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    Corona Virus

    They still do the spraying from time to time, but it's mostly invisible these days because they use long-lasting chemicals that only have to be applied once every couple of months. So passengers only see the spraying when it hasn't been done in a while, or if it's coming from a country where the chemical is banned, such as the USA.
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    Corona Virus

    Hong Kong closes its schools yet again, what happens when you try to live with the virus without a lockdown:
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    Bank Account

    Yes, the big banks (or at least their main retail brands) are usually rip-offs. It pays to shop around.
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    Relocating to Perth

    If you're moving to Australia, one of the most isolated countries on Earth, then being in an "isolated" city like Perth is going to be the least of your worries.
  5. This is not a federal benefit, it comes from the state education system. For example, NSW has this: https://www.deinternational.nsw.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/17759/17759-Application-for-Fee-Exemption-Based-on-Low-Income.pdf
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    Flying out of Australia on PR visa

    You need an exemption to leave. However, one valid reason for leaving is travelling overseas for more than three months.
  7. Right. But there are exemptions for financial hardship depending on the state.
  8. Yes but if she can get the bridging visa, at least she'll have time to explore other visa options in those 40 years. The critical issue is can she get a bridging visa with work rights and Medicare.
  9. Sounds awful. These days HSBC lets you do instant transfers between your own accounts across countries so it's less likely to go missing.
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    Corona Virus

    Japan's contact tracing capacity is close to breaking point. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/11/23/national/science-health/japan-coronavirus-clusters/ Japan's coronavirus cluster-busting approach nears its limit
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    Corona Virus

    Two (instead of one as originally believed) security guards from two different hotels were working at the same pizza shop. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-20/sa-coronavirus-hard-lockdown-to-end-early/12903834 South Australia to end coronavirus lockdown three days early after pizza worker's 'lie'
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    Hoarding and Panic Buying

    This wasn't you was it? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-06/queensland-toilet-paper-accidental-purchase/12031070 Family accidentally buys 2,300 toilet rolls prior to national supermarket sell-out
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    Brisbane or Gold Coast?

    While the amount of rain is greater in Sydney compared to Melbourne, when it rains in Sydney it really rains so the number of sunny days is actually greater in Sydney: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Australia/Cities/sunshine-annual-average.php Average total days a year with sun City Sunny Partly Sunny Total Days With Sun Maitland, New South Wales 90 150 240 Melbourne, Victoria 46 139 185 Newcastle, New South Wales 79 141 220 Perth, Western Australia 144 121 265 Rockhampton, Queensland 121 151 272 Rockingham, Western Australia 146 140 286 Sydney, New South Wales 107 129 236 Toowoomba, Queensland 107 148 255 Townsville, Queensland 116 148 264 Wollongong, New South Wales 108 131 239
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    Corona Virus

    Flu has a case fatality rate of 0.1% while Covid-19 is ten times that.