Well NSW should hit 28 days on Friday of this week. However, since we have open borders with SA who have another 26-27 days to get to 28, Im sure that will be the next excuse WA use.
Plus given WA closed border to SA in a matter of hours of a new case, one cant really have anu confidence to book travel there anyway unless you can afford the time to quarantine with possibly no notice (as happened to those on the fligth fprm ADL).
Yes but by the level of logic used, they should be announcing immediate border closures (again) to TAS, QLD (from tomorrow), NT, and the ACT who all have open borders with the covid 'hotspot' of NSW...... and the virus could already be spreading undetected via those states into WA from NSW.... really?
And blaming NSW is just pre-school deflection tactics....
It just doesn't make sense... meanwhile thousands of families are left stranded and in the lurch....
Has WA Premier Mark McGowan gone too far?
WA Premier Mark McGowan is as sure a thing as you get in politics to win the next state election, in March next year.
But McGowan needs to be careful. His tough border policies have been very popular in the parochial west, but is he now going too far? The Premier is refusing to open the borders despite the medical advice now suggesting he do so.
The risk is that McGowan starts to look like a political opportunist, rather than a defender of a tough border policy.
WA really is a parochial state. So there is every chance McGowan rejecting the medical advice to maintain tough borders remains popular.
Many are now not certain of that anymore, and a lot can change between now and March if he doesn’t open up in time for Christmas.
The biggest risk is that ex-pats being denied the opportunity to return home to their families over the summer because of McGowan’s tough policies builds resentment within those families.
If the broader WA community start to believe McGowan is merely playing politics with the borders the move could backfire.