Lake Illawarra woman one of 18,000 Aussies struggling to get home
Rachael is stranded as a consequence of her choices! She simply doesn't have the funds to return home - flights are available just expensive! There is a lesson here - don't travel to the other side of the world with limited funds!
What people had to do was cut there holidays short and come home when told now there's a consequence......
Secondly in Rachel's case you move to England you try your luck because you "don't want to join the dole queue" then when all your avenues are closed you want to come home I'm sure she will be fine she can get a part time job save some cash and come back when she wants she's be ok in England it's not a bad country and she knows her way around.
- Ess Why
People have been trying to get back to Australia for months, they have flights booked & keep getting bumped off them time and time again due to the govt only allowing a certain number of international arrivals per day.
Our country is closed unless you're a Chinese student or swimming the English channel ...
Bid to slash speed limit in Wollongong school zones to 30km/h
Definitely not will not improve safety at all. Most school zones are traffic jams especially in the afternoon. There are not too bad in the morning since the parents drop they're kids of over a longer period of time. If there is not enough crossings around schools there should definitely be more where needed. Why has council not done these crossings already? This will not increase the number of children that walk to school one iota. Parents want to pick their kids up from school and there is nothing that will change that. Parents need to watch their kids and teach them road safety and that they will end up in hospital if they run onto the road when they do cross it the correct way. If this gets up just watch her try to lower the standard speed limit from 50 to 40 in our suburbs. At this rate it will soon be quicker to walk everywhere than drive.
It's mainly driver behaviour that causes issues. More enforcement of the parking issues would help especially no stopping zones near the crossings and school drop off and pick up zones where people get out of their cars and block the flow or sit in their car way longer than 2 minutes waiting for their child to decide to show up.
- Nina Bee
In most cases this would add about 1 minute to the length of peoples trips but increase the safety for kids to walk or ride to school dramatically. Families might be more inclined to let their kids walk rather than take a car which would improve local traffic.
Banning massive four wheel drives from school zones would be a more effective safety measure...