Senate debates

Monday, 23 March 2020

Questions without Notice

Coronavirus

2:48 pm

Photo of Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business) Share this | Hansard source

In relation to temperature screening, as part of our ongoing strategy of containment and minimising risk to the Australian community, as detailed in the COVID-19 plan, on advice from health experts we've implemented additional screening of passengers at Australian airports. This has included implementing enhanced health screening and temperature-testing arrangements for arrivals from high-risk countries and ill travellers, based on the advice of health experts. The screening is conducted by officers from the departments of health and agriculture—

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