. This is the sort of stuff that will produce a “tipping point”.

  105. Leigh Lowe

    Infidel Tiger

    #3383132, posted on March 29, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Meanwhile, every time you go to the shops, old xunts are walking around with gay abandon.

    Yep.
    Line outside the bank the other day.
    Everyone keeping two paces apart.
    Old xunt rocks up to the woman on the door and gives her a burst.
    No result.
    Goes and sits on a bench near the door mumbling and grumbling and hoping for a queue-jump.
    Still no result.
    Finally joins the queue behind me.
    I mean right behind me. Six inches away, like he is going to get in quicker that way, mumbling “Bullshit! All bullshit!”
    Then he starts sniffing like Richard Wilkins on a Friday night.

  106. MatrixTransform

    It’s all high tech machinery and computer controlled

    finally good news …. I am as a god

    _eggy … sharpen yr sword

  107. Zyconoclast

    Was Fraudenberg’s eligibility to sit in Parliament ever clarified? I remember Trumble getting all emotional about it.

    Sadly yes.

    Josh Frydenberg eligible to sit in parliament after court dismisses citizenship challenge

  108. Fisky

    China delay puts brakes on Bellamy’s profit
    By Darren Gray
    February 27, 2019 — 9.42am
    The organic formula and food company Bellamy’s Organic has been waiting for regulatory approval to sell its infant formula in China retail outlets for more than a year, with the delay one of the reasons behind its significantly weaker revenue and 64 per cent slump in first half statutory net profit.

    Only a few months later, ta-da!

  109. Dr Faustus

    …no Toolbox Talks then ?

    If I was weighing up the legal consequences of Scotty From Marketing Presser (2020) vs Work Health and Safety Act (2011) I’d be running Toolbox Talks.

    Kill, or injure someone, and you know you will be in the box trying to explain to a prosecuting QC how you were excused from your positive duty to provide a safe work place.

  110. JC

    Gez

    De-hydration machines are complex, but the process of making baby formula isn’t. You’re hardly suggesting we make large machines of this type, are you? No, we import them and then use them.

    But listen, it’s a great gig. Selling organic crap to the Chinese.

  111. Stimpson J. Cat

    It’s now illegal for a mother and father to take their child in public.

    What the fuck is going on?

    Ha ha ha ha ja!

    Single Dads and Single Mums for the Win!

    At last!

    😂

  112. egg_

    ‘They weld your door shut from the outside while you’re inside.’

    Ozito angle grinders on sale at Bunnings.

  113. Geriatric Mayfly

    Actor Idris Elba, one of the first celebrities to test positive for the novel coronavirus, said during a new interview that the pandemic is Earth’s revenge against the human race….

    Virgins (Cough) to the volcanoes.

  114. Leigh Lowe

    Dr Faustus

    #3383181, posted on March 29, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    …no Toolbox Talks then ?

    Toolbox talks are not law per se.
    They are just part of a demonstration of “commitment to OHS”.
    And nothing says they have to be delivered verbally, in person.

  115. JC

    cohenite
    #3383173, posted on March 29, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    Unless you have evidence of market manipulation

    FMD; next you’ll be saying the chunks are libertarians.

    Cronkite, you hallucinate lots. STFU about most of this stuff and stick to unusual book titles with a ghey edge to them.

  116. EvilElvis

    TIG or MIG ?

    Let’s not bring gender into this, matrix.

    #equalidyslag #showusyourstick_welder

  117. egg_

    It’s all high tech machinery and computer controlled.

    Mainly training here, these days.

  118. Some History

    The government has just advertised 3,000 welder jobs starting in 2 weeks.

    TIG or MIG ?

    PIG

  119. Armadillo

    Selling organic crap to the Chinese.

    Bats?

  120. Arky

    It’s not “your” company. “You” don’t own it.

