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"south australia" Discussed on Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"Lackland milner is a gifted cinematographer. Who is absolutely breathtaking. Work includes stranger things hunt for the wilder people in the fabulous minority lack. Thank you so much for your time today. Pleasure has sparked debate here so you come from. I want to say that the town you came from correctly is it allied. Is that correct at like. It's close satellite out which is the capital capital city of south australia. That's all ball anyway. So how long do you spend the before you ended up making your way sydney. I think it was there..
New Zealand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel
"I leave the new zealand. Government has unfortunately posed the trans-tasman bubble from midnight. Last night. judy concerns about rising nineteen case. Thomason australia the pause effects travel from all the states and territories to new zealand and will remain in effect for eight weeks new zealand citizens. Permanent resident and fees. The whole is currently in australia. As well as trillion citizens who have recently been in new zealand and left on or off to the six april this year as well as their family members will still be allowed to return to new zealand on quarantaine free flights until next friday the thirtieth of july but this excludes anyone who's been in new south wales in the past fourteen days. Who would soon need to enter two weeks of managed isolation and quarantine on arrival back in new zealand and at the moment anyone traveling from victoria to new zealand over the next week. We'll need to self isolate for three days and get a curve attest. After arriving back in new zealand off the thirtieth of july once. That's finish next. Friday qantas's jetstar will spend almost all of their trans-tasman services at least until the twenty fifth of september when the bubble is currently scheduled to resume any zealand will continue operating but only limited trans-tasman flights and to and from oakland with various parts of new south. Wales victoria and south australia old. Currently on lockdown olas trillion station. Terry trees have unfortunately also reimposed restrictions on interstate travel and this is unfortunately prompted rex to cancel. All of its boeing seven three seven passenger services starting from tuesday of this week until at least the of august. I just on the two weeks of this point.
What Happens to All the Stuff We Send Into Space?
"Since the launch of sputnik in nineteen fifty seven humans have been sending all sorts of things into space stuff like the serious eight and new satellite just launched by stitchers parent company or cargo space craft bringing supplies to space station's not to mention the most prising stuff like golden records or read tesla's an estimated thirty five thousand bits of Incentives right up to objects at the size of double decker buses up to of course international space station which is said to be the size of american football fields or five bedroom house. That's dr alice. Gorman associate professor at flinders university in south australia and one of the world's leading space archaeologists she studies all sorts of ways. Humans have engaged with space including these tens of thousands of objects rocketing around in earth orbit. And that's just stuff four inches and bigger there's believed to be millions of objects anything smaller than that. They distributed from lois little bit which is about two hundred kilometers above the surface of the us up to maybe about one thousand two thousand kilometers then. You have raged. That's just cold middle or medium business and then you get into. The high as obits. Miss includes Stationary orbit which is where bust of telecommunications satellites used to think of these orbits kind of like three lanes of a running track with satellites and spacecraft as the runners zipping around and around in their respective lanes. But note that for this analogy to work the track would be really really big and runners relatively teeny if we go out there and look at these might only say one object within your field. You so that impression. We have a stuff's closely packed together. Just together that's actually luck. Absolute worst case scenario. Which we're not at yet. There's growing concern about what will happen over. The next few decades as there are a lot of plans to launch way more stuff into orbit. And here's the thing. The vast vast majority of objects orbiting the planet is considered space junk.
"south australia" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"Alien customers who might be struggling to get a refund or use travel credits and laser all talk about what's happening with the trans tasman travel bubble and why qantas's decision to close airport service. Desks has backfired. That's coming up. But we begin as always this fortnight with a roundup of the latest airline and frequent flames and firstly south. Australia will trial harm. Quarantine full retaining international travelers. Who's been fully vaccinated against covid nineteen. The prime minister revealed after yesterday's national cabinet. Meeting is successful lead two week. Trial could pave the way for more vaccinated. Australians to be able to quarantine harm when returning from countries overseas that aunt get pot of a travel bubble but still represent relatively low risk. Initially but the prime minister has not yet said when the trial will start. The announcement is consistent with the full phase plan announced by the prime minister last week which the national cabinet has agreed to in principle currently were in the first phase which seasons national borders remaining closed but various trials and pilot programs taking place like the one in south australia showing when australia eventually moves to faced who vaccinated australians would be exempt from domestic border restrictions and inbound arrival caps would be increased vaccinated travelers who would also be subject to list strict quarantine requirements when arriving in australia but the outbound travel ban and inbound arrival caps would not be abolished until phase three norwood quarantaine. Free travel bubbles open up with more countries until then and then finally under phase four international travel restrictions would be removed for people vaccinated against covid nineteen. 'bout preflight testing might still be required for people who are not vaccinated coming into australia. Unfortunately well it is nice to have some sort of a plan. The government would not yet say win will actually be able to move to phases two three and four. The prime minister said that it will be based on the percentage of the trillion population vaccinated against covid nineteen but does not yet said what that number will be and at this stage. It looks most likely that israeli would move to phase two sometime in early next year. Unfortunately the only actual firm commitment that was made by the prime minister. After last friday's national cabinet meeting was the decision to have the already low inbound arrival caps into australia by the fourteenth of july the reduced caps will remain until at least the end of august but they could remain until the end of this year. Sadly this decision is already having devastating effects on australians who was stuck overseas indefinitely. Whose flights of now being cancelled some of them had already quit..
CHOICEs Plan to Fix the Travel Cancellation Chaos
"And firstly south. Australia will trial harm. Quarantine full retaining international travelers. Who's been fully vaccinated against covid nineteen. The prime minister revealed after yesterday's national cabinet. Meeting is successful lead two week. Trial could pave the way for more vaccinated. Australians to be able to quarantine harm when returning from countries overseas that aunt get pot of a travel bubble but still represent relatively low risk. Initially but the prime minister has not yet said when the trial will start. The announcement is consistent with the full phase plan announced by the prime minister last week which the national cabinet has agreed to in principle currently were in the first phase which seasons national borders remaining closed but various trials and pilot programs taking place like the one in south australia showing when australia eventually moves to faced who vaccinated australians would be exempt from domestic border restrictions and inbound arrival caps would be increased vaccinated travelers who would also be subject to list strict quarantine requirements when arriving in australia but the outbound travel ban and inbound arrival caps would not be abolished until phase three norwood quarantaine. Free travel bubbles open up with more countries until then and then finally under phase four international travel restrictions would be removed for people vaccinated against covid nineteen. 'bout preflight testing might still be required for people who are not vaccinated coming into australia. Unfortunately well it is nice to have some sort of a plan. The government would not yet say win will actually be able to move to phases two three and four. The prime minister said that it will be based on the percentage of the trillion population vaccinated against covid nineteen but does not yet said what that number will be and at this stage. It looks most likely that israeli would move to phase two sometime in early next year. Unfortunately the only actual firm commitment that was made by the prime minister. After last friday's national cabinet meeting was the decision to have the already low inbound arrival caps into australia by the fourteenth of july the reduced caps will remain until at least the end of august but they could remain until the end of this year.
Travel to Australia During Covid-19: What You Need to Know
"And sadly a fresh covid nineteen breaking see me has prompted other australian states and territories to impose new traveling instructions. Either on or in some cases on the whole state of new south wales western australia and south. Australia were quick to impose hod borders with the state of new south wales and his paused flights from new south wales to new zealand until at least the seventh of july. Anyone who's been in new south wales since that pause came into effect is not currently allowed to fly to new zealand including viral state state but new zealand has now lifted pause on flights from victoria and most other australian states have also lifted most restrictions on travel for melvin. There are still some exceptions. The voter rolls off changing constantly. Unfortunately so if you are planning to traveling to state or to new zealand in the near future beef showed a check with the local state government authority and you can also check on. Afc overview of australian state and new zealand border restrictions article which is being updated at regular intervals. And you'll find that linked in the episode nights. Virgin australia has joined qantas and anchoring number of other airlines and tourism businesses in promising prizes and other incentives to anyone who gets vaccinated against covid nineteen last month corners announced plans to offer generous prizes to immunize trillions which could include things like frequent flyer points status credits. Flight vouches qantas also hinted that it would give away ten generous mega prizes which could include free flights for a year and free hotel combination. Meanwhile tralee will run a national competition which the airline is calling vacs and wind. One lucky winner will receive a million velocity points. While other prizes include free business class flight so smaller quantities of velocity frequent flyer points. The competition will be open to all australians over the age of eighteen once all adults are eligible to receive a vaccine
18 Seconds Into Hell
"Friday. The twenty eighth of may water week. Teagan yeah absolutely. I mean how how hots are got two people in melbourne and victoria. Going to look down again. It's nothing Nothing nice about that. And of course. We know her that the these outbreak and the subsequent lockdown with seated out of high to- corentin in south australia. Yes so that's the that's the story here is a state gets shut down because of a leak in hotel quarantine in south australia. New south wales was lucky. A few weeks ago with the man who became positive clearly got mortar corny. But they still don't know how and they could have had a bad spread there. They were just lucky that they didn't get bad spread. It wasn't it wasn't contact tracing. That saved us there in use. Is we always say damon. New south wales was simply. That obviously didn't have a spreader here and has been a spreader in victoria so in hotel quarantine. That's what we need to focus on right so let's just talk about. We have a little bit more information more detail about what happened in south australia. And it's not pointing the finger at south australia's a state where this happened. And we've got a situation where we had people in adjacent rooms at the end of a corridor and a medi hotel and they think the transmission might have happened in a window as short as eighteen seconds between doors opening and closing. Yes there was a a man who was becoming positive but they didn't know that it probably should have known that because the person who was sharing a room with them previously did become positive. So there's always at high risk of being positive open. The door eighteen seconds to get a meal was unclear whether he was wearing a mask or not and in eighteen seconds later the door to the other man who is the man who went to melbourne. His door opened his meal and that presumably was enough to transmit the virus.
