Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein says it is hard to argue locking the state’s borders “caused any sort of fettering” to economic growth.
Mr Gutwein responded to a question on the state’s border closures and how it would respond to small outbreaks once the country had been vaccinated, after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared states need to re-think how they approach the virus.
He said the NSW premier “didn’t support locking our borders” but it was the first and “most important step” his government took to keep Tasmanians safe.
“Our economy is growing faster than what Gladys’ is at the moment,” he said.
“It’s hard for her to argue that locking our borders has caused any sort of fettering in terms of economic growth.”