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2020.10.21 23:47 MAM81 I am 31 years old, make $45K living in Regional Victoria, Australia and work in Fraud/ Compliance, (joint income $155,000) and spend $973 this week

Section One: Assets and Debt
Family- Husband M (32), two boys L (almost 4) and W (11 months), two dogs (one old, one young)
Retirement Balance - approx. $60K. Have worked since I legally was allowed to (14 years and 9 months) and rolled all my superannuation accounts into one a few years ago. Had a public service job for 2 years that paid 12.5% superannuation, current job pays 9.5% of my wage. I deposit $50 a month pre tax into this account also, and kept this up while on 2 bouts of maternity leave. Have set this to high risk, high growth investments.
Husband (M) approx. $120k in superannuation
Equity if you're a homeowner. Current house was purchased late last year for $780K. Current mortgage is $380k.
Savings account balance: We currently have $180k in various accounts. We have all accounts with one bank and offset our mortgage 100%. (Offsets don't seem to be a thing in the USA. The quick Google definition is "An offset mortgage is a home loan where savings held in a linked bank account are subtracted from the amount of mortgage that you pay interest on, meaning you can either pay less each month or pay off your mortgage more quickly"
Checking account balance: $452. We do a vaguely Barefoot Investor style of banking- both our pays go into our joint account to offset our mortgage and then each fortnight we each get $250 into our personal account (the other person doesn't have access to) for anything we want to spend on that's not a house/ child cost ie clothes, meals out with friends, skincare (me), gambling club (him) etc.
Credit card debt: we pay for everything with a joint credit card and pay the balance off each time, we started doing this for air miles. We have enough to do quite a few family overseas trips but COVID
Student loan debt (for what degree): Approx. $26K in debt (HECS). Our student debt is held with the government, and there is no interest, the amount increases at the same rate as CPI. Payments are automatically taken from my paycheck, but as I work part time currently, I don't earn enough to pay it back. I'm not concerned whatsoever regarding this amount as the better bang for my buck is investing in my superannuation, offsetting my mortgage and shares. This amount includes
- 3 year Bachelor of Arts degree (started Education degree, got through my first two sets of teaching rounds, decided I hated it and was able to switch to an Arts major to finish with a degree in 3 years)
- Honour's degree (Politics). In Australia, "Honours is an extra year of study, usually following immediately on from a pass degree, that combines aspects of undergraduate study with those of postgraduate research" (thanks Google). Completed a thesis which got a first class mark and was invited interstate to present it at another university. I was then offered a Ph.D scholarship at my university but ultimately turned it down and have zero regrets about this. I was not cut out to be an academic as much as I loved school/ uni.
-Masters of Information Management. I always wanted to be a librarian and this is the post grad qualification you need. I am NOT a librarian, but this qualification helped me get promoted in my current role.
My current role has nothing to do with anything I studied, but I do not regret my educational choices. I had a blast in my uni years and was able to travel abroad every year. M. has a trade, so no student debt for him
Anything else that's applicable to you- I have $6.5k of shares. Whenever I have $500+ in my personal account I buy into some EFTs. I know this isn't the best way to go about it but it works for me.
We made quite a bit of money in the property market, which is why our equity is so high. I had around $25k saved for a house deposit when I met M., and he had just purchased a house in what is now a great area but wasn't when he bought it. It was a large block and over a 4 year period, we renovated this, subdivided the lot and built a double story house on the other half of the block. He purchased the block/house for $320k and we ended up selling both houses on the same lot for $1.05 million, which was about $500k profit. This was a significant amount of work over a long period of time, and we had two children in the midst of this. I am glad we did it, but I would never do it again. This allowed us to buy what is essentially our dream home in a fantastic area. We are currently looking for an investment property. I used my house deposit to pay for our wedding and honeymoon.
Growing up, what kind of conversations did you have about money? Did your parent/guardian(s) educate you about finances? I grew up with five brothers and sisters and my mother was a single mum who worked part time and was on welfare for the majority of my childhood. My mum owns our childhood home which was fully paid off with a settlement she received when her & my father divorced, so we always had a stable place to live. Despite not having much money, we had a lot of fun and a lot of love. I never remember going without as a child. My mother is my absolute role model for how she coped with five kids on a single wage, yet providing for us in every way. We weren't really aware of any financial difficulties but she always warned us about the dangers of debt and credit cards, and importance of working to a (vague) budget. So as an adult, I always try hard to save and make sure I contribute to my superannuation. My husband grew up solidly upper middle class and is much more frivolous with money, however he has always earned a good wage, so its never really been in issue for us.
IF YOU COMBINE FINANCES WITH A S/O PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THEIR ASSETS / DEBT AS WELL
Section Two: Income- I work 3 days a week for just over $45,000 a year. M earns $110,000 plus car plus phone plus superannuation. I am not going to disclose my job/ field as it is very niche and I don't want to be identified.
Income Progression: I've been working in my field for 7 years, my starting salary was $59,000 full time
During high school and university I worked a number of hospitality jobs, often more than one at a time including managing cafes/ restaurants (supplemented by Youth Allowance, which is essentially a government payment for students when you are unable to be supported by your family income.) Upon graduation, I wasn't really looking for anything specific, but ended up with:
-public service job which paid $59k, which increased to $65k due to a promotion. I lived in a house my grandfather owned and paid little rent, enabling me to save $25k as house deposit. This job was well paid but was soul destroying. My boss was horrible, our KPIs were insane and the micromanaging was all encompassing. The day I considered intentionally crashing my car to get a few days off was the day I started looking elsewhere. It had always been my dream to work in travel so I applied for and got a job at a student based travel agency
-travel agent which paid $29k a year plus commission (yes, below minimum wage so they would top you up if your sales didn't meet the base wage but then you had to pay that back when you did reach the base wage). I lasted six months. I loved the clients, but the company was....awful. Drugs and binge drinking were a feature at all the mandatory monthly staff events. There was bordering on illegal practices with up-quoting and not passing on refunds. I started my Master's as a way to get out of this job
-admin assistant/ customer service at my current job. $55k full time entry level starting salary. I was promoted within11 months of starting work, to another department, without the required qualifications. The manager had taken a liking to my initiative and enthusiasm for that department. I am still employed in this department but have received two wage increases to what I'm on now which would be approx. $76k a year. Prior to having our second child I had negotiated my employer to pay for me to get the qualification most people on my field have, in lieu of a small pay rise. Since taking maternity leave and COVID I’m not really sure what’s happening with this. I don’t have capacity at the moment to start any more studying though.
Main Job Monthly Take Home:
$3,478 per month GROSS - $100 voluntary superannuation contribution - $512 tax - $4 social club ($330.50 a month work pays into my superannuation not included) =$2862 (or $1431 net every two weeks)
M- $6120 ( or $1530 a week net)
Side Gig Monthly Take Home
Lol no, not with two young kids
Any Other Monthly Income Here
M will occasionally do cash in hand trade work, he is also in a highly organized gambling club with spreadsheets and accountants and very specific rules and seems to do quite well, so he will occasionally put some money in the joint account if he has had some big wins.
IF YOU COMBINE INCOME WITH A S/O PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THEIR INCOME AS WELL
Section Three: Expenses
Please include ALL expenses relevant to you. Here's a good place to get started:
Mortgage $795 a fortnight, plus rates (kind of like council tax) of $2276 per year paid off at $570 per quarter
Daycare $760 per fortnight for 2 kids in 3 days a week. We get a government subsidy of 50% based on our income/ means testing, so the full amount is $760 a week. This includes all food and nappies for the younger one.
Cleaner- $180for 3 hours twice a month
Renters / home insurance- $1100 a year
Health insurance- $2200 a year, mid level hospital only. Was top cover but dropped down after having children.
Retirement contribution - as above
Savings contribution- whatever is leftover in our accounts
Investment contribution- as above
Debt payments - own my car outright, M has car & fuel/maintenance paid for through work
Donations (please specify if monthly or annual). $40 a month direct debit to a kids cancer charity and we donate on an ad hoc basis also- usually a few hundred dollars to the Good Friday Appeal each year, the local animal shelter etc.
Electric & Gas - $180-$200 a month on average
Wifi/Cable/Landline- $35 Foxtel, $40 WiFi, use my brothers ex gf Netflix account (riding this til it lasts)
Cellphone- I have M's old work iPhone and have a yearly Kogan (Vodaphone) Sim only plan which works out to be $17.00 a month for unlimited calls, texts and a large amount of internet that I never go over.
Gym membership- Unlimited yoga $100 month currently on hold, M has a golf membership which is approx. $650 a year but he won a raffle for this year so didn't pay
L mini sports & swim lessons- $160 a month on hold due to COVID
Pet expenses- two dogs approx. $150 a month average for food & vet bills. They are low maintenance.
Car payment / insurance- $1000 a year
Regular therapy- M goes once a month, $170
Spotify -$18 a month family plan
Paid hobbies- nil
Any other expense that's relevant to you- nil
IF YOU COMBINE INCOME WITH A S/O PLEASE INCLUDE ALL OF THEIR EXPENSES AS WELL
Day 1- Monday
6.00 Awake with W (11 months) in our bed. Snuggle in bed for a bit. We all get up, M gets W dressed and gets his bottle ready, while I help L get dressed and get him a breakfast of Weetbix.
7.00 Drop boys off at daycare, W has breakfast (toast) at daycare. Stop off on the way home to take the young dog for a walk, he rides in the boot to daycare with us. It's a perfect 5km round trip along a creek to our favourite local coffee shop for a morning latte ($5) M also has a coffee at some stage this morning ($5) ($10)
8.30 Home, toast a bagel with cream cheese and head up to the study to start work. My office is in the CBD which is currently in Stage 4 lock down, which was amongst the stricted COVID shutdowns in the world. Luckily I live just outside the Stage 4 area, so we are in Stage 3. I mostly worked from home prior to taking maternity leave so it was not a huge change for me. Work couried my equipment to me at home, and I started back from leave in the new COVID environment. I only ended up taking about 7 months of leave, as my mental health was suffering being a stay at home mother during COVID, and the Australian bushfires that were pretty close to where we live.It was definitely a rough time to have a newborn as no one could really come visit or to help out. My workplace offers 14 week paid maternity leave plus the government 18 weeks minimum wage paid parental leave. I originally was working full time, dropped down to four days after having L and now working 3 days a week with two days at home with W and L. I will eventually go back 4 days when L goes to primary school. W will either pick up another daycare day or my MIL will watch him once a week. My job might not pay the best, but I can choose how many days a week I work, what days, where I work from and my flexibility with hours is great. My new boss is also a working mother so she understands the need for flexibility with young kids.
12noon get a notification my supermarket click and collect order is ready, so jump in the car to get it. Ordered this online yesterday, the total is $140 which is charged today. I get chicken tenders, mince, bananas, apples, berries, bread, bagels, milk, cream cheese, regular cheese, black beans, tortillas, flour, dry biscuits, weetbix, corn on the cob, assorted veggies for dinner, some avocados and nappies for W.
Come home and heat up some leftover chicken & potato salad from dinner last night for lunch ($140)
3.00 Snack on a Tim Tam that came in a beauty package delivered today (from The Ordinary, Squalane Cleanser and Natural Factors Moisturiser + HA, ordered and paid for last week)
4.30 M picks up the boys and they arrive home. Play and talk about the day
5.30 Start dinner. Quick and easy avocado pasta for L, W and I. We each do our three favourite things that happened during the day, and one thing we didn't like (except W who can't talk yet) This is a great way to start practicing gratitude for L, and also hear about each other's day.
6.30 Bath time. M bathes the boys and then gives W a bottle, reads him a book and then puts him to bed just before 7. I help L get dressed, pick out some books (Room of the Broom, Rudie Nudie and Grug if anyone is interested) and read them in bed. M heads off to a dinner with his friends, the first one he has had since the original COVID shutdowns in March. (he pays from his account, so no joint cost)
7.30 L is asleep and I tackle the day's dishes, M has already fed the dogs, so I settle into Emily in Paris with some peppermint tea.
9.30 M home and so happy with catching up with his friends for the first time in so long. We have some ‘us time’ and get ready for bed. I double cleanse first with Go To’s Fancy Face Oil Cleanser, then with Bohemian Skin’s Gel Cleanser. Tone with Witch Hazel and then alternate nightly with The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid and The Ordinary Niacinamide & Zinc, followed up with Endota Balancing Face Moisturizer.
M takes dogs out for a quick walk around the block and settles them outside for the night. Lights out at 10.30 (Daily total $150)
Day 2 Tuesday
6.00 Same morning routine, wake up with at least one child in bed. Today isn't a work day, so snuggle in bed for a bit before getting up to give W his bottle and L his breakfast. M usually leaves around 7am on days I don't work.
7.00. Shower while W crawls around the bathroom playing with a few toys I leave out so I can shower uninterrupted. My daily skin care routine is Endota Pore Purifying Cleansing Gel, then Witch Hazel as a toner, Bohemian Skin Rejuvenating HY Vit C Serum, The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors + HA and Endota 50+ SPF on top, no makeup.
Just as I finish getting dressed I see a delivery man coming down our drive. I quickly intercept him as he’s bringing L's Christmas present! Hide it in the garage while L is watching ABC Kids. Have my usual bagel and cream cheese while feeding W toast.
8.00 We bought a coffee machine last week after realising we spend close to $4k a year on coffee and it’s getting delivered today! We normally walk & get a coffee and play at the playground but it’s raining heavily so go to a drive through coffee shop for my morning latte $5. M also has a coffee at some stage today $5 ($10)
10.00. Coffee machine is delivered. Spend an hour setting up and reading the manual while L and W play with the boxes it came in. They share a toasted cheese sandwich as a snack
11.30. W has a bottle , we read a book and he goes down for a nap. We have just started transitioning to one nap as his sleeping overnight has been awful. I toast L a croissant we had leftover from last weekend for lunch & I have smashed avocado & merediths goat cheese on sourdough toast topped with balsamic glaze and some cherry tomatoes . Allow L to watch some TV while I prep dinner for tonight- marinate chicken in brown sugar, paprika, lemon & chilli and wash & cut up zucchini, tomato, capsicum and onion to roast later. I pay a bill for some minor surgery L had a month ago, that I only just received. Pay the anaesthetist our out of pocket cost ($106) and also update our direct debit details for Foxtel and pay that bill ($35 our portion, split with in-laws. They have the satellite connected so we ordered another Foxtel box and hooked it up to their existing connection. Accounted for above). L & I do jigsaws and read in his room til W wakes. ($106)
1.30 Heat up some leftover pie my FIL baked and dropped off for us last week for W. L has a fruit platter. Weather has gotten better so we rug up and walk to our local park to play for an hour or so. Play Lego and trains when we get home. Boys have some more fruit & cheese as a snack. M buys beans for the coffee machine from a local brewer ($23)
4.00 M walks in the door and I head out to a remedial therapy appointment.Breastfeeding for six months plus lugging a baby and a toddler around and now transitioning to working from home again has caused some back tension. My appointment is agony but worth it. ($80)
6.00 Walk in to M serving up dinner, peri peri chicken with roasted vegetables. W is almost asleep with his one nap for the day. We do our ‘Three favourite things.’
6.30 I do bath time for the boys, while M does the dishes and tidies the house. I give W his bottle, read a story (Peppa Pig, twice) and put him to bed by 7. M reads L some books and tucks him in. I feed the dogs who have been waiting patiently for dinner.
7.30 Head upstairs for some quick ‘us time’. I jump in the bath afterwards and read. M bring me in a peppermint tea at some stage
9.30 Out of bath and get ready for bed, same nighttime . M takes dogs on a quick walk around the block before settling dogs outside for the night. We discuss the kids book week costumes for next week (I’m always so awful at these) and lights out by 10.15 (daily total $219)
Day 3- Wednesday
6.30 Wake up later as both boys slept awfully and ended up in our bed at various points. Usual routine, M gets W ready, I get L ready.
7.40 Drop boys at daycare and only have time for half an hour walk with the dog this morning
8.30 Back at home, make the usual bagel and coffee from the new machine and log on. Big admin day. My job is extremely varied depending on what is the business priority at the moment. As I said before my specific job is very niche and is fraud/ compliance related. It usually requires a qualification, but I have enough on the job training to get by. I deal with internal & external clients, lawyers, government organizations as well as data management, quality reporting and project manage tasks. I’ve primarily been dealing with a backlog of mandatory reports that have been ignored for the past six months while I was on leave.
12noon Break for a quick lunch of avo & goats cheese with tomato on sourdough. Have another coffee.
2.00 Since the start of the financial year I’ve decided to make one low tox / environmentally friendly change per month. Doing any more at one time was too overwhelming but one a month was doable. This month I’ve decided to bulk purchase toilet papetissues from Who Gives A Crap, an organisation that home delivers items that are 100% recyclable and donate 50% of their profits to build toilets in developing countries. $52 for 48 rolls delivered. This should last 3-4 months. ($52)
3.30 Take a break and do a 23 min HIIT class and eat an apple. Have a quick shower and then reply to a few emails. Nothing urgent and had a huge day completing reports so don’t feel bad about logging off a bit early. My team is quality rather than quantity focused.Get my to-do list ready for tomorrow.
4.30 Boys are home! Best time of the work day. Play with them for an hour & hear about their day from L.
5.30 Start dinner, tonight it is black bean quesadillas with avocado and sour cream (yes I’m on an avocado kick).M put W in the Baby Bjorn while he does some gardening outside, W loves this. L sits up on the bench and does some sticke colouring book activities.
6.00 Dinner time with our Three Favourite Things, followed by bath time. I put W to bed and he is just so cute and sleepy. I try to get a few sleepy laughs from him which turns him into full play mode and I regret everything. What normally is a quick bottle, book and bed turns into an extra half an hour of settling him.
7.30 I make a peppermint tea while M reads L books and tucks him in. I text with some friends and organise a dinner out for next week, my first in too long due to the restrictions! We watch Have You Been Paying Attention and Gogglebox Australia that we've taped and then head up to bed around 10. M takes dogs for a quick walk while I get ready for bed and we chat for a bit before lights out. (Daily total $52)
Day 4- Thursday
6.30 We sleep in a bit as the boys have both slept through the night. Incredible. Legitimately the first time this has happened since W was born. Remember our cleaner is due today so whizz around tidying the house. M gets W up and ready to go as per usual. I give L breakfast and help him get dressed and then head upstairs to get myself dressed and ready to go.
7.15 Drop the boys at daycare and stop to get $90 at the ATM for the cleaner. We pay her cash each visit. The ATM is only dispensing $50 notes, so the cleaner is getting $10 tip this week (accounted for above)
7.40 Take the dog for a half hour walk.
8.15 At home, make a coffee (STILL in love with the new coffee machine) and a bagel and jump on the computer to start my day. Text with another group of friends about booking a wine tasting class at a local winery.
8.30 Lots of meetings today but need to get some data quality checks in so work on that until my first meeting at 9.45. I prefer to get this kind of thing out the way when I’m fresh in the morning with no distractions otherwise it tends to drag on throughout the day. Cleaner lets herself in around 9am and we have a quick chat before she starts.
10.30 In a meeting I get notified all three of the facets of a key project I’m working on are dropping in on the same day rather than spread over the quarter which is insane to me, but I clearly had no input on this decision. Put in an order online for a Christmas present for W and some new bath toys ($48)
12noon Log out for lunch and head out in the car to fill up with some fuel as I’m running low ($75, I generally fill up once a month). Head to Kmart and pick up some costume items for daycare book week ($9) & some sticker books ($10) for L’s friends birthday on the weekend. Pick up some wrapping paper and a card while I’m there ($4). Phone in and order for a daily vegetarian noodle special at my local Chinese restaurant to pick up on the way home ($9) ($107)
1.00 Eat my noodles while muted in a team meeting.
2.00 Organise for the boys to go in for an extra day of daycare next week so can be present an additional day when all my projects launch. Text my manager and she is very grateful. Work on some more reports & log off at 4.
4.00 Snack on an apple and have a shower in peace before everyone gets home.
4.30 Boys home. Play with them while M starts dinner.
6.00 Dinnertime. M makes a mean ginger soy beef with fried rice. M does bath time with the boys while I do the dishes, feed dogs and tidy the kitchen. M puts W to bed & heads out to golf range. I put L to bed and settle on the couch with a gin & soda. It’s so nice to have Netflix to myself for a change. Binge watch The Duchess upon a recommendation from a colleague. Highly recommend, I laugh out loud a few times.
9.30. M comes home from the golf range, I finish up an episode, and we have some time together before I get ready for bed and M does the dogs walk. Asleep by 10.45 (Daily total $155)
Day 5 Friday
6.00 We all wake up, W had an absolute rubbish sleep overnight. L demands breakfast so we are up & I make some porridge. M & I have a semi serious argument about who makes the better coffee. W has his bottle and some toast while I have my usual bagel and coffee
7.30 Throw some laundry on & fold/ put away the dry clothes. I jump in and shower with W pottering around with some toys on the bathroom floor while L watches ABC kids
8.30 Tidy kitchen & hang out finished washing. Get L dressed, he resists as he loves wearing his PJs later on my non work days.
9.00 Head out for a walk to the playground & supermarket with W in his pram. We walk along the creek which is super pretty. We see a lot of wildlife during our walks, rabbits, ducks and lizards today, but there is some resident kangaroos who hang around, some kookaburras in the trees, snakes during summer and rumour has it we even have a few koalas but I've never seen them with my own eyes. I think the majority have been lost in the bushfires near our town over summer.
At the supermarket, we pick up three types of berries, apples, bananas, avocado, ham, bacon, brioche buns & milk as well as some snags on sale ($75). W and L snack on the free fresh fruit at the supermarket. Head to the bakery to get a loaf of fresh sourdough ($6) and to bottle shop to get some bougie hard seltzer I’ve heard so much about ($20). $101
11.00 Home, and feed W some Weetbix. Soak berries to get any muck off them. L sorts and organises them back in their punnets while I clean up W, give him his bottle and put him down for his nap. Hang out more washing, tidy up a bit and make L lunch ( bento box with berries, sultanas, dry biscuits & cheese). I make myself another coffee and have some avo and goats cheese on fresh sourdough while reading through some Money Diaries. L finishes eating and we head outside to jump on the trampoline a bit.
1.00 My friend has organised the wine tasting with activities at a local winery so transfer her $59 to cover my costs ($59 from personal account)
1.30 W wakes up and I give him some mashed veg for lunch. L and I share an apple.
2.00 We head out to my mother's house where L stays overnight every Friday and has since W was born. It started as a way for Mum to help M and I out when W was born, but my mother retired just before COVID hit and was planning to travel around Australia, just her and her dog. Since this hasn’t happened, she has been a bit lonely and says she looks forward to L staying over once a week. (This is in line with the current COVID restrictions since Mum is providing care.) I stay for a quick hello (we catch up via phone most days) and then head back home with W.
4.00 M comes home with a slab of beer for the weekend ($48). We sit outside in the late afternoon sun and split a beer while W crawls around trying to shove grass in his mouth.
6.00 Make W an omelette and M does his bath and bedtime routine while I tidy the kitchen and feed the dogs.
7.00 M makes us homemade burgers for dinner and I open a seltzer which is hugely disappointing. M and I share another beer or two while we watch both the AFL & NRL preliminary finals. We both are very into AFL but neither of our teams made the finals. We vaguely follow the NRL and our team plays in the prelim final tomorrow night. The AFL team I want to win wins in an absolute nail biter so we go to bed happy after M does the dogs routine. (Daily total $208)
Day 6- Saturday
6.30 Up nice and early with just W at home. M and I miss L so much when he’s gone for his overnight stay. M makes us coffee (I maintain mine are nicer than his) and my bagel. I get W dressed and give him his bottle & toast afterwards.
8.00 M heads off to golf. Have I mentioned I’m infuriated golf is allowed but yoga isn’t? While M plays golf on Saturday morning, I would usually do two classes on Sundays and one or two during the week. Unfortunately due to COVID they have shut the studio down and I just can’t get into online classes.
8.30 I take the dogs for a walk around the creek with W in his pram.
9.30 Mum drops L off, they both have had a great time. I make Mum a coffee with the new machine and have a quick catch up about L before she heads home. I get L ready for his friend's party.
11.00 We head off to the park where a few kids from daycare meet to have a play and a cake for L’s friends birthday. The parents (one per kid) all wear masks and talk from a 1.5 m distance while we watch the kids. I try to get L to sleep in his pram and he finally drops off about 15 mins before we head home.
1.30 We get home and L is exhausted from playing. I get him changed as M arrives home from golf. M and L watch Peter Pan and heat up some popcorn while W naps in M's arms. I jump in the bath for a relaxing soak. M had stopped at the supermarket to get some supplies for dinner ($25)
3.00 Hop out of the bath and play around with the boys until dinnertime.
5.00 M starts prepping some spaghetti bolognaise for dinner.
6.00 We all eat and do our 'Three Favourite things. M and I open a bottle of red and have a glass with dinner.
6.30 M does bath time and puts W to bed while I put L to bed (The Gruffalo, I Don't Want to Go to Bed, and The Very Noisy Bear) after doing the dishes.
7.30. M and I share the rest of the bottle of red while watching the preliminary finals of AFL and NRL. Our NRL team makes it through to the Grand Final next week and the AFL team we want to win ends up losing.
10.30 Spend some time together, M does the dogs and we head to bed. (Daily total $25)
Day 7- Sunday
6.30 Boys up and M takes them both to get dressed and have breakfast while I sleep in.
8.00 Coffee and bagel for me
8.30 We put W in the pram and head out for a nice long family walk along the creek and to the playground. We head to the supermarket afterwards to pick up some bread, milk and some other necessities ($22). My in-laws call and ask if they can have the boys for the afternoon as they haven't seen them in awhile. They are our Covid bubble so we are allowed to see them.
10.30 Arrive home, quickly get the boy's things together and M drops the boys off to his parents. While he’s gone I call a local winery to see if we can get a late lunch booking. Success!
11.00 I do some more laundry (towels and sheets) while reading my book and texting some friends. M comes home and does some yard work. I watch the first half of the Super Netball Grand Final, where a Melbourne team are playing, and eventually win!
2.00 We head out to the local winery. They have a two course lunch special. I have a vegetable tart for an entree and slow cooked beef for my main. M has duck pate and slow cooked beef also. I have sparkling wine and a shiraz over lunch, and M has a beer, a Chardonnay and a Shiraz. It's so nice to spend quality time together. We talk about the struggle to have both an individual and a relationship identity while still being good parents. ($152)
3.30 We head to pick the boys up from my in-laws. They have spoiled the boys with some new play things, including some bath stickers. They are just getting in the bath after getting dirty outside, so we sit and have another glass of wine. L and W end up having an early vegetable casserole dinner my MIL cooked and watched the last quarter of the netball final my in laws recorded.
6.00 Head home. M put W straight to bed as he is all tuckered out. L jumps in the shower and we read a few books before bed.
7.30 M and I are pretty exhausted so we split a beer and heat up some garlic bread for dinner while watching the AFL best and fairest count. None of our favourites win.
10.00 Head to bed for some lazy couple time before getting ready for bed and hitting the hay by 11pm.(Daily total $174)
At the end of each day please tally up your daily expenses. Then at the end of your diary please tally up all expenses in the following categories:
Food + Drink $540.00
Fun / Entertainment $130.00
Home + Health- $238
Clothes + Beauty $0
Transport $75.00
Other
Total $973.00
Lastly, reflect on your diary! This is overall a pretty standard week. Those food and drink costs are a LOT but includes a nice lunch out for M and I, which we don't do every week! We consider this pretty essential to stay on track as a couple, we need that time by ourselves doing something we enjoy. It also includes some Christmas presents, so I'm overly concerned about the total. Glad we are cutting back on the daily $5 coffee habit, as this will save quite a bit over time. It was a great exercise noting down every expense though!
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2020.10.21 14:41 Jacz88 Fortnite/rocket league

