Stokes exempt from self-quarantine for breakfast with Premier as Palmer heads to Excessive Court docket


For the reason that early levels of the pandemic, travellers from NSW had been required to self-quarantine for 2 weeks, except exempt.

However from July 17, all travellers from NSW had been topic to necessary COVID-19 testing and the checklist of exemptions for arrivals from the state was tightened on July 20.

Mr Stokes had complied with all quarantine exemption necessities, his spokesman mentioned.

Whereas Mr Stokes was consuming breakfast with Mr McGowan on Tuesday, one other billionaire was threatening to blow the state’s arduous border coverage huge open.

Mining magnate Clive Palmer is embroiled in a Excessive Court docket stoush with the WA authorities over the constitutionality of its border closures.

Mr Palmer was denied entry into the state in mid-Could by WA Police after making use of for a quarantine exemption on enterprise grounds.

He mentioned on the time he wished to fulfill with workers on the Mineralogy Perth workplace in addition to meet with Finance Minister Matthias Cormann.

WA Police rejected his software after he declined to supply them together with his deliberate actions whereas within the state.

On Wednesday morning, Mr McGowan wouldn’t reply questions on additional exemptions granted to Mr Stokes or what he mentioned with the billionaire on the Seven West Media-run breakfast.

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“I did not focus on these points with him and I will not go into personal conversations,” he mentioned.

“These issues aren’t dealt with by me. The exemption course of is managed by the police, they obtain the functions, I don’t become involved.

“These are issues for the police.”

WA Police has been contacted for remark.

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