Two men have been charged with failing to comply with directions issued under the Emergency Management Act after they were arrested in Bunker Bay, Naturaliste today, Tuesday 28 September 2021.
The two men – a 49-year-old man and a 39-year-old man – arrived in Western Australia on Wednesday 22 September 2021 on a flight from the Northern Territory. The men were granted approval to enter Western Australia based on information they provided in their G2G application which suggested they were eligible to enter the state without the need to quarantine.
It will be alleged the information they provided on their G2G application was false, and had that false information not been provided they would not have been eligible to enter the state as they had been in a high-risk jurisdiction within the previous 14 days, and their reason for entry would not have meet the strict entry requirements for travellers from high-risk states.
The two men were arrested this morning in Bunker Bay, Naturaliste while in company with a woman.
Both men have been charged with three counts of ‘Failed to Comply with a Direction’. They have been refused bail and are both due to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court tomorrow, Wednesday 29 September 2021.
WA Police Force has been advised the woman and one of the men have since provided a negative COVID test result, while the second man’s COVID test provided an inconclusive result, meaning he will be tested again while in police custody tonight.
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