INTRASTATE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
520. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to Legislative Council
question without notice 460 and the Premier's inability to understand
and answer the four direct questions he received on health advice that had
informed decisions to restrict intrastate travel.
(1) Has the Minister for Health requested or received
advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Western Australia or the
Department of Health related to or recommending intrastate and/or interstate
(2) On what date
was the advice identified in (1) requested and/or received and can the minister
please table that advice?
(3) Has the CMO or the Department of Health provided
advice directly to the Premier, the State Disaster Council or the State
Emergency Coordinator related to or recommending intrastate and/or interstate
(4) On what date
was the advice identified in (3) requested and/or received and can the minister
please table the advice?
ALANNA CLOHESY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The Minister
for Health requested advice from the Chief Health Officer on both interstate
and intrastate borders. No advice has been requested from the Chief Medical
(2) The Chief
Health Officer provided advice recommending closing interstate borders on 29
March 2020. Further advice supporting regional border restrictions was provided
to the Minister for Health during the week of 23 March 2020.
advice provided to the State Disaster Council on 29 March 2020 is