Interstate travel restrictions

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Rxm

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 14 Jan 2017

Total posts 18

The one point I would make is that the closed border states are breaching their constitution obligation. All Australian citizens should be treated equally in each state as far as crossing borders is concerned. There should not be one rule for residents of a state and a different rule for non residents. The point is I should not be prevented from entering a state I should just be subject to whatever health orders apply there. My Australians have interests in more than one state or territory.

Travellz

Member since 26 Mar 2020

Total posts 47

Originally Posted by Rxm

The one point I would make is that the closed border states are breaching their constitution obligation. All Australian citizens should be treated equally in each state as far as crossing borders is concerned. There should not be one rule for residents of a state and a different rule for non residents. The point is I should not be prevented from entering a state I should just be subject to whatever health orders apply there. My Australians have interests in more than one state or territory.

Try telling that too Annastacia Palaszczuk or Mark McGowan


patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 725

Originally Posted by Rxm

The one point I would make is that the closed border states are breaching their constitution obligation. All Australian citizens should be treated equally in each state as far as crossing borders is concerned. There should not be one rule for residents of a state and a different rule for non residents. The point is I should not be prevented from entering a state I should just be subject to whatever health orders apply there. My Australians have interests in more than one state or territory.

Rxm the high court has ruled on constitutional obligations and that is as you say healthy orders apply. In this case it is about public health. Those states are making the perfectly sensible decision as many others are that when 80% fully vaccinated plus a period for the vaccine to take effect then these public health orders will be changed. You can blame the federal government for the very slow process in getting there.


Richard W

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 12 Apr 2017

Total posts 87

Originally Posted by Rxm

The one point I would make is that the closed border states are breaching their constitution obligation. All Australian citizens should be treated equally in each state as far as crossing borders is concerned. There should not be one rule for residents of a state and a different rule for non residents. The point is I should not be prevented from entering a state I should just be subject to whatever health orders apply there. My Australians have interests in more than one state or territory.

In theory that should be true. So far each court case has found in favour of the states.

Richard W

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 12 Apr 2017

Total posts 87

Originally Posted by patrickk

Originally Posted by Rxm

The one point I would make is that the closed border states are breaching their constitution obligation. All Australian citizens should be treated equally in each state as far as crossing borders is concerned. There should not be one rule for residents of a state and a different rule for non residents. The point is I should not be prevented from entering a state I should just be subject to whatever health orders apply there. My Australians have interests in more than one state or territory.

Rxm the high court has ruled on constitutional obligations and that is as you say healthy orders apply. In this case it is about public health. Those states are making the perfectly sensible decision as many others are that when 80% fully vaccinated plus a period for the vaccine to take effect then these public health orders will be changed. You can blame the federal government for the very slow process in getting there.


The federal government went for the vaccine that could be produced in vast numbers on Australian soil. The hysterical media blew those plans out the water with over the top reporting on a few cases which had a reaction to the AZ vaccine. Playing catch up from there.

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