Any single ladies from aus wanna play some Fortnite and rocket league tomorrow night ?? 8.30pm Melbourne time :)
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2020.10.20 07:01 autotldr (AUSTRALIA) Coronavirus Victoria: Melbourne makes world history crushing second wave

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 78%. (I'm a bot)
Melbourne has endured one of the longest COVID-19 lockdowns in the world and finally, an end is in sight.
By enduring it and sticking to the plan, have Victorians also made history as one of the only cities across the globe to bring a second wave of coronavirus under control and return daily case numbers to zero?
Prof Catherine Bennett for example, has previously argued Victoria has adopted "a sledgehammer approach" to its road map out of lockdown "When a hammer may have been just as effective",.
Crushing the second wave after the state first eliminated the virus earlier this year before it escaped the hotel quarantine scheme and spread silently across Victoria?
"The bloody-mindedness is ­unforgivable. Now that the case numbers are down to single digits it's time the Victorian government ­allowed millions of Victorians back to work and businesses to re-open in a COVID-safe way. If NSW was able to reopen, Victoria should too.''".
"Victoria has done a great job. It's unfortunate that the politics are coming in here to open up faster, but the problem with that is that last night on 7.30, I had David Nabarro from the World Health Organisation on, and the risk of rebound is high and you just want to go easily here. And I think that most Victorians are behind that,'' he said."
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2020.10.19 05:49 Secepatnya Sorry state of Australian internet

So my fiance is currently in Jakarta Indonesia. I got her laptop hardwired up to her FTTP terminal. FTTP seems common there.
Her connection on a 25/5 plan :
.....................
On the other hand, here in Australia I live in Melbourne and FTTP isn't that widespread.
Of all the sharehouses I've lived in, they all had :
On 4G I can hold a connection for days without a single dropout. Oh and, don't forget the 11ms ping.
My colleague in Sydney is even worse. It took him 2 months to get connected to a 1km FTTN line. Drops sync every 20 minutes.
Then there's countless horror stories of people who can't even get connected in metropolitan areas because their addresses don't exist, with RSP and NBN blaming each other. Not allowed ADSL either.
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2020.10.18 12:14 discostew44 Is the reason I can't find friends or relationships due to me being FtM?

