Two Fully Vaccinated Brothers Banned From Attending Fathers Funeral

Tasmania government not budging


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Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein

Two Melbourne based brothers are pleading with the Tasmanian government to grant access for them to attend their fathers funeral. 

Sean and Fergus Rein’s father Glen died on October 29. Despite proving they are fully vaccinated they have had their entry applications knocked back several times. 

Sean is calling for border rules to be relaxed.

"I don't think anyone would dispute that when a family member passes that family needs to be together," he said.

However, Liberal MP Sarah Courtney says the state government is not budging. 

“We have made a number of difficult decisions throughout the entire period of time of Covid, we know that some of these difficult decisions do have a significant impact on the lives of people both in Tasmania and interstate,” she said.

They hope with the funeral scheduled for later this month, it will be enough time for the state government to reconsider their decision. 

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9 November 2021

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