Sumary of Calls for federal government to introduce Covid testing standards at border:
- Federal health minister Greg Hunt is being called upon to introduce Covid-19 testing standards for the embattled travel sector, ahead of the resumption of interstate and international flights.
- Chief executive Jennifer Evans said it was critical all test results were accurate, which meant making sure they were carried out by competent businesses.
- ”Ms Evans said it was up to the government to mandate the use of accredited companies only when it came to Covid-19.“If the Department of Health doesn’t take this next step, well we don’t know where this might lead,” she said.
- ”Ms Evans said the mandate would also ensure Australian travellers would be allowed into other countries.