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Member For Farrer Sussan Ley Wants To See Rapid Testing Introduced To Border Regions

Member for Farrer Sussan Ley has called for rapid antigen testing to be introduced amongst border communities.

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The call comes after Ms Ley raised concerns about the tourism sector along the Murray, with both sides of the border experiencing continued lockdowns and a lack of visitors throughout 2021.

Heading into the peak tourism season, Ms Ley says rapid antigen testing can help get visitors back to the region and also end border closures and travel restrictions.

"The sector along the border must get visitors back from Melbourne, but also Sydney, if they want to survive into 2022," Ms Ley said.

"Carrying a negative rapid antigen testing result would give guests visiting a region or venue confidence that a venue is COVID safe, but also operators and business owners that visitors aren't bringing the virus with them."

The Member for Farrer also called on both state governments to acknowledge that border communities have born a 'disproportionate cost', caused by unwanted border restrictions.

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