Queensland calls in ADF troops to help with NSW border control

Queensland is not taking any chances at the border crossings, calling in the Australian Defence Force to help police patrol them.

The decision comes just hours after officials declared they would further limit the number of people who are able to cross the border from New South Wales.

Currently, only critically essential workers such as doctors, nurses, defence, freight and aircrew are allowed to cross.


However, from Friday they will all have to have had at least one dose of the vaccine as well.

On Monday this week, there were 10,000 people who came to the border checkpoints, with 1,000 turned away.

But Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young wants to see that number slashed.

It’s still not clear exactly how the Queensland government will limit the list of essential workers, but it’s been confirmed that troops are being called in from next weeks.

100 ADF troops will be on the ground from next Wednesday. That’s on top of the additional 50 police deployed this week.

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