The prime minister, Scott Morrison, hasn’t been properly briefed about Queensland’s quarantine camp proposal by his own department, the premier says.
AAP reports the Wagner Corporation wants to build a Covid-19 quarantine facility that would host up to 1,000 travellers and 300 staff at Wellcamp near Toowoomba.
The federal government has repeatedly said the plan lacks crucial detail such who will run the health operations and how much it would coast.
Annastacia Palaszczuk won’t put a price tag on the facility but insists the prime minister has all the information required.
“All of the information has been forwarded to the departments, and I sat down with my department officials yesterday, and there have been so many conversations going back and forth,” she told Nine Network on Thursday.
“So I really do think that the prime minister needs to get a thorough briefing from his department.”
Palaszczuk said regional quarantine will keep potential Covid-19 cases out of Brisbane and allow more freedom of movement along the broader east coast.