Question Time - border checkpoints

Wednesday March 25, 2020

Border checkpoints

Mr BELL (Mount Gambier) (14:30): My supplementary is to the minister. Does the minister believe that a border checkpoint should occur at the border?

The Hon. C.L. WINGARD (Gibson—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Minister for Recreation, Sport and Racing) (14:31): I thank the member for the question. I think I outlined quite clearly in my answer that the border checkpoints have been put in place. There are also mobile checkpoints. This is an operational matter for the police commissioner. I would suggest that the checkpoints would have been put in place that are the most safe and secure to make sure that this can be carried out.

I do also stress in the point there that compliance is a very big part of that, and we ask everyone to comply with these directions. They are very clear, they have been outlined quite succinctly, I think, and we ask people to engage and do the right thing.