Hi guys, For context, I'm 20 years old. I'm in a bit of a complicated position where I actually had to de-transition after 9 months on HRT and in the shitty public health system here and aren't in a safe position to begin transitioning again anytime soon, however I do pass just fine and don't tend to get misgendered. However, my body is quite feminine still and I'm also overweight, that combined with the weird mid-amount of time spent on T and the year or two since I went off it, I look kind of... weird when people actually see me, I think. I also have Asperger's and find it really hard to connect with anyone, I used to have a few internet friends and such but haven't had any IRL friends for the last seven years and now my internet social life is also completely fizzled out. I also had a terrible experience breaking up with my last girlfriend when I was 17 (so three years ago), which sent me into a lot of self-hatred and reactionism. I was thinking I was gay at the time so I wanted a break to figure myself out and I ended up having all her friends coming after me to call me a faggot and tell me to die of AIDs. I had a few other relationships through my teens but all of which were online. Anyways, in short, I have no friends, no networks, aren't studying (and when I did never clicked with anyone at school or my college courses I "clicked" with), have never had friends or hung out with anyone, never been on a date, nor have I ever had an IRL relationship of.. any kind, really. I'm a pretty lonely person.
As an Aspie, I frankly don't want much of a social life. I just want one good friend or relationship- someone I can trust to love me for me, you know? But I don't and haven't had that for years. The moment I turned 18 I've been trying to find someone- online dating apps (Tinder, Bumble, OkCupid, even tried Grindr and such before), tried going to LGBT+ youth groups, tried going out, tried reconnecting with people. I've found no one I can get along with. The only people I match with are guys who I'm not really interested in past friendships anyways and tend to ghost the moment they find out I'm FtM, and every single girl I've messaged has just kind of.. stopped responding to me.
I don't know whether it's my having Aspergers' & ADHD, my being FtM, or if it's even something to do with me at all. I've tried on the left & the right, religious communities (I was ... really religious for years because I hated myself so much), going back to school, TAFE courses, LGBT groups, LGBT Facebook groups, Twitter, social media as a whole. And it's nothing and no one. I really don't know how to go about this, I'm really unconfident and dysphoric, and so lonely. I'm pretty much trying not to cry as I finish typing this. I just want someone to love me. My family don't support me at all and I'm so isolated. I wish someone would even give me a chance. I feel like my dysphoria and hating myself puts baggage on someone without them even knowing I come with the bags. I've tried being stealth and being open- even the other trans people I found don't want to give me the time of day. I feel like other trans people see me as a "cis bootlicker" or something, and cis people see me as something subhuman. I don't know why I can't make friends.
I really don't see any other reason for it other than my being trans puts people off and weirds people out. My Dad is always telling me I look like a half-and-half (I don't) and it weirds everyone out that sees me. When I was a kid, I was bullied really badly, and the girls wouldn't play with me for being too much like a boy, but the boys wouldn't either because I was "a girl". I feel like the exact same thing is happening to me again. Am I cursed? Is it just me being trans? I just want one friend. I'd give anything for one friend or a relationship or anything at all. I don't know how to open up to anyone anymore. I try to break the ice and chat to everyone I match with or chat with on servers but everyone just starts ignoring me eventually no matter how much effort I put in.
I'm sorry for venting, I'm just so perplexed. How do you guys do it? How do you just.. find friends? Girlfriends? People who actually want to give you a chance? Going out places, going to groups, church, people with similar interests- none of it has worked for me so far. I don't know what to do. I'm 20 and I haven't even begun my life, and I feel like my being trans is what's holding me back. I'd just pretend to be a cis girl, but that would be worse than hell for me. I live in Melbourne, Victoria. Maybe it's just the people here. I really don't know.
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2020.10.18 02:23 Jo-dee Jade Talbot.. local Melbourne girl. Very first single this Wednesday. Please support local music.

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2020.10.17 14:23 shrug_lord__ [Breeds] - What Breed is right for me - First time dog owner.

Hi Everyone,
Looking at getting my first dog. A little back ground about me. 35. Single. Male. Living in Melbourne. Never owned a dog before, but have fostered cats and have a small aquarium as a trial run for taking care of animals :p. I'll follow the template for the rest.
Introduction
  1. Will this be your first dog? If not, what experience do you have owning/training dogs?
Yes. This will be my first dog.
  1. Do you have a preference for rescuing a dog vs. going through a reputable breeder?
I don't really have a preference, but I'd like something a little unique.
  1. Describe your ideal dog.
My ideal dog is basically me haha. I think part of the reason I'd like a dog is so that I know what it's like living with me. I'd like something that's a bit of a challenge but not so hard that I freak out. It should be comfortable on it's own but also loyal. It should be friendly and a good family dog as I'd like him to live 10-15 years. I am active so I run 3 times a week at a 5k distance so I'd love a dog that can run with me without too much hassle. Basically I want the best of of all dogs lol.
  1. What breeds or types of dogs are you interested in and why?
I really love Spitz type dogs but I'm not locked on the idea of one. My ideal looking dog is a Finnish Spitz or Norwegian Buhund. I just think they look like really fantastic dogs. Buhunds seem like a good balance of a lot of dogs with a good temperament.
  1. What sorts of things would you like to train your dog to do?
Run along side without a leash would be great. Shake. Play dead. Some cool tricks.
  1. Do you want to compete with your dog in a sport (e.g. agility, obedience, rally) or use your dog for a form of work (e.g. hunting, herding, livestock guarding)? If so, how much experience do you have with this work/sport?
No
Care Commitments
7) How long do you want to devote to training, playing with, or otherwise interacting with your dog each day?
I can walk it every day. I'd play with it most days. I wouldn't leave him outside so it'd always be around me I feel and I'd get attached.
8) How long can you exercise your dog each day, on average? What sorts of exercise are you planning to give your dog regularly and does that include using a dog park?
I can probably walk on average 30 minutes to an hour every day. I regularly run too. 3x5km a week or so. Some days I'd take him to the park and football fields with other dogs.
9) How much regular brushing are you willing to do? Are you open to trimming hair, cleaning ears, or doing other grooming at home? If not, would you be willing to pay a professional to do it regularly?
Hopefully not much. I'd prefer a low maintenance dog. I might consider a groomer once a year :p
Personal Preferences
10) What size dog are you looking for?
Small to Medium
11) How much shedding, barking, and slobber can you handle?
Not a lot to be honest. I'd like a clean dog and a dog I can at least train to stop barking.
12) How important is being able to let your dog off-leash in an unfenced area?
Fairly important
Dog Personality and Behavior
13) Do you want a snuggly dog or one that prefers some personal space?
Both!
14) Would you prefer a dog that wants to do its own thing or one that’s more eager-to-please?
Both!
15) How would you prefer your dog to respond to someone knocking on the door or entering your yard? How would you prefer your dog to greet strangers or visitors?
I'm not really looking for a watch dog but I don't mind. I'd like it friendly.
16) Are you willing to manage a dog that is aggressive to other dogs?
Not really.
17) Are there any other behaviors you can’t deal with or want to avoid?
I live in urban center, so it's kind of apartment life. Chewing and tearing up my shoes would be less than ideal.
Lifestyle
18) How often and how long will the dog be left alone?
At the moment I'm working from home cause of COVID. I see staying like that for a while yet. If I return to the office its 9-5 for me Monday to Friday. My office is not dog friendly.
19) What are the dog-related preferences of other people in the house and what will be their involvement in caring for the dog?
I'm a bachelor.
20) Do you have other pets or are you planning on having other pets? What breed or type of animal are they?
I'd love a cat one day but it's not a huge deal. I also keep a smallish fish tank.
21) Will the dog be interacting with children regularly?
Not regularly no, but I'll probably want kids one day.
22) Do you rent or plan to rent in the future? If applicable, what breed or weight restrictions are on your current lease?
I rent, but no.
23) What city or country do you live in and are you aware of any laws banning certain breeds?
Melbourne, Australia. I'd like to move back to Japan (I lived there before)
24) What is the average temperature of a typical summer and winter day where you live?
Summer can get to 40c. Winter can go down to 10c. Average temp is like 20-25 all year around?
Thanks guys! I really appreciate your input on this. I've wanted a dog for some time and I think I'm ready for it. I grew up without pets cause they died in my family before I came along and I think my parents didn't want to have another one with 3 kids lol.
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2020.10.17 07:50 TuneAffectionate5407 Where Victoria’s second-wave cases are still occurring

NEWS
Months into Victoria’s second wave, healthcare workers, cleaners and other front-line staff continue to be at greatest risk of contracting Covid-19, as concerns remain over infection control and the government’s transparency about outbreaks in vulnerable settings. By Osman Faruqi.
As Victoria struggles to meet targets for the next significant easing of Covid-19 restrictions, The Saturday Paper can reveal the locations of multiple cases among hospital staff and contract cleaners working in high-risk settings that are not being disclosed by the state government.
Victoria’s fortnightly daily average of cases at the end of this week was 9.5, nearly twice the number required by the government’s road map before retail and hospitality businesses can reopen and more social interaction can occur.
The state’s average was trending down before large outbreaks occurred among vulnerable workers.
Documents obtained by The Saturday Paper show that since July 28, when the government forced companies to disclose Covid-19 cases among staff, one company has had more infections than any other business or organisation in the state, excluding hospitals and aged-care centres.
Spotless, which provides contract services across many industries, has issued more than 40 notifications to WorkSafe as the result of positive staff cases. Staff working for the company work across multiple sites, which presents significant risk in a pandemic. The business also has contracts in multiple high-risk settings.
Some of the notifications relate to Spotless contractors at schools in Melbourne, although Spotless has also recorded cases in shopping centres, aged-care centres, hospitals and quarantine hotels.
It has been publicly confirmed by the state government that at least one Spotless contractor worked at both a quarantine hotel and an aged-care facility.
In a statement, Spotless said that out of its 6000 employees in Victoria, 28 staff had tested positive for Covid-19. “These were confirmed as being community transmission cases and not as a result of workplace transmission. Contact tracing determined that a very small subset of these cases were acquired from co-workers because they were close contacts outside of the workplace (for example, living in a share house, co-commuting or were related family members).”
Spotless did not provide a breakdown of where these staff worked.
The company said it had “done everything we can” to support infected staff and “prevent transmission into the broader workplace”.
However, a former Spotless staff member disputed this. They had worked as a contract cleaner throughout Victoria’s second wave and were critical of the company’s procedures.
The cleaner said that staff weren’t provided with masks and instead were told to wear their own.
“There was no attempt to organise rosters so that staff interaction was being limited. They didn’t want to know if staff were sick, because they were worried that they would lose their contracts.
“Almost everyone I worked with was an international student. They were too scared to speak up because they were desperate for money. Eventually I quit after the company denied staff [I was working with] had tested positive. We weren’t safe. Everyone felt so unsafe.”
Spotless said in a statement that its workplace settings were “carefully managed so that workers are properly trained and provided with the right PPE [personal protective equipment]”.
The largest number of Spotless cases relates to an outbreak at Chadstone shopping centre. On August 12 an employee of Spotless tested positive. The centre didn’t disclose this on its website until August 15.
Three days later, the centre revealed seven Spotless staff members working at Chadstone had tested positive. A week after that, it reported that another Spotless staff member had tested positive.
Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) confirmed there was an outbreak associated with cleaning staff at Chadstone shopping centre in August.
“It is becoming increasingly difficult for staff to understand why the response is not more proportionate in terms of trying to prevent infection in healthcare facilities.”
The centre’s owners, Vicinity Centres, told The Saturday Paper “we have been rigorous in our commitment to cleaning, hygiene and sanitising our centre since Covid-19 first emerged earlier this year and this will continue for the foreseeable future”.
A second Chadstone outbreak, disclosed on October 1, is now one of two key clusters in Victoria. DHHS says the second Chadstone outbreak has been traced to a person working at The Butcher Club store. This worker was a contract cleaner, linked to aged care, but they were not a Spotless employee.
Peter Robinson, co-director of The Butcher Club, told The Saturday Paper that the cleaner worked at the store from Monday, September 21, to Wednesday, September 23. On Thursday, the cleaner informed the store’s manager they had been prevented from leaving the house by police. The cleaner lived in a household of nine and DHHS believes they contracted Covid-19 from a sick family member residing with them, and that the cleaner should have isolated.
Three days later, on Sunday, the cleaner tested positive; on Monday the manager of the store did as well. DHHS contacted other store employees the following day, September 29, advising them to get tested and self-isolate.
By October 14 there were 35 cases linked to this outbreak. That includes nine staff from four shops at the centre, five customers of The Butcher Club, and five other customers and staff who attended the centre but have no identified link to The Butcher Club.
This cluster has now spread to the regional towns of Kilmore and Shepparton, breaching the “ring of steel” separating metropolitan Melbourne from the regions, via a truck driver whose son was an apprentice at The Butcher Club.
The other significant case numbers in recent weeks come from an outbreak at Box Hill Hospital. The original source of the outbreak has not been identified, although The Saturday Paper has confirmed that staff who have contracted Covid-19 include at least two nurses and one cleaner.
Cleaning and security staff who work in healthcare environments and test positive for Covid-19 are not counted in DHHS’s healthcare worker total. However, The Saturday Paper can reveal that 160 cleaners working in hospitals and other healthcare settings have contracted the virus.
In addition to the cluster at Box Hill, The Saturday Paper can further reveal that, since September 29, staff working at Royal Children’s Hospital, Werribee Mercy Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Cabrini Malvern hospital and Casey Hospital have tested positive to Covid-19.
None of those cases had been publicly disclosed by the hospitals or DHHS, prior to The Saturday Paper making inquiries.
The two cases at Cabrini Malvern – a nurse and a clerical worker – have been linked to the most recent Chadstone cluster.
“Both staff members immediately notified the hospital when they became symptomatic, were tested and furloughed along with close contacts,” said Cabrini’s group director of medical services and clinical governance, Dr Fergus Kerr. “No secondary contact cases of Covid-19 have resulted from these cases.”
Since October 5, DHHS has linked at least 51 cases to healthcare workers in Victoria. Unlike at earlier stages of the second wave, the majority of healthcare workers contracting the virus work in public hospitals and other healthcare settings, rather than aged-care facilities.
Professor Catherine Bennett, the chair of epidemiology at Deakin University, says the persistent cases among front-line staff demonstrates “these are really the only areas where the virus can survive”.
“It’s the only way people have enough contact through the nature of their work and through working across workplaces that the virus will actually keep hobbling along,” she says.
According to Bennett, high-risk settings such as cleaning and healthcare suggest “we could start focusing some of our active testing on whether the people are symptomatic or not in those areas” and “help close down some of those other chains of transmission that are still persisting”.
Healthcare workers and professional groups, including the Australian Medical Association (AMA), have been calling for an improvement to infection control guidelines and processes for months.
The Victorian government initially announced a trial of “fit-testing” for N95 masks to ensure healthcare workers were wearing correctly sized protective equipment. After The Saturday Paper reported on ongoing cases in hospitals in September, the then state Health minister, Jenny Mikakos, announced fit-testing would be rolled out to all Covid-19 wards in the state.
However, a month on from that announcement, Victoria’s chief medical officer, Andrew Wilson, confirmed that fit-testing was still not occurring at all hospitals.
“It is becoming increasingly difficult for staff to understand why the response is not more proportionate in terms of trying to prevent infection in healthcare facilities,” says Dr Sarah Whitelaw, a spokesperson for AMA Victoria.
“We’re still waiting for ventilation audits in many health services. We’re still waiting for the operational detail of a respiratory protection program. We’re still waiting for fit-testing programs to be started in a majority of health services across Victoria.
“I think that the delay is becoming really difficult to understand.”
One doctor working at an intensive care unit at a major Melbourne hospital said that alongside the issue of fit-testing, there are also concerns that not all masks are adequately stocked in the sizes needed.
The doctor said hospitals need to co‑ordinate staff in teams and create rotating rosters so staff aren’t interacting with one another, as well as creating new tearoom and break room facilities to limit mingling.
These measures have been implemented at some hospitals but not all.
Concerns have also been raised about how quickly DHHS acted to contain the outbreak at Box Hill. The department first notified the public of an outbreak on October 8. At that stage, two staff and one patient were linked to the outbreak.
However, documents obtained by The Saturday Paper reveal that the first case at the hospital was actually reported to the government on October 5.
By October 10, a total of 10 cases were linked to the Box Hill outbreak. At that time, only staff who had spent more than half an hour on the Covid-19 ward were being tested.
On October 11, when the outbreak had expanded to 12 cases, the government announced all staff on the affected ward would be tested, regardless of symptoms or how much time they had spent on site. By October 15, the cluster had 14 cases.
The cluster, as well as the other previously unreported cases at hospitals, shows how even a single infection can rapidly spread in a high-risk environment, putting healthcare workers at risk and jeopardising Victoria’s case targets.
“It’s clear that healthcare worker infections are a key area that is holding us back from meeting the government’s targets,” Dr Whitelaw says. “And that is a terrible responsibility to bear.
“We are so aware of the negative impacts of lockdown and the need to get out of lockdown as quickly as possible but safely as well.
“It’s awful wearing PPE. It’s awful not being to talk to colleagues in the tearooms. But if that’s what it takes to stay safe and end the lockdown, we will absolutely do it.”
This article was first published in the print edition of The Saturday Paper on Oct 17, 2020 as "Case chase".
https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/health/2020/10/17/where-victorias-second-wave-cases-are-still-occurring/160285320010571
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2020.10.16 06:08 itsmehuey Just sat, and passed, the CAA-S02 Exam. Thoughts on experience and advice for those taking the exam...