Count Down for Australia's Return to Orbit
"If all goes according to plan almost exactly a year from now. Australia will officially become a spacefaring nation. Again of course. Back in the nineteen sixties. The warmer iraq rain outback south. Australia was one of the busiest spaceport in the world. Second only to cape canaveral in florida and on october the twenty ninth nineteen sixty seven. Australia became only the fourth nation on earth to launch a satellite at built into from its own soil win the scientific spacecraft reset one blasted off from space launch complex. La eight at woomera but with a lack of foresight and vision. That would leave. Most people stunned. Australia's dimwitted politicians squabbling amongst themselves. Only ever seeing as far as the next election decided there was no future in space. And that's a direct quote now remember. This is at the very height of the space race. The satellite communications industry was already growing into a multibillion dollar giant shining and bacon on the path to the future. There's no benefit of hindsight here. It was clear to everybody at the time accept. It seems australia's elected representatives and the level of stupidity. Australia's politicians is really quite mind blowing. Not honey do they. Turn down an offer for australia to become one of the founding members of the then fledgling european space agency but the government also sold off most of the technology and infrastructure which had been painstakingly developed at woma scrap value. It's taken over. Half a century but australia is finally getting back in the settle with the creation of an official australian space agency and you space ports being developed for nasa by equatorial launch australia in the northern territories omland landing not and another company southern launch commencing missile tests slots rocket range. Niece agena and developing. Its own over. The launch complex. Whale is way mayport
Latest Melbourne hotel quarantine leak proves 'we're not learning'
"Happened in melbourne's melbourne's now in a five day down because of a hotel quarantine skype and we need your wisdom on it. Nominee basically. What we've seen is there was an escape from high to- quarantine that's a couple of times in the last few weeks and months all ever ustralia but unlike what happened in western australia and queensland they it's lead to more cases than just one or two zero so over the weekend we've seen another cases come out A few more exposure sites being recommended that people who were they're going get tested and isolate so the question is is five days going to be enough for victoria to bring these quarantine lake under control from reports. Seems clear that for a short period of time the contact tracing hesitate to use words Lost the plot but the behind it could be because it's a variant purdue could've conceivably happened with the wuhan virus as well is it's very infectious foreigners anyway and you've had a bit of escape and that's the problem that they're chasing a bit in melbourne and i think the the tracing commander in victoria does excellent work probably was prematurely the other day when he said they're on top of it you know i don't think they wear on top of that day and it's just got a beat out in the question is how much virus there is out there. There's positive sewage from various places including cobra. Where interestingly the was this private event where there's it seems to have been a bit of a spreading events how much spreading event we've remains to be seen and yet again we see with his forest that it's cluster-based that you get clusters so you're gonna cost situation in the holiday inn and then goes to other areas where you can get further sub clusters if you like developing the question is just to what extent you've got other clusters going and the extent to which they're tying them dina what's really good. News is a lot of victorians are coming forward for testing. The now seem to be on top of the contact tracing at least according to the press conference yesterday and they're the people who are becoming positive already in quarantine which is really good news artan about although it's relatively recent moved into quarantine see don't know backtracking the extent to which they were spreading the virus before they became positive. So my guess is the. I can't really guess because no inside information but what to watch for is just. How many new cases develop each states. If you remember from western australia queensland particularly when they went to short shot lockdowns zero cases each day's me say well. Why did they bother doing it here. There are not zero cases each day but now cases coming forward questions what happens today but if there are more cases each day particularly new venues than they are going to be a bit anxious about letting this go on wednesday so we'll just need to wait and see. unfortunately there's no crystal ball gazing. You mentioned just now this idea of a short short incubation period which is something that we've sort of his that it's language that's been used almost every time this being an outbreak so we heard it in south australia and in sydney last year as well. Is there any evidence that this time. They truly is a shorter incubation period. Looking at national evidence. No it's more that you the you're much more likely to spread it to other people are not the reproduction number is more like three point. Four and two point five with the wuhan version of the virus. The number of people that you're likely to infect if it was going on chick to live in faith but which is an artificial number because if you look at say the crossroads motel they are not there. I don't know guessing. But fifteen maybe fifteen people or something like that because it spreads and clusters the are not as average when you can get into super spanning the are not becomes really quite large and scary and with this new variant presumably even larger and scarier. And then you get people emerging probably with a lot of virus on board early on who helped the super spreading to a car and that makes it looks as the incubation period is shorter. It's just i think they've got a viral load. That develops faster rather than the the condition period being shorter luck with other times that we've seen a short shop look down as the company to fly over this idea of a five day quarantine. Is it an overreaction. I don't believe it is controlled. Every time i say it but the fact is you've got this new variant around. There's increasing information from britain that it's more virulent that there may be hospitalization and maybe even har- death rate with it still uncertain so i don't think it is and i think it's just a question of getting things under control and letting the contact tracers get on top of it really quickly and not really damaging and it's been damaging weekend for the restaurant trades in victoria with valentine's day we can also the lunar new year but it's an important thing to do and you if you go back to the middle of last year. If tornado had done this kind of thing probably for about two weeks just says it was spreading in the northwest corridor. They wouldn't almost certainly have had a lockdown lasting well over hundred
When Could Normal Travel Resume
"Fifty two of af on and the first episode for two thousand and twenty one. It's saturday the twenty third of january. Happy new year firstly. And i hope you had a nice break over the christmas holiday period when i recorded the lost episode on the twelfth of december two thousand and twenty things looking really good in australia there was just one state border closed. It was judiciary put on christmas day and that border from south australia westminster. We did infact to reopen on schedule but sadly we own i things otherwise. Didn't quite go to plan. They was Nineteen outbreak in sydney's northern beaches. Shortly after that last episode went to air and there were also small outbreaks in melbourne brisbane. Over the summer which have caused havoc with state border restrictions. The holidays so where are we now will later in the episode. We'll look in more detail at the current state border restrictions and also coming up. We'll discuss when international borders might be able to reopen and win. Travel might be able to return to normal as well as the plight of trillions currently trying to get home and yes. You've probably noticed that the podcast does have a new intro believe it or not af on a recently celebrated its second birthday so we decided it would be a good time to freshen up things be with some new music and also a new podcast artwork which he might see if you're listening to this episode on a podcast streaming service. The background image. By the way the police sky in the puffy white clouds is actually a photo that i took somewhere. In japan on japan airlines flight took care a couple of years ago. This is the first major change we have made since the very first episode was released in december. Two thousand eighteen so hope you like it and although the podcast might sound a little different now dowry we're not making any changes to the podcast format. Well as always. Let's begin this episode with a roundup of the latest alien and frequent flyer news and today there is more news to talk about than usual since it has been over a month since the last episode. Well let's start with an update on the qantas and virgin australia. Airport lounges quotas has now reopened thirty of its thirty five domestic. Airport lounges. Well virginis trulia has now reopened five of the seven lounges. Eight plans to reopen virgins lounges. And now back up and running in brisbane sydney melbourne the gold coast and perth one. Although virgin is currently only using the apple level of it sending lounge and in melbourne passengers being sent to what used to be agents. Vip club lounge. I visited the brisbane lounge a couple of times over the summer break and well it was nice to be back in the lounge and it was pretty quiet and social. Distancing was observed. Well unfortunately the catering was very limited. There was no hot food just a few basics like syria and muffins in the morning and they were sandwiches in the evening and despite the limited food virgin is also now banned lounge guests from bringing in outside food. But i'm pleased to say that the barista's station was opened. The coffee was excellent and beer and wine was also available after twelve pm unfortunately both corners and virgina now restricting lounge access on a rival so passages that have just come off a flight and neither a-line between full nick hamas of the change when they made them. Virgin australia has hasn't read the benefit for business costs flies. Platinum and goldman is indefinitely while qantas doesn't really seem to have a policy. Although many quotas platinum members who should be allowed to use the lounge off to they arrive at nation have reported that they were denied entry. Virgin australia has now updated their website but qantas has not meanwhile quotas has permanently closed all of its airport meeting rooms and it is permanently closing. Its valet parking services in brisbane and adelaide airport in some happy news. Qantas will launch flights on seven. New regional routes in early two thousand and twenty one and cl including two to new destinations qantas announced a raf of new regional routes late. Last year for melvin to newcastle marin bela mount gambia woke up and aubrey quavos. Top flats from sydney to griffith and from adelaide to mount gambia. The knee flights will be operated by cornices regional subsidiary qantas link the announcement enraged regional rival wrecks. Which currently has a monopoly on many of those routes prompting rex to complain once again to the triple c. Corrects which is about to start boeing. Seven three seven flights on qantas invasions lucrative golden triangle reads complains that quotas trying to force it out of its profitable. Regional routes
Interview With Dan Westergren
