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Today, readers comment on an offer to build a quarantine facility out of the city, TAFE cuts and an Aboriginal Cultures Centre.

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Commenting on the story: State Govt won’t Bend on city quarantine as Shahin shunned

Makes perfect sense to me. It’s only an hour out of Adelaide. Secure site.

Lockdowns like Melbourne are going through cost jobs, money and cause stress. – Julian Waterman

No need to go to the Bend for quarantine, if what you need, to quote Nicola Spurrier is, “… fresh air, people have got their own units and … more area to move around in”.

Why not take over the cabins and add a few ATCOs at either West Beach, Walkerville or Semaphore caravan parks. Pretty close to the RAH too. – Cathie Brown

Victoria is starting to look at having a purpose-built facility outside the city. It would  reduce transmission risk.

Hotels are not designed to have negative pressure isolation rooms.

University of South Australia biostatistics professor Adrian Esterman thinks it is time to consider other options apart from medi-hotels.

Why not rebuild and reactivate our own purpose-built facility, the Torrens Island Quarantine Station? – George Hobbs

I am a bit over the journalists and keyboard warriors who are constantly raving on about SA having a remote quarantine location like Darwin and not CBD hotel locations. 

Well, apart from the need to have intensive care units handy and short travel distances, the real facts regarding Howard Springs are it’s seven minutes from Palmerston Hospital, 24 minutes from the airport and 29 mins from the Royal Darwin Hospital. Hardly remote by NT standards.

It is a facility built to house workers on the LNG plant in Darwin. So I guess Darwin lucked out! 

We do not have a similar facility and I for one would not condone Woomera or Port Augusta being used. The issues could be horrendous. 

So let’s work on making city hotels system work better. – Peter Neal

Commenting on the story: TAFE boss reveals industry concerns about course cuts

 Private providers are only interested in getting students on seats and pushing them out the door, with their teaching questionable. The government are only interested in privatising to get public servants off their books. – Trevor Miller

Commenting on the story: No director needed for Aboriginal Cultures Centre

I do not see the need for another Aboriginal arts and culture centre, when we have Tandanya.

The government seems short on cash. Why not rout the $200 million into infrastructure, or schools, or Covid assistance? – Robert Warn

They must be joking.The level of incompetence on a $200 million dollar project is beyond belief. – Michael Lynch, Adelaide Contemporary Steering Group

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