Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended hotel quarantine in its current form as high-profile political figures in Queensland and Western Australia call for a federal facility.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan have both spoken in favour of federal facilities after breaches in their own state-run quarantine programs.
However, Mr Morrison hit back at such suggestions while in Darwin and pointed out hotel quarantine had a 99.99 per cent efficacy rate in containing the virus.
“The success rate of containing breaches in the hotel quarantine network is 99.99 per cent. Now I’d say that’s a pretty impressive stat. Here in Howard Spring’s it’s 100 per cent,” he said