"I was recently exchanging emails with today's guest. A bad he's premium membership and it turns out he has a love of sauk cling lock. Do he used to rice and he even spent time in south australia from the us. I while on assignment for white for national geographic now is picked up and i poked a few more questions by any told me on the nat geo and commercial travel photographer stock at home trying to decide how to make money with that getting on an airplane right now putting my towards commercial real estate architectural things but honestly don't know what's going to work out a cape listening to the podcast about facebook marketing for portraits etc thinking. Maybe that's the way to go. We exchange and other email to and i post a few questions and he said for more than twenty years. I was director of photography for national geographic. Travel up magazine. I had an editor who let me find the graph. A couple of stories a year usually adventure top stories and i was lucky enough to photograph stories to the magazine. Such as climbing mont blanc the matterhorn and skiing to the north pole now following that exchange. I invited him on for this recording. I'm talking about dan west to grin and i'm wrapped to having this now. Dan welcome andrew so good to talk to you. Do you still pinch yourself when you hear an intra liked about the things that you've done in the past. I do i do. It's it's kind of funny. It's a hard act. Live up to for many many years. I would tell my photographer friends who seemed to have up and down lives. You know the freelance yoyo. And i would joke to them. Well you know. I'm addicted to my paycheck. And i have the chance to send you guys out into the field my editor lets me go out every now and then you know. This is working pretty well. Well you know the media marketplace changes and so now here. I am not working on the staff at national geographic anymore doing some projects for them but just trying to figure out how to make this thing happen as a photographer. Yeah the tables have really turned. I think not only for youtha for all of us. Haven't i this year. Oh yeah yeah. I mean and it's a double whammy with a travel photographer because i don't even of course you can imagine after all those years. I have this huge rolodex of all these photo editors of magazines and things like this but nobody even pays money for magazines to take pictures anymore. It's like the rug was pulled out from under my profession. The one savior for me. The last few years has been you could either call it native advertising or content marketing or partnership projects. That's the kind of things like last year. I got to go to canada. Three times for national geographic. To do ten day long stories about places and so i did prince edward island nova scotia new brunswick last year and british columbia and those were my favorite Trips to take. Because i will talk to my producer at national geographic since i had a background in doing the photo editing. At national geographic. The photo editors really acted like a regular editor at most magazines. If we thought that a story was not sufficiently visual we would tell people. We didn't think we should do the story. And a lot of magazines. The phone will editors are just kind of in their corner in somebody throws them a manuscript is air pictures to go with this so when they tell me okay we wanna to do an online piece about adventures in new brunswick ten adventures in new brunswick will then i get to study new brunswick i pull out a map i get defined tended ventures. I contact all the people that i think might lead me to those adventures and then make pictures that i hope people find interesting and then when we get back in my case usually i sit down and they know that i've chosen the photo subjects with story line and so they don't even send a writer. They have a friend of mine. Who i get on the phone marielle. And is her name. And she sorta ghosts rights for me. And i just tell her what my experience was like and why i went to particular plex. And that's just that's what i love about. It all is to do the research into a place and then actually go take those pictures myself in sounds amazing and said the way you described this right now the role you had. Oh have you familiar with the movie. The secret life of walter. Mitty of course. Yes you the walter. Meeting is at your role in national geographic traveler. It was a little bit different because he was more had a role that we would call film review which were the people that actually got to look at the pictures. I didn't have a big role in putting the magazine together. So you know that was kind of funny. It was interesting that i love that movie. You know he got to go out into the field. And i've just i've seen that movie so many times i was watching it and my kids. My son is twenty two. My daughter's twenty five and they're really into music and david bowie died. We had to listen to all the versions of space. Oddity that we could find.
What could Sydney's outbreak mean for Christmas?
"And when we created alison. Yesterday they were amid three cases. I think and that has blossomed over the past twenty four hours or sorry which really after several weeks of really really low levels in australia has come as a real bolt from the blue. I mean what do we know. And what don't we know about what could have happened here. So northern beaches. It's a peninsula that goes north from the harbour skirting with one side of the ocean. Size pit water. Goes up to a narrow point. Barron joy head at palm beach kind of starts runabout manley. So that's where it is and we talked. Yesterday the two people were up at avalon. What overnight and you as as people listen to corona cast. It could well have changed so we apologize if the numbers are not quite right but as we record corona cast there are seventeen cases in all twelve nuance that emerged during the day. And the where doing what they promised. Early on in the day was that for the five they knew about they were going to do genomic testing on them and get results back last night but as we record this we still don't have the results of these. What we know is actually quite a lot. Quite quickly is that they've identified a drummer. Who in a band and played in three to ourselves in one club. Penrith ourselves the kirby club. And i've i've alone our cell and three people who were part of this cluster. Apparently were in the avalon oursel- so they know quite a lot about where these people have caught this what they know about the twelve the extra twelve during the day as we speak. We don't know very much about so. This is a cluster. that's growing. It's a bit like south australia. In the sense that you can get really spooked by the fact that you've got big numbers quickly or you can be reassured that the contact tracing is pretty good and it's picking up things very quickly i choose to be reassured by it so i think it is going to get much as it's gonna get much bigger than it is but they're really tracking it down. A lot of people on the northern beaches are getting tested. How are long queues and when you look at. The pictures of people are wearing masks which is fantastic.
"south australia" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"And FM Yeah. Gets the final segment. Of the Monday night edition of Free Talk Live 8554503733. If you call, we might be able to squeeze you in In the studio tonight. It's myself, the captain and it's in And we're going to go to the land down under. Yes, we're going to have the Vegemite sandwich. No, we're not know because the termites candid discussions I've heard. I don't think I've ever tried it, though. It's kind of like a Salty spread of some sort, right? It's kind of like peanut butter, but with like, I don't know. Taste like it's got sand in it or something. Oh, I thought I was just be like savory or something, And it kind of is. It's like a almost like a pie filling. Like a meat pie kind of a thing, but it's It's just got a very earthy, um, I find it disgusting. I tried it, and I'm like, uh, Yeah, uh, enough of my horrible Australian references. What is your Australian reference here? Yeah. Yeah, well, apparently, they're going to the next level of total control in South Australia. Now, remember, this is the same place where they told people a few weeks ago that during the lockdown, they weren't allowed to tow tow. Walk their dog, right? They weren't allowed to go for a run or a jog around the neighborhood. No, we didn't. They also have toe text before they left their house. If they were going to go got to go somewhere to somewhere where they were supposedly legally allowed to go, which is limited and didn't one guy tax to like, You know, I'm gonna beat some guys. You know, I don't know. Whatever. I thought. Some guy was like they were like, Why are you leaving? He's like I'm gonna go beat this guy's ass. I don't know that it sounds like something something somebody really stupid might do. But in this case what they're right.
Here we go again? More problems with hotel quarantine
"I'm health reported teigen. Tayla journalists dr norman swan. It's friday the fourth of december and norman. Just as we felt like we were getting on top of the south australian outbreak and everything was coming towards what felt like it could have been an even keel in australia. We've heard that there's been another case of hotel. Quarantine being transmitted to someone who isn't in hotel quarantine this time a domestic worker at a hotel in sydney. How do we deal with these scholley. That just an inevitable part of leaving during a pandemic so how do we deal with them when they happen. So far starts new the caveat that the time of recording this corona cast. We've only got partial information. More information will know marriage but this is going to happen from time to time. Not just in new south wales but elsewhere initially. It sounded disorders persons working across two facilities. It may just actually look located facility. You'll remember in victoria. People are strictly working in one. They are going to genomics just to work out. Where exactly this person got up from. Is it hotel quarantine order. They get it from the community again by the time you just as we the answer to that question nonetheless when you test workers in quota quarantine regularly you will pick up positive cases and you might pick up positive cases that are relatively mildly symptomatic or symtomatic. The otherwise card. So it's a good thing that we are detecting them and hopefully we're getting onto very quickly and they are testing the context of this person so we just need to see what happens here. But it's going to a car and we're bringing people overseas with coronavirus. This is gonna is gonna occur in all jurisdictions and nobody can look done new south wales or victoria or anywhere else. This is now going to be part of covid life moving forward and presumably as long as we are surveilling. That really closely. There's no need to go into full lockdown mired if you're picking up those cases very close to the source that's right and you wills has had outbreaks and quite significant outbreaks managed to bring them back down to zero. So this is going to be the same thing i can't. I can't imagine that this is going to be a problem of the dimensions. Of say. The purview cluster in south australia. But who knows. We'll see that. Knock allowing the premier. Wis necessarily did say that he wouldn't hesitate to close the borders again. Norman you give up on your dream of seeing caucus no. I'm still hoping that Run a me hotel. Quarantine new south wales or not. Well the other big coronavirus news. It's that in the last thirty six hours or so is that the uk is going to roll out the final vaccine really exciting to have real life people getting real vaccine at the end of this really really long pandemic approval so it's not a proper approval obviously just on a dive to make sure there's no major safety issues and the risk versus equation given how many cases get the uk favors just using this vaccine. They reckon the risk is low but they they will not have really looked at the data from the trials in any great detail. This point so it looks as if it's safe will it prevent infection. We don't know that yet it. May it certainly will prevent covid nineteen disease which is great given. You've had so many deaths in the uk and for us. It means that we shouldn't be rushing at all. We're not in an emergency situation. We'd almost no virus in australia apart from hotel quarantine and we can wait and we can let the british to be blunt. The british and the americans make mistakes learn how to distribute it double check that it's safe when they've given it to millions of people over the next few weeks and we will will put us much better shape from when we implement so the approval for the visor vaccine. Maybe some of the others will be over the next six weeks maybe longer. And then it's that we will do it properly. We actually talked about that in a bit more detail in yesterday's episode of corona cost. So if you're interested go back and check that one out. The other thing. Norman that i could say a very popular new story yesterday about someone who'd had sips associated with covid nineteen and he seemed to have a really dramatic recovery because of a massive dose vitamin say. What do we make of this not march. We'd be my first response was fantastic for the patient. It's a one off. There's no randomize ation here. People will argue that. You don't need a randomized trial with a parachute in other words. Prove parachute works. You wouldn't do a randomized trial parachute works. You try it out. So here's somebody that they thought was gonna die. Didn't die from mega doses of vitamin c. They'll think that they know what. The mechanism is presumably. They'll say that it's because it says potent antioxidant and it's doing something for the free radicals that may not be the case. Very high doses of vitamin c are actually pro. Oxidant and i suspect that if this works they haven't got a clue why but it might be a signal that you would actually test this out in people over on a larger scale to see what's going on so
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Why are health authorities still struggling to communicate?
