And the quarantine system that came as a result of the National Cabinet, using hotels to quarantine, has largely succeeded. she has. Mr Speaker, we have already made health our number one priority as we work through Covid-19. We also made sure that we got the economic results.
We’ve budgeted money in successive budgets, to build better…in a better place outside of Covid-19. So we made sure that we boost the economy.
At the same time, we put at the heart of everything we do for the well-being and health of Australians. Indeed, the federal government is ready to receive any detailed requests from state governments to build quarantine facilities.
But there will be standards about such facilities. They will have to be close to an international airport that has international routes. They will need to be close to a tertiary hospital where there are very good medical facilities and a medical expert there to help any outbreak, Mr. Spiker.
We are making sure that if it comes to quarantine, we have a Memorandum of Understanding with the Victorian Government on quarantine. But when you look at the stats around the world, the latest numbers are in the US – 615,000 deaths, and that’s tragic. They have a very good health system in the United States. In the UK, 127,000.