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Australia Clive Palmer should 'read the room' over legal challenge to WA's coronavirus hard border, doctors say

02:09  31 july  2020
02:09  31 july  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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Andrew Miller in a blue shirt: Dr Miller is urging Mr Palmer to invest in the healthcare system instead of the legal system. (ABC News: Herlyn Kaur) © Provided by ABC NEWS Dr Miller is urging Mr Palmer to invest in the healthcare system instead of the legal system. (ABC News: Herlyn Kaur)

The president of the WA branch of the Australian Medical Association has called on Clive Palmer to end his legal challenge to the state's hard border measures.

Andrew Miller described the court action as unwelcome.

"You would think that for someone that has some kind of, perhaps, political aspiration, it's a good idea maybe to read the room Clive," Dr Miller said.

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WA Premier Mark McGowan has admitted his state is at risk of losing a legal challenge to its border closure, as lawyers for mining magnate Clive Palmer continue to argue Western Australia must Clive Palmer 's challenge to WA ' s border closure is being heard in the Federal Court this week.

"No-one from Western Australia is particularly keen on all this being played out in court at the moment.

"It would be a good idea to just pack up the tent and concentrate on helping Victoria right now.

"Or put some resource into the healthcare system in WA rather than into the legal system, which is doing fine at the moment."

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Dr Miller also said he did not agree with Prime Minister Scott Morrison's assessment that WA was likely to lose the case in court.

"I think it's like any other legal action, it's a bit of a toss of the coin at this stage as to which way the courts are going to look at that," he said.

"We would expect that health priorities would be very high on the list.

"The idea that you can't have control around your border during an unprecedented public health emergency I think will be a difficult one for them to prosecute.

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Clive Palmer has been denied entry into Western Australia - which has its borders closed as part of coronavirus lockdown restrictions - after he tried to Mr McGowan batted away "bullying" from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian over interstate borders earlier this week, saying he wouldn't take advice

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"Secondly if we do lose that case, that doesn't mean that the borders necessarily, straight away, open in a legal sense.

"There are plenty of other levers that in a public health emergency the Government can use other than a simple closure of the border."

Dr Miller said doctors were calling for the borders to be closed before anybody else.

"Border control has been very important for us," he said.

"We understand from a public health point of view, the more dice that are rolling, the more pieces that you have in play, the more complicated the game gets, the harder it is in a massive state.

"If theoretically the borders were opened up, it makes it way more complicated to manage the situation in Western Australia."

'Not a matter of if, but when' outbreaks will occur

Dr Miller said the situation in Victoria justified the hard border measures.

"Everyone needs to be focusing on helping Victoria and on preventing spread in our own communities, and on making sure that we are ready for similar outbreaks," he said.

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He' s trying to say that the border , as it stands, will destroy the local EDIT - (If you've read the relevant part of the Constitution of Australia , s Mr Palmer was NOT denied entry to WA - he was refused an exemption And for this he says ALL of the state should abandon the policy that has

Clive Palmer claims Mark McGowan' s coronavirus hard border will destroy lives of West WA Health said they are fully recovered and present no risk to the community. WA ' s total number of A reader comment. This is getting hard here in Melbourne. If I can offer any words to people in Sydney

"It's not a matter of if they will occur, it's a matter of when and where they will occur."

Dr Miller said it was important to learn about what was working in Victoria and what wasn't, particularly in regards to aged care.

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Policy 'will destroy livelihoods': Palmer

On Thursday, Mr Palmer claimed the WA Government would "destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of people for decades" if it continued with its hard border restrictions.

He took to Twitter to attack the policy.

"Following revelations that a targeted quarantine was sustainable and there was no reason why the borders could not be open to other states whose performance at containing the virus was better than WA's, it is clear that the closure is motivated by political reasons," he said.

"What is going to happen to West Australians when the Federal Government's money tap runs dry?

"This is the typical negative attitude of Labor, they want chaos, they want states fighting states."

Meanwhile, Dr Miller said he hoped people involved in a social media campaign to cough on Clive Palmer if he was to win the court action, would not follow through on their threat.

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Clive Palmer 's legal challenge of Western Australia 's border closures has been delayed while WA ' s expert witness helps Victoria with its latest coronavirus outbreak. The billionaire mining magnate is arguing the restrictions are contrary to section 92 of the constitution which provides for freedom of

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