"I'm helter for teigen. Tayla and opposition journalists daughter. Norman swan tuesday the first of december and this time a year ago there was a virus circulating in hubei province just starting to reported probably sprayed from mid-november and things are just gathering pace under the radar one year ago. We'll have to deep dive into the early days of the virus. But not today norman. Okay hold myself back well. The last couple of days have been a role ride again in adelaide. Norman we've heard about a man who was out and about with covid and there were question marks about whether he should have been an isolation or not and the communication seems a bit messy. And it's been a bit hard to know what he was expected to do. Or whether he understood what he was expected to do. And even now i can't really make sense of what he was expected to do whether he knew it or not. How do we make sense of these sorts of things and if we can't communicate it well then. How do we know that people actually know what to do. Yeah i think what you're seeing here is an early forgetfulness. If you like of the key message from this pandemic throughout deploy doesn't matter really what country you're in is that if you've got consistent messaging from the leadership in other words political leadership and your public health dealership then people trust that and the follow it and hopefully that advice is solid and australia by large. It has been solid. So that from prime minister to brandon murphy and from dana andrews and brett sutton and alan chang and so on so in other words. You've you've had your good synchrony. We've had very policies in australia in terms of lockdown okay. They've been controversial. But communication has been fairly consistent now in toria the data looked they were transparent but the actually weren't that transparent sometimes very hard for us to make sense of what they were actually saying. And i think that reflected robin name being deliberately obscure. It just reflected the fact that they're contact tracing was in a bit of a mess and therefore the really have good data to pass on. So now you've got this situation and it's very important to remember this because support for the next pandemic important if the coronavirus comes back in australia. Such as you've had in south australia is that surfaced jones behaviorally well differently. They've come forward to be tested however a wobble like this does create a problem for community understanding because the temptation here of course is to victim blame. Oh there's this guy and he's out in a boat and probably even imply that yesterday on corona cast. He's been out of the boat. What a decayed during this and so on and so forth it turns out. He's actually behave quite well. And if there was confusion over communication that confusion has been all levels the understanding. We seem to have got yesterday. Was that he in fact was a casual. Contact was told to wait until he was tested. He was tested. And i said we got the result. The result was negative so he wasn't in quarantine and then he was told to get another test at eleven days which apparently was positive and it was while he was positive that he was out in a boat. I'm not sure that the nudity was positive but he was out in about roundabout that period of time. So it's just another example where you're creating danger when you're not sure of your facts and and you jump in people us we jump into and but we are assuming that the information is accurate. Not making any excuses about this is just another lesson that how the authorities communicate is essential to the control of the pandemic and to this one. Because it's not over yet
Borders are coming down. Were they based on science or politics?
"It is thursday the twenty sixth of november. And we're approaching the festive december norman. Which at least for me in queensland means that board is reopening to almost the rest of australia entirely which is a first for months now which is really great especially families who wanna get together For christmas and new year but were the borders. What do we know about border closures. In terms of how useful they are in stopping the spread. Is it more about science or is it more about politics. It depends on the date. So if you look at the victorian second wave new south wales the clusters in new south. Wales did originate in victoria before they closed the victorian border the where some people who turned up in queensland who would be in victoria so borders do work when you've got a fair bit of virus circulating there but the question is once you get almost no virus circulating. Do the borders need to stay closed. And if you remember queen opened up for a short period before closing gone again before the second wave occurred westminster. There has never really opened up. Although it's it's saying it slightly less onerous now but it's really effectively closed the moment if a borders closed and it's really now from now on wwl i think really effect most other places are open. South australia will eventually have access to states. Once they get over this pick up with the current outbreak. I think from now on is just politics because the risk is so low question is. Are we going to slap a border on again. If there's a cluster outbreak in new south wales or accuster outbreak in victoria me. The probably will be customer outbreaks because we're bringing people from overseas. The provia customer outbreak can in queensland because bringing people from overseas. I we're going to keep going backwards and forwards well propeller. She says no. She's not going to do that well. She's not gonna do that then. Why would she do it. Not in other words. She could do it in the future. Why has she done it in the past. I think that's no that the queensland election is passed then poltics becomes less of an issue. The west australian election is still to come. And i think quite honestly even though the risk is incredibly low if not nonexistent w borders will probably remain closed. Because there's an election coming you can see why states want to protect the resources of the health department's and protect the people that leaving there but it does seem like quite a blunt instrument to control spread. When you think about the size of the states that we have in australia blunt. It may be but it's probably been fairly effective when you had a lot of virus circulating but now is almost non and we're pretty much well in control. The problem you've gotten w for example is people have gone back to virtually back to normal and the virus comes in then you got a problem because it could spread but their risk is much more and the primary mcgowan has said. This martin mcgowan said this much more from hotel. Quarantine then is from new south wales victoria and they would have to do what south australia's done. Which is reboot contact tracing when the get outbreaks. So they're not ready for it and that's part of the problem as well so like you say we're coming into the end of the year with almost completely open borders across australia. What do you say the first half or the. Let's let's start with the first half of twenty twenty one looking like well. We're still waiting for vaccine rollout. Well i think that what will happen is that will continue to bring back people from overseas. Australians from overseas. I suspect we'll see a bubble open up with new zealand. Maybe the pacific islands as well. So there's no quarantine between us because we've got almost no cases so the new zealand to keep on quarantining us going there. We would almost cases. I suspect they will relax and open it up to us. The need us is poorly more than we need them. But that would be nice. Pacific islands pretty low low risk then got singapore which is a bit more awkward because the it being a transportation hob so i think you start to see. Some international bubbles opening up and. I think that you're going to see the odd outbreak here or there in australia but kept under control and we'll get back to some kind of normal life throughout australia and circulating normally no then the question will be at. What point. would you open up our borders to international travel and that will depend. I suspect on digital vaccine passports in other words except you people from overseas if they'd been immunized and of course that will depend on whether the vaccines prevent infection or just covid nineteen disease because if they don't prevent infection then you could be bringing people in from overseas who are carrying covid nineteen and could spread it here but if they prevent in which is going to take a little wild into the twenty twenty one to discover. You may not see vaccine passports being used in australia until we're sure how effective the vaccines are preventing transmission. But i think that you could see international flights starting sooner than many expected. Well
Is COVID-19 seasonal after all?
"Hello this is corona cost a daily podcast all about the corona virus. I'm health reported teigen tyler. I'm physician and journalist alter norman swan. It's tuesday the twenty four. Th of november cinnamon one of the questions that we've gotten a lot from people about over the course of this pandemic so far is whether it's seasonal and on one hand yes. The melbourne second wave happened in winter. But it's hard to really taes out. What's the difference between seasonality and a new virus in globe of susceptible people but in the states which is going into its wind up and also in in other parts of the northern hemisphere was seeing a really straight upwards curve a really scary looking curve. so what do we know about the season -ality or otherwise of coronavirus were joining the first wave. It was said that there was so much corona virus around swamped the effects of seasonality. Although most people expected this to be a winter virus a seasonal virus but they couldn't guarantee it and you just weren't necessarily seeing the effects of it on this week's health report podcast. I've been talking to chris maureen maher. Who's these of health metrics and evaluation in seattle and they've been doing global modeling now on the covid nineteen pandemic which has turned out to be pretty accurate so for the world for different countries and for the united states and they say that when they look at the big data they do find a seasonal effect and they. It's actually quite strong and the fascinating thing is that they predict that the virus in the united states will start to peak deaths from the coronavirus will peak roundabout inauguration day and tail off towards the end of january into february without any vaccine. You'll see a natural peaking and tailing off. We won't go down to zero but it will start to ebb away so in the joe biden was like trump. he would take four credits on day. Two of his presidency for turning around the pandemic. but it'll be natural. What's the driver for it to pay them. Is it that people interacting with a set number of people and you just kind of run out of context. How does how does that pay. Start to come down again. No it's obviously a little bit of an effect of natural museum that but even by january you still not going to see the majority of americans infected with the covid nineteen virus so a little bit of an effect because what they say. Is that even twenty percent coverage of immunity associated with some social distancing cooed tailing off. Now i think they it's simply how their virus response to temperature and although it's still in the middle of winter and pretty cold there are plenty of viruses that have most of their fates in autumn early winter and seem to die way in midwinter and influences a bit like that where influenza unistrokes tends to hit more in autumn than winter depths of winter. Not that we have much of winter. So yep they think it's seasonal tending often and if you are lucky with the vaccine the vaccine does prevent transmission then have an even more dramatic faked as the year goes through. Yeah i suppose they were some early nickname mention. It starts came out earlier in the saying that the virus survived longer at lower temperatures and in low humidity are. Maybe that's the season thing. But what does it mean for us australia. Coming into next year's winter if a vaccine isn't widely available by that time well if we've kept our international borders secure and we haven't had too many outbreaks and we're still social distancing to some extent when we need to enroll able to control then maybe not very much because the won't very much virus around but if there is a significant say outbreak from hotel quarantine for still doing it at that point. Then you could see a major takeoff and victoria. Tasmania parts of south. Australia would be vulnerable to that. So i'm trying to cross my mind that because we have talked about season on corona's before and i feel like we said that it wasn't safe no so will be wrong or is this just more information. I think you feel the wrong thing. T very different. I remember that people saying that probably was a season paper. You couldn't see it. In all the noise of an strength of the pandemic the pandemic was so strong it was masking a seasonal fake underneath the name what they thought was as the pandemic turned into an epidemic and the virus became endemic in other words. Steady in the community and keeping on recurring. Then you would see the effect of seasonality which might mean then you'd see a surge as the goats colder. I like that vision of memory. Yes yeah but no doubts kirk listeners. Who got a much better than either you. Army will fix us up. That's the lately and speaking of other research related things that we've talked about before and we now have more information about Antibodies on the only thing in our immune system and this nearly such out of monash university that shows that perhaps immunity to the coronavirus is long lasting than we feed. Yes so little bit of physiology. Here there are two elements to attack or threaten sweep elements to attacking a virus delicious. Talk of two of them for the moment. The first wave is really the antibody those chemicals in the bloodstream that attach to the spikes of the corona virus and stop it docking with tissues in our body and hopefully kill the virus as well and they're called neutralizing antibodies. now they'll come out of nowhere. They're produced by white blood cells white blood cells that produce antibodies b cells and some b cells have memory for the antibodies. They need to produce. It was a waste of energy then producing antibodies. All the time to a virus that they're not seeing but if avars enters the body they wake up and they say oh hello. I've seen this one before and they start manufacturing. Antibodies and this study identify found a way through using monoclonal. Antibodies to actually attach themselves to these b cells. Identify them they to twenty five people in march who had corona virus and follow them through to september looking at these b. memory cells and what they showed was that they maintain themselves in other words. You can still find b. Memory cells at the end of eight months so that suggests that the body retain the memory and the ability to produce antibodies to the coronavirus sars cov e to. This is not a peer reviewed study hasn't been published in a major journal yet but it is an interesting finding very sophisticated study and great needs to people who've had coronavirus but also for the quest for vaccine. That's absolutely right
