Question Time - Border Checkpoints

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (14:24): My question is to the Minister for Police. Now that the Limestone Coast has four cases of COVID-19, can the minister explain why there is no manned station on the Princes Highway or Nelson Road at the Victorian and South Australian border?

The Hon. S.S. MARSHALL (Dunstan—Premier) (14:24): My understanding is that the police commissioner was putting in stations at 12 locations. I am not familiar with that location, but I can chase that up with him. These were put in at rapid pace. We first discussed this when a general emergency was declared on Sunday morning and those stations were put in place by 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Let me take that question that the member has asked and I will follow that up immediately and come back to him with an answer as quickly as I can.