State’s agriculture industry let down by Labor’s lack of action on quarantine for ag workers

Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa said Western Australia’s agriculture industry has been let down by the Labor Government’s lack of action in finding a quarantine site for urgently needed ag workers. Mr de Grussa said the Government put quarantining skilled workers into the too-hard basket and have left it too late for…

Gaping hole in hotel quarantine as dozens of workers not fully vaccinated

The Opposition has called on the Health Minister to explain why dozens of hotel quarantine workers are not fully vaccinated, over three months after the Government’s mandatory vaccination deadline. Shadow Regional Health Minister Martin Aldridge said the admission that over 60 hotel quarantine workers were yet to receive their second vaccination was a gaping hole…

Federal Government’s ag worker quarantine investigation welcomed but must be accelerated

Shadow Agriculture and Food Minister Colin de Grussa has welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government of an investigation into the use of a site in the Northern Territory as a potential quarantine facility for agricultural workers. Mr de Grussa said the Federal Agriculture Minister’s decision to look at using Bladen Village to isolate international…