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Old 13th April 2021, 06:30 PM   #3401
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
I just changed my sig, but I think I've found a better one.

We will meet them on the beach, we will meet them on the phone hook-ups

- Scott Morrison
Love the quote, but I don’t think Morrison actually said that. I think it was Albo characterising Morrison.
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Old 13th April 2021, 06:35 PM   #3402
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Originally Posted by lionking View Post
Love the quote, but I don’t think Morrison actually said that. I think it was Albo characterising Morrison.
That seems plausible.
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Most of the things the states did were correct. Most of the things Morrison said or did was wrong. His popularity should be rock bottom, but it is not. One of the small things was the sign-in app most of us use. It is state-based and came out late. The commonwealth one does not work. The state-based one does work. This should have been developed by the Commonwealth. As a result, go on an interstate holiday and we need to download another app.
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
His popularity should be rock bottom, but it is not.
It's not great.
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Any bets on Abbott taking another run at the job?
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 AM   #3406
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Most of the things the states did were correct. Most of the things Morrison said or did was wrong. His popularity should be rock bottom, but it is not. One of the small things was the sign-in app most of us use. It is state-based and came out late. The commonwealth one does not work. The state-based one does work. This should have been developed by the Commonwealth. As a result, go on an interstate holiday and we need to download another app.
Yes, agree with this. What’s interesting is that “checking in” is simply not imposed in Melbourne, but when I was in Sydney recently, people who did not use the app were tracked down and forced to check in. And I applaud this.

Complacency is our biggest enemy. If a new strain emerges in Sydney, contract tracing will be a breeze. In Melbourne, not so much.

You all know how much of a cheerleader I am for Vic, but we are behind NSW in this area, in my sample of one, of course.....
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I always use the check-in app when I get my lunch at the food court in the Canberra Centre. Odd that I never see anyone else doing so...
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Mr Morrison's popularity is still far greater than Mr Albanese's. It should be the other way round.

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I always use the check-in app when I get my lunch at the food court in the Canberra Centre. Odd that I never see anyone else doing so...
I have seen that too. It is rare for me to be asked by staff have I checked in? The only good thing is that it is easy to do so.
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Old Yesterday, 06:42 AM   #3409
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Most of the things the states did were correct. Most of the things Morrison said or did was wrong. His popularity should be rock bottom, but it is not. One of the small things was the sign-in app most of us use. It is state-based and came out late. The commonwealth one does not work. The state-based one does work. This should have been developed by the Commonwealth. As a result, go on an interstate holiday and we need to download another app.
Times of national crisis are usually good for the ratings of the incumbent.

That Scumo hasn't gotten a ratings boost from the covid crisis is his own fault. He set himself at odds much of the time with State governments whose voters believed were doing a good job. Border closures have been particularly popular with state voters but the Morrison government has consistently whined about it. Siding with Clive Palmer on the issue was an instant ratings disaster.

In spite of this, it is actually the Libs' dinosaur dealings with women that has been the main factor in Scumos fall in the polls.
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Mr Morrison's popularity is still far greater than Mr Albanese's. It should be the other way round.
Albanese, unfortunately, is a wet fish.

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I have seen that too. It is rare for me to be asked by staff have I checked in? The only good thing is that it is easy to do so.
Yeah, I can quite literally do it as I walk past the booth, without even breaking stride.
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