    ..
    Sure he does. We all do.
    You would agree that doing business in Australia is made neigh impossible due to over regulation etc etc.
    For example, our supermarkets were a duopoly because they rely on local councils for siting.
    Mines require licences and a whole bunch shit to navigate numerous stupid regulations.
    Dairy farms require zoning laws and obeying complicated animal husbandry requirements.
    Etc.
    etc
    Etc.
    All these things are a burden upon and a limitation upon all the numerous businesses including the damn near infinite number of firms that you, me or Fisk could have started if Australia wasn’t a over regulated shite hole.
    Therefore every company that managed to come into existence under those circumstances of over regulation, indeed which rely upon it, have benefitted from stealing our chances of doing business in a fair market.
    Bellamies belongs to us.
    Not China.

  121. JC

    Pauline Hanson warns of mass Chinese buy up of Australia amid coronavirus recession sparked by soaring unemployment, plunging stocks and tumbling house prices

    Because the former fish&chip shop owner has been right about so many things in the past and now is a macro economist. China’s GDP has taken a massive downward dive and they’re in the same boat as everyone else in terms of the economics stuff. Moreover, most of their large firms are breakeven and unable to withstand much in the way of headwind. But of course, “our” Pauline knows best.

  122. egg_

    They are just part of a demonstration of “commitment to OHS”.

    Fill out a JSA to cover your butt.

  123. notafan

    Why would Morrison ‘escalate’ on people who will get in a car (try social distancing that) and go home and occupy the same house together.

    It simply isn’t logical.

  124. JC

    Sure he does. We all do.

    Oh, so we all own shares in Ballamy? I didn’t know.

  125. Ed Case

    The China market only wants A2 milk, that is harder to source.

  126. Armadillo

    The government has just advertised 3,000 welder jobs starting in 2 weeks.

    The Government has a “Department of Welding”‘now?

  127. Confused Old Misfit

    Get indoors, stay indoors!
    Keep the windows closed at night so the miasmas that rise with the dark do not infect you!

  128. Megan

    Coffee shop and pub workers are often students, Roger. The owners might be paying their way but most of the workers are being topped up by Centrelink payments of one kind or another, such as FTB or Austudy. Admittedly, in their case, it is more work than a pastime but let’s not confuse matters by claiming the vast majority are self sufficient financially or net contributers to the economy.

  129. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘Anyone that wanted to could enter that fucking business in a couple of weeks as it’s hardly high tech.’

    That’s what the Bat People thought JC.

    Then they discovered their baby formula was 70% pangolin entrails.

  130. Some History

    From p.6 of this thread

    Song Sung Flu [not the Chinese version]

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ighSddnnaPE
    .

  131. EvilElvis

    Coffee shop and pub workers are often students, Roger. The owners might be paying their way but most of the workers are being topped up by Centrelink payments of one kind or another, such as FTB or Austudy. Admittedly, in their case, it is more work than a pastime but let’s not confuse matters by claiming the vast majority are self sufficient financially or net contributers to the economy.

    City centric much, Megan.

  132. TFM:

    At least give the poor chap a rock salt poultice to staunch the bleeding…

    I think a red hot branding iron will do the job quite well.
    But then, I’m a caring person, I am.

  133. Knuckle Dragger

    Miasmas!

    And the four humours, of course – blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm.

    Why has this not been brought in? Dr Fulde, what say you?

    Oh. Getting a haircut. Right.

  134. Howard Hill

    MatrixTransform
    #3383150, posted on March 29, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    They weld your door shut from the outside while you’re inside.

    phht … they can’t even fucking weld.
    lol

    This made me lol 🙂
    So True!

  135. Stimpson J. Cat

    Morrison wants all 70 yo + to stay home.

    He’s right.

    They should also be staying off Catallaxy and the internet.

    😁

  136. Cassie of Sydney

    “But of course, “our” Pauline knows best.”

    What politician does know best? Most of the current mob that have infested Labor, the LNP and the Greens are slimy and sleazy parasites who have never worked in the real word…much less run a small business. Pauline actually did own and run a small business…..albeit many decades ago. Anyway…whilst not perfect…..her heart is in the right place and I’ll take her any day over most other politicians.

  137. Some History

    The government has just advertised 3,000 welder jobs starting in 2 weeks.
    The Government has a “Department of Welding”‘now?

