• @TLH1964"This draconian "no-one can leave without permission" policy is utterly ludicrous and let's face it, potentially a human rights issue!"According to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, it's not a human rights issue, prima facie, during a pandemic. If it were, HRW and ...

  • @quick_dry"this nonsense is completely backwards, the travel restriction should be on whether a country will accept you _in_, not whether you can leave. We already have established processes for travellers requiring entry visas, this just added more ways for the system to fall over."Other way rou...

  • @vantage03I'm not sure how familiar you are with international human rights law. While you may have a point that Australia's actions are morally dubious, they're not illegal. It's not really a 'dangerous game', hence none of HRW or Amnesty, to my knowledge, have kicked up a fuss about the travel ...

  • @hanmacThat's encouraging. Imo, the fact that you've spent more than 183 days outside Australia in the past 12 months and you don't own property in Australia SHOULD mean that you're not regarded as ordinarily an Australian resident. With that in mind, you then shouldn't require an exemption.Howev...

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  • @521303Charming. I'd imagine your best bet is to get a dingy and to know which parts of the UK coast aren't so well-patrolled by the coastguard lol.Please take a lifejacket and a flare, though, just in case it goes pear-shaped. It can be very dangerous. Of course, using the flare will involve be...

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  • Retaining Qantas Platinum in Asia

    Jul 05, 2019, 11:00 PM

    With all due respect, Ourmanin, I read rwSydney's post in its entirety. However, I'm not au fait with the BAEC programme. I wanted to know more about how its lifetime membership compares with the QFF lifetime membership programmes.In the post, rwSydney cited a list of benefits associated with the...

  • Retaining Qantas Platinum in Asia

    Jul 05, 2019, 06:22 PM

    Originally Posted by rwSydney I have lived in Australia for 13 years but have continued to be with BAEC. I do fly to the UK twice a year and have an address I can use in the UK for correspondence though.I find BAEC to be much better than Qantas for many reasons. You get confirmed points upgrades...

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