Wodonga-based Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie tonight in the senate called on state premiers to act in good faith and common-sense and use evidence over politics at this Friday’s National Cabinet so there’s an agreed definition of COVID hotspots and in determining where they are.
This will ideally mean our COVID-free border communities will be able to get on with everyday life with no restrictions.
Other points she makes:
- Communities hundreds of kilometres away from COVID hotspots are being torn apart taking a mental health, wellbeing and fatigue toll.
- The need to show the medical evidence in which border closures and restrictions were based on (this evidence has been lacking even at the highest levels)
- The need for a nationally consistent approach to border closures and quarantine processes
Senator McKenzie and the Nationals team have also been calling for an immediate introduction of an agriculture workers code allowing farmers and critical workers in the ag sector movement across the borders so they can feed and clothe our nation.