    More specifically, the Government now has a Department of Door Welding.

  138. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Leigh Lowe at 5:42 pm:

    ” dopey

    #3382890, posted on March 29, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    ABC: Pro Tennis tour off for quite some time.
    Eventually a rally?

    No, no.
    There will be “growing calls” to award this year’s US Open to Serena Williams so she can pass Margaret Court’s record.”

    I admired Serena Williams’ skill throughout her career but she lost me a couple of years ago at the US Open when she abused everyone in sight, including the umpire, because she was losing to Naomi Osaka.

    She has a habit of doing that in this tournament, when she was about to lose to Australia’s Sam Stozur and similarly against Kim Clijsters. She regularly plays the race card, the strong woman card, the targeted card and she uses the “I’m a muuuuthhhhher!” card since she dropped a brat a year or two back.

    She has tried to claim she is a champion for equal pay (but not equal play), forgetting that Billie Jean King had done the hard yards and succeeded before Williams’ career got under way. I think in 20 odd years she has been paid less than men in just her first two years, around 1999. She lies.

    Her family also cheats, with her father rigging matches between the two sisters early on, including at Wimbledon. Serena Williams has a Lance Armstrong like loss of perspective, in which too much winning is nowhere near enough.

    As powerful as she was Margaret Court found it difficult to compete after having 3 children. She played her last Grand Slam singles match at 33.

    Williams is 38 and is unlikely to get any time playing big tournaments this year. With her size and age she will be finding it increasingly difficult to get her weight down and her fitness up, to nowhere near the level she needs. Her opponents are slight and nimble, they have faced her many times and won here and there, her aura is not so intimidating now. They are near 20 years younger.

    The likelihood of her overtaking Margaret Court’s record is fast diminishing, without a leg up for being black and deserving, whereas whitey Court – an evil Christian – is not.

    The game in the US and the Williams family will make it so if they can. Mrs Bill Clinton and Baroness Cadaver-Pelosi have proven that the much valued national tradition of corruption is a non discriminatory opportunity.

  139. Keith Forwheels

    What happens if coal & iron ore prices start falling now? Biggest customer for both might be lacking a few billion customers or so if they’re all locked down & unemployed.

  140. Infidel Tiger

    Morrison wants all 70 yo + to stay home.

    Good.

    We have shut down the economy and destroyed the future to save the xunts. They should be taxed to death.

  141. EvilElvis

    Exactly, Cassie. Pauline has had it on the line having her own business at some stage. I can’t think of any other pollies or bureacrats who ever have.

  142. Armadillo

    City centric much, Megan.

    Lol. When Megan starts a comment with “in my corporate experience”, it’s a red flag.

  143. Arky

    Oh, so we all own shares in Ballamy? I didn’t know.

    ..
    Why not?
    If a government can limit the number of, say, taxi plates and introduce laws that forbid you from operating a taxi service without purchasing a plate, then, after you pay $500 000 for such a plate, decide to let Uber operate a taxi service after making a seperate deal with the firm, thus destroying your business and the value of that plate, as one example, then why shouldn’t it just dispose of Bellamies however it thinks fit?
    If the government can rezone a piece of land from agricultural to residential because a company that bought the land contributes to it’s coffers, why shouldn’t it just hand out shares of Bellamies to every citizen?
    If the government can distribute water rights as it sees politically fit, then why can’t it stick it’s nose into the end products distribtion.
    If the whole country’s economy is entirely based on these types of stupid games, then, why not for once play the game to ensure Australian mothers have a safe supply of milk?

  144. Knuckle Dragger

    Serena Williams is 18 months away from looking like the Belgian Health Minister.

  145. miltonf

    Remember when Pauline made Brandis cry. Shows what the LNP has been reduced to.

  146. Dr Faustus

    Toolbox talks are not law per se.
    They are just part of a demonstration of “commitment to OHS”.
    And nothing says they have to be delivered verbally, in person.

    Correct.
    However, if you have more than two people legally allowed on site, and you previously ran TBT, you would have to replace it with something objectively as effective – with 20:20 hindsight.

