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Just a note, It seems like every government is trying to shift responsibility for this cricketer decision. Gladys spoke about it very much as if it was. a request directly from the federal government.
But Scott Morrison is speaking as if the Commonwealth swooped in after the NSW government already agreed to let them come.
A request was made to go over and above our cap. If we get these requests through Federal Government authorities or other authorities, our health and police teams make independent assessments of those...
At the end of the day it’s the Federal Government that decides who comes home. We say this is the number of people we can take. All the decisions about where people come from are not our decisions.
That’s something we insisted on with the New South Wales state government when they were going to allow that flight back in.
Scott Morrison says returning cricketer did not take a single quarantine spot away from a trapped Australian, after flying home from the Maldives after fleeing India two weeks ago.
They had to do what everybody else did. They did not take one place in quarantine that anyone else may have otherwise had. That’s something we insisted on with the New South Wales state government when they were going to allow that flight back in. We said well, it has to be over and above the caps.Continue reading...