House debates

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Quarantine

2:30 pm

Photo of Mark ButlerMark Butler (Hindmarsh, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives) Share this | Hansard source

BUTLER (—) (): My question is to the Prime Minister. In her national review of quarantine published this month, the Prime Minister's handpicked quarantine adviser, Jane Halton, told him:

Some quarantine settings, such as quarantine in a purpose-built facility, are better able to mitigate transmission risks, especially for high-risk travellers and in respect of variants of concern.

She said, further:

The Centre for National Resilience at Howard Springs was not purpose-built for quarantine …

Why has the Prime Minister failed to establish a single purpose-built quarantine facility?


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