Health as such is a state responsibility, and it was NSW Health that let them go. I was thinking similar about the federal organisations, but border protection, immigration and quarantine were left out of it.Alas, seems to be a general failure all round.
It seems that NSW Health were not too concerned because they had preconceived ideas that a cruise from NZ was a low risk and hence never performed a check (proper or otherwise).
Alas, seems to be a general failure all round.This is a classic case where both state and federal governments were at fault but neither is being held accountable for it, a long-standing problem in Australian politics.
begs the question of who called the ambulance and was the ABF notified and if the ambulance service flagged to anyone else the reason why the ambulance was called. Despite everyone believing that if you notify one area of government, they (all of government) all know about it. Not true, unless the communications channels are used, no one else knows.
All water under the bridge now. The mistake has been made and cannot be corrected. the passengers need to be traced and notified.There have been a handful of public announcements along those lines, clear enough that even I'm aware of them in SA.
One thing I will note is that I have not seen in media anyone stating that if you have been a passenger or have been in contact with a passenger from the liner, self isolate and contact the relevant health authorities.
They have been too busy big noting themselves and showing off how much better their "experts" are.Australian TV networks should stop showing the PM speaking live.
The commissioner of the Australian Border Force says that it was NSW Health's fault.I'd put my faith in Gladys than the the Federal muppets.They really have form in the trustworthy stakes.
He and Gladys should be put in isolation together until they come up with the answer.
It sounds like the government is using the technical definition to justify their position.All of politics is about trying to justify positions.
I did read somebody writing that Health is a State Government responsibility. If so, Greg Hunt, the Federal Minister for Health must be getting his considerable salary under false pretences.Constitutionally, it is a state responsibility.
So the reasoning that schools and childcare are not closed because according to the government's medical advisers children are not carriers. They're saying that it's ok to send them to school because they won't catch it, but not to the shops because they might catch it.
Setting aside the fact that some children have now been hit by the virus, can one of these advisers explain how the virus disappears if a child touches it?
Edit: Upon reflection I now realise that, technically, a "carrier" is one who is actually infected and not just carrying the virus on the outside of their body. It sounds like the government is using the technical definition to justify their position.
Re the issue of who was at fault with the Ruby Princess; the ship docked at the Overseas Passenger Terminal. In other words, that was the Australian Border as far as passengers were concerned. That is where Passports, Visas, Customs and Quarantine checks take place. Border Protection is a Federal responsibility regardless of whether people arrive by sea or air.Meanwhile the ABF chief comes out yesterday and lays the blame squarely at NSW.
Within Australia, Health is divided up among the States. Ruby Princess does not, by any definition, fit that category. The Feds blew it - pure and simple.
Spain is in real strife. Apparently they've run out of body bags in some cities.Carnot, isn't this crazy? One hairdresser or barber can infect countless people if they get corono.
Meanwhile in Australia some 'Karens' must've be so upset at the prospect of only 30 minute haircuts that they've succeeded in lobbying the Government to ditch that rule.