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Commenting on the story: Tears and frustration as curtain goes up on SA

My daughter and her fiancé arrived in SA on a returning SA resident exemption on Saturday night from Melbourne. They are both double vaxxed and have been not been out of their apartment in Melbourne for two months prior to leaving, while they waited for their exemption to come through.

On Tuesday the borders opened and I have been told by SA Health that they cannot leave quarantine as they came in under the old rules. They still must serve the full 14 days.

Unfortunately they had no realistic choice in the matter. The removal truck, for example, had to be booked in advance. Had they stayed in Melbourne and waited for today they would have been without any way of keeping food cold and have had nothing to sleep on.

Now I appreciate that they are lucky to be here and lucky to be able to home quarantine, but it is also the case that this move back to SA has cost a lot of money. My daughter’s fiancé has a job that he can start as soon as he is out of quarantine. And then there is the mental stress of not seeing loved ones since March of this year.

With SA Health saying they are now taking a more bespoke approach to quarantine, can they not apply this to the circumstance of of each and every person currently serving quarantine? Even seven days would be better than 14. – Simon Andrews

Commenting on the story: Up to me whether Chapman breached ministerial code, says Marshall

Do politicians really believe that they are not subjected to any oversight other than by voters at election time? – Jack Mann

I think Steven Marshall needs to understand that he may think he’s responsible for the administration of the ministerial code, but he’s also at the service of the South Australian electorate.

Ultimately, he will answer to the polling booths in his electorate. There’s a growing sense that he believes his government is untouchable, and that he can do as he wishes. I’ll be one of many to assure him he certainly cannot do as he wishes.

I suspect that if the Ombudsman comes back with a less than desirable result for his minister he will be forced to do something, otherwise a loss at the ballot box is a high probability next year. – Bob Sibson

So it’s up to Marshall whether Chapman breached the code? Like holding complete autocratic control? Over one of ‘his people’ who he already said he blindly believed had not breached the ministerial code? Yep, sounds legit. – Andrew Robertson

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