Sky News host Paul Murray says the Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath consulted “the goldilocks book” to argue that, in a state which has allegedly eliminated the virus, there is a limit to how many can go on a boat, but not on a plane.
Mr Murray said the Whitsundays Liberal MP asked a “reasonably sensible question” which is, “why are there no limits on the number of people who can fly to Queensland on a plane, but there is a limit to the number of people who can go on a boat when you get to Queensland?”
“And, consulting the Goldilocks book where you simply make things up as being not too hot, not too cold, but just right, how’s this for the official position in yet again, another state that has allegedly eliminated the virus,” Mr Murray said.
Responding to the question. Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said, “planes have allocated seating per individual, in which we know every single person and where they sit and they’re able to be contact traced”.
Mr Murray said, “boats are floaty things that are surrounded by water that if their passengers stepped off the boat they would fall into the water and die.”
“It can be done, that you can keep the names, addresses and details of every person who who walk onto the boat, minister,” he said.
“This stuff is ridiculous.
“Contact tracing is key, which means you get a thing called a QR code. Everyone who is getting onto the boat has to take a photo, register they’re on the boat – that’s contact tracing.
“It is no difference than what is happening on planes.”