So Queenslanders can now mingle in Byron Bay with people from Sydney - and trust me there are a LOT of people from Sydney flying up - and then go home without isolation anywhere in Queensland.Sigh.... as many predicted.... can't possibly meet any more often than monthly its just NOT possible
Queensland may wait another 5 weeks to open border to NSW
Following the announcement that more NSW postcodes will be allowed into Queensland from October 1, Deputy Premier Steven Miles says the rest of the state could be forced to wait more than a month for entry.
On Tuesday, the Palaszczuk Government announced the Sunshine State will relax the hard line restrictions for some postcodes to cross the border.
Residents in other parts of NSW, however, will have to wait a good while yet with Mr Miles insisting that an assessment for the rest of the state cannot be made until the end of October.
That date will likely coincide with the Queensland state election.
“We will assess all the border restrictions toward the end of every month and that’s what we intended to do this month and will do next month, we do it monthly as we have stated before” he said, under continue questioning on why Australians have to wait so long for the review.
The closed border has been slammed by the Federal Government as having no medical backing with the decisions made by Queensland CHO, Dr Jeannette Young widely criticised as lacking evidence-based support.
<p>Australia has reacted to Daniel Andrews' hotel quarantine program testimony, calling the Victorian Premier's lack of answers over who gave the green light to use private security "staggering". </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>www.news.com.au
Byron Bay? Must avoid. .So Queenslanders can now mingle in Byron Bay with people from Sydney - and trust me there are a LOT of people from Sydney flying up - and then go home without isolation anywhere in Queensland ...
We were there at Christmas when it was packed. We just kept wanting to turn the hose on everything to wash it down. I think we must have booked near the alternatives.Oh I can’t wait to go and join Pete Evan’s covidiot community!
Maybe false positive if there are no other sources.Don’t mess with Dr Young’s special border clock!
QLD poised to ‘send NSW back to day zero’ as mystery case discovered
The required 28 days of zero community virus transmission Queensland insists NSW must achieve before reopening the border may be reset to zero as health authorities scramble to trace the source of infection in a Sydney man.
Three of the four new NSW cases are returning overseas travellers in hotel quarantine and the fourth is a locally-acquired case - a man in his 50s from south-west Sydney, whose positive COVID-19 result was reported on Thursday.
Queensland wants NSW to record 28 days of zero cases not linked to a known source before it will reopen the border. NSW was on track to reach the target on October 6 but Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said she believes the new case in Sydney may require her to reset her border clock to zero.
"We need for [NSW] to complete their investigation but it would appear that way," she said, referring to her potential decision to delay opening the QLD/NSW border further.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 28 days of no community transmission is ‘an impossibly tall order’.
Three of the new cases are returning overseas travellers in hotel quarantine and the fourth is a locally-acquired case - a man in his 50s from south-west Sydney.www.smh.com.au
This is clearly just posturing, to try and get the ADF involved again without cost for them. Oh yes, crime is increasing, oh this is because ADF is pulling out. Blah blah, heard it all before!QLD State border restrictions leading to increase in crime, as police resources stretched
Police on the Gold Coast say state border restrictions and hotel quarantine duty is significantly draining manpower and slashing street patrols so much it could be contributing to an uptick in violent crime.
One officer suggested to the Gold Coast Bulletin that under normal roster conditions, the fatal stabbing on Wednesday night of 27-year-old Raymond Harris might have been avoided.
“If the public knew what was happening they would blow up," another officer told the paper. "I have never been to so many jobs lately where people have complained about why we could not get there quicker.”
Three Gold Coast hotels are currently being used as coronavirus quarantine for returning domestic travellers and a fourth is being added soon.
Gold Coast police chief superintendent Mark Wheeler has dismissed the staff concerns but admitted resources were being finely balanced between "business-as-usual requirements" and the COVID-19 response.
QLD police will need to shift even more man hours to policing the QLD state border with NSW, as the ADF withdraws all support resources from the border on September 30.
The state’s controversial border with its southern neighbour continues to dominate news headlines in both states with the QLD government under increasing pressure to provide evidenced-based support to justify their decision to keep the border closed, and only review the data every 30 days.
<p>Scott Morrison has released a statement with the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Health Minister Greg Hunt, saying they are “deeply concerned” about the mental health impacts of a prolonged lockdown.</p>www.news.com.au
SES are mostly unpaid volunteers, I'm sure they would be capable but I would prefer them to only be used in actual emergencies like floods, bushfires, cyclones etc or assisting police when a lot of manpower is needed for a short time such as large scale searches - not for long term routine state border controls and administration. If state governments want that they they have to pay for it.The QLD SES would be quite capable in assistIng the QLD Police with their border control matters.
The ADF are not using any special capability here.
Well, yes. Pay them, if there are those who are able to do it. . I would not expect anyone to do it for free.SES are mostly unpaid volunteers, I'm sure they would be capable but I would prefer them to only be used in actual emergencies like floods, bushfires, cyclones etc or assisting police when a lot of manpower is needed for a short time such as large scale searches - not for long term routine state border controls and administration. If state governments want that they they have to pay for it.