Feds hold critical talks on isolation rules to avoid crippling the economy

The federal government has been holding crisis talks with multiple industries, to consider changing the isolation rules.

There are fears that staff shortages brought on by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant could cripple the national economy.

The Prime Minister flagged a further loosening of isolation requirements in critical workforces, in a press conference earlier this week.


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The National Farmers Federation and the Australian Trucking Association are amongst those involved in the discussions.

There are concerns that the disruptions to Australia’s supermarket supply chain will still escalate once Covid-19 takes a tighten hold on the regions.

While leaders across the childcare, aviation and transport sectors will also have an input.

It’s understood National Cabinet will then consider changes to isolation requirements, in the hopes rules can be streamlined around the country.

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