Mark McGowan says South Australia ‘may regret’ reopening to NSW and Victoria

14/09/2021 12:45:00 PM
Mark McGowan says South Australia ‘may regret’ reopening to NSW and Victoria

Mark McGowan has issued a warning to South Australia over its plans to reopen to residents of NSW and Victoria.

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Mark McGowan has issued a warning to South Australia over its plans to reopen to residents of NSW and Victoria.

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan says South Australia may come to regret opening up to New South Wales and Victoria once the 80 per cent vaccine target is achieved.

South Australia will end state lockdowns and no longer shut out all residents of a jurisdiction once 80 per cent of its eligible population have received their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. "I think once we get to double dose 80 per cent vaccination across South Australia, we'll certainly move away from state lockdowns," Mr Marshall said. 

"In terms of state lockouts, I think we'll also be moving away from that and moving towards more LGA or exposure site exclusions, rather than whole of state."Mr Marshall said South Australia should hit the 80 per cent double dose target"well before Christmas" meaning the border reopening with NSW and Victoria is likely to happen before the end of the year.

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Mr McGowan's comments come after his counterpart in South Australia, Steven Marshall, told Sky News Australia on Sunday he was committed to the national plan that charts the nation's path out of the pandemic.2 minutes ago Australia is deepening its military ties with South Korea after high level talks between the two nations led to a commitment to enhance cyber, critical minerals and security cooperation.1 hours ago Herald Sun journalist Caleb Bond says a burnout crisis facing nurses in South Australia comes at a time when more people are needed in the system to ease the pressure brought on by COVID and an aging population.south coast to feed off a large bait ball.

    South Australia will end state lockdowns and no longer shut out all residents of a jurisdiction once 80 per cent of its eligible population have received their two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  "I think once we get to double dose 80 per cent vaccination across South Australia, we'll certainly move away from state lockdowns," Mr Marshall said. Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton sat down with their South Korean counterparts after North Korea carried out a series of tests using long-range cruise missiles.  "In terms of state lockouts, I think we'll also be moving away from that and moving towards more LGA or exposure site exclusions, rather than whole of state. “So, you can’t be surprised that this sort of thing would happen but it comes at a time when we have an aging population, we have COVID to deal with and if nurses are looking to leave the system, then God help us all." Mr Marshall said South Australia should hit the 80 per cent double dose target"well before Christmas" meaning the border reopening with NSW and Victoria is likely to happen before the end of the year. The Seoul visit is the ministers’ third leg of their regional tour that has also taken them to Indonesia and India. The state currently has 41. It all happens really, really quickly too," Mr Miller said.

2 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated. Read More.   Western Australia at the moment classifies South Australia as a"very low risk" jurisdiction, with quarantine-free travel allowed between the two states.    Following on from Mr Marshall's remarks, Mr McGowan was asked by a reporter on Tuesday if the border will shut to South Australia once it allows in NSW and Victoria residents, given Western Australia's reluctance to open to the eastern states. "Wait and see what happens. Look the Tasmanian Premier has said 90 per cent before he considers it, (the) South Australian premier is now saying 80 per cent," he said.

      "I don't know when they'll get to 80 per cent, what comprises that 80 per cent and whether or not they do it.  "Obviously if South Australia then has community spread of the virus, they may regret that decision. And if they do, well obviously we'd take health advice, but most likely we'd close to that jurisdiction." Mr McGowan said while his state has a similar vaccination rate to South Australia, it was"more cautious" in its reopening plans.  "We're running about the same level of vaccination as South Australia, maybe a per cent or two behind," he said.

  "Obviously we are more cautious than South Australia but we are similar to Tasmania. "And perhaps that's because we have the benefit of the Nullarbor, Tasmania has the Bass Strait, and we've both largely been COVID free jurisdictions and had the benefit of that and we don't want to lose it." Mr McGowan previously said he will only do away with Western Australia's hard border measures"when an overwhelming majority of our population has been vaccinated". .