WA Premier Says NSW Hard Border Will Stay In Place Until Christmas

Wants vaccines at 80%


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Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has flagged the hard border with New South Wales will stay in place until Christmas.

He's said even if vaccination rates get to 70 or 80 per cent, the border won't open unless cases were minimal or zero.

Premier Mark McGowan told Sky News the hard border is necessary.

"For the foreseeable future, probably until the end of the year, we'll have to have some sort of strong border in place for New South Wales because we can't run the risk of it infiltrating into Western Australia. It's happened before from New South Wales and we don't want it to happen again," he said.

The Premier is looking to make the vaccination mandatory for some industries, including mining. 

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Amber Lowther

14 August 2021

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