ADF to pull troops from Queensland’s border checkpoints

Queensland’s borders will soon need more man power, after the Australian Defence Force removes troops from various checkpoints.

The ADF says it needs to begin preparing for storm season around the country, and can no longer justify having so many troops on the border job.

Gold Coast police will have to call in reinforcements from around the state, to begin filling the gaps as early as next week.


Newscorp reports that the army will still be around to help with hotel quarantine, which is set to get busier as Queensland doubles its international arrivals from 500 to 1,000 a week.

Queensland’s Police Union’s Ian Leavers told Nine Radio he’s disappointed they can’t stay at the borders, which are set to change restrictions again over the next month.

“I would ask that Scott Morrison the Prime Minister, he said we’re all in this together – we all need to work together, to continue to have the ADF to work with police on our border,” Mr Leavers said.

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