Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA
Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Defence support to mandatory quarantine measures begins

Australian Army Reservist, Private Connor Styles from the 9th Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment, supporting the mandatory COVID-19 quarantine arrangements for international travellers at Brisbane Airport, Queensland. (Image ADF)

The Australian Defence Force has deployed teams across the country to work in partnership with state and territory law enforcement agencies to conduct COVID-19 quarantine compliance checks.

The Australian Defence Force has deployed teams across the country to work in partnership with state and territory law enforcement agencies to conduct COVID-19 quarantine compliance checks.

The ADF will provide logistics support for the state and territory police as they enforce mandatory quarantine and isolation measures.

Advertisement
Advertisement

In NSW, more than 30 ADF personnel have deployed to Sydney Airport to support state police, with at least another 40 supporting the quarantine of six separate hotels.

In Queensland, around a dozen ADF personnel deployed to Brisbane Airport and Cairns Airport to support state police. Another dozen personnel are supporting the quarantine of a hotel in Cairns.

Fifty ADF personnel have been approved to deploy in Western Australia to support quarantine measures for new arrivals. A small number have already supported the movement of baggage from Fremantle to Perth Airport and Rottnest Island Ferry Terminal.

SPONSORED CONTENT

 

The ADF is working with other state and territory authorities to determine their support requirements and stand ready to provide that support at short notice.

The ADF response is being undertaken through the provisions of the Defence Assistance to the Civil Community (DACC) framework. ADF members have no coercive enforcement powers.

As of today, around 350 ADF personnel are supporting state and territory authorities.

Assistance from the ADF is co-ordinated through the Emergency Management Australia-led whole-of-government response to COVID-19.

Information about Defence assistance to the states and territories, as well as the whole-of-government response, is updated on the Defence website when details are finalised: https://news.defence.gov.au/national/defence-response-covid-19.

The new role comes after Defence's top brass issued a military-wide edict, effectively putting its personnel on notice that they could soon be deployed on coronavirus duties on Friday evening.

"ADF members are not to undertake private travel outside their local area, as defined by local Commanders, when not required for duty, including on weekends, until further notice," it declared.

Defence support to mandatory quarantine measures begins
covid19-3.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

more from defence connect

David Fawcett
Jun 4 2020
INSIGHT: COVID-19 implications on national sovereignty - the Hon. David Fawcett
On this episode of Defence Connect Insight, hosts Phil Tarrant and Steve Kuper are joined by the Hon...
Jun 4 2020
Foreign drones turning the tide in Libya
On 1 March, the Turkish military launched an air assault on a number of Syrian government targets in...
Jun 4 2020
Op-Ed: Beefing up Australia’s strategic sealift capabilities
Australia’s acquisition of the two Canberra Class LHDs was marked as a major step-change in the n...
FROM THE WEB
Recommended by Spike Native Network