    Personally, I would be going with healthy distancing, and winging it with the unintended consequence of two people.

  147. DrBeauGan

    Exactly, Cassie. Pauline has had it on the line having her own business at some stage. I can’t think of any other pollies or bureacrats who ever have.

    Quite so. At least Pauline could and did run a fish and chip shop. Which other politician could?

  148. Stimpson J. Cat

    Morrison wants all 70 yo + to stay home.

    No but seriously,
    after all your diseased infected cruise ship shenanigans around the world,
    are any of you Old People suprised?
    Just be thankful you aren’t all euthanized.

  149. Farmer Gez

    De-hydration machines are complex, but the process of making baby formula isn’t. You’re hardly suggesting we make large machines of this type, are you? No, we import them and then use them.

    Sorry mate but you’re talking through your hat. If importing technology is the yardstick then what industry in Australia would you describe as complex? The medical field is full of imported instruments.
    The engineers and science graduates working in food production might beg to differ as well.

  150. bespoke

    Actor Idris Elba, one of the first celebrities to test positive for the novel coronavirus, said during a new interview that the pandemic is Earth’s revenge against the human race….

    What would be the reaction if a bloke like Israel Folau said that?

    😎

  151. Armadillo

    Actor Idris Elba, one of the first celebrities to test positive for the novel coronavirus, said during a new interview that the pandemic is Earth’s revenge against the human race….

    Elites disease.

  152. Eyrie

    ScoMo looked like a dead politician walking just now on TV and looked like he knew it, too.
    The libs should let him carry the can for now, then politically execute him.

  153. Fleeced

    I actually wish Shorten had won the last election, now. He couldn’t be any worse, and might even have just given cash to everybody (stupid, but more efficient).

    As for the next stage of lockdowns, there is no basis for it. It takes a couple weeks for changes to be seen in stats, and yet the curve is already slowing its rate of increase. That means our voluntary actions were having an effect after all (back when we were being nagged by finger-wagging statists).

    They’re just doing it to be seen to be taking “strong action” now. Never forget that they’re acting against you. I doubt Shorten could have been any worse.

  154. mh

    The next thing the government will target is cars.

    They don’t want you in them.

  155. DrBeauGan

    Izzie won’t say it so I will:

    The coronavirus is God’s punishment on us all for voting in a bunch of corrupt, sleazy scumbos.

  156. ScoMo looked like a dead politician walking just now on TV and looked like he knew it, too.
    The libs should let him carry the can for now, then politically execute him.

    Drop the “politically”.

  157. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I suspect that X i himself would like real numbers

    That reminds me of the film Erin Brockovich

    When Erin meets her bikie neighbour, he wants to know her phone number and she responds ‘you want numbers, well I’ve got a bunch of them’. Erin then reels off all the big numbers in her life: the ages of her children; the amount of money in the bank; the number of husbands & ex-husbands, etc.

    Xi’s ‘real numbers’ are not how many are dying in China from the China Pestilence. It’s how many loans they’ve written out to the Belt & Road clients; it’s how many artificial islands they’ve built in the South China Sea; how many warships they’re building; how many warheads are in the arsenal & how many nautical miles between the mainland and Taiwan. Those are the real numbers in Xi’s world.

  158. mh

    Because the former fish&chip shop owner has been right about so many things in the past and now is a macro economist.

    Our Pauline said Australia was in danger of being swamped by Asians.

    We were swamped by Asians.

  159. JC

    There’s a simple answer to that , Arky. The state shouldn’t be in the business of controlling who I sell a ride to in my car. If you buy a medallion on the basis that the state controls the number of taxis and then decides not to… that’s the buyer’s risk. Don’t ever trust the government. Libertarians have been saying this for years. Your analogy doesn’t strengthen the argument that you’re an undisclosed owner of Bellamy stock.

  160. Mother Lode

    Who got smote (smitten?) eararlier?

