COVID-19 Border Controls

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?

Andrew Bragg:

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.

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April 22, 2021
Senator Andrew Bragg