Changes to Western Australia's hard border could come today
Western Australia could finally begin on a cautious path towards reopening its hard border – but it remains to be seen what changes might be made.
Western Australia could finally begin on a cautious path towards reopening its hard border — but it remains to be seen what changes might be made.
The State Disaster Council's meeting today could see the notional wall cutting WA off from the rest of the country removed.
Police Commissioner Chris Dawson yesterday admitted the situation in Australia was "changing for the better".
"Tomorrow (Friday) I'll be attending the State Disaster Council and no doubt we'll have further discussion there," he said.
The newest COVID-19 advice from Chief Health Officer Dr Andrew Robertson will be discussed by the council today — but it stays secret until the government works out what to do with it.
Still, the pressure to open up to the rest of Australia — excepting Victoria — is increasing, as more Western Australians trapped on the wrong side of the border reveal their pain.
"The difficulty I have and my officers have is that on any given day we have 3000 applications, so there's a volume issue," Mr Dawson said yesterday.
"I think post tomorrow's meeting, there will be a clearer opportunity."
But an extension to the state of emergency was signed on Wednesday, nonetheless.
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