Australia: NSW Health Limiting Alcohol in Locked Down Sydney Apartments
“They are searching all bags and things coming into the building … They confiscated a series of gifts. So things like bottles of spirits, we weren’t allowed to have those and we still (aren’t).”
I am so glad we have the 2nd Amendment. Thank you, Founding Fathers!
We’ve kept track of the insanity in Australia in the name of the collective good to contain COVID-19. That is impossible as Leslie explained in a post.
The New South Wales (NSW) Health has now limited alcohol consumption in locked-down Sydney apartments to “ensure the safety of health staff and residents.”
Six beers or pre-mixed drinks. One bottle of wine. One 375ml bottle of spirits.
Do you have more than that? They will take it away from you.
NSW Health recently applied the rule on Mission Australia’s Common Ground building. Residents said someone is inspecting care packages before they receive them:
“They are searching all bags and things coming into the building … They confiscated a series of gifts. So things like bottles of spirits, we weren’t allowed to have those and we still (aren’t),” Common Ground resident Robin Elhaj said.
Does the NSW have the power to limit a person’s alcohol in their private residence? The news said “it is unclear” since “public health orders do not mention alcohol limits.”
But the Sydney Local Health District said “the buildings became subject to alcohol consumption restrictions” once the NSW Health took over.
The NSW police spokeswoman insists the police “do not have powers” to confiscate “alcohol delivered to residential buildings.” She also said they are not doing it.
However, the spokeswoman confirms the NSW Police “ensure compliance with the Public Health Orders” at the lockdown apartments. They will “assist NSW Health if required.”
The police already dealt with protests over the lockdown. I wonder if they will face even more with this latest insane restriction.
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Leftists are all about control. Everything, all the time. They know how to live your life better than you.
In the 1980s it was fundamentalists. What happened?
The worry about fundamentalists was overblown anyway. Even if they wanted to do what they were accused of wanting, making it happen would’ve been beyond them.
The Deep State Uniparty, on the other hand, come to the party with all the tools and skills they need.
Yes, there was a lot of anti-Christian bigotry in the 1980s. There’s even more now.
It went away for a while, but was sighted again just last week in Texas.
The “fundamentalists” never had any power
Next up, government limiting the type and quantity of food delivered.
Fast food allowed only once a week. And that includes pizza.
Welcome to The New World Order, comrade!
Aussies are hardy people. They’ll soon revolt against they tyranny being imposed upon them by the lunatics in power.
I imagine they’re regretting allowing themselves to be disarmed
Maybe, maybe not. Never underestimate the corrosive power of “safetyism”. A staggering amount of death, suffering and destruction has been caused by the words “If it saves just one life it is worth it.”
No they won’t..if they were going tom, they would’ve by now
I could say the same about Americans. I don’t believe either.
…experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations…
…then Officer Sally, you’d better bar the door.
Yet not a second has been spent looking at the long-term effects of these draconian lockdowns.
There have definitely been studies on it. They’re just not getting any publicity and are being treated as “Republicans/conservatives are just heartless, soulless tyrants.”
Of corse they have:t the hijacking of government by gangsters in western attire suits – minus the swastika.
Lunatic tyrant Nancy Pelosi posing with lunatic democracy destroyer George Soros:
There is nothing too horrible that could befall Pelosi. Nothing.
Wait until the Australian government starts rationing food. No economy can support eternal lockdowns without major shortages of necessities.
The Soviets were much smarter. Each man on the factory floor received a galvanized pail of state vodka at lunchtime. People only work half the day anyway, it kept everyone quiescent, and pension and medical costs were kept low because all the men died before 60.
They should limit Vegemite too.
So! There IS an upside!
It’s going to the “the roaring ’20s” all over again.
Bathtub gin anyone?
If you really hate the government, then don’t drink, smoke, or gamble. Those are both their favorite form of taxation and for dulling the senses of the masses. Don’t expect a revolt in a town where there is are 10 MJ dispensaries to every 7/11.
If you want to see some pissin and moanin, just wait until Portland starts to register and tax the electric bikes. Fortunately the outer communities are not raising gas taxes and so it is still easy to fill up while running an errand in an adjacent city, county, or state.
First: take away the guns
They did that. How the Aussies went for that scam is so amazing – and instructive.
Australia returning to its root as a penal colony.
Raising the blinds will make you a sniper target soon enough, for your own good of course
So is it’s not police, is it actual agents of the Board of Health… or is it some Karen landlord in the mailroom, confiscating anything above the government suggestions so as to boost her own stock of hooch?
No, you have completely misunderstood Ms Chastain’s post, which is not surprising since it’s written very confusingly.
This issue is NOT ABOUT PRIVATE RESIDENCES. Nobody is limiting alcohol deliveries to private residences. Even those few who are in full quarantine at home, because they’ve tested positive or had close contact with someone who has, can order whatever they like and have it delivered. And of course the vast majority of people are allowed out for shopping and exercise, and can therefore buy whatever they like.
This issue is about government run quarantine facilities, for those who need to be quarantined and can’t do it at home for some reason, e.g. they live with people who need to go out. They are being put up in apartment blocks that have been taken over by the government for this purpose. And at those facilities the authorities who are running them are searching incoming deliveries. They’re allowing a reasonable amount of alcohol in: up to a bottle of wine, a pint of liquor, or a six-pack of beer a day. But they don’t want people in their custody drinking themselves to death.
That’s not unreasonable. Think of someone being held as a material witness, or a jury being sequestered. Do you think the police enforcing their custody should allow them to have a fifth a night delivered? How about a gallon a night? At some point it becomes reasonable to stop them.
You just wait.
This is a home that is providing “support” to the lower social/economic cohort.
“There is a diverse tenancy mix at Common
Ground and and we provide homes to formerly
long term homeless people, social housing
eligible tenants, students and low to moderate
Some of our tenants here have a number of health and
support needs and there are on-site support and health
services available to all of our tenants.”
Some of those “needs” could be substance abuse. Management may be attempting to provide some control and order for all residents.
With all the other draconian actions taking place, on the surface this may appear to be the same . . . but perhaps not.
Conceding your point (and Milhouse’s), I’ll raise another: Why don’t they do this every day? If substance abuse is an issue, why don’t they monitor and limit alcohol all the time?
Or, is this only being raised now because the tenants see and opportunity to exploit WTF fot their own gain?
The point is that they’re under new management, with new policies. The state health department has taken the building over, and other facilities, and is housing people there who need to be in quarantine but it’s not practical for them to do so at home. E.g. because their family would have to be quarantined too, and is unwilling to do that.
The best defense against alcoholism is an opened up country giving people a reason to live instead of abuse substances.
That said if I was forced to be the warden of one of these camps I would definitely limit alcohol consumption; everyone interned is at risk for substance abuse if allowed and the mental stresses of being confined are bad enough add in substance abuse….it is the job of a warden to make sure h is/her inmates survive their incarceration without permanent health problems as a result.
And you would be a perfect warden for one of these camps.
I mean this in the most perjorative sense possible.