"south australia" Discussed on Coronacast
"I'm health reported. Teigen tyler an assistant journalist author norman swan. It's friday the twentieth of november water week. What a week in date especially for people in south australia. And if you listening with thinking of you in lockdown at the moment but norman as well. Yesterday there were no new cases in south australia there in super hard lockdown if that finding more cases over the next couple of days can i just go straight back to normal as soon as lockdowns iva well. That's possible i suspect that what <hes>. The authorities will do is give themselves another four or five day window just to make sure there aren't any because the six days is predicated. They think this is a short incubation period. Virus and we talked about that in yesterday's krona cast. It's unlikely that's true. It's probably just virus coronavirus like any other and it's going to be five days and therefore might wanna wait another few days just to check it out. They'll probably release people and a bit more and allow people to go out for more exercise and so on so it's going to be much more like a stage. Three i would imagine would be fairly safe to do. Going back to zero is probably politically a bit. Risky. because you don't want to reimpose it if if more cases reappear but you might relax and let people to go out so i suspect you might be on a ten day cycle in south australia. But what do i know. It's fantastic news. There are zero cases with a lot of testing being done and is a lot of testing. It's in in proportion. It's about the same. As victoria was at the peak of their pandemic. And we've been in touch with south australian health trying to see if we can get some more information about this strain that they were talking about that that the public health officer was saying how short incubation period and was mild. But they haven't been able to release that genomic info yet so we actually nar if it's materially different to the other corona virus strains that secular around the world. It's not. You can't really be unless some mutations. <hes> has occurred this is virus. That's come in from with somebody from brisbane. It's going to be one of the circulating viruses and britain. I'm not aware that the british are saying that they've got anything peculiar but their viruses are behaving. This was said at the beginning of the new south wales when they got somebody coming in from victorian you got the crossroads motel say that they were noticing very short incubation times. It was a different kind of fires. You didn't hear much more beyond that. Because i think it was just an artifact of the cluster where you just got intense spread during the cluster. Which makes you think that. It's a different virus. But in fact a different style of virus but in fact it's not
A donut day before the storm? Is six days going to be enough?
"I'm health reported. Teigen tyler an assistant journalist author norman swan. It's friday the twentieth of november water week. What a week in date especially for people in south australia. And if you listening with thinking of you in lockdown at the moment but norman as well. Yesterday there were no new cases in south australia there in super hard lockdown if that finding more cases over the next couple of days can i just go straight back to normal as soon as lockdowns iva well. That's possible i suspect that what The authorities will do is give themselves another four or five day window just to make sure there aren't any because the six days is predicated. They think this is a short incubation period. Virus and we talked about that in yesterday's krona cast. It's unlikely that's true. It's probably just virus coronavirus like any other and it's going to be five days and therefore might wanna wait another few days just to check it out. They'll probably release people and a bit more and allow people to go out for more exercise and so on so it's going to be much more like a stage. Three i would imagine would be fairly safe to do. Going back to zero is probably politically a bit. Risky. because you don't want to reimpose it if if more cases reappear but you might relax and let people to go out so i suspect you might be on a ten day cycle in south australia. But what do i know. It's fantastic news. There are zero cases with a lot of testing being done and is a lot of testing. It's in in proportion. It's about the same. As victoria was at the peak of their pandemic. And we've been in touch with south australian health trying to see if we can get some more information about this strain that they were talking about that that the public health officer was saying how short incubation period and was mild. But they haven't been able to release that genomic info yet so we actually nar if it's materially different to the other corona virus strains that secular around the world. It's not. You can't really be unless some mutations. has occurred this is virus. That's come in from with somebody from brisbane. It's going to be one of the circulating viruses and britain. I'm not aware that the british are saying that they've got anything peculiar but their viruses are behaving. This was said at the beginning of the new south wales when they got somebody coming in from victorian you got the crossroads motel say that they were noticing very short incubation times. It was a different kind of fires. You didn't hear much more beyond that. Because i think it was just an artifact of the cluster where you just got intense spread during the cluster. Which makes you think that. It's a different virus. But in fact a different style of virus but in fact it's not
"south australia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Hey, Carol. Well, you talk about a strong reaction to covert 19 this Australia's the state of South Australia. 22 people in the capital of Adelaide have been infected. So it is announced a six day lockdown to help contain a growing cluster, tightest restrictions since the pandemic began. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day and on Lee for specific purposes, and they say it will be enforced. Meanwhile, New York City schools are re closing tomorrow. We do need to close our schools for the coming days. No one is happy about this decision. We all in fact, are feeling very sad about this decision. Yeah, Mayor Bill de Blasio's saying the 3% positivity rate has been reached, he says the city will continue to monitor New Jersey's hospitalizations have risen by more than one third in a week. Japan's covert 19 cases fit a record as Tokyo plans to raise the virus alert. President elect Joe Biden, in the U. S. Says that he learns more about what has been going on at the White House. He realizes how little has been done about covert. But he says his administration now needs stockpile numbers. At least there's a whole lot of things that just we just don't have available to us. Which unless has made available soon. We're gonna be behind by weeks and months, and he says Republicans need to now stand up to the president. And there are some cracks. Senator Lindsey Graham has been a strong trump ally, but and I would urge him to give Intel briefings toe Joe Biden. How much further to go. I don't know We're gonna be fine. At the end of the day. This thing will work itself out now Democrats were sticking with.
So what's the deal with this new coronavirus strain in Adelaide?
"I'm health reported taken tyler. Opposition and journalist author norman swan. It's thursday the nineteenth of november. Big day yes. Big day especially for people in south australia where yesterday we were hearing that. Not only have a south. Australians going into an incredibly tough lockdown but a short one. we're also hearing the chief public health officer nicholas spirited talking about how this strain that circulating at adelaide ease different. It's shorter incubation period. People with it don't seem to have as many symptoms. What do we know about this strain in adelaide and it truly is different or if it's just looking like it's acting differently. This was said during the crossroads motel outbreak. In new south wales when the virus spread from victoria it was said there was a shorter incubation period. More likely to spread E- symptomatically and explaining why there was a really significant superspreader event in that hotel in new south wales. Now we've not heard very much about that since that was certainly at the beginning. Now the saying the same thing here. Now i've i've spoken to a couple of people who kind of know how this virus behaves and they wonder whether or not in fact what's going on is that you've actually got super sporting events and they're so significant the super spreader events. You start to wonder whether or not the incubation short and could be true. It's still not clear what the virus is. What the subset of the covid nineteen viruses. The has been a stream code in for three nine k which has been picked up in south australia. It's not entirely clear whether that's the form that circulating not that's one that's growing uk europe and really quite common there. It's on the spike. It's where it looks the so-called h two receptor which is how you get the lock and key mechanism going into the The cell and people have looked at various strains and wondered whether or not there are significant characteristic. So what what are they talking about here is to use technical terms a short replication cycle. In other words it replicates very quickly but it infects people and the more like. It's more likely to cause a symptomatic disease upfront. That's the kind of picture that i suspect. The chief health officer in south australia was Was communicating whether that's going to bear out when you look at this and when you compare the data from europe i mean clearly it's coming from the uk. Certainly this in forty nine k. is coming from the. uk. The have been suggestions in the uk that they're getting some short incubation periods viruses with a symptomatic spreads. Certainly you've got a lower mortality rate but hospitals are filling up. So i think this is a story that had to pan out but it's clearly spooked the authorities now. The you cannot separate the lockdown from the belief that this is a short replication cycle more infectious virus could spread he symptomatically. That's what they believe. You got to try and extinguish this virus. You've gotta get outside australia and the only way to get this virus outer and extinguish it. 'cause you don't have any anti viral treatments is by lockdown and stopping people from mixing and stop them sharpened quickly and stop the virus spreading. That's the way to extinguish the virus. I'm reminded you had james hatfield back in march if you can remember back. That far on the health report norman. And he made the point that the golden rule of networks basically the family trays viruses. is that if it looks like the virus is behaving differently. Ninety nine percent of the time it's actually because of the epidemiology or the way that the humans the house of the virus are interacting with each other so could not be possible that it's just the way were behaving rather than the virus itself. Yes exactly that's the point. I was making a few minutes ago. Which was that could be. Just had some really quite dramatic super spreading events that were worried about. Its pizza parlor. Four thousand people for goodness sake are in isolation although now it's the whole population that's an isolation you also could. Well be the the behavior. Rather suddenly an appearance of a new strain that scott these characteristics particularly when the strain that hit from victoria into new south wales there were saying the same thing and they went quiet on that because in the end i don't i'm not so sure that the virus that they got into new south wales was so terribly different from the one in victoria and i don't think people were arguing victoria that it had particularly unusual characteristics.
