There's a special kind of ignorance that comes with anti-vaxxers or anti-lockdown types, a real misunderstanding of the world around them that leads them to frame everything as evidence of creeping totalitarianism.
Quarantine facilities have been in Oz since colonization.
The Point Nepean Quarantine Station, like the one in Sydney, was in operation for over a hundred years.
In fact, it would be used to house refugees and disaster figures right up until the latter decades of the twentieth century.
Other cities in Australia, such as Hobart, Adelaide and Perth had their own quarantine facilities that were in operation well into the twentieth century.
I mean, check out the photographs. Most are now museums.
So before you go off on your rants about quarantine camps, @JamesMelville, know that they've been a feature of life in Australia since colonisation.
They haven't always worked - Spanish Flu comes to mind - yet they saved many, many lives.
Enough of the tinfoil BS.
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