The smaller states are wrong to close their borders. The economic impact on tourism & hospitality is enormous. 15% of tourism jobs in NSW have been lost. That's 46,721 jobs. Why is the Queensland border closed to the ACT with no cases?
Why on earth the Queensland border will be closed to people from the Australian Capital Territory is beyond me I mean I they haven't had cases in the Capital Territory for weeks and weeks and so I think the same applies to all the small States. As the Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has said, I mean this is having a huge impact on the tourism sector. In my state of New South Wales, 15% of the tourism sector has now shed its workforce and so there is a real economic and humanitarian cost of these small states closing their borders for no reason.