Hi all,
TLDR; at home proctored, passed, surprisingly, questions are HARD. 
So I just took my SAA-C02 exam a few hours ago (from home, proctored, as in Melbourne we are still in lockdown and if we can do things from home, we must).. and I am still in shock that I passed. I'm pretty sure I passed as the last screen after the AWS survey questions said Grade: Pass. Hopefully my eyes weren't playing tricks on me simply out of nerves and anxiety!
The initial sign in and verification process was straightforward enough and didn't have any issues being in my home office with my external monitor behind me unplugged, they just needed to verify it. I had made sure the night before that my desk was clean and that the only things on it was my unplugged monitor (with HDMI cable showing it was unplugged - they will keep asking you to show this), my desktop speakers, my personal laptop, my mouse and my laptop charger. Everything else off the table including keyboards, gaming consoles, figurines etc.
After only 2 mins of waiting for my photos to be verified of myself, my license, my workspace (front, back, left and right photos), the proctor acknowledged everything was good and released my exam.
Now, the exam itself... let's just say, the questions were HARD. Like, really hard. They take a lot of time for you to really process and comprehend the ask. Also, they throw in a lot of tricky possible answers that you may incorrectly choose, so make sure you read everything clearly. There were a few things that completely threw me off and I had to take a fair amount of time thinking through them but I made sure not to take too long and flagged them for review later.
The biggest issue with my exam experience, the screen froze on my 55th question after I flagged it for review and hit Next... it froze with a blue spinning wheel that went on for ages. The timer of the exam did also stop though. I got on chat with a proctor after about 10 minutes of anxious waiting and they told me to wait even longer... another 10 minutes passed and another proctor called me in the chat app to re-validate my workspace and released my exam again (for resuming, not for re-commencing).
After all that, I realised I didn't have much time left and had to power through the rest of the questions and then go back to the ones I flagged for review and the 4 or 5 I had yet to answer. This wasn't the best use of my time and my time management should have been better. So my words of advice is don't spend any more than 2-3 minutes on a single question. Flag and move on then come back, else you will not have enough time to come back to it.
Another word of advice is to fully understand the concepts of each core service as the way you're asked questions in the exam, will definitely be a lot more trivial and harder than any of the practice exam questions offered by Neal or any other exam prep provider.
In terms of preparing for the exam, I would highly suggest anyone thinking of going with A Cloud Guru as their primary source, think again! It would probably have been an absolute miserable failure of an experience for me if I had not done the practice exams provided by Neal at DigitalCloud Training, along with the free ones that TutorialsDojo gave too. That all in addition to studying the cheat sheets that each one of them provided and re-reviewing all incorrect responses on the practice exams from Neal (and ACG, even though they were probably 10 times easier than the actual exam). Also, do yourself a favour and read the whitepapers. There may be some services or concepts that have not been mentioned in any of the exam prep service provider's content that may come up on your exam.
All in all I am happy with passing, but now need to wait for my actual result to be provided (in the next 5 business days). All the best to anyone else who is soon to sit the exam, and hope my insights - both from an at home proctored sitting and actual view of the exam point of view - help others in being better prepared.
EDIT: Corrected my typo from caa-s02 to saa-c02; it's been a long and crazy day :s
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2020.10.15 23:58 extra300 Need help narrowing down my search for an area to live. As far North as New Smyrna Beach and as far South as Melbourne

Looking as far North as New Smyrna Beach and as far South as Melbourne, East of 95.

Area Requirements
- Saltwater / Beach / Intercoastal / River ( < 10 Mins)
- Shopping, Restaurants, Nightlife ( < 10 - 15 Mins )
- High Density of People Age Range 20-40
- Safe, Nice Neighborhood

Neighborhood Requirements
- Single Family Home
- Price of Homes in neighborhood 300k-600k
- No swampy or heavy wooded areas

Any suggestions of areas that meet this criteria and ones to avoid, would be appreciated.

Thank you
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2020.10.15 16:58 RAA94 Every WWE Women's Triple Threat

I love triple threats, so I started compiling this list for me to watch through on the WWE Network. Thought I'd share for anybody else interested in triple threat matches. Please let me know if I've missed any!


Event Date Match Winner Stipulation Championship Title Change
Smackdown 18/11/99 Ivory (C) vs Jacqueline vs Luna Vachon Ivory Triple Threat - Hardcore WWF Women's Championship N
Heat 17/09/00 Lita (C) vs Ivory vs Jacqueline Lita Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Armageddon 10/12/00 Ivory (C) vs Molly Holly vs Trish Stratus Ivory Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Smackdown 01/02/01 Ivory (C) vs Jacqueline vs Lita Ivory Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Wrestlemania 17/03/02 Jazz (C) vs Lita vs Trish Stratus Jazz Triple Threat WWF Women's Championship N
Raw 23/09/02 Trish Stratus (C) vs Molly Holly vs Victoria Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 28/10/02 Trish Stratus (C) vs Jacqueline vs Molly Holly Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Armageddon 15/12/02 Victoria (C) vs Jacqueline vs Trish Stratus Victoria Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 13/01/03 Victoria (C) vs Jacqueline vs Trish Stratus Victoria Triple Threat - Hardcore WWE Women's Championship N
Wrestlemania 30/03/03 Victoria (C) vs Jazz vs Trish Stratus Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship Y
Raw 11/08/03 Molly Holly (C) vs Gail Kim vs Trish Stratus Molly Holly Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 05/07/04 Molly Holly vs Nidia vs Victoria Nidia Triple Threat - Contract on a Pole (#1 Contenders for the WWE Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 22/11/04 Trish Stratus (C) vs Lita vs Molly Holly Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 21/02/05 Trish Stratus (C) vs Molly Holly vs Victoria Trish Stratus Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Raw 29/12/07 Beth Phoenix (C) vs Melina vs Mickie James Beth Phoenix Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Judgement Day 18/05/08 Mickie James (C) vs Beth Phoenix vs Melina Mickie James Triple Threat WWE Women's Championship N
Smackdown 04/12/09 Beth Phoenix vs Mickie James vs Natalya Mickie James Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 20/12/10 Alicia Fox vs Eve Torres vs Melina Melina Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Divas Championship) N/A N
Raw 30/04/12 Layla (C) vs Brie Bella vs Nikki Bella Layla Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
Hell in a Cell 28/10/12 Eve Torres (C) vs Kaitlyn vs Layla Eve Torres Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
Raw 02/09/13 Brie Bella vs Naomi vs Natalya N/C Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Divas Championship) N/A N
Night of Champions 21/09/14 Paige (C) vs AJ Lee vs Nikki Bella AJ Lee Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship Y
Smackdown 16/04/15 Alicia Fox vs Cameron vs Natalya Cameron Triple Threat N/A N
NXT 22/04/15 Bayley vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair Becky Lynch Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
Elimination Chamber 31/05/15 Nikki Bella (C) vs Naomi vs Paige Nikki Bella Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
The Beast in the East 04/07/15 Nikki Bella (C) vs Paige vs Tamina Nikki Bella Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship N
Battleground 19/07/15 Brie Bella vs Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair Triple Threat N/A N
Smackdown 20/08/15 Becky Lynch vs Brie Bella vs Sasha Banks Brie Bella Triple Threat N/A N
Wrestlemania 03/04/16 Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair vs Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair Triple Threat WWE Raw Women's Championship Y
NXT 25/06/16 Alexa Bliss vs Carmella vs Nia Jax Nia Jax Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 12/09/16 Bayley vs Dana Brooke vs Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
Clash of Champions 25/09/16 Charlotte Flair (C) vs Bayley vs Sasha Banks Charlotte Flair Triple Threat WWE Raw Women's Championship N
NXT: Special from Melbourne 04/01/17 Billie Kay vs Ember Moon vs Liv Morgan Ember Moon Triple Threat N/A N
NXT 22/02/17 Ember Moon vs Liv Morgan vs Peyton Royce Peyton Royce Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT TakeOver: Chicago 20/05/17 Asuka (C) vs Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riott Asuka Triple Threat NXT Women's Championship N
NXT 14/06/17 Asuka (C) vs Nikki Cross vs Ruby Riott N/C Triple Threat - Elimination NXT Women's Championship N
Raw 07/08/17 Alicia Fox vs Emma vs Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Triple Threat (Winner advances to singles match to determine#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
Raw 07/08/17 Dana Brooke vs Mickie James vs Nia Jax Nia Jax Triple Threat (Winner advances to singles match to determine#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT 11/10/17 Liv Morgan vs Nikki Cross vs Peyton Royce Peyton Royce Triple Threat (Winner qualifies to NXT Women's Championship match at TakeOver: WarGames) N/A N
NXT 18/10/17 Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott vs Sonya Deville Ember Moon Triple Threat (Winner qualifies to NXT Women's Championship match at TakeOver: WarGames) N/A N
Raw 23/10/17 Alicia Fox vs Bayley vs Sasha Banks Alicia Fox Triple Threat (Winner becomes Team Raw's Captain for Survivor Series) N/A N
Raw 13/11/17 Bayley vs Dana Brooke vs Mickie James Bayley Triple Threat (Winner joins Team Raw at Survivor Series) N/A N
Raw 07/05/18 Ember Moon vs Ruby Riott vs Sasha Banks Ember Moon Triple Threat (Winner qualifies for MITB Ladder match) N/A N
Raw 14/05/18 Alexa Bliss vs Bayley vs Mickie James Alexa Bliss Triple Threat (Winner qualifies for MITB Ladder match) N/A N
Smackdown 15/05/18 Becky Lynch vs Mandy Rose vs Sonya Deville Becky Lynch Triple Threat (Winner qualifies for MITB Ladder match) N/A N
United Kingdom Championship Tournament 18/06/18 Isla Dawn vs Killer Kelly vs Toni Storm Toni Storm Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT 18/07/18 Candice LeRae vs Kairi Sane vs Nikki Cross Kairi Sane Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the NXT Women's Championship) N/A N
Summerslam 19/08/18 Carmella (C) vs Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair Charlotte Flair Triple Threat WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Y
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 16/12/18 Becky Lynch (C) vs Asuka vs Charlotte Flair Asuka Triple Threat - TLC WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Y
Smackdown 08/01/19 Becky Lynch vs Carmella vs Charlotte Flair Becky Lynch Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship) N/A N
Wrestlemania 07/04/19 Charlotte Flair (C) vs Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch Becky Lynch Triple Threat - Winner Takes All WWE Raw Women's Championship & WWE Smackdown Women's Championship Y
Worlds Collide 24/04/19 Bianca Belair vs Nikki Cross vs Toni Storm Toni Storm Triple Threat N/A N
Smackdown 04/06/19 Alexa Bliss vs Carmella vs Charlotte Flair Alexa Bliss Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Smackdown Women's Championship) N/A N
Smackdown 22/11/19 Charlotte Flair vs Rhea Ripley vs Sasha Banks Rhea Ripley Triple Threat N/A N
Survivor Series 24/11/19 Bayley vs Becky Lynch vs Shayna Baszler Shayna Baszler Triple Threat N/A N
NXT TakeOver: Blackpool II 12/01/20 Kay Lee Ray (C) vs Piper Niven vs Toni Storm Kay Lee Ray Triple Threat NXT UK Women's Champinoship N
Smackdown 03/04/20 Lacey Evans vs Naomi vs Tamina Tamina Triple Threat N/A N
Raw 27/04/20 Asuka vs Nia Jax vs Shayna Baszler N/C Triple Threat N/A N
Raw 25/05/20 Charlotte Flair vs Natalya vs Nia Jax Nia Jax Triple Threat (#1 Contenders for the WWE Raw Women's Championship) N/A N
NXT TakeOver: In Your House 07/06/20 Charlotte Flair (C) vs Io Shirai vs Rhea Ripley Io Shirai Triple Threat NXT Women's Championship Y
Intergender triple threats:
Event Date Match Winner Stipulation Championship Title Change
Raw 09/08/99 Chyna vs Triple H vs The Undertaker Chyna Triple Threat - Falls Count Anywhere. Special guest referee: Shawn Michaels (#1 Contenders for the WWF Championship) N/A N
Royal Rumble 23/01/00 Chris Jericho (C) vs Chyna (C) vs Hardcore Holly Chris Jericho Triple Threat WWF Intercontinental Championship Y
Raw 04/09/00 Chyna (C) vs Eddie Guerrero vs Kurt Angle Eddie Guerrero Triple Threat WWF Intercontinental Championship Y
Raw 25/03/02 Triple H (C) vs Chris Jericho vs Stephanie McMahon Triple H Triple Threat - if Stephanie is pinned or submitted, she will be fired. WWF Undisputed Championship N
What's your favourite women's triple threat in WWE history?
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2020.10.15 16:57 removalbot 10-15 14:57 - 'That’s really bad biology. Haploid cells are not unique human individuals. We know exactly when a unique human life begins. / "Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a...' by /u/AlarmingTechnology6 removed from /r/news within 30-40min

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That’s really bad biology. Haploid cells are not unique human individuals. We know exactly when a unique human life begins.
"Human development begins after the union of male and female gametes or germ cells during a process known as fertilization (conception). "Fertilization is a sequence of events that begins with the contact of a sperm (spermatozoon) with a secondary oocyte (ovum) and ends with the fusion of their pronuclei (the haploid nuclei of the sperm and ovum) and the mingling of their chromosomes to form a new cell. This fertilized ovum, known as a zygote, is a large diploid cell that is the beginning, or primordium, of a human being." [Moore, Keith L. Essentials of Human Embryology. Toronto: B.C. Decker Inc, 1988, p.2]
"Embryo: the developing organism from the time of fertilization until significant differentiation has occurred, when the organism becomes known as a fetus." [Cloning Human Beings. Report and Recommendations of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. Rockville, MD: GPO, 1997, Appendix-2.]
"Embryo: An organism in the earliest stage of development; in a man, from the time of conception to the end of the second month in the uterus." [Dox, Ida G. et al. The Harper Collins Illustrated Medical Dictionary. New York: Harper Perennial, 1993, p. 146]
"Embryo: The early developing fertilized egg that is growing into another individual of the species. In man the term 'embryo' is usually restricted to the period of development from fertilization until the end of the eighth week of pregnancy." [Walters, William and Singer, Peter (eds.). Test-Tube Babies. Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1982, p. 160]
"The development of a human being begins with fertilization, a process by which two highly specialized cells, the spermatozoon from the male and the oocyte from the female, unite to give rise to a new organism, the zygote." [Langman, Jan. Medical Embryology. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1975, p. 3]
"Embryo: The developing individual between the union of the germ cells and the completion of the organs which characterize its body when it becomes a separate organism.... At the moment the sperm cell of the human male meets the ovum of the female and the union results in a fertilized ovum (zygote), a new life has begun.... The term embryo covers the several stages of early development from conception to the ninth or tenth week of life." [Considine, Douglas (ed.). Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia. 5th edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1976, p. 943]
"I would say that among most scientists, the word 'embryo' includes the time from after fertilization..." [Dr. John Eppig, Senior Staff Scientist, Jackson Laboratory (Bar Harbor, Maine) and Member of the NIH Human Embryo Research Panel -- Panel Transcript, February 2, 1994, p. 31]
"The development of a human begins with fertilization, a process by which the spermatozoon from the male and the oocyte from the female unite to give rise to a new organism, the zygote." [Sadler, T.W. Langman's Medical Embryology. 7th edition. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins 1995, p. 3]
"The question came up of what is an embryo, when does an embryo exist, when does it occur. I think, as you know, that in development, life is a continuum.... But I think one of the useful definitions that has come out, especially from Germany, has been the stage at which these two nuclei [from sperm and egg] come together and the membranes between the two break down." [Jonathan Van Blerkom of University of Colorado, expert witness on human embryology before the NIH Human Embryo Research Panel -- Panel Transcript, February 2, 1994, p. 63]
"Zygote. This cell, formed by the union of an ovum and a sperm (Gr. zyg tos, yoked together), represents the beginning of a human being. The common expression 'fertilized ovum' refers to the zygote." [Moore, Keith L. and Persaud, T.V.N. Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects. 4th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1993, p. 1]
"The chromosomes of the oocyte and sperm are...respectively enclosed within female and male pronuclei. These pronuclei fuse with each other to produce the single, diploid, 2N nucleus of the fertilized zygote. This moment of zygote formation may be taken as the beginning or zero time point of embryonic development." [Larsen, William J. Human Embryology. 2nd edition. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1997, p. 17]
"Although life is a continuous process, fertilization is a critical landmark because, under ordinary circumstances, a new, genetically distinct human organism is thereby formed.... The combination of 23 chromosomes present in each pronucleus results in 46 chromosomes in the zygote. Thus the diploid number is restored and the embryonic genome is formed. The embryo now exists as a genetic unity." [O'Rahilly, Ronan and M�ller, Fabiola. Human Embryology & Teratology. 2nd edition. New York: Wiley-Liss, 1996, pp. 8, 29. This textbook lists "pre-embryo" among "discarded and replaced terms" in modern embryology, describing it as "ill-defined and inaccurate" (p. 12}]
"Almost all higher animals start their lives from a single cell, the fertilized ovum (zygote)... The time of fertilization represents the starting point in the life history, or ontogeny, of the individual." [Carlson, Bruce M. Patten's Foundations of Embryology. 6th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996, p. 3]
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2020.10.15 16:55 nstav13 Colonial Australia - Common Setting Discussions

A common trait Assassin’s Creed groups have is the constant theorizing about future settings, because historical tourism is one of the best parts of the series. This series of posts will act as a counter to my Mildly Obscure setting discussions, but rather than looking at a single point, I will be taking a broad setting that is popular and looking at several potential settings to explore within it. Today’s setting is Colonial Australia.

