The Queensland government has mounted pressure on the Commonwealth to make a decision regarding regional quarantine after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was at her “wits’ end”.
Premier Palaszczuk raised the possibility of the privately owned Wellcamp Airport in Toowoomba to be used for quarantine in January, but has not had any response from the federal government.
It comes after Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan demanded the federal government use existing defence facilities for quarantine in an effort to alleviate pressure on the states.
Premier Palaszczuk said a regional facility at Wellcamp Airport was “logical and it makes sense”.
“All we are asking for the federal government is to say a simple yes or no, will you allow international flights to land into Wellcamp.”