Why South Australia's outbreak isn't going away anytime soon
"So norman. let's talk about south australia again today. And we know that they are dealing with an outbreak there at the moment. It's really early days and it's sort of hard to tell how it's going to go Yesterday we heard that didn't seem to be much in the way of community transmission which is good to hia. But it's a bit too early to go awesome new community transmission. We're outta the woods isn't it. It is and just need to remind cast listeners. Not they need to be reminded because they're no world authorities on the corona virus but this virus can go underground it can go underground with younger people asymmetric spread and then just pop sometime later and it can be some weeks later and just remind you. In washington state at the beginning of the pandemic it went underground for about weeks and this has been going now for over a week. Some suggestions even back to the seventh of november rather than the nine th of november. Which is what we thought the day when we started this discussion about south australia. That's a long time for the virus to be out there and circulating. And you just don't know where it's gone and there may be another sub cluster or spread somewhere else which just will pop up in a few days time or even in a couple of weeks time so you just cannot relax and it means that testing numbers should be really high. Should be looking at sewage and They maybe even should be starting to think about asymmetric testing as well. So that you you you. You getting mass testing of communities because the numbers of tests actually luke low pro rata thinking of south australia's about a quarter of the size of melbourne population wise. They still feel low. And i don't have the numbers to hand but when there was breaking shepherds and a lot of people came forward disproportionately far more than the coming forward inside the straight and it's not just people who are asymptomatic it yes it can go under the right out people who have low or no symptoms but in addition to that. There's these few days lag between when someone's exposed to the virus and then when they start showing symptoms or test positive for it so that life cycle of the virus kind of can play on. How complacency if we let it. That's right so five days is average but it can be longer than that and the near you get to win. Symptoms would have come out but you start to become positive more and more positive five to eight days into the infection. Then that positivity rate declines and just having one test for example may not be enough. You may have to go back for more so this is something that you just cannot relax about you. Just go to be on now for the next couple of weeks. At least so. What do we know about the numbers of south. Australians who are trying to get tested. Because i'm hearing anecdotal reports that people are trying and turned away. Yup about happened to be totally in the early days where they just hadn't got the pop up testing and the increased capacity. So hopefully that's going to improve dramatically but it was pretty unimpressive on day. One in terms of the response to the numbers of southeastern is kind of coming forward for tasting. We hear krona. cast listeners. Have been telling us that they got the results. Pretty quickly as indeed shoot and in any event you don't know how many people left the lines because they got fed up waiting. It's really important that people do come forward. There was a disturbing survey from the bureau statistics which they'd survey people and find that about half one and two. Australians would not come forward for testing of the only mild symptoms they would have more would come forward severe symptoms but not mild symptoms. Such remind people that mild symptoms are problem too. But we put the call out yesterday to you listeners. Especially those of you. Who are living in south australia to say what's happening with you. And how you feeling. And a bunch of you responded. Thank you so much for that. And kate saying she waited for three hours yesterday to get her child tested but the result came back today negative thankfully in less than twenty four hours a long time to wait to get the test but pretty quick turnaround of the results. You it's really a communist. Spirit there to actually do that and get into that lines. Stick it out because you're you're thinking about others as well as yourself so that's fantastic and then we got win. Who's sort of at the other end of the spectrum saying gwynn's pretty ticked off at a massive overreaction was is she's calling it too every time someone sneezes. She was looking forward to traveling to queensland to see her parents. Nash go without being forced into hotel. Quarantine that she can't afford and she's saying that the new south wales leader is the only one being sensible about all these of course. The state is not knowing how much virus there is in south australia but that should become clear over the next few days. It probably is an overreaction to close the borders the risk is low. They could do what they did before. Which is that we know. This is a para fueled cluster and the The clusters reasonably localized at the moment. They could limit the people coming in from those particular areas but adelaide is a small town. And so it's much harder to divide off the suburbs as easily.
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"So norman. let's talk about south australia again today. And we know that they are dealing with an outbreak there at the moment. It's really early days and it's sort of hard to tell how it's going to go <hes>. Yesterday we heard that didn't seem to be much in the way of community transmission which is good to hia. But it's a bit too early to go awesome new community transmission. We're outta the woods isn't it. It is and just need to remind cast listeners. Not they need to be reminded because they're no world authorities on the corona virus but this virus can go underground it can go underground with younger people asymmetric spread and then just pop sometime later and it can be some weeks later and just remind you. In washington state at the beginning of the pandemic it went underground for about weeks and this has been going now for over a week. Some suggestions even back to the seventh of november rather than the nine th of november. Which is what we thought the day when we started this discussion about south australia. That's a long time for the virus to be out there and circulating. And you just don't know where it's gone and there may be another sub cluster or spread somewhere else which just will pop up in a few days time or even in a couple of weeks time so you just cannot relax and it means that testing numbers should be really high. Should be looking at sewage and <hes>. They maybe even should be starting to think about asymmetric testing as well. So that you you you. You getting mass testing of communities because the numbers of tests actually luke low pro rata thinking of south australia's about a quarter of the size of melbourne population wise. They still feel low. And i don't have the numbers to hand but when there was breaking shepherds and a lot of people came forward disproportionately far more than the coming forward inside the straight and it's not just people who are asymptomatic it yes it can go under the right out people who have low or no symptoms but in addition to that. There's these few days lag between when someone's exposed to the virus and then when they start showing symptoms or test positive for it so that life cycle of the virus kind of can play on. How complacency if we let it. That's right so five days is average but it can be longer than that and the near you get to win. Symptoms would have come out but you start to become positive more and more positive five to eight days into the infection. Then that positivity rate declines and just having one test for example may not be enough. You may have to go back for more so this is something that you just cannot relax about you. Just go to be on now for the next couple of weeks. At least so. What do we know about the numbers of south. Australians who are trying to get tested. Because i'm hearing anecdotal reports that people are trying and turned away. Yup about happened to be totally in the early days where they just hadn't got the pop up testing and the increased capacity. So hopefully that's going to improve dramatically but it was pretty unimpressive on day. One in terms of the response to the numbers of southeastern is kind of coming forward for tasting. We hear krona. cast listeners. Have been telling us that they got the results. Pretty quickly as indeed shoot and in any event you don't know how many people left the lines because they got fed up waiting. It's really important that people do come forward. There was a disturbing survey from the bureau statistics which they'd survey people and find that about half one and two. Australians would not come forward for testing of the only mild symptoms they would have more would come forward severe symptoms but not mild symptoms. Such remind people that mild symptoms are problem too. But we put the call out yesterday to you listeners. Especially those of you. Who are living in south australia to say what's happening with you. And how you feeling. And a bunch of you responded. Thank you so much for that. And kate saying she waited for three hours yesterday to get her child tested but the result came back today negative thankfully in less than twenty four hours a long time to wait to get the test but pretty quick turnaround of the results. You it's really a communist. Spirit there to actually do that and get into that lines. Stick it out because you're you're thinking about others as well as yourself so that's fantastic and then we got win. Who's sort of at the other end of the spectrum saying gwynn's pretty ticked off at a massive overreaction was is she's calling it too every time someone sneezes. She was looking forward to traveling to queensland to see her parents. Nash go without being forced into hotel. Quarantine that she can't afford and she's saying that the new south wales leader is the only one being sensible about all these of course. The state is not knowing how much virus there is in south australia but that should become clear over the next few days. It probably is an overreaction to close the borders the risk is low. They could do what they did before. Which is that we know. This is a para fueled cluster and the <hes>. The clusters reasonably localized at the moment. They could limit the people coming in from those particular areas but adelaide is a small town. And so it's much harder to divide off the suburbs as easily.
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"You can ensure the reduce the risk of double selling of certificates, or if a certificate has been retied, it couldn't then be sold. POTTIES can relevant bodies can verify the existence of actions on the blockchain independently, so it provides enhanced. Auditing functionality and end the smut on the spot contracts odd. I'm. SMART contracts can facilitate more complex transactions between multiple parties within energy ecosystem like virtual pal plant. On and it can also optimize the market full maximum value capture from. Income streams individual power plant. So I think this many different things that can be automated and done in a more efficient way by using a blockchain. Great you. You mentioned the virtual power plant a few times. Can you explain to us what what that is? And what is the the opportunity that they can provide? Certainly so eventual power plant is where businesses or households install a battery to stole this at plus. Electric from Sola and they dispatched that electricity from the battery into the market in times of peak demand, and they might provide what. Ancillary services to the market. The might provide frequency in the control services. They might sell into the spot market to admiral supply the Paik. They might provide good support services to greet operators, says many different That income streams that the battery can perform and using that platform. It will optimize for the. Use Case of highest value to basically customer to battery sign up with one of our partner retailer's and use platform to access the battery for that purpose, and collectively all of the batteries in the network of what's called a virtual pal, so they might add up to the same size as a normal. How plant collectively By these businesses and households. Okay, so does it suggest to confirm than any household could potentially sign up to this virtual power plant eat. All you would need is a solar panels in a battery. You would need any extra infrastructure. No physical infrastructure, so we have full rate rate. How partners! On the east coast of Australia. We've just launched his in in a strategy to start off with. In South Australia, we've announced one retailer and we'll be rolling out across retaliating functionality in due course. But I think that. We launched there because the prices so volatile. And his mortgage, good stabilization required because the high penetration of renewables in South Australia right now, but as battery prices come down further over the next Eurotree. It will make sense to do that in other markets is well. Drink drink, so we discussed. You know you mentioned actually the your platform a few times so I'd like to spend a little bit more time talking about the power ledger platform, and how it is powered by two tokens, power and sparks..
