July 6, 2022

Coronavirus Australia news: Queensland records four new COVID-19 cases, but none linked to Grand Chancellor cluster

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the state is looking towards mining camps as potential quarantine…

Coronavirus Australia news: Queensland records four new COVID-19 cases, but none linked to Grand Chancellor cluster

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the state is looking towards mining camps as potential quarantine locations in the future. 

“We are going to look at all options and one of those options is to look at some of the mining camps that we have in Queensland.

“Now, for a start, some of these mining camps are four-star. They are of a very good quality high standard. My understanding is some of them have – most of them – the ones we’re looking at have balconies, so there’s a lot of fresh air for guests and also, too, there’s the capacity for all of the staff and the cleaners and everyone to also be based on those sites as well.

“I’m going to put this forward as an option to the Federal Government and I also – and we’ll be having those discussions, so we’ll look forward to those discussions over the next few days. But also, too, I do want to discuss it at National Cabinet, that will be held on Friday week. I hope the AHPPC advice will also go  to National Cabinet.

“I think with this new strain, we have to put all options on the table and these are sensible, rational options. The Howard Springs works very well in the Northern Territory and there’s no reason why we couldn’t do something similar here in Queensland or if not around the 
country.”