West Australian Premier Mark McGowan has indicated he is considering extending the state’s “controlled border” beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in order to slow drug importation.
- Mark McGowan has flagged extending border controls beyond the pandemic
- The Business Council of Australia wants all borders reopened
- But Mr McGowan said fewer drug imports may justify ongoing controls
The Business Council of Australia has stated the national economy should be reopened in line with each phase of the vaccine rollout, describing border closures as “economically damaging”.
But Mr McGowan disagreed, and said stricter border controls could stay in WA beyond the pandemic.
“I think they [the Business Council of Australia] are wrong,” he said.