Border wars

QUARANTINE ZONES ARE SPLITTING COMMUNITIES NEEDLESSLY.

Quarantine boundaries should be based on communities of interest and economic cohesion rather than State borders.  To enable this to happen, the Commonwealth should accept the responsibility for quarantine that the Australian Constitution says it has. 

Vague authority delegation and ill-defined responsibility leads to events like the Ruby Princess, and incompetent enforcement of hotel quarantine. The New South Wales and Victorian Governments are taking opprobrium for failures which really would be more accurately directed

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