The Rum Rebellion
Australia began as a Penal Colony for the British in the 1780s who were seeking to undermine the French in the region; and subsequently, the city of Sydney was the de-facto capital of the New South Wales colony where thousands of prisoners were sent. In 1804 Irish convicts who were part of a rebellion 6 years prior rose up again with 233 men. Martial Law was declared quickly and Major George Johnston mobilized 97 men to fight the rebels at Rouse Hill. 15 Died in battle with 9 more executed (including the ringleader Phillip Cunningham) and 23 exiled. Johnston subsequently became the commander of the New South Wales Corps, and over the next 3 years may have investigated further plots by Irish Rebels that had escaped and tried to start new uprisings.
William Bligh became Governor of Sydney in 1805 only to begin clashing with the rich elite of New South Wales who controlled and were pioneers in Australian Rum and Wool industries including John Macarthur. Beyond taking land from these men, allegedly he was interfering with the New South Wales Corps affairs and was abusive towards the men, as reported by Major Johnston in 1807 to the British Military. This in turn culminated with a coup and arrest of Governor Bligh in January of 1808 by Macarthur and Johnston. After contacting allies in Tasmania and sacking some land and reselling it, the two were eventually removed from office in 1810 with Lachlan Macquarie instated as Governor. He would spend the next 11 years transforming New South Wales into a free colony. Macquarie would most likely be portrayed as an Assassin Ally, though I could Macarthur and Johnston also being allies, who either broke the tenets of the creed by being too public, or they could be Templars attempting to seize land for themselves looking for vaults, as several are on the Australian Continent.

The Australian Gold Rush
Australia in many ways mimics America during the same era. During the 1840s-1900 gold rushes swarmed Australia and people flooded the colonies and mines looking to make a fortune. At the same time, dozens of gangs filled the cities and outback, looking to scam and steal the fortunes of the newcomers. These bushrangers acted much the same as American Outlaws in the old west and include some famous Australians like Moondyne Joe, Mary Ann Bugg, Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlight, and Dan Morgan. Many of these men and women hold a freedom fighter folk hero status in parts of Australia, but most were far from it. I can definitely see them being treated like Pirates in AC4 with some being Assassins and others being Templars, and maybe founding a small posse or bushranger gang to fight back.
During this time, Australia’s colonies were expanding and entering into small wars with native Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Much like with America, there’s too many for me to fully list, so here’s a Wikipedia link which lists most of the massacres from 1790-1920. Much like with America there could be an interesting story about natives navigating the exploration and conquering of their continent by Europeans, while also possibly dealing with the gangs and warfare from citizens around the country. The unique, gorgeous, landscapes and wildlife of Australia definitely make for an interesting period, as do famous big cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Brisbane; the latter two which hold vaults or Isu artifacts. Speaking of such, there’s also a vault in the outback near modern-day Alice Springs and underwater in the Southern Great Australian Bight. At this same time, New Zealand was in the midst of wars with Maori and declaring itself to self govern. This could make a great DLC with interesting cities of Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch to visit amidst the stunning landscapes.

The Great Emu War
It was 1932. The local Emu population had been decimating crops and bounties placed on their heads were not sufficient to bring in enough Emu deaths to stop Farmer complaints. As a result, the federal government allowed Sir George Pearce, Major G. P. W. Meredith, and the Royal Australian Artillery to begin a month-long campaign of death and destruction to the vicious Emu, with some estimates hoping they’d kill 20,000 Emu. Know while no human deaths were reported, 986 Emu were killed using 9860 rounds. Why did it take so many rounds to kill so few Emu?
Assassin Emu. Armed with a hidden blade, we could play as an Emu ushering its brethren away and fighting the good fight against the vile Royal Australian Artillery, making them waste rounds as our Emu character dances through the hail of gunfire, assassinating George Pearce and Major Meredith. The lore just makes way too much sense. Ubi pls.
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2020.10.14 23:18 Stoaticor Victoria records 6 new cases and 0 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 

News on Shepparton

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with local health services to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Shepparton. There is increased testing capacity today in Shepparton. We are expecting around 2000 tests to be taken after more than 1300 tests yesterday - as well as over 500 tests in Kyabram, Numurkah and Cobram.
If you have visited any of the high-risk locations below during the dates and times identified you should get tested and quarantine for 14 days. Even if you don’t have any symptoms or only mild symptoms.
Testing in Shepparton and the region is available at:
 

14 day numbers

15 October:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 125 8.9 15
Regional 8 0.6 0
 
14 October:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 134 9.6 14
Regional 8 0.6 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
 
Other helpful information and links:
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +6 20,315 (-2)*
Active -7 175
Recovered +11 19,259
Deaths +0 816
Community transmission -4 4,278
Test results received +15,439 2,890,495
Hospital -2 21
ICU +0 0
Ventilated +0 0
*2 previous case reclassified.
 

Active cases breakdown

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Active TOAL -7 175
Metro Melbourne -7 167
Regional (R) Victoria +0 8
(R) Mitchell Shire +0 5
(R) Greater Shepparton +0 3
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active -5 25
Aged care (deaths) +0 649
Healthcare workers active -2 14
Healthcare workers total +10 3,599
 
 

Active outbreaks - other

Last updated: Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 11:03:28 pm AEDT
Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Elwood community Elwood Port Phillip +4 4 4 Oct: 15
OTHER Butcher Club/Chadstone Shopping Centre Chadstone Monash +1 14 37 (+1) Oct: 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
OTHER Frankston Family Frankston Frankston +0 5 13 Oct: 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
HEALTH Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Whitehorse -1 11 12 Oct: 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
OTHER South-Eastern Community - - +0 9 9 Oct: 15, 14, 13
OTHER Oddfellows Cafe Kilmore Mitchell Shire +0 5 6 Oct: 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7
OTHER Springvale shared accommodation Springvale Greater Dandenong - 4 8 Oct: 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25
HEALTH Western Health Sunshine Brimbank - 3 3 Oct: 6, 5, 4, 3
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - - 3 12 Oct: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19
HEALTH Electra Park Medical Centre Ashwood Monash - 6 2 6 2 Oct: 5, 4
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey - 3 45 Oct: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong - 3 20 Oct: 2, 1. Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15
 

Aged care outbreaks with 1 or more active cases

The information below was extracted from the DHHS website and is correct and up to date as of Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 11:15:21 pm AEDT. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information. Any further changes made are as per the DHHS media release/information found on the aged care website.
Updates as of Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 11:15:21 pm AEDT:
  • Total cases: +5
  • Total active: -3
  • Total staff: +2
  • Total residents: +0
  • Total other:+3
  • Total deaths: +0
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Estia Keilor 2 Keilor Downs Brimbank 52 13 (-5) 18 24 10 6
Uniting AgeWell Preston 2 Preston Darebin 5 (+5) 7 (+7) 2 (+2) 0 3 (+3) 0
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 83 5 (-1) 32 26 25 9
Estia Aged Care Heidelberg Banyule Heidelberg West 122 4 69 29 24 10
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 260 1 131 101 28 30
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 46 1 15 22 9 8
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 122 0 (-3) 49 53 20 20
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 72 0 (-1) 31 31 10 12
Baptcare Peninsula View Community Frankston South Frankston 1 1 0 0 1 0
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 15/10⚠️

The table below was last updated on Thursday, 15 October 2020 at 12:33:40 pm AEDT. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
 
ADDED:
  • Blackburn South, Woolworths Blackburn South, 117-125 Canterbury Road
  • Shepparton, Mooroopna Golf Club Shop
 
REMOVED:
  • Williamstown, Coles Williamstown, 29 Douglas Parade.
 
Location Site Exposure period Notes
Altona Altona Beach foreshore and pier 02/10/2020 1pm - 5pm Case visited beach and Pier while infectious and was not wearing a mask
Altona North Fiesta Market by Circle, 45 The Circle 05-10-2020 10:13am -10:30am Case shopped in store
Altona North Aldi Altona North, 302/330 Millers Road 05/10/2020 6:34pm - 6:55pm Case shopped in store
Benalla White Line Tyres, 73 Carrier Street 30/09/2020, 12noon - 3pm Case attended the premises
Blackburn South Woolworths Blackburn South, 117-125 Canterbury Road 10/10/2020, 1:30pm - 1:50pm Case shopped in store
Box Hill South Aldi, 391-395 Station Street 03/10/2020 - 06/10/2020 Case shopped in store
Box Hill Woolworths Box Hill Central, Main St 09/10/2020, 1:30pm - 1:50pm & 10/10/2020, 1:30pm - 1:50pm Case shopped in store
Chadstone Coles Chadstone 05/10/2020 and 06/10/2020 Case shopped in store
Chadstone Ferguson Plarre, Chadstone Shopping Centre 05/10/2020 - 08/10/2020, 5:30am - 2:30 pm Case worked at store
Cheltenham Coles Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Highway 02/10/2020 4.45pm-5.15pm Case shopped in store
Cheltenham Priceline, 1239 Nepean Highway 05/10/2020 12:50pm - 1:05pm Case attended to have prescription filled
Endeavour Hills Endeavour Hills Dry Cleaners, Shop 80 Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre, 92 Matthew Flinders Ave 10/10/2020, 8:30am - 1:30pm Case works in store
Endeavour Hills Endeavour Hills shopping centre, Cnr Heatherton Road &, Matthew Flinders Ave 10/10/2020, 8:30am - 1:30pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Fitzroy to Preston Yarra Trams No. 11 from stop 16 Brunswick St, Fitzroy to Stop 41 Corner Bruce St, Preston 08/10/2020, 6:10am-6:35am Case travelled on public transport
Forest Hill Chemist Warehouse Forest Hill, 415 Springvale Road 05/10/2020 11:30am - 11:50am Case filled prescription at store
Glen Iris Coles Tooronga Village, Tooronga Rd 02/10/2020 3:15pm - 3:45pm & 03/10/2020 3:20pm - 3:50pm & 07/10/2020 1pm - 1:30pm & 09/10/2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm & 10/10/2020 12:30pm - 1:10pm Case shopped in store
Heidelberg West Aldi, Heidelberg West, 318 Bell Street 05/10/2020 5.15pm - 5.30pm Case shopped in store
Keysborough Aldi Keysborough, 466-468 Cheltenham Road 01/10/2020 3.45pm-4pm Case shopped in store
Kew to Brunswick St, Fitzroy PTV No.200 or 207 bus between Studley Park Rd, Kew and Brunswick St, Fitzroy 08/10/2020, 5:45am-6:10am Case travelled on public transport
Kew to Victoria Park Railway Station PTV Bus No.200 or 207 bus Studley Park Road Kew to Victoria Park Railway Station 07/10/2020, 5:45am-6:10am Case travelled on public transport
Kilmore Oddfellows Cafe, 36 Sydney Street 30/09/2020 - 03/10/2020 Case ate at the cafe during their infectious period and staff member worked while infectious
Malvern Coles Malvern, Glenferrie Road 06/10/2020, 1:45pm - 2:15pm & 08/10/2020, 1:00pm - 1:30pm Case shopped in store
Malvern Woolworths, 112-114 Wattletree Rd 30/09/2020, 1pm - 1:40pm & 01/10/2020, 3:25pm - 4pm & 04/10/2020, 3pm - 3:30pm & 05/10/2020, 2pm - 2:30pm & 06/10/2020, 1pm - 1:30pm Case shopped in store
Mulgrave Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, 271 Police Rd 03/10/2020, 11:00am-11:30am Case shopped in shopping centre
Mulgrave Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, 271 Police Rd 09/10/2020, 9:30am - 2pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Mulgrave Waverly Gardens Dry Cleaners, 17A Waverly Gardens Shopping Centre Jacksons Road and Police Road 03/10/2020 10am - 2pm & 08/10/2020 10am - 2pm & 10/10/2020 10am - 2pm Case works at back of store
Mulgrave Waverly Gardens Dry Cleaners, Shop 17A Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre Jacksons Road and, Police Rd 09/10/2020 9:30am - 2pm Case works in store
Mulgrave Waverley Gardens shopping centre, 271 Police Rd 09/10/2020 9:30am - 2pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Narre Warren Fountain Gate Dry Cleaners, Westfiled Fountain Gate shop 2105, Level 2, 22-55 Overland Dr 08/10/2020 , 10am - 1pm & 09/10/2020 , 8am - 11am Case works in store
Narre Warren Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, 25-55 Overland Dr 08/10/2020, 10am - 1pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Oakleigh Chester Street Fruit Market, Shop 6&7 24-28 Chester St 02/10/2020, 10.30am-10.45 Case shopped in store
Oakleigh Coles Oakleigh, Hanover Street & Portman Street 02/10/2020, 10.00am-10.25 Case shopped in store
Reservoir Coles - Summerhill, 850 Plenty Rd 06/10/2020, 7:10pm - 7:30pm Case shopped in store
Shepparton Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street 07/10/2020, after 9:30am Case visited store
Shepparton Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street 01/10/2020 – 10/10/2020 Case worked in store
Shepparton Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street 07/10/2020, from 7pm Case dined in store
Shepparton Bunnings Warehouse, Welsford Street 30/09/2020 Not provided
Shepparton McDonalds Shepparton North, 175 Midland Highway 3/10/20 Not provided
Shepparton Lemon Tree Café, 98 Fryers Street Shepparton 7/10/2020 – 12/10/2020 Not provided
Shepparton Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre, Midland Highway 8/10/20 9:15am -10:15am Not provided
Shepparton Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar, 2 Fairway Drive 4/10/2020 11am - 2pm and 11/10/2020 11am - 2pm Case dined in business
Shepparton Mooroopna Golf Club Shop 11/10/20 Case shopped in store
Springvale Coles, Springvale Shopping Centre, 825 Dandenong Rd 03/10/2020, 11:45am-12:15pm Case shopped in store
Taylors Hill Coles Taylors Hill, Gourlay Rd 01/10/2020, 6pm - 6:20pm Case shopped in store
Victoria Park Railway Station to Kew PTV Bus No.200 or 207 Victoria Park Railway Station to Studley Park Rd Kew 07/10/2020, 4:50pm-5:15pm Case travelled on public transport
Wyndham Vale Coles, Manor Lakes 455 Ballan Road 06/10/2020, 11.00am - 12.00pm Case Shopped in store.
Wyndham Vale Manor Lakes Central Shopping Centre 06/10/2020, 11.00am - 12.00pm Case Shopped in store.
 