  161. bespoke

    Megan
    #3383203, posted on March 29, 2020 at 8:01 pm
    Coffee shop and pub workers are often students, Roger. The owners might be paying their way but most of the workers are being topped up by Centrelink payments of one kind or another, such as FTB or Austudy. Admittedly, in their case, it is more work than a pastime but let’s not confuse matters by claiming the vast majority are self sufficient financially or net contributers to the economy.

    👍

  162. Steve trickler

    It’s a classic. You’ll like her.



  163. Caveman

    Shorten could have been any worse.

    He would have let us jog around and we would all be driving electric cars now .

  164. Fleeced

    Honestly, we just seem to have had a run of the most despicable PMs.

  165. egg_

    ScoMo looked like a dead politician walking just now on TV and looked like he knew it, too.

    He looked a bit flat, not the upbeat Command and Control type we saw earlier in the week.

    Cormann looked a bit flat on Insiders, too: “I…* we (the Government) are still learning about the virus”.

    *Freudian slip.

    Slow learners, indeed.

  166. 2dogs

    Regarding this new moratorium on evictions, I have landlord’s insurance that covers loss of rent.

    Can the insurer claim a force majeure here? Or is it actually the insurers, rather than the landlords, who will be carrying the can here?

  167. stackja

    Mother Lode
    #3383237, posted on March 29, 2020 at 8:20 pm
    Who got smote (smitten?) eararlier?

    Last I know Ghost who ever. Been busy today.

  168. Rockdoctor

    Breaking Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a six-month moratorium on evictions.

    Wow and wow. These guys are so rattled after the bushfire beat up at the chance they will be piloured by lightweights in the News.com stable they are jumping at every social media meme. Aren’t they already splashing extra on the dole for 6 months tha could be used to pay the rent? Free to be corrected if wrong, all I see here is Treasury panicking because of the debt loads households are carrying and potential collapse of the property ponzi from defaults.

  169. Rex Mango

    If the current rate of new infections continues to drop, feel we can avoid the lockdown.

  170. woolfe

    So now everyone gets a 6 month rent holiday. Good times

  171. Fisky

    Don’t ever trust the government. Libertarians have been saying this for years.

    But libertarians do trust the CCP when taking over Australian companies. They are fine with government intervention in our economy, so long as it’s foreign communist governments.

  172. stackja

    One big problem is day traders playing games with other people’s investment.

  173. Eyrie

    The useless pricks are finding out that it isn’t all big bucks, chauffeur driven comcars, obsequious toadies and yes prime Minister, no prime Minister. There are actual responsibilities and consequences for making wrong decisions. They are shitting themselves, not because Australians might die or the economy gets destroyed but because they may lose their jobs.

  174. egg_

    I actually wish Shorten had won the last election, now. He couldn’t be any worse, and might even have just given cash to everybody (stupid, but more efficient).

    IIRC Speers on Insiders was saying that was Labor’s policy – lock down harder and pay more – might have helped in the short term, but would hardly dent the curve IMHO, given the behaviour of our elites.

  175. Fisky

    Free to be corrected if wrong, all I see here is Treasury panicking because of the debt loads households are carrying and potential collapse of the property ponzi from defaults.

    But a lot of renters will refuse to pay, while landlords are still carrying huge debts. Unless there is an interest holiday, this won’t work…

  176. Arky

    The state shouldn’t be in the business of controlling

    ..
    But is is.
    And therefore everyone who participates has signed onto the risk of the state changing the rules halfway through.
    Like GM. Trump orders them to make the damn respirators.
    They thought they could gouge the taxpayer, but the only reason they were in such a position is because they and those like them offshored the manufacturing base.
    No. Screw ’em.

  177. mh

    Electric cars will mean governments will be able to control people’s movements far easier.

    If you have a petrol or diesel vehicle, then you can store fuel and give yourself the best chance of making it to one of the free zones.

  178. Rex Mango

    Pretty obvious by now COVID19 & subsequent lockdowns around the world, is God’s obvious wrath for gay marriage legislation. Ie, if they voted for it, then force lets let those same governments them to stay in the same house for months on end.

