Labor needs to get on board

Peter Gutwein,Premier

The Tasmanian Government is proactively engaging in discussions with both its Federal and New Zealand counterparts in regards to Trans-Tasman travel.

Instead of sniping from the sidelines Labor should get on board and welcome the fact that under the City Deal the Australian Government will invest $82.3 million for border services including the AFP.

In fact just last week Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed that border force services will be available to the state and we will work with the Hobart Airport in relation to the necessary quarantine facilities they would require.

Both jurisdictions have worked hard to contain coronavirus and with the situation now under control it makes sense for us to explore the opportunity of direct flights.

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