Other locations

Location Site Exposure period Reported
Woolworths QV Melbourne Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th Oct: 14
 

Affected educational institutions

The table below was last updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 4:46:10 am AEDT.
Institution Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Notes Reported
Nazareth College Noble Park Greater Dandenong - 1 A year 12 student who sat the General Achievement Test (GAT) last Wednesday. Oct: 12
 
Other:
  • 12th October: A student from St Columba’s Primary School in Elwood tested positive to coronavirus. “The student has not attended the school recently and the school will be able to reopen tomorrow as planned,’’ a DHHS spokesman said. “A full public health investigation is underway.” [source: Herald Sun]
 
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2020.10.14 22:02 Stoaticor r/CoronavirusDownunder random daily discussion thread - 15 October, 2020

CoronavirusDownunder random daily discussion thread - 15 October, 2020

Victoria's presser: 11:51am

NSW: 11am

You can watch here: The Age 9news live ABC Melbourne - Facebook ABC News - YouTube
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Some COVID-19 headlines and numbers around the world

Feel free to talk about the COVID-19 situation in any country within this post and/or anything else you like as long as it is within the rules.

🇮🇹ITALY:
  • +7,332 new cases (total cases: 372,799) - Biggest one-day increase on record.
  • Positivity: 4.8%
  • +43 new deaths (total deaths: 36,289)
  • +394 new hospitalisations (total hospitalisations: 5,470)
  • +25 new ICU admissions (total ICU admissions: 539)

🇬🇧UK:
  • +19,724 new cases (total cases: 654,644) - By far the biggest one-day increase on record.
  • +137 new deaths (total deaths: 43,155)
  • +283 new hospitalisations (total hospitalisations: 4,650)
  • +9 new ICU admissions (total ICU admissions: 516)

🇮🇳INDIA:
  • +64,941 new cases (total cases 7,302,023)
  • +660 new deaths (total deaths 111,277)
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2020.10.14 16:32 RashomonRain Maiden Slam winners' results at the next Slam tournament (Open Era - women's singles)

Last week I made a post about maiden Slam titlists in men's singles and how they performed at the next Slam tournament held, intending to make the same kind of list for women's singles. Just days later, Iga Świąntek became the newest maiden titlist. So technically this list is incomplete until the Australian Open next year, but who cares. Anyway, here we go.
(Note: Nancy Richey, Billie Jean King, Margaret Court and Ann Jones are excluded as they won their maiden title before the Open Era.)
First a little overview: There are 102 maiden titlists in singles in the Open Era, 52 men and 50 women. Recency bias may have led you to believe that the number of women should be much higher than the men's. However, they both share a decade of unusual dominance. Looking at this list, the 2010s in men's singles are a mirror image of the 1980s in women's singles, with just three players each winning a maiden Slam throughout the whole decade (Murray, Wawrinka and Čilič in men's singles; Mandlíková, Graf and Sánchez Vicario in women's singles). The 2010s in women's singles have the highest number with 16 players, followed by the 1970s and the 1990s in men's singles, both with 13 players. For the 2020s, I predict that both tours reverse their current trajectory: Women's singles will see a few more dominant players, whereas men's singles will have greater variance in top players.
Now let's begin this list with an unusual category:
Retired: This one does not exist on the men's side, and the fact that it exists here to begin with is incredibly unlikely. Two women won their maiden title and subsequently retired from the sport, never playing another Slam tournament: Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, and Flavia Pennetta, the 2015 US Open champion. Both runner-ups (Lisicki and Vinci) pulled off big upsets over Serena Williams and thus opened the way for the winners. Of course, both benefited from the lack of dominant players in the 2010s. Results-wise, this is not different from "did not play" but I wanted to highlight these two winners because of the very unusual circumstances.
Did not play (6x): Aside from Bartoli and Pennetta, four others were not in the draw of the following Slam: Virginia Wade (1968 USO champion), Kerry Melville (1977 AO (January)), Tracy Austin (1979 USO) and Bianca Andreescu (2019 USO). This is a stark contrast to the 17 men with the same result. The best-of-three format most likely prevents substantial fatigue and risk of injury, especially since Andreescu's withdrawal is the only injury-related one. Wade and Austin only started playing in Melbourne later in their career, and Melville had already stopped appearing in Roland Garros altogether.
First round (7x): Seven players participated in the next event and lost in the opening round: Chris O'Neil (1978 AO champion), Barbara Jordan (1979 AO), Francesca Schiavone (2010 RG), Petra Kvitová (2011 W), Sam Stosur (2011 USO), Angelique Kerber (2016 AO) and Sloane Stephens (2017 USO). On the one side, there are two 70s AO champions who benefited from a depleted field and never progressed past the third round round of a major again. On the other side, there are five 2010s titlists with varying circumstances surrounding their losses. I will say more about the apparently weak results of the maiden winners in this decade at the end of this post.
Second round (2x): In line with what we've seen so far, this result only happened to two 2010s players: Li Na, the 2011 RG champion, and Garbiñe Muguruza, the 2016 RG champion. Both had to change from clay to grass but neither of them are surface specialists, and Muguruza even won Wimbledon the next year.
Third round (6x): Mima Jaušovec (1977 RG champion), Conchita Martínez (1994 W), Anastasia Myskina (2004 RG), Maria Sharapova (2004 W), Ana Ivanovic (2008 RG) and Simona Halep (2018 RG). All of them had to change from clay to grass or grass to hard court, so a relatively early, but not too early loss seems understandable.
Fourth round (7x): Mary Pierce (1995 AO champion), Serena Williams (1999 USO), Amélie Mauresmo (2006 AO), Victoria Azarenka (2012 AO), Caroline Wozniacki (2018 AO), Ashleigh Barty (2019 RG) and Sofia Kenin (2020 AO). Similar to the men's side, this seems like an unexpectedly successful bunch of players. All of them except Barty reached multiple major finals and all except Pierce and Kenin reached the No.1 ranking (not to speak of what Barty and Kenin may achieve in the future).
Quarterfinals (8x): Now we can see how top-heavy the women's side is in comparison to the men's. Only eight male maiden winners even reached the quarters, yet we already have eight women just in this one category. They are: Sue Barker (1976 RG champion), Virginia Ruzici (1978 RG), Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (1989 RG), Monica Seles (1990 RG), Gabriela Sabatini (1990 USO), Iva Majoli (1997 RG), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2004 USO) and Jeļena Ostapenko (2017 RG). Overall, while still relatively accomplished, this selection of players seems a bit inferior to the one in the 4R category. It's especially interesting how most players here are RG winners who seemingly had no problems with the quick change to grass.
Semifinals (5x): Martina Navratilova (1978 W champion), Jana Novotná (1998 W), Lindsay Davenport (1998 USO), Justine Henin (2003 RG) and Kim Clijsters (2005 USO) reached another semifinal off of their maiden title.
Runner-up (2x): Only Steffi Graf, the 1987 RG champion, and Martina Hingis, the 1997 AO champion, are in this category. Looking at the next one, it seems like once you make it this far, it's rather unlikely to get stopped at the final hurdle.
Winner (6x): The following six women won their maiden majors back-to-back, something no man has ever achieved in the Open Era: Evonne Goolagong (1971 RG, W), Chris Evert (1974 RG, W), Hana Mandlíková (1980 AO, 1981 RG), Venus Williams (2000 W, USO), Jennifer Capriati (2001 AO, RG) and Naomi Osaka (2018 USO, 2019 AO).
So let's compare the final spread:
Men: 17-10-5-5-7-5-2-1-0
Women: 6-7-2-6-7-8-5-2-6
If we take out the 2010s winners, the difference is even more pronounced:
Men: 16-9-5-5-7-5-2-0-0
Women: 3-2-0-5-4-7-5-2-5
What caused the sudden lack of dominance on the women's side in the 2010s? There are two narratives that I've seen pop up every now and then:
1) With Serena's decline, the women's side is lacking an all-time great player that can sustain a high level over an extended period of time. Top players are lacking reliable weapons and strategies and can be upset by every Top 100 player.
2) The level in the Top 100 is far higher than thirty years ago, when only a few could challenge the regular Slam winners. Most early rounds were a cakewalk and players peaked far earlier than today.
The truth is somewhere in the middle. Evert herself has said that majors only really started in the second week back then. But it has been a long time since we've seen an all-time great player on the level of Venus, Henin, Hingis and others. Kerber, Halep and Muguruza are future Hall of Famers, but they are too streaky to really be on the same level. If her career hadn't derailed the way it did, I think Azarenka could've been in that group.
The reason I believe that dominance will return to women's singles is the impressive showing of younger players in recent years. Osaka already won three Slams. 19-year-old winners Andreescu and Świąntek seemed incredibly mature in their dominant runs. Barty already has a year at No.1. Fans of the WTA can and should be hopeful for the years to come.
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2020.10.14 16:11 Amerokk3 Swiss expats in Australia

Hello Swiss expats,
I'm Swiss born and raised, living in Lausanne, early forties, single. I'm considering moving to Melbourne because I'm looking for a more open and progressive mentality.
What do you like the most in Melbourne?
What do you dislike the most in Melbourne?
Thanks!
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2020.10.14 00:40 emayms Moving to Melbourne! Need advice!

Hey everyone. Sydney-sider here! Am moving to Melbourne early next year and am going in pretty much blind. Visited once or twice but don’t know anybody there. I am going to be working in Frankston, but am unsure if it is suitable for a mid 20s single lady. Should I move somewhere closer to the city? Is the commute too long? Thanks in advance!
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2020.10.13 23:30 starshiptempest The Reserve Surplus Policy: A Theory on How to Combine a Small Starfleet With Large DS9 Battles (Plus an Extra Bonus Theory!)

So, I’m running a Star Trek RPG campaign with some friends of mine that is also a podcast/audio drama. It’s set in the Lost Era about 25 years before the start of TNG, so to get a sense of what the right registry numbers would be for the time period, I created this spreadsheet and plotted out the registries over time from the founding of the Federation up through the 2380s, making sure they conformed to all known canon instances and - as much as possible - licensed non-canon instances as well.
You can play around with it yourself by adjusting the different factors: Addition (how many ships were ordered each year), the fleet’s overall attrition rate (which would include all types of ships removed from active service - destroyed, lost, retired, decommissioned, etc.), and the number of UFP member worlds and sectors of space (I assume that the UFP adds about one member or protectorate every year and one sector of territory every other year).
In the process of putting this together, I developed a theory (actually two) about why the registry numbers skyrocket between the TOS and TNG eras. First, some assumptions:
  1. Each starship receives a unique number with one of several predetermined prefixes (NX, NCC, NAR, NST, etc.), which combine to form that starship’s registry.
  2. No starships are ever assigned the same number (with one very notable exception and that one gets a letter suffix). For example, there would never be one ship with the registry NCC-74656 and another with NST-74656.
  3. Registry numbers are assigned sequentially (we’ll refer to this as the “registry number stream” moving forward).
  4. Registry numbers are assigned when a starship is ordered by Starfleet Command, not when its construction starts, finishes, when it's launched, officially commissioned, or any other event.
  5. The time between when a starship is ordered and when it’s launched (if it’s ever launched at all) can vary greatly depending on several factors, including but not limited to:
    1. A prototype versus a standard design
    2. The number of ships ahead of it in the ordering queue
    3. Other logistical factors, etc. For example, the TNG Tech Manual mentions six Galaxy space frames that were started but intentionally left half completed for an indeterminate period of time. These space frames would’ve received registry numbers at the time they were ordered, even though the ships may not have entered service until several years after the fact.
  6. The rate of registry number increases starts to rise dramatically sometime around 2320 (based on this analysis by Ex Astris Scientia).

My Theory:

In the early 2320s, Starfleet realized something fairly simple, though not necessarily immediately obvious: its main bottleneck in the maximum fleet size it could field didn’t have anything to do with how quickly or how many ships it could build. Not by the amount of raw materials available for construction, by construction time needed, or the throughput capacity of its shipyards. In fact, the upper limit on Starfleet’s capacity for fielding ships was not related to ship production at all. Instead, it was how quickly it could train new officers and crew to staff those starships. Since the Federation had already unequivocally turned away from genetic and widespread/routine cybernetic enhancement, the lowest logistical ceiling was the four years needed to train an officer to a minimum proficiency. And then another 10-15 years at least to train that officer to a command ability.
At the same time, Starfleet also knew that someday the unthinkable was bound to happen - someday, somebody would launch a large scale invasion of Federation space. Whether it would be the Klingons, Romulans, the recently encountered Cardassians, or some as yet unknown species, Starfleet couldn’t guess. But it knew that this was an eventuality it had to be prepared for.
So in the early 2320s, they decided to simultaneously both prepare for and create a deterrence for that eventuality by building a surplus of starships that would essentially go straight into mothballs, but which could be reactivated and pressed into service in as little as a few days. Starfleet would start steadily building a tactical advantage that would only grow stronger over time. From that point forward, Starfleet started running all of its shipyards at 100% capacity at all times, despite knowing full well that this would create ten times or more as many ships as they had officers to crew them. They were mostly tried and true designs: Mirandas, Excelsiors, Oberths and most of them, upon completion, were quietly flown to any number of a hundred different surplus yards spread across the entirety of Federation space. Whereupon they were powered down and stripped of their dilithium crystals, torpedo inventories, and phaser coils.
When Shelby says in Best of Both Worlds that they’ll have the fleet back up and running in less than a year, she doesn’t mean they’re going to build 40 ships from scratch and launch them all within that time. She means that they’re going to dip into the Reserve Surplus - reactivate them, reassign officers to staff them, and have them filling the holes in the deployment profile that Wolf 359 left behind.
Further, when the Dominion War breaks out, Starfleet suffers continuous heavy casualties for months - hundreds of ships are damaged or destroyed in the war’s early days. And that’s even before we ever see the 1000+ ship battles that the Defiant later participates in. We can reconcile this with a “small” Starfleet by supposing that the bulk of those ships were being reactivated from surplus yards and staffed as quickly as possible, but that they were not on active operational duty prior to being pressed into combat. It also explains why there are so many Miranda-class in the Dominion fleets. It's not because the bulk of Starfleet is Miranda-class, it's because the bulk of the Reserve Fleet is Miranda-class, because that's what was politically viable when the Reserve Fleet first started taking shape.
This can also help explain the Enterprise-E’s absence for the visible parts of the Dominion War - if the DS9 fleets were largely made up of Reserve Surplus ships, then that lessens the need for otherwise “regular” starships to be present in those fleets. It makes more sense why a ship like the Enterprise-E would continue in her normal operations while there are these great assemblages of fleets otherwise fighting in coordinated campaigns.
The Galaxy-class ships we see in DS9’s fleet battles are probably an exception to this rule and are likely active-duty ships that serve as the nuclei to groups of Reserve Fleet ships (i.e. Galaxy wings 9-1 and 9-3), much the way aircraft carriers serve as the nuclei of modern day naval carrier groups.
Objection 1: But then why doesn’t Shelby explicitly mention the Reserve Surplus when she talks about rebuilding the fleet? How does it never come up during all the conversations between characters during the Dominion War?
It’s true that the general existence of the policy would be hard to keep a secret, especially once war time actually came. To limit that liability, Starfleet officers would be explicitly discouraged from discussing the details and specifics of it - something which only admirals, their adjutants, and maybe some captains would do only when absolutely necessary. For your run of the mill officer that ends up assigned to that ship, they would only really be aware of the fact that they’ve been assigned to the USS Lee (NCC-31450). If it ever even occurred to them to be curious about the ship’s service history, official records might only say something terse and generic like “Reactivated from Reserve Status on Stardate 50534.1.”
Objection 2: But how can it be a secret at all when there are hundreds of starships flying around with 7xxxx registry numbers painted on their hulls, plain as day? Why wouldn’t they use some separate registry stream or no registry at all to hide the reserve fleet’s existence?
This is where I think this theory goes beyond a nerdy fan theory and starts to suggest some really interesting political world building and provide ground for actual dramatic premises. And I imagine that when the Reserve Surplus policy was first proposed and then committed to, more than one admiral asked this exact question. And to avoid the problem, the admirals seriously considered giving the surplus ships a different registry code format, which would limit the rise of registry numbers in the regular service ships the other powers were likely to encounter. But ultimately, they decided against it to avoid some thorny diplomatic issues that would result:
Starfleet prides itself on its multi-role mission. It doesn’t make warships and science ships. It makes starships, which are supposed to be able to serve either function. Giving the Reserve Fleet a distinctive registry code format would’ve been a tacit admission of its more cynical purpose - that those ships really were built and stored solely for the purpose of waging war. Even though the Federation would never use such a resource for a preemptive invasion, its potential enemies wouldn’t be so trusting, and they might then have used the special registry code as evidence of Starfleet’s hostility (the term “secret invasion fleet” would undoubtedly be thrown around). So, in the end and to avoid diplomatic objections, Starfleet kept its deceptively straightforward chronological number scheme and let starships fly around with registry numbers that gave the game away.
Moreover, even though it may have been the policy’s original impetus, these ships weren’t meant for just defense against invasion. They were ultimately meant to be drawn upon for any purpose and therefore, they had to be as capable of fulfilling all of a starship’s potential mission profiles as any other ship. And their registries, the Admiralty decided, should reflect that.
All of which combined to create a situation where the Reserve Surplus policy became paradoxically both one of Starfleet’s most closely guarded secrets and an open secret among all of the great powers of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.
Sure enough, by the 2330’s, the other powers started noticing the rapid rise in starship registry numbers. And when they started extrapolating those numbers, they quickly realized there were hundreds and then thousands of ships they weren’t seeing. At first, they weren’t sure where they were or what they were doing. Space is, after all, quite a big place and no spacefaring power has the ability to effectively surveil the entirety of another power’s territory. When accused, Federation diplomats feigned ignorance. When confronted with evidence, they neither confirmed nor denied anything and the consistent registry format kept that denial credible, if not believable. But in all that was unspoken, a very clear message was sent: the Federation will never seek war. But if pressed, it was prepared for it.
The Klingons provide an illustrative and perhaps the most important example of how this deterrence worked in practice. At the policy’s inception, peace with the Klingons was still a relatively new situation. The Federation wanted to maintain that peace and build upon it, but at the same time, it also needed to be prepared in case that peace failed. The Reserve Surplus policy accomplished the second goal at the cost of the first. The Admiralty feared that the Klingons might even decide it constituted an invasion fleet and use that as justification in attacking first. In the wake of Praxis, had the Klingons started that war, they would’ve lost it. But the Federation avoids wars, even when it can win them. But even so the Federation couldn’t fully trust the Klingons to honor that peace, the bad blood running too deep for too long. By building the Reserve Surplus and using familiar designs like the Miranda and Oberth, as well as keeping them within the same registry scheme as operational starships, Starfleet was able to walk a fine line of being prepared for war without outright courting it. And, in part because of the deterrence created by the Reserve Surplus policy, war with the Klingons never came (though of course there were other factors, the most significant being the sacrifice of the Enterprise-C, which began to genuinely sway Klingon public opinion towards the Federation in a way that no other outreach had been able to do).
On the other hand, even despite their general knowledge of it, the Reserve Surplus was not enough to dissuade the Cardassians from going to war. They poured the majority of their economy into their war efforts once the conflict kicked into high gear in the 2350s. And for ten years, the Cardassians produced as many ships as they could as fast as they could, strip mining both their own planet and those of annexed territories like Bajor in the process. But despite a single minded focus on military superiority, they simply could not overcome the seemingly inexhaustible supply of replacement ships that Starfleet was able to field. Whenever the Cardassians managed to destroy a starship, it was replaced within weeks, sometimes days. Nonetheless, the Cardassians were relentless in their efforts. Where Klingons on the battlefield might be summed up with the word “ferocity” or Romulans with the word “cunning”, Cardassians could be summed up with the word “tenacity.” For ten years and with an uncommon single-mindedness, the Cardassians threw their focused might on defeating Starfleet and acquiring Federation territory. And though they made some little gains here and there, the Reserve Surplus policy created a logistical wall that they simply could not breach, to the point where Starfleet was able to demobilize from a war footing a full three years before the Cardassians did. Eventually, even they realized that the pursuit of such gains at Starfleet’s expense was an ultimately futile effort, paving the way for an eventual armistice.
Objection 3: But if the bottleneck is trained officers, that still doesn’t explain how Starfleet staffs those ships when war does come.
Yes, this is true. So let’s stretch this theory a bit further and also use it to explain the officeenlisted situation. We know that enlisted crew ranks exist, but seem to be extraordinarily rare compared against present day militaries. Gene Roddenberry may at one point have had a vision of a Starfleet with only officers, but that’s now patently contradicted by on screen evidence, Miles O’Brien being the most substantial example (but others existing as well, like Crewman Tarses).
So how do we reconcile this? This is how:
In peace time, Starfleet maintains an officer corps with at least four years of training, usually from Starfleet Academy, and enough to fully staff a “small” fleet for exploratory, humanitarian, and defensive patrol missions. In peacetime, this mostly suffices. Starfleet also maintains a small corps of enlisted personnel, but this is mostly just to retain the institutional memory of how to train and field enlisted personnel at all. In peace time, enlisted ranks make up a very small percentage of overall Starfleet personnel.
But should Starfleet have to transition into a wartime footing, it can use that institutional memory to rapidly train tens of thousands of enlisted crewmembers in the bare essentials of starship operations within the span of a few months. As Starfleet mobilizes for war, it activates its Reserve Surplus fleet and spreads out its Academy trained officer corps over the entirety of Starfleet, with enlisted personnel filling up the bottom ranks of operations. The enlisted crewmember takes the station that would normally go to a newly commissioned ensign (or even a Starfleet Academy cadet on field training).
(we'll leave aside the question of where these extra bodies come from, whether the Federation would institute a draft or in some other way compel a larger percent of the population to participate in war making. I think it's an interesting question and one I'd like to explore at some point, but I don't have any formed thoughts at the moment)
In peacetime, that ensign might be the low-person on the operations department totem pole, scrubbing plasma conduits on a long serving starship without anyone under their supervision. But in wartime, that same ensign might find their first assignment is onboard an activated Reserve Surplus ship, overseeing one or more enlisted personnel with three to six months of department-specific training, much more similar to how current-day militaries function. Starfleet doesn’t consider it an ideal situation, preferring its personnel to be more well rounded. But it’s an acceptable compromise to make in order to wield the most effective fighting force possible, as long as that compromise is a temporary one.
(we can also use this theory to put one more notch into Ensign Kim’s butt monkey status - had he commissioned just a bit later, he would’ve done so into a Starfleet mobilized for the Dominion War. Whereupon he might’ve been immediately in charge of some amount of enlisted personnel. Even if he was still just an ensign, at least he wouldn’t have been at the absolute bottom of the ladder. But alas, poor Harry missed it by that much!)
Once the conflict concludes and Starfleet is able to demobilize from a wartime footing, most of those enlisted personnel are deactivated along with the Reserve Surplus ships they staffed. Some few may choose to stay in the service and almost all of those go through further training to become commissioned officers. Some exceedingly few may choose to stay in the service but not go through officer training and become non-commissioned officers. This is how we explain Chief O’Brien: he originally enlisted as part of the Cardassian Wars and was able to rise at least as far as Tactical Officer on a New Orleans-class ship. After Starfleet demobilized (though before the official armistice was signed), he chose to stay on but also chose not to transition into a commissioned officer, perhaps one of only a very few to do so. From what we know of him, we can surmise he liked the opportunities to work on interesting machinery, but never had any interest in commanding a starship or one of its departments, and thus never applied to the Academy before enlisting nor pursued an officer’s commission following the war. To remain a Tactical OfficeChief of Security would've required becoming a commissioned officer and department head. He didn't care about any of that, so he moved to transporters and was perfectly content there until an opportunity came along to work on an even more interesting engineering challenge - cobbling together a monstrosity of Starfleet and Cardassian technology. The attraction of that challenge might've overwhelmed his aversion to becoming a department head with people under his command.
So my supposition is that enlisted crewmen are uncommon but not rare, but if one stays in Starfleet long enough, the natural course is to go through officer training and receive a commission. One has to make an active choice to stay in Starfleet for an extended period of time but remain an NCO rather than become an officer, making NCOs legitimately rare. This is based on the observation that we have only seen two Chief Petty Officers in all of Star Trek: Miles O'Brien and Sergey Rozchenko, both of whom expressed an explicit preference to remain enlisted rather than become officers.

Special Bonus Theory: The Starship Registration Reorganization Act

Even with this theory, we’re still talking about an awful lot of ships - between one and two thousand every year for decades upon decades. So, I actually have a second theory on registry numbers that I use in tandem with the Reserve Surplus theory. Though it’s much duller and doesn’t offer any of the diplomatic intrigue that the Reserve Surplus theory does, it does do yeoman’s work in lifting the yearly average. And it’s not really linked to the Reserve Surplus theory by necessity, so you can feel free to take either one and leave the other if you choose.
Anyway, it goes like this:
Also in the early 2320s, the Federation Council passed into law the Starship Registry Reorganization Act, significantly altering how registry numbers were managed and folding the administration of vessel registry, civilian and Starfleet, under one common office and therefore, into one stream of registry numbers. Starfleet, as we all know, serves a broader role than just military or defense and in practice probably handles many of the duties that a present day government’s “alphabet soup” of offices does. To draw a parallel to present day organizations, Starfleet is both the Navy and NASA. But beyond that, it’s also the Coast Guard, NOAA, and probably the FAA, NTSB, CTB, ATF, DEA, and several others.
In the 20th/21st century United States, the Navy assigns hull numbers to Navy vessels while the Coast Guard maintains registries for civilian vessels. Similarly, the various service branches assign tail codes to their own aircraft while the FAA assigns and manages tail numbers for all civilian aircraft. But if all of the future versions of these disparate offices fall under the general umbrella of Starfleet, then it makes sense that those individual functions would also be consolidated into a single office.
(in real life, you apply for the tail number you want and the FAA gives it to you if available. But we’ll dispense with that part in this analogy, both to keep the sequential registry framework intact and to avoid the prospect of starship vanity plates. Instead, we’ll say that if you’re building a starship for non-Starfleet purposes, Starfleet just hands you the next number in the stream)
So in this construct, prior to the 2320s, Starfleet maintained a simple stream of numbers that they applied only to their own ship registries. And since each vessel was supposed to be all purpose - in theory capable of both exploration and defense - they dispensed with type-specific registry codes and kept only a distinction between prototype and operational vessels. In other words, instead of the BB-62, CVN-65, SSN-688, etc. of the US Navy, Starfleet simplified its system to just NX and NCC, with the caveat that NX prototypes could be re-designated as NCC if and when the ship entered operational service (a la Excelsior).
As a result, between 2161 and the early 2320s, only NCC and NX numbers were counted towards Starfleet’s official registry number stream, which started at NX-01 and counted up to about NCC-10000 over the course of about 160 years (which averages out to about 60 ships per year). Meanwhile, a civilian Federation agency, akin to today’s FAA, maintained a parallel but separate number stream for registering non-Starfleet vessels, usually with registries like NAR and NST. Then, in the 2320s, that civilian agency was folded into Starfleet’s registry office and from that point on, all Federation vessels - civilian and Starfleet alike - drew their registries from a single stream of numbers, with Starfleet applying the appropriate prefix code based on the ship’s intended purpose. NX-25001 might be Starfleet’s newest and most advanced prototype starship, while NAR-25002 might be a run of the mill automated freighter making the run from Earth to Vulcan and back.
This is a far more pedestrian theory to explain prolific registry numbers than the Reserve Surplus policy, and with none of the diplomatic intrigue. But it offers a nice way to explain the rise in a way that will never come up in conversation between two Starfleet officers in the middle of an hour-long drama. It can also be used to illuminate the evolving nature of the Federation itself over time. In other words, the Federation starts as a self-defense focused military pact among otherwise sovereign nations, a la NATO. They maintain a common defense force - Starfleet - but most other operations, including the mundanities of civilian vessel registration, stay with the individual planetary governments. But over time, the Federation evolves from a NATO-esque setup into a more federalized government with more centralized operations. And part of that evolution is things like civilian vessel registration eventually being folded into an appropriate federal agency.
And depending on where your vision of the Federation/Starfleet falls on the idealistic/cynical spectrum, you can tie Reserve Surplus and SRRA together to varying degrees. You can say that the two policies were unrelated and only coincidentally happened to occur at about the same time. Or you can say that Starfleet used the latter as cover for the former. Personally, my head canon is that they had separate origins and the timing was a coincidence, but that advocates of Reserve Surplus used the timing as part of their argument on how “hiding” the extra registry numbers in plain sight was feasible.

Extra Special Bonus Theory: The 2350s Fleet Modernization Program

Because even when used in tandem, both theories can't explain an inconsistency with the ships first seen in First Contact (Akira, Norway, Steamrunner) and chronological registries. The First Contact ships have 5xxxx and 6xxxx registry numbers, meaning that under a chronological system, they must precede ships that we have seen long before them (Galaxy, Nebula, Defiant, Intrepid). The conventional wisdom that these ships were started in response to the Borg threat in 2366 (which we know canonically does include the Defiant) cannot be true if they have 5/6xxxx numbers and the Defiant has a number of 74205. So, this is my workaround:
By the reckoning of my spreadsheet, 5/6xxx registry numbers would be ordered in the late 2340's and into the 2350's, which puts them solidly post-Narendra III. So in the late 40's into the 50's, the Admiralty probably realized that after a certain point, no matter how many were on tap, 100 year old Miranda and Oberth designs would only be viable assets for so long. And with peace with the Klingons solidifying into something truly stable, Starfleet decided it could start populating the fleet with newer, more combat capable designs without risking a war. Thus, the ships intended to replace the earliest reserve ships started being designed in the 2350s and started populating the reserve fleet by the 2360s. However, they remained intended as assets mostly tied to the Reserve Surplus fleet and therefore - at least to some extent - were Starfleet's ace in the hole for military action. For this reason, they remained largely unseen until called upon for that purpose - namely the Battle of Sector 001 and the Dominion War. They weren't used in the Cardassian Wars because Starfleet didn't need them. They could fend off the Cardassians without revealing their advanced new ships. And they didn't pull them for Wolf 359 because there was only a few days notice, not enough time to reactivate a significant number of mothballed ships.

Caveats:

Unfortunately, with even all of these theories worked together, there's still some data points we have to disregard, but I think they're mostly production mistakes and things that are clearly retconned by other sources:
So, there you have it. In what I hope is true Daystrom fashion, I present these absurdly detailed conjectures to explain exceptionally minor aspects of a TV show’s production. The Reserve Surplus theory I do intend to eventually use as the premise for an eventual storyline on our show, probably something like:
"When ships in Starfleet’s secret surplus fleet begin mysteriously self-destructing, the Tempest must discover the culprit and stop any further destruction before the important strategic resource is lost entirely."
Though that's still a fair way down the road from now.
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2020.10.13 23:25 Stoaticor Victoria records 7 new cases and 5 new deaths

New cases reported in the last 24 hours

 

Regarding the Shepparton cases

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with local health services to contain an outbreak of coronavirus in Shepparton. Extensive contact tracing has commenced by local authorities and we expect as part of that effort further cases will be discovered. If you have visited any of the high-risk locations below during the dates and times identified, you should get tested and quarantine for 14 days Even if you don’t have any symptoms or only mild symptoms.
If you have visited any of the locations of concern below you should get tested and stay at home while you await your results. In addition, people should be vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested again at the first sign of any symptoms.
Testing in Shepparton is available at:
 
Other:
 
Other helpful information and links:
 

14 day numbers

14 October:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 134 9.6 14
Regional 8 0.6 0
 
13 October:
Total cases New case average Unknown*
Metropolitan 140 10.0 13
Regional 6 0.4 0
*Rolling 14 days number of cases of unknown source of acquisition.
 

