WA Premier Mark McGowan says best way to prevent future lockdowns is to use more private security, with a continued preference for Indian international students.
After a near-miss from a returning traveller from an Indian wedding, the second lockdown in WA was caused by an international student working a second job as an Uber driver and living with multiple others in the same predicament. McGowan stated that twice the number of students were needed and that WA should double down.
“Victoria’s use of private security has shown us the model. The Economic Zone Formerly Known As Australia prides itself on outsourcing price and most importantly, risk, so Premier Andrews showed an innovative approach and we were stupid for not following hard enough,” said McGowan.
“The criticisms that the economic damage caused by shutting the state down several times vs the economic benefit of the mass importation of international students are unfounded. The long-term view is despite having little to no purchasing power, they will also become debt eligible and able to get on the debt and mortgage ladder. The case and the economics are settled.”
McGowan intends to use the next cabinet meeting to ensure the borders are re-opened as quickly as possible and that he would be consulting with Murdoch University as to the best approach.