  179. Arky

    But a lot of renters will refuse to pay, while landlords are still carrying huge debts. Unless there is an interest holiday, this won’t work…

    ..
    Landlord goes bust.
    Bank takes property.
    What’s the bank gonna do with hundreds of thousands of empty properties?
    Sell them.
    Maybe to other investors, or to owner occupiers.
    At a market price.

  180. Infidel Tiger

    Regarding this new moratorium on evictions, I have landlord’s insurance that covers loss of rent.

    Can the insurer claim a force majeure here? Or is it actually the insurers, rather than the landlords, who will be carrying the can here?

    We can’t evict them for 6 months but their debt can still accrue.

    They will never ever get another rental property and will be ruined unless they negotiate.

    This is a government made disaster. In 6 months there are going to be mass evictions.

  181. 2dogs

    So now everyone gets a 6 month rent holiday.

    I’m thinking not quite. If they don’t pay, I can still take them before the tenancies tribunal. The tenancies tribunal can still order them to pay; they just can’t evict them if they don’t pay. I’d still be a judgement creditor, though, which gives me other options.

    But it is quite likely the tenancies tribunal would declare “tenant hardship”, releasing them from their debt.
    Now, my landlord’s insurance covers that, at least, it does normally. But I’m wondering if this is a force majeure situation that lets my insurer bail out of that.

  182. They are shitting themselves, not because Australians might die or the economy gets destroyed but because they may lose their jobs.

    Wait till the angry mob in capes, hoods, burning torches and pitch forks turn up.
    Then they will crap themselves.

  183. JC

    Hey stack

    Bicycles have two , two wheels. Not four. You’ve been told 199 times now.

  184. vlad

    they are jumping at every social media meme

    And there’s going to be a major item of agit-prop in 24 hours on their ABC.

  185. Arky

    Libertarians don’t get it.
    Property investors buy into a bubble.
    bubble bursts.
    Tough titties bank takes properties and sells them to other Australians at a real price.
    Milk company speculates on China market.
    Company gets into shit.
    Company must rely on government review for task over to get out of shit.
    But food security for consumers trumps company’s right to sell Australian assets to an evil communist regime.
    Tough titties. sell the damn assets to Australian firms, at a market price.

  186. Bar Beach Swimmer

    I suspect that X i himself would like real numbers,

    That reminds me of the film Erin Brockovich

    When Erin meets her bikie neighbour, he wants to know her phone number and she responds ‘you want numbers, well I’ve got a bunch of them’; the ages of her children; the amount of money in the bank; the number of husbands & ex-husbands, the “real” numbers in her life.

    Xi’s ‘real numbers’ are not how many have died in China from the China Pestilence or how many Chinese citizens were forcibly locked down. Instead, it’s how many loans they’re written out to the Belt & Road clients; how many artificial islands they’re built in the South China Sea; it’s how many warships it is building and how many nautical miles between the mainland and Taiwan. They’re the only numbers on Xi’s mind.

  187. Some History

    An example of high-end crap from antismoking Noo Yock.

    Where is this “new data”. There are a number of studies from China that indicate that smokers are under-represented for covid-19. Where are there these “tens of thousands of deaths” of smokers when the covid-19 death toll in Italy is under 10,000?

    Cuomo may delay restrictions on e-vapors to accommodate six-week ban on cigarette sales

    Public health officials close to Governor Andrew Cuomo are assuring key staffers that the administration’s temporary six-week ban on combustible cigarettes — expected to be announced Monday morning and take effect at 11:59 pm Monday night — will include a delay to new restrictions on e-vapors. Those restrictions were announced last month and were expected to go into effect this week.
    The regulation would have made it harder for smokers to access electronic alternatives to combustible cigarettes, ahead of the State’s devastating COVID-19 crisis — which is expected to take a particularly harsh toll on smokers.
    The temporary ban on the sale of combustible cigarettes is intended to reduce the State’s COVID-19 death count, sources familiar with Cuomo’s thinking tell The Chronicle. In recent days, new data out of Italy suggest that the nation’s whopping Coronavirus death rate — now approaching 10% of those who test positive — is highly correlated to cigarette use. Italian men smoke cigarettes at rates that far outpace most other developed countries, and the extreme shortage of ventilators there has been the cause of death for tens of thousands of smokers.