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"Cisco from I understand when you do multiple collaborations the same directors, but I think one of the things you were talking about was kind of having a community in family, right and there's a lot of these kind of thing you talked about the it's kind of like filmmaking jobs where people come and directors pitch. I think, you know, a lot of cities have something kind of like this. I'm kind of filmmaking startup club and I know there's a lot of aspiring filmmakers I listened, you know, they they kind of Desperately want to that level up they want to do that. Next jump did a lot of these connections come from something as small as that or it's really just kind of putting in the grind and meeting new people every day and on everything you said putting in the garage nicely like the commercial World in Australia is a great way to spread your wings open your network up. I'm sure it is in the states as well and other countries wage. I thought the commercial World in Australia would be a way a great stepping stone to the feature film world. I thought every commercial director. I would work with would have a feature film, you know on the back burner on the song ready to go into production sure kind of don't I've changed my mind about that I guess a bit in recent years. I don't feel like that's the case. I guess. I feel like the the world's are a little bit more separate than I initially thought I feel like you know, there's a whole bunch of directors in the commercial world who are just totally happy to keep doing that world and keep making commercials wage and the producers in that world very rarely cross-pollinate into the feature film World. They almost feel like two completely different universes in South Australia. Anyway. Yeah, whereas maybe in some other countries, there's a bit more back and forth between yeah, that is world's but here it's dead. Surprise me, that there's not as much but nevertheless there..
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"south australia" Discussed on KCRW
"Attention to this thing yet while hiring urgency in South Australia US air strikes in Iraq and in the articles of impeachment over to the Senate but scientists already beginning to puzzle through what this could be it seems like a respiratory thing it reminded some of them off diseases like Mercer stars and some of these other things have come along in recent years but at this stage they're just kind of corresponding with each other on their social media saying Hey what is this thing and that's how the story begins to one doctor based in Germany many hospitals hi yeah okay that was yeah I don't I don't know what language you speak you need the other country who is awful this is good good wonderful and so Lydia works this German company called Qarabag they work on vaccines as well as cancer treatments and they do molecular therapies and beginning take me back to the moment when you first heard about this new virus do you remember that moment yeah I mean because of course all my social media connect at the end of her Christmas holiday Lydia was seeing these posts and she was wondering if this was maybe something she and her team could work on and giving back older disabled is happening there is that something that could work home could make effective oral and do but at that stage she couldn't because she didn't have to genetic sequencing of this virus and actually the same was true for scientists around the world were wondering the same thing and so they were all kind of just wondering and waiting and then on January tens the sequencing was actually published by these Chinese scientists who put it on a public page for basically all the world scientists to see so I got the message like okay we have the secrets so can go ahead this is kind of when the clock starts ticking but it's not a race yet I mean at that moment it was also found that make it close and I'll break in China this point they didn't actually exactly know what they were racing against so it was still kind of just a regular process they dropped a presentation so we were preparing these slides to present to say okay this is something we could do and we think it's useful that he will do it since creating the slides for this presentation and as she started there was literally one dash one known death in China and by decided to venture into the meeting with the management they mostly has gave the number of cases of abuse and is also I mean this whole thing really I I remember very well built okay additional people died well this is violence and that's only two and a half months ago yeah yeah yeah eventually management green lighted the project this is in late January the funding came through so let's get going and that's when they really got to work what does that work look like in the beginning what does it mean to create from scratch a vaccine so remember basically.
"south australia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Australia is closing its borders both internationally and nationally to prevent the spread of coronaviruses states including Western Australia South Australia and Northern Territory shutting down to visitors at least one thousand three hundred and fifty confirmed cases and at least seven people have died so what lies ahead for the young Australians currently spending sabbaticals on the other side of the world with an extremely difficult journey home many face extending this tea for a much longer time period than previously planned let's speak to Annika busted who's a lawyer from Melbourne Australia currently living in London a very good morning Anita thank you for your time yes I'm here how does it feel to be literally on the other side of the world away from friends and family and that such a detailed site it is you really do start to feel the geography of how far away you are and so closely it's quite difficult I I mean to everyone right now the uncertainty of not knowing when this is all going to end and sticking with the complication alls of now as you said the Israeli and authorities closing that board is in Australia and outside and you know they're still letting citizens back in but then there's a practical problem all sh I'm whether there will be blacks that I caught him and then I think the other thing that's standing in saying very different political responses between U. K. and the straight at me response in the sense of you know on any given day it'll be quite different to say I'm well obviously essay last night we had Bisons and allow an ounce effectively locked out I think that that's not happening necessarily in Melbourne and went you know my friends and family are all expected saying the approach that the Australian authorities might be taking in any fictitious from one of the top adult life in Melbourne at the moment I'm here I'm hearing mixed messages it's clear that people can still going to work but many get you is in the box J. I. I'm at this seems to be a lot of general asks about the lack of direction and it it sounds a bit like where the heck with that you recognized the fat yes it's that not people aren't really so great and what's the plan for you was the plan to stay in London long term when you plug it straight yeah I was at the bank you're reconciling and now I guess the question is how when I wasn't and I think it's it's interesting because governments have obviously hold able to return home but that's not quite as easy to do when you I'm more settled as an as I'm on a sabbatical say if you have a job and and and at least in the rest of you kind of just pack up the lights and ladies I work from London yes yes I'm I'm working from home so I'm one of the lucky ones but I know I got to the champions in hospitality and retail jobs who will be facing I'm all right a difficult choice and and maybe twice what they would have a choice if five briefly would you rather be here our Melbourne I'm I'm not I'm not quite sure actually to be honest I think I would rather be closer to friends and family and and the the idea that knowing that you wouldn't because if something were to happen to someone you love.
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"The massive bushfires in Australia have impacted Kangaroo Island animal sanctuary in South Australia and emergency triage area has been set up in the park so we don't have any sense to deal as well as the Los Angeles and rescued or injured call Wallace kangaroos wallabies and wombats are being brought in park owner Sam Mitchell says fighting for these animals lives is overwhelming wealth defends vandals on yeah then the yeah nothing we can do it Mitchell says some of the animals had to be euthanized trained and they're in the box will need to bring in a hollow it's the world wide fund for nature estimates about 25000 call Wallace have died on the island since the fires in Australia started I met Donahue
"south australia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And it's still small this we can still see flames we've seen fire crews putting out what they call spot fires smaller lazy is here all of this rain if course is very welcome but it won't be enough to extinguish the danger there are still a hundred and fifty fires burning across New South Wales others in the states of Victoria and South Australia what we've seen through this very long fire season is Dale two of extreme all catastrophic fire conditions then it dips down milder conditions follow there is a lot less allows firefight is the opportunity to try to gain the upper hand but if the patent continues there will be more spikes towards those extreme in catastrophic conditions at the moment we don't know when so the authorities are making the best of this weather to try to contain some of those many many files and the rain is exactly what they've been waiting for about a hundred and fifty fires still burning in the eyes of control where's the focus nine there are no emergency warnings here in New South Wales there is an expectation that later in the week more heats could return to parts of the state of Victoria and just to give you a bit of a contrast where we are this is a pretty thick bush this is a very popular tourist area about a hundred and sixty kilometres from Sydney as you say but the roads here almost deserted the the vehicle that just pastas was a police car they're all still flames the old flame in the bush plan so people have heeded the warning.
