States are set to forge ahead with their original timelines on lifting restrictions despite fears of a second wave of coronavirus in Victoria.
Speaking following a National Cabinet meeting in Canberra on Friday, the Prime Minister confirmed all Premiers had agreed to stick to their three-phase plans, which would see the final stage of easing restrictions kick in next month.
The PM remained firm on his stance surrounding the reopening of the Australian economy and again urged states to push ahead with reopening the of the borders.
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Queensland has flagged July 10 as the date borders would reopen to interstate tourists, however Annastacia Palaszczuk is yet to confirm the news.
Scott Morrison said an announcement by the Premier was expected to be made in the coming days.
Mr Morrison praised the Northern Territory for the actions they were taking to reopen their borders on July 17, which will see anyone touching down from a hotspot forced to quarantine for 14 days at their own cost.
Mr Morrison said that “
recorded 30 new cases on Friday, marking the tenth day in a row of double digit growth.
Queensland has previously hinted at a July 10 border reopening, however that has not yet been locked in, while Tasmania has today confirmed it will reopen its borders to visitors on July 24.