Under the epidemic, the treatment of ordinary people and tycoons applying to enter Western Australia is very different. This is also Australia
Don't be naive, it's the same in Australia!
An ordinary family applied to enter Western Australia and was finally approved to return home after twists and turns, but this process is easy for some tycoons.
The 32-year-old Western Australian Beauden Gellard and his wife Giang Nguyen had previously lived in New Zealand. The couple and their infant son filed an application to return to Western Australia on the grounds Can get medical care, services and work as soon as possible.
On July 7, Dr. Ruan obtained the exemption qualification (G27G) to travel to Western Australia, but he used the same information as Dr. Ruan, and his husband Gaillard, who grew up in Perth, did not obtain the exemption qualification.
After ABC's investigation, Dr. Ruan’s G2G exemption was cancelled, but then, on Wednesday morning, they received a call from the Western Australian police and learned that they could enter Western Australia. Gaillard said. He felt very relieved.
The couple were forced to leave Australia in 2017 while they were waiting for Dr. Ruan’s partner visa application to be approved. Dr. Ruan's visa was finally approved in May of this year, and they immediately began to try to return to Australia. They booked a flight to Sydney, applied for a G5G exemption, quit their jobs, and notified the landlord.
Gaillard also got a job as a data analyst that will start in Perth on August 8, but the family's G21G exemption application has been rejected twice. Gaillard's mother has a heart disease, he also has health problems, and provided a lot of supporting documents in the application.
He said the police officer who called him to inform him of the approval of the exemption application first apologized and explained that the police did not fully understand the family's situation-they had no choice but to transit through Sydney. The reason why the G2G exemption application was rejected earlier was that they had to travel from NSW, but Sydney was the only destination for the family to come to Australia from New Zealand.
In the official notification of the decision, Acting Inspector Phil Ward wrote: “Applicants have stated that they will suffer unnecessary hardship due to loss of job and income, and inability to obtain family support.” Gaylard said The inconsistency in the decision-making process is particularly worrying, because in fact there is no right to appeal, and there is no way to explain specific cases to the police.
When asked about the situation by ABC Radio Perth, Western Australia Governor McGowan said on Wednesday that he would not comment on individual cases, but the relevant regulations were indeed “very, very strict”. "We are working hard to fight the epidemic, so we have strict regulations. Some people are exempted, but some people don't," he said. "The police will review every case based on details."
In such a "very strict" review situation, it seems easy for some people to get exemption qualifications.
Western Australian media and resources tycoon Kerry Stokes was exposed by reporters at the Western Australia Open today in the early stages of the plague. The Stokes returned to Australia from the United States on April 4. The reason was that they were able to quarantine in their Perth mansion, while thousands of other travelers in the same period faced a mandatory 8-day hotel quarantine.
On Anzac Day, the Stokes, who had just ended the 14-day quarantine period, suddenly went to Canberra to participate in the commemoration. At that time, Western Australia had begun to implement strict border management. The billionaire’s spokesperson confirmed that the Stokes flew back to Western Australia from Sydney from July 7th to 18th and obtained the exemption status, but did not give the reason for the exemption.
According to documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, the exemption application of this big man was processed by the federal minister and McGowan's office. But McGowan refused to comment on Stokes's exemption, saying "this is a police matter."
Western Australia Net reported today that in June, Kevin Gallagher, owner of Australian gas giant Santos, was also exempted from the 6-day self-isolation period by the Western Australian police and went directly to Western Australia to visit oil and gas facilities.