'Problematic' that opened borders are not being reciprocated

Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham says there can be no justifiable reason for states that are handling COVID-19 well to maintain restrictions against one another.

South Australia welcomes anyone from ACT, NT, Queensland, Tasmania and Western Australia without 14 days of self quarantine.

“It’s really problematic that some jurisdictions like the NT and SA have opened up to other jurisdictions like WA and Tasmania, but that’s not being reciprocated when all four of those jurisdictions have had remarkable success in suppressing Covid,” Mr Birmingham told Sky News.

“We really want to see states and territories recognising parts of Australia that are doing well and open up borders in ways that are mutually respectful of one another.

“It’s just hurting in terms of the sustainment of jobs.”