That's what I said. The first bullet point above means they'd go to NSW as an alternative to quarantine.Incorrect. It will be that you need to quarantine if you arrived into Australia within the previous 14 days. That's why people would just extend their holiday by 14 days in NSW first.
Even though that only refers to Australian citizens and residents, I'm assuming that 14 days in NSW would be a back door to QLD for foreign tourists too at 80%.Queensland's fine print... note fully vaccinationed = 2 weeks after your second dose!
You're right that the feds technically have the ultimate say on the national border. But you seem to be missing the fact that Morrison clearly wants to open up. Why would he not want to open up? He needs the states to agree to opening up and the largest one is ready to go right now.In the areas where states have responsibility, yes. The Federal government controls the international borders through visas - it's their remit to say no to non-citizens/residents and their close family (which is what ScoMo said is the first priority).
New South Wales and every other state can't do a damn thing about that.
Because Palaszuk's trump card up to this point has been that life is better in Queensland and the economy is doing better here than in NSW.Why does announcing it today have anything to do with the actions of Dom?
Who's second guessing them? The feds are literally saying they want to open up the country to the world, and they now have the biggest state in the country telling them to hurry up.Bit silly second guessing Morrison, particularly when one's story is pure fiction
Yeah, I meant before Sydney started to open up. Queensland has obviously been much less restricted than NSW for the past few months.For all the carrying on about how life is great in Queensland, there doesn't appear to be a huge difference in restrictions between South East Queensland and Sydney right now.
Either way, it's a bad look for the QLD government. It looks like they've been played by the new NSW premier. The smarter thing to do would have been more proactive and release their plans a few weeks ago - rather than appearing to be reactive. Their constant petty sniping at NSW in the last couple of press conferences also shows that this is a reaction.A transition plan was always expected regardless of the actions of NSW.
And? Again, if it truely made a difference, the dates would be far earlier. QLD is still being very very conservative.
Funny, it was announced to give people 2 months to plan for Christmas, almost on the dot. That's expected, no?
So the day after Perrottet's announcement just happened to be the absolutely perfect time for QLD to announce their plan 😆So it would have made a difference if it was 2 months and 2 weeks instead of just 2 months?
Absolutely not. They are still way off the targets and it started to get to the crunch time where either vaccination rates needed to increase, or there was no Christmas. 2 weeks ago, that wasn't as much the obvious case. Also, the longer you wait, the more accurate your modelling will be.
Because it was predictable when Dom spoke on Friday that QLD would be forced to react and they did. The very next day.Again, how is this a bad look for the QLD Government? It absolutely doesn't look like they've been played at all.
Not for quarantine-free foreign international arrivals. It vaguely indicates that it'll be allowed at 90%, with no clarity or commitment.The Queensland statement yesterday contained details about international travel
My main point is that it differentiates between Australians/residents returning at 80% and foreigners. At 80% residents will be able to home quarantine (potentially for 7 days given the trial that Palascscuk keeps referring to), but non-residents will have to do 14 days hotel quarantine.It doesn't allow Australian's back quarantine free at 80%. All arrivals regardless will need to undertake quarantine. The only difference is where:
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It's all on page 2 of the vaccine plan: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/216522/dpc7950-border-plan.pdf
There are lots of families and couples separated by the border. They would be able to home quarantine with their partner / family.how many foreigners have a home in Queensland to quarantine in?