Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader
The vast majority of Tasmanians will be relieved the state’s tough border measures will be in place until at least the end of the month.
With COVID-19 ravaging Victoria and on the march again in NSW, along with evidence of community transmission in other states, the Premier has made the right call.
Our collective responsibility as islanders is to keep each other safe. We’ve shown we can do that since the early days of lockdown and so many people have made such huge sacrifices - from grieving families, to tireless health care workers, people who’ve lost their jobs, and businesses on the brink.
The Premier recognises all that sacrifice would be for nought if the virus is allowed to take hold here.
Mr Gutwein has done the right thing. Now isn’t the time to be taking any risks. There’s too much at stake.