The Queensland Police Union is calling for army troops to return to border operations, ahead of a key reopening date.
New South Wales is set to reopen its southern border to Victoria on November 23, which has sparked fears Victorians could be able to sneak into Queensland via road.
Queensland Police have already seen an influx in visitors this week, since Queensland reopened its border to regional New South Wales.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
But the Union is claiming police are already stretched too thin, and having more Victorians in New South Wales is not going to help.
“If the borders re-open, it would be ideal for the ADF to again provide their assistance,” Union President Ian Leavers told Newscorp.
“While we as police will always go above and beyond and do what we need to do to keep Queenslanders safe, the more assistance we can receive from agencies such as the ADF will ensure we are able to process people who wish to come to Queensland faster.”
Meantime, the Queensland Premier says our current restrictions, which ban Sydney and Victoria from Queensland, will be staying in place until the end of the month.
Related article: Two new cases as authorities keep ‘close eye’ on southern states