Professor Nick Talley slams Dominic Perrottet's plan to end quarantine for tourists, returning Australians

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 15 2021 - 6:25am, first published 6:20am
'CAN'T LIVE LIKE A HERMIT KINGDOM': New Premier Dominic Perrottet is living up to expectations he would push for a more rapid reopening of the NSW economy. Picture: Gene Ramirez

A distinguished Newcastle health researcher has slammed the NSW government's move to scrap quarantine for tourists and Australian citizens arriving from overseas from November 1, describing the plan as unsafe and irresponsible.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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