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"On Kangaroo Island on Friday in the state of South Australia have an auto Lois how good is unbelievable the mayor of the island Michael Payne Gilly told the Australian broadcasting Corp that the devastation is immense Jason Beaubien NPR news Sydney in Indonesia tens of thousands of people remained in emergency shelters in and around Jakarta waiting for floodwaters to recede a dozen cities in other districts became inundated by monsoon rains and overflowing rivers this week the national disaster mitigation agency has confirmed at least forty seven storm related deaths from Indonesia's worst flooding since two thousand seven I'm she Stevens and P. R. news in Washington support for NPR comes from the George Lucas educational foundation creator of as you topia an online resource dedicated to improving the learning experience for America students with information and strategies about what works and K. through twelve education learn more edgy Tobia down to work thank from NPR news this is All Things Considered I'm Elsa Chang and Ahmadi Cornish our top story today the killing of an Iranian military commander ordered by president trump last night at my direction the United States military successfully executed a flawless precision strike that killed the number one terrorists anywhere in the world Major General Qassem Soleimani was at Baghdad airport when he was hit by U. S. drones salamander was plotting eminent in sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel but we caught him in the act trump went on to blame sewer money for recent attacks on US targets in Iraq and for acts of terror across the Middle East over decades we took action last night to stop a war we did not take action to start a war Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali how men they responded in a harsh statement he said quote a forceful revenge awaits the criminals who have his blood on their hands the state department has ordered Americans and rock to leave immediately and the Pentagon said it's sending more than three thousand troops to the Middle East to bolster security in Congress reaction to the killing has been sharply divided Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who praise the operation it knowledge as much in remarks on the Senate floor but I can play up in this political environment the operation that leads us all on his death may prove controversial or devices I recommend that all centers wait to review the facts and hear from the administration before passing much public judgment British speak now with Virginia senator Tim Kaine Democrat on the armed services and foreign relations committees he has spoken publicly about the U. S. move calling it quote a drastic escalation of hostilities and he's just introduced a war powers resolution to force a vote in Congress before further action against Iran can be taken senator came welcome to the program thank you I we've heard much criticism about the Congress not getting full notification about what was going to happen so when did you first get word of this operation I'm already I heard about it the same way they much of the congressional leadership did through newspaper and press accounts the president not only did not seek congressional permission he didn't even notified Congress and that's why I filed the war powers resolution today is is general Salah money a despicable Keller yes he was is Iran a bad actor yes it is and remains so but the question is whether the United States should be engaged in a war with Iran another war in the Middle East that in my view would be unnecessary under no circumstances should we be in such a war based on the president's whim that should have to be debated and voted on in Congress now as the president has said he believes that he was trying to stop a war not start one and there's also been reports that there were as alleged imminent attack coming from Slimani can you tell us what you've learned if there was an imminent threat from Iran's military leader posts the U. S. there has been no briefing of Congress that I am aware of and I said on both the armed services and the foreign relations committee about an imminent threat from general school money he has been a known quantity and a bad guy in the despicable person for decades but there's been no briefing about whether there is an imminent threat the administration has said that they will conduct such a briefing next week but the constitution is very very plain that we shouldn't be a war unless there is a vote of Congress and that is what my resolution resolution will force the kind of debate with the facts on the table so that the American public can see it there may be some of my college to think a war with Iran is a good idea but we should be having this debate from the public and and putting it to a vote not allowing this president or any president to take such a step on his own you know past efforts to claw back authority from the president have failed right what do you think is going to bring your colleagues around this time it is it is been difficult most recently in the in the Senate we passed a resolution was actually an amendment to the defense authorizing bill by fifty to forty vote saying the president could not initiate war against Iran without a vote of Congress but because that was a motion that required sixty votes we didn't get to the threshold but we're getting closer and closer this it also happened with Yemen as well right and even last year house Democrats voted to repeal the two thousand one authorization of use of military force and they tried to claw back the Iraq war authorization these seem to be non starters what's the reluctance ID when I started this when I came into the Senate in twenty thirteen as a member of the committee I could hardly get two or three senators interested in at the fact that we had fifty votes in the Senate a few months ago the fact that we passed a resolution in both houses trying to stop the U. S. activity supporting Saudi attacks in Yemen the number of senators in Congress men and women who are very very worried about war being waged by president with no consultation with Congress is growing and in this particular case I warn the president two years ago that if he tore up a diplomatic deal with Iran he would blunder us into a war and the Pentagon has been advising the White House for well over a year that the maximum pressure campaign of the trump administration economic diplomatic and military is raising the rest every day to retaliation against Americans that's what's happening and it's time for Congress to step in and the mechanism that I've used will force us to have that debate and vote whether the votes will be sufficient on whether president trump might veto will have to get to that down the road but at least Congress cannot be silent about this we have to put everybody on the board I want to jump in at the last moment here because you mentioned the maximum pressure campaign on Iran you've said that the US should do it recently can't to punish Iran's bad behavior the US is already in CD tough sanctions that have heard Iran's economy haven't brought them to the negotiating table final moments what are the options well the president should try the one thing that he has refused to try he remember was this president that tore up a diplomatic deal with Iran over its nuclear program that our ally said was working at the international atomic energy agency said was working and that secretaries teller sin and madness and general McMaster president's original national security team said was working the president might want to consider diplomacy rather than blundering us into a war that's not necessary that's democratic senator Tim Kaine of Virginia thank you for your time absolutely Iran's Major General Qassem Soleimani was on the U. S. is radar for years the American military says the money commanded Iranian forces and worked with Iraqi militias that killed hundreds of US troops so how did he escape Washington's reach for so long here's NPR national security correspondent Greg Mary US government designated Iran's Qassem Soleimani a supporter of terrorism way back in two thousand seven at that time US general David Petraeus was battling insurgents in Iraq who are being guided by soon money from afar and they were often killing American troops he was very very significant and formidable adversary but there was no real way for betray us to act against to a money back then I can note that during that time as the commander rock custom so money certainly never dare set foot in the country however in recent years so money had become a periodic visitor to a rock and shortly after his plane touched down at the Baghdad airport on Friday morning a U. S. drone strike turned his car into a fireball it killed the man who's been the architect of Iran's military operations throughout the Middle East the trainer says his death deals a serious blow to Iran I think it is impossible to overstate the significance of this action he is in my view the second or was he was in my view the second most important person in a while and second only to the supreme leader Salah money age sixty two sported silver hair a neatly trimmed beard and popped up across the region and well pressed military fatigues he's been almost his entire adult life engaged in Iran's regional conflicts in since the late nineteen nineties he commanded Iran's could force comparable to US special forces he came to symbolize Iran's effort to be the leading power broker across the region from Iraq to Syria to Lebanon the US watch is is influence grew out of this custom so the line was nodded in ministrations cross hairs to the last two administrations rob Malley was a Middle East expert on the National Security Council during the Obama administration he's now head of the international crisis group they were opportunities in the past no doubt to assassinate him the decision at that time was made not to do so because the assessment was that the risks outweighed the benefits clearly this administration president trump has changes calculus trump has waged a maximum pressure campaign in repeatedly threatened the country Malley meanwhile believes Iran will now retaliate perhaps in a big way killing him is for all intents and purposes the declaration of war but secretary of state Mike Pompeii told CNN the administration acted because it had intelligence that sewer money was planning another attack he was actively plotting in the region to take actions a big actions he described it that would have put dozens if not hundreds of American lives at risk Hey declined to provide details in recent years so money had gone from a shadowy figure to someone who is increasingly visible on the front lines of conflicts like Syria where he played a critical role in propping up president Bashar al Assad gained a lot of precision around because he went on the battlefield and was not a general stayed behind but who went sometimes with the risk was and I think that contributed to his image in a strange twist he found himself on the same side as the U. S. a couple of years ago a rocky malicious under his guidance and American troops were both battling the Islamic state again David Petraeus used to himself he's on the front lines with a walkie malicious fighters but that alignment didn't last earlier this week trump blamed Iran for killing a US contractor in for orchestrating the attempt to storm the US embassy in Baghdad defense secretary mark asper dropped a hint of what was coming saying Thursday that quote the game has changed rob Malley is skeptical that still monies death will change Iran's behavior they've already named his replacement and one should expect to run in foreign policy is not going to change in any significant way as a result of his death hours after school money was killed Iran's supreme leader vowed to continue.
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"And flavors of the season with seasonal produce holiday desserts and chef created menus whole foods market color the classics and from the listeners who support this NPR station it's morning edition from NPR news I'm Rachel Martin I'm Steve Inskeep how exactly did China allegedly tried to put a spotlight in Australia's parliament Australian authorities say China funded a candidate for office a candidate who later turned up dead in a Melbourne hotel room Jamie terribly as a correspondent for The New York Times based in Australia she's covering this story either Jamie hello Steve and some people will recall your voice from when you're an NPR correspondent it's good to have you back on the air now who was this man Nick Chow this this purported to Chinese spy we do that much about him what we do know is that he is he was from Melbourne in this sort of South Australia and he was a luxury car dealer but he was also someone who a federal appellate using here described his right foot cultivating he was in ivory's had financially he had been accused of having some sort of fraudulent activities and he was essentially according to this this clock being offered a million dollars by a Chinese intelligence group that they would pay for his political campaign to run as the member for our and electorate in Melbourne on the he was and he was a member of the Liberal Party which is the coalition in Australia and and they really wanted him to run for state there and and and pay for his campaign and paid his way into the federal parliament wow now was it correct then that he approached Australian intelligence officials with this apparent plot and then mysteriously died is that do I have it correct that's yes I mean this is exactly what movies are made out of in a so about a year ago and he went to a easier which is really a spy agency and and told them about this alleged approach and he also identified the man that he said had come to him with this it with this proposal and then and earlier this year in March he was found dead by a cleaner in a motel room and his death is being investigated right now because considering all of the issues that were going on with him it could have been anything so no one's compared to sort of say weather was found fail yeah I'm just thinking Australia is a close US ally it's intelligence agency works closely with the United States it's a neighbor of China I can think of a lot of reasons China would want to know more about what's going on in Australia but is this alleged plot part of a wider Chinese campaign to gain influence on us to it certainly isn't the first time that Chinese political interference has reared eats its head I guess in Australian politics we've had at least one so the very fact Amos example of a federal employee who who was based basically given me a political donations by a very influential businessman and and and really should have changed his rhetoric and his political position on things like the South China Sea or you know the sort of the status of Taiwan in direct contravention to seize on political pawns platform and you know in the eventually sort of came out that he had been sort of funded by by this person so this isn't the first time and it's like I cleaned out to be the lost on it's a it's very sort of strategic for China to to position itself in this way extremely it came out with foreign interference lows a couple of years ago it to really try to circumvent this so it's definitely a a an issue that this country is very very aware of Jamie always a pleasure talking with you thank you Dave that's Jimmy terra bank of The New York Times joining us via Skype from Australia.
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