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  1. Rossmoyne

    How much do you need to retire in Australia in 2021?

    I am a single parent, in my early 70's now, and have been retired for 9 years. I retired through ill-health (I had Ross River Virus and some days couldn't even get out of bed, and after a year of this decided early retirement was the only pathway for me). Prior to RRV I had a responsible position in HR within a state education department, loved my job and had planned on working a few more years, but my health decreed otherwise. My first 6 months of "forced" retirement was not easy. My health apart, I missed everything about work, from the social contact through to the authority that my role gave me and the support I had given staff in schools. Most of my friends were still teaching/working in central office admin and not retired, and of course there was my financial situation of retiring before the finances were totally in place as planned. Once my health improved though, I went back to my voluntary roles at various schools that educated and supported children with special needs, and I felt that my experience and knowledge was valued. I worked on the admin and fundraising front for these schools and totally enjoyed it until covid shut everything down early 2020. I am a member of National Seniors Association. If you are in Australia and retired, you might want to google them and support them. Apart from their lobbying the government for heaps of improvements in legislation for us oldies, they have negotiated discounts for so many services for us,. They are also part of the campaign to have frozen pensions stopped for the many of us Brit pensioners living in Commonwealth countries. I am active in my local branch of National Seniors Australia, and this has really kept my mind active and proactive. My whole reason for this post is to say, that it doesn't matter how old you are, you still have relevance in society, and even though you might not have the retirement funds you really wanted to have, life in retirement is not totally about money you have coming in, but about how you approach retirement. Giving back is a big part of being retired.
  2. WELL DONE !!!!! You have worked hard to achieve this, so give yourself a huge pat on the back BritChickx.
  3. She was my Mum's favourite singer. And yes she was a Contralto.
  4. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    At last - a voice of reason!
  5. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Sadly that is true. All attributable to McGown not funding the health system adequately, and not listening to the AMA and the Nurses Union, who have been talking about this for years.
  6. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Isnt Novovax still in testing on humans at Adelaide Uni?
  7. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Woops.... Meant MRNA... sorry!!!!
  8. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I actually hadn't thought about that, so thank you for enlightening me. And yes I am on the donate organ list.... but being in my 70's I doubt they would want anything of me left!
  9. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    And that is exactly what McGowan has done in WA.
  10. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Sadly Australia does not seem to have done many of these things. Many states have a hospital crisis with lack of staff and beds and constant ambulance ramping... WA in particular is in crisis healthwise, and god knows what would happen if we had a situation like NSW or Victoria, as the health department would not cope. Drugs that are proven to help are still banned, think Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine. And nowhere in the whole government daily media rubbish has there been anything about recommending people look at their diets, reduce junk food, eat healthy, exercise more, take zinc and Vit D supplements to support their immune system. I have a friend who is a GP, a cousin who is a Naturopath, 2 nieces who are Registered Nurses. They know each other, they talk together, I listen. They are all worried that the messages going out from the government are nowhere near what they should be, that to build your natural immunity would help your body fight covid if you caught it. Vaccines have a place to play, but surely making yourself as healthy as possible should be important too.
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    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    I certainly know that. I had Ross River Virus at the end of 2011 and all through 2012. It led to me retiring early will ill health because of the symptoms, which incidentally are exactly the same as those for long covid. 9 years later I still have the re-occurrence of the arthritis flareups, chronic fatique and depression, a few times a year. Similar to malaria in a way in that the symptoms can come back and haunt you years later.
  12. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Caused by covid or by the vaccine? Genuine question as I have read so many conflicting views on this.
  13. Rossmoyne

    Australian and UK Covid Responses

    Is it really only Johnson and Johnson? Arent the Astrazenica and Pfizer also made from MDNA properties?
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