Cases to date

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Confirmed cases +7 20,311 (-1)*
Active -4 182
Metro Melbourne -6 174
Regional (R) Victoria +3 8 (-1)
(R) Mitchell Shire +0 5
(R) Greater Shepparton +3 3
(R) Geelong -1 0
Recovered +5 19,248
Deaths +5 816
Aged care (deaths) +4 649
Community transmission +1 4,282
Test results received +16,061 2,875,056
Hospital +0 23
ICU +0 0
Ventilated +0 0
*1 previous case reclassified.
 

Other

Last 24 hours TOTAL
Total aged care active +0 30
Healthcare workers active +0 16
Healthcare workers total +3 3,589
 
 

Active outbreaks - other

Last updated: Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 3:32:09 pm AEDT
Type Outbreak Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL active TOTAL cases Reported by DHHS
OTHER Butcher Club/Chadstone Shopping Centre Chadstone Monash -4 13 35 Oct: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
OTHER Frankston Family Frankston Frankston -2 5 13 Oct: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
HEALTH Box Hill Hospital Box Hill Whitehorse -2 12 12 (-2) Oct: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8
OTHER South-Eastern Community - - +1 9 9 Oct: 14, 13
OTHER Oddfellows Cafe Kilmore Mitchell Shire +0 5 6 Oct: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7
OTHER Springvale shared accommodation Springvale Greater Dandenong - 4 8 Oct: 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25
HEALTH Western Health Sunshine Brimbank - 3 3 Oct: 6, 5, 4, 3
HEALTH Alfred Hospital - - - 3 12 Oct: 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19
HEALTH Electra Park Medical Centre Ashwood Monash - 6 2 6 2 Oct: 5, 4
OTHER Casey community Hallam/Narre Warren Casey - 3 45 Oct: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 14, 11.
HEALTH Footscray Hospital Footscray Maribyrnong - 3 20 Oct: 2, 1. Sept: 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15
 

Aged care outbreaks with 1 or more active cases

The information below was extracted from the DHHS website and is correct and up to date as of Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 1:07:42 pm AEDT. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information. Any further changes made are as per the DHHS media release/information found on the aged care website.
Updates as of Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 1:07:42 pm AEDT:
  • Total cases: +1
  • Total active: +1
  • Total staff: +0
  • Total residents: +0
  • Total other:+1
  • Total deaths: +2
Facility name LGA Suburb Total - cases Total - active Total - Staff Total - Residents Total - Other Total - Deaths
Estia Keilor 2 Keilor Downs Brimbank 52 18 (-1) 18 24 10 6
Embracia Moonee Valley Aged Care Avondale Heights Moonee Valley 83 (+1) 6 (+2) 32 26 25 (+1) 9
Estia Aged Care Heidelberg Banyule Heidelberg West 122 4 (+1) 69 29 24 10
Japara Goonawarra Aged Care Facility Sunbury Hume 122 3 49 53 20 20
Baptcare Wyndham Lodge Community Werribee Wyndham 260 1 131 101 28 30
Japara Elanora Aged Care Brighton Bayside 72 1 31 31 10 12 (+1)
Opal Hobsons Bay Altona North Hobsons Bay 46 1 (-1) 15 22 9 8 (+1)
Baptcare Peninsula View Community Frankston South Frankston 1 1 0 0 1 0
 

⚠️High-risk locations as of 13/10⚠️

The table below was last updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 at 2:14:13 pm AEDT. Please view the DHHS website for the most up to date information.
 
ADDED:
  • Endeavour Hills, Endeavour Hills Dry Cleaners, Shop 80 Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre, 92 Matthew Flinders Ave.
  • Endeavour Hills, Endeavour Hills shopping centre, Cnr Heatherton Road &, Matthew Flinders Ave.
  • Glen Iris, Coles Tooronga Village, Tooronga Rd.
  • Malvern, Coles Malvern, Glenferrie Road.
  • Malvern, Woolworths, 112-114 Wattletree Rd.
  • Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, 271 Police Rd.
  • Mulgrave, Waverly Gardens Dry Cleaners, Shop 17A Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre Jacksons Road and, Police Rd.
  • Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens shopping centre, 271 Police Rd.
  • Narre Warren, Fountain Gate Dry Cleaners, Westfield Fountain Gate shop.
  • Narre Warren, Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.
  • Reservoir, Coles - Summerhill, 850 Plenty Rd.
  • Shepparton, Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street.
  • Shepparton, Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street.
  • Shepparton, Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street.
  • Shepparton, Bunnings Warehouse, Welsford Street.
  • Shepparton, McDonalds Shepparton North, 175 Midland Highway.
  • Shepparton, Lemon Tree Café, Fryers Street Shepparton.
  • Shepparton, Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre, Midland Highway.
  • Shepparton, Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar.
 
REMOVED:
  • Richmond, Coles Victoria Gardens, Corner Victoria Street and Burnley Street.
  • Sunbury, Craigieburn and Upfield Line, 419 Bus route, Between Broadmeadows and North Melbourne, switched trains to St Albans.
 
Location Site Exposure period Notes
Altona Altona Beach foreshore and pier 02/10/2020 1pm - 5pm Case visited beach and Pier while infectious and was not wearing a mask
Altona North Fiesta Market by Circle, 45 The Circle 05-10-2020 10:13am -10:30am Case shopped in store
Altona North Aldi Altona North, 302/330 Millers Road 05/10/2020 6:34pm - 6:55pm Case shopped in store
Benalla White Line Tyres, 73 Carrier Street 30/09/2020, 12noon - 3pm Case attended the premises for 90 minutes
Box Hill South Aldi, 391-395 Station Street 03/10/2020 - 06/10/2020 Case shopped in store
Box Hill Woolworths Box Hill Central, Main St 09/10/2020, 1:30pm - 1:50pm & 10/10/2020, 1:30pm - 1:50pm Case shopped in store
Chadstone Coles Chadstone 05/10/2020 and 06/10/2020 Case shopped in store
Chadstone Ferguson Plarre, Chadstone Shopping Centre 05/10/2020 - 08/10/2020, 5:30am - 2:30 pm Case worked at store
Cheltenham Coles Westfield Southland, 1239 Nepean Highway 02/10/2020 4.45pm-5.15pm Case shopped in store
Cheltenham Priceline, 1239 Nepean Highway 05/10/2020 12:50pm - 1:05pm Case attended to have prescription filled
Endeavour Hills Endeavour Hills Dry Cleaners, Shop 80 Endeavour Hills Shopping Centre, 92 Matthew Flinders Ave 10/10/2020, 8:30am - 1:30pm Case works in store
Endeavour Hills Endeavour Hills shopping centre, Cnr Heatherton Road &, Matthew Flinders Ave 10/10/2020, 8:30am - 1:30pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Fitzroy to Preston Yarra Trams No. 11 from stop 16 Brunswick St, Fitzroy to Stop 41 Corner Bruce St, Preston 08/10/2020, 6:10am-6:35am Case travelled on public transport
Forest Hill Chemist Warehouse Forest Hill, 415 Springvale Road 05/10/2020 11:30am - 11:50am Case filled prescription at store
Glen Iris Coles Tooronga Village, Tooronga Rd 02/10/2020 3:15pm - 3:45pm & 03/10/2020 3:20pm - 3:50pm & 07/10/2020 1pm - 1:30pm & 09/10/2020 1:20pm - 1:50pm Case shopped in store
Heidelberg West Aldi, Heidelberg West, 318 Bell Street 05/10/2020 5.15pm - 5.30pm Case shopped in store
Keysborough Aldi Keysborough, 466-468 Cheltenham Road 01/10/2020 3.45pm-4pm Case shopped in store
Kew to Brunswick St, Fitzroy PTV No.200 or 207 bus between Studley Park Rd, Kew and Brunswick St, Fitzroy 08/10/2020, 5:45am-6:10am Case travelled on public transport
Kew to Victoria Park Railway Station PTV Bus No.200 or 207 bus Studley Park Road Kew to Victoria Park Railway Station 07/10/2020, 5:45am-6:10am Case travelled on public transport
Kilmore Oddfellows Cafe, 36 Sydney Street 30/09/2020 - 03/10/2020 Case ate at the cafe during their infectious period and staff member worked while infectious
Malvern Coles Malvern, Glenferrie Road 06/10/2020, 1:45pm - 2:15pm & 08/10/2020, 1:00pm - 1:30pm Case shopped in store
Malvern Woolworths, 112-114 Wattletree Rd 30/09/2020, 1pm - 1:40pm & 01/10/2020, 3:25pm - 4pm & 04/10/2020, 3pm - 3:30pm & 05/10/2020, 2pm - 2:30pm & 06/10/2020, 1pm - 1:30pm Case shopped in store
Mulgrave Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, 271 Police Rd 03/10/2020, 11:00am-11:30am Case shopped in shopping centre
Mulgrave Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre, 271 Police Rd 09/10/2020, 9:30am - 2pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Mulgrave Waverly Gardens Dry Cleaners, 17A Waverly Gardens Shopping Centre Jacksons Road and Police Road 03/10/2020 10am - 2pm & 08/10/2020 10am - 2pm & 10/10/2020 10am - 2pm Case works at back of store
Mulgrave Waverly Gardens Dry Cleaners, Shop 17A Waverley Gardens Shopping Centre Jacksons Road and, Police Rd 09/10/2020 9:30am - 2pm Case works in store
Mulgrave Waverley Gardens shopping centre, 271 Police Rd 09/10/2020 9:30am - 2pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Narre Warren Fountain Gate Dry Cleaners, Westfiled Fountain Gate shop 2105, Level 2, 22-55 Overland Dr 08/10/2020 , 10am - 1pm & 09/10/2020 , 8am - 11am Case works in store
Narre Warren Westfield Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, 25-55 Overland Dr 08/10/2020, 10am - 1pm Case used public toilet at some stage during the time frame
Oakleigh Chester Street Fruit Market, Shop 6&7 24-28 Chester St 02/10/2020, 10.30am-10.45 Case shopped in store
Oakleigh Coles Oakleigh, Hanover Street & Portman Street 02/10/2020, 10.00am-10.25 Case shopped in store
Reservoir Coles - Summerhill, 850 Plenty Rd 06/10/2020, 7:10pm - 7:30pm Case shopped in store
Shepparton Bombshell Hairdressing, Fryers Street 07/10/2020, 9.30am-10.30am after 9:30am Case visited store
Shepparton Central Tyre Service, Welsford Street Wednesday 30 September 2020 to Tuesday 13 October 2020 Case worked in store
Shepparton Thai Orchid Restaurant, Nixon Street 07/10/2020, 7.00pm-8.30pm from 7pm Case dined in store
Shepparton Bunnings Warehouse, Welsford Street 2/10/20 30/09/2020 Not provided
Shepparton McDonalds Shepparton North, 175 Midland Highway 3/10/20 Not provided
Shepparton Lemon Tree Café, Fryers Street Shepparton 7/10/2020 – 12/10/2020 Not provided
Shepparton Shepparton Market Place Medical Centre, Midland Highway 8/10/20 9:15am -10:15am Not provided
Shepparton Mooroopna Golf Club Members Bar 4/10/2020 and 11/10/2020 Not provided
Springvale Coles, Springvale Shopping Centre, 825 Dandenong Rd 03/10/2020, 11:45am-12:15pm Case shopped in store
Taylors Hill Coles Taylors Hill, Gourlay Rd 01/10/2020, 6pm - 6:20pm Case shopped in store
Victoria Park Railway Station to Kew PTV Bus No.200 or 207 Victoria Park Railway Station to Studley Park Rd Kew 07/10/2020, 4:50pm-5:15pm Case travelled on public transport
Williamstown Coles Williamstown, 29 Douglas Parade 30/09/2020, 7pm - 10pm Case works in store
Wyndham Vale Coles, Manor Lakes 455 Ballan Road 06/10/2020, 11.00am - 12.00pm Case Shopped in store.
Wyndham Vale Manor Lakes Central Shopping Centre 06/10/2020, 11.00am - 12.00pm Case Shopped in store.
 

Other locations

Location Site Exposure period Reported
Woolworths QV Melbourne Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th Oct: 14
 

Affected educational institutions

The table below was last updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 4:46:10 am AEDT.
Institution Suburb LGA Last 24 hours TOTAL cases Notes Reported
Nazareth College Noble Park Greater Dandenong - 1 A year 12 student who sat the General Achievement Test (GAT) last Wednesday. Oct: 12
 
Other:
  • 12th October: A student from St Columba’s Primary School in Elwood tested positive to coronavirus. “The student has not attended the school recently and the school will be able to reopen tomorrow as planned,’’ a DHHS spokesman said. “A full public health investigation is underway.” [source: Herald Sun]
 
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2020.10.13 22:02 Stoaticor r/CoronavirusDownunder random daily discussion thread - 14 October, 2020

CoronavirusDownunder random daily discussion thread - 14 October, 2020

VIC presser: 11am

NSW presser: 11:30am
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Some COVID-19 headlines around the world

Feel free to talk about the COVID-19 situation in any country within this post and/or anything else you like as long as it is within the rules.

Some numbers around the world in the last 24 hours

🇮🇹ITALY:
  • +5,901 new cases (total cases: 365,467) - Biggest one-day increase since March.
  • +41 new deaths (total deaths: 36,246)
  • +255 new hospitalisations (5,076 total hospitalisations)
  • +62 new ICU admissions (514 total ICU admissions)

🇳🇱NETHERLANDS:
  • +7,393 new cases (total cases: 188,876) - Biggest one-day increase on record.
  • +35 new deaths (total deaths: 6,631)
  • +112 new hospitalisations (1,410 total hospitalisations)
  • +25 new ICU admissions (277 total ICU admissions)

🇬🇧UK:
  • +17,234 new cases (total cases: 634,920) - Second-highest increase on record.
  • +143 new deaths (total deaths: 43,018)
  • +278 new hospitalisations (4,367 total hospitalisations)
  • +30 new ICU admissions (507 total ICU admissions)
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2020.10.13 16:20 hsc434 [OC] Some young players you should know about

With players like Lorenzo Musetti, Clara Burel, Jannik Sinner, Coco Gauff, Leylah Fernandez, and of course Iga Swiatek having their big breakouts recently, I thought tennis might like to hear about some other promising young players that we could be seeing bust onto the scene in the near future. I’ll admit I haven’t seen a ton of matches from these kids as it’s extremely difficult to actually watch junior tennis; my knowledge of these players comes from keeping an eye on junior results/following the pro results of young players I think show promise. Obviously there’s no such thing as guarantees in tennis - surely not all of these kids will become top level pros, and players I’ve never heard of will randomly become stars after an average junior career – but these are some young players I wouldn’t be surprised to see find success as professionals.
WTA
Honourable mentions who I didn’t feel like writing about: Robin Montgomery (USA), Daria Snigur (Ukraine), Daria Lopatetska (Ukraine), Linda Fruhvirtova (Czech Republic)
ATP
Keep in mind, it’s way less common for teenagers to make a splash on the men’s side then on the women’s side, so these guys will need a little more time than their female counterparts.
Special mention: Eliakim Coulibaly, 18 year old from Cote D’Ivoire. I have no idea if he’s any good or not - his results as a junior haven’t incredibly awe inspiring, but how cool would it be for there to be a top player from the Ivory Coast of all places. Fingers crossed for the kid to be successful.
Honourable mentions: Martin Damm (USA), Arthur Cazaux (France)
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