    https://buffalochronicle.com/2020/03/28/cuomo-may-delay-restrictions-on-e-vapors-to-accommodate-six-week-ban-on-cigarette-sales/?fbclid=IwAR1Rz682cAvtZHjO3vQmQTrs38LadAkrSDOYgLo4PrsI52ksRYjp1N6FrwA

    Tyrants gotta tyrant

  188. woolfe

    I would think force majeure. but this will have to be tested before tribunals.

    Like this i hope

  189. Infidel Tiger

    The joke is that there are so many government handouts, no one has excuse not to pay rent.

  190. egg_

    ScoMo decimates the rental market in one fell swoop.

  191. egg_

    Wait till the angry mob in capes, hoods, burning torches and pitch forks turn up.

    Horse heads/shovels on MP’s Office steps.

  192. cohenite

    Cronkite, you hallucinate lots. STFU about most of this stuff and stick to unusual book titles with a ghey edge to them.

    By popular request more enticing book titles and their blurbs:

    Famous people who had enemas: bowel movements which changed the world
    Sea of thighs: the more women he conquered, the more he wanted
    Innuendo in Jane Austen: which characters passed wind.

    and for head prefect:
    Let’s go some where and act like assholes: bastards who travel, how to spot them.

  193. Rex Mango

    Right now watching Brideshead Revisited on ch32. That is how bad this pub ban has got. Sunday night & am forced to watch SBS World Movies and shows about upper crust English homos.

  194. vlad

    I still don’t know who got smited – smitten – smoted.

    It wasn’t egg, JC, KD or IT.

    DHS?

  195. calli

    James Bond on Gem. May Day.

  196. Rex Mango

    KD got smoked, swore too much.

  197. Rex Mango

    Calli, thanks for advice switching channels now.

  198. vlad

    Right now watching Brideshead Revisited on ch32.

    Switch over quick: A VIEW TO A KILL is on.

  199. Rockdoctor

    Yup just as I thought, as a landlord I would have to revert to legal means to get my money. 2 mates in my line of work are like me at the moment, we are still on the payrolls with different companies but that is tenuous at the moment. I am on a better wicket than them as I am under a few years off full ownership of the house can drop my repayments to well under the dole rate. If my work dries up and the tenants stop paying the last thing I could pursue is legal action or even self represented QCAT action from NSW, I have been a part of a VCAT action that involved a lot of travel from Queensland once.

    I don’t think this has been rationally thought through. Seems to be a Rudd like announcement & we’ll work out the details later.

  200. Rex Mango

    SBS have advert where girls playing football & one is wearing hijab, think it is for a bank.

  201. calli

    Stimpy.

    One too many references to denim shorts. Or Double Denim. Did he really go there?

  202. egg_

    It wasn’t egg… or IT.

    We’ve been around together unsmote going on 17 years, sonny!

  203. egg_

    And I’m still learning from IT!

  204. cohenite

    Because the former fish&chip shop owner has been right about so many things in the past and now is a macro economist.

    STFU about our Pauline and stick to shorting head prefect.

  205. Rex Mango

    Bond only seems to ever know the vintages of any booze besides Bollinger & they always end in a 9?

  206. miltonf

    Honestly, we just seem to have had a run of the most despicable PMs.

    Yes for sure. The ALP gave us Krudd and Gillard and the LNP gave us Trumble.

  207. Rex Mango

    Stimpy has actually been talking sense of late.

  208. Bar Beach Swimmer

    Cassie of Sydney
    #3383211, posted on March 29, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    👍

  209. Knuckle Dragger

    ‘KD got smoked, swore too much.’

    Like fuck.

  210. EvilElvis

    It wasn’t egg, JC, KD or IT.

    Haven’t seen Anne for a bit…

  211. cohenite

    Breaking Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a six-month moratorium on evictions.

    Great, so every rental contract which has an eviction clause, which is all of them, has been rendered null and void by pollies.

