Media release

WA needs to open the borders: Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer has again called for WA Premier Mark McGowan to open the borders to non COVID hotspots as the State records more new virus cases than anywhere in Australia.

“The WA Premier’s record is in tatters. What is happening in WA has nothing to do with state borders, with the virus originating from a bulk carrier anchored off the north coast.

“The fact remains that there have been zero transmissions of the virus in Western Australia from interstate,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“With eight suicides every week in Western Australia and domestic violence up 300 percent it is so important the borders are open to save lives.

“It is imperative that the borders are reopened so that trade and commerce can resume, so we can create jobs and so our tourism industry can survive,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Today there are zero active cases of COVID-19 in Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. Other states such as Queensland and South Australia are doing extremely well.

“There is no reason why WA should not immediately open its borders to the states where the virus is under control,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Labor is always negative. They are ruining Australian lives,” Mr Palmer said.

“McGowan is sending WA down the path of economic ruin just to win votes on election day.”