Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the decision was “in the national interest” and would also include a review of the isolation procedures.
A Qantas Boeing 737-838 received the traditional welcome when it landed on the Gold Coast from Sydney minutes before the Queensland border opened at midday.
The revelation came despite them losing a Federal Court case on Friday to gain access to secret details of Bain’s ‘winning’ proposal.
Gareth Evans told reporters on Tuesday morning, “There was not a NSW Health official in the aerobridge. They should have been.”
The announcements came on the day Melbourne endured its first day of re-imposed lockdown following an apparent ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 cases.