  212. vlad

    Bond only seems to ever know the vintages of any booze besides Bollinger & they always end in a 9?

    In MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Scaramanga offers 007 Dom Perignon ’64 and Bond says he prefers the ’62.

  213. Rex Mango

    The existential question of this great Bond film is would you sleep with Grace Jones. Bond does and a lot of other blokes I have heard, but the question of saving the world is in the background.

  214. Rex Mango

    Thanks vlad, didn’t notice.

  215. 2dogs

    Oh, %^%&%!

    Just checked my insurance policy and if the tenant gets a hardship ruling, I can only claim for 4 weeks of the loss of rent. That’s 22 weeks down the drain.

  216. stackja

    vlad
    #3383282, posted on March 29, 2020 at 8:46 pm
    I still don’t know who got smited – smitten – smoted.

    It wasn’t egg, JC, KD or IT.

    DHS?

    DHS still exist in posts. Ghost what ever mentioned 9/11 and disappeared yesterday.

  217. Caught the arse end of the Ben Cousins interview. I love the man. Clearly fucked up. Not unlike the current fuckwits in Parliament

  218. EvilElvis

    would you sleep with Grace Jones.

    ‘Tapped in the head, loose in bed’, as Grandma used to say.

  219. Knuckle Dragger

    Fox Crikkit. Throwback. Aus v Lethal Weapon II villains.

    Donald.
    Taylor.
    Slater.
    Rhodes.
    Warne.
    Pat goddamn Symcox.
    McDermott.
    Boon.
    DeVilliers.
    Healy.
    And an umpire, incidentally, who I did some stuff with in an Alice Springs indig comp in January.

  220. Knuckle Dragger

    And Glenn McGrath’s fist Test run.

    A gem.

  221. Knuckle Dragger

    *first*

    /German

  222. EvilElvis

    And Glenn McGrath’s fist Test run.

    A hit in the changeroom! 😂

  223. Mater

    But a lot of renters will refuse to pay, while landlords are still carrying huge debts. Unless there is an interest holiday, this won’t work…

    And what about owner occupiers who are now instantly unemployed?
    Society is a finely tuned system of interlocked gears. Government can’t just rip the guts out of it (on this scale), throw a couple of cogs back in there, and expect it to run.
    Short of replacing everyone’s former wage, like for like, the unintended consequences and ripple effects are going to be massive.
    We are screwed. I hope Chinese government property is confiscated before my Super. It’s only fair!

  224. The Beer Whisperer

    He should be put in isolation with Ben Law with a bottle of viagra.

    A cruel and unusual punishment if ever there was one.

    Innovative!

  225. Rex Mango

    The bloke from the Avengers now driving Bond to big French Chateau in silver roller for race horse sales in search of the Ithaca colt.

  226. Knuckle Dragger

    *gasps*

    John Wick. 90 minutes till it’s on here. No spoilers.

    Oh right. Seen it.

    No spoilers.

  227. EvilElvis

    And Glenn McGrath’s fist Test run.

    Unusually for cricket his opponent got 5 off every stroke.

  228. MatrixTransform

    What’s the bank gonna do with hundreds of thousands of empty properties?

    fuck the ‘contract’

    banks are gonna have to have some serious conversations … or be stuck with lotsa property worth zero dollars

    guns fucking blazing

  229. Rex Mango

    Banter between Roger Moore & Patrick MacNee not working.

  230. notafan

    Pregnant daughter’s husband on self isolation because work mate has justaflu.

    I’m not worried, because youth on side and all, just wish she wasn’t a thousand miles away.

  231. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV)

    The coronavirus is God’s punishment on us all for voting in a bunch of corrupt, sleazy scumbos.gay marri-age

    ff

  232. stackja

    2dogs
    #3383304, posted on March 29, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    My investment portfolio is mostly red. Much pain. Meanwhile X-1 has an estimated net worth of $1.51 billion. Who really knows much about X-1.

  233. Rex Mango

    Tanya Roberts just made an appearance. She was hot in Sheena & good here too.

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