It’s an extremely challenging time to be living in a cross-border community. The number of calls and emails to my office seeking assistance bears testament to the fact that residents are struggling to understand the directions set out by the State Government. I’m hearing many very real stories of health, education and employment being disrupted and people’s lives turned upside down with uncertainty.

It’s encouraging to hear that this is only a short term measure, and that exemptions are available but my concern is that lack of clarity and that delays in processing these exemptions is leading to heightened anxiety for many who depend on cross border travel into South Australia. I hope that cases involving significant hardship are given special consideration during this difficult time.