The Chronicle

Quarantine hub

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CONGRATULA­TIONS to the Wagners. Their foresight could have saved Australian­s from many problems if they had started building months ago.

But no, as usual conservati­ve politics stopped it. Just like the water recycling issue years ago, the same fear mongers are at work.

Read the stats. Dedicated quarantine hubs work, hotel quarantine is problemati­c. Toowoomba people are more at risk from border hoppers than incomers quarantini­ng with all the checks and balances that will be in place.

The majority of Toowoomba people is not the 6000 figure quoted, these are just the petitioner­s, there are more than 160,000 residents in this LGA.

SHEILA FORKNALL, Toowoomba

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