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Strained hotel quarantine program to top National Cabinet agenda

skynews– Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today meet with state and territory leaders at the National Cabinet where the strained hotel quarantine system is expected to top the agenda. The program is under heavy scrutiny following recent outbreaks among hotel quarantine workers in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles on Thursday called out Mr Morrison, saying it was time for the federal government to contribute to the program and the prime minister was “all care and no responsibility”. The National Cabinet is also expected to discuss international arrival caps, which were reduced from 7,500 people per week to a limit of 5,000 people just days before Christmas. With the caps set to revert to the previous limit in 10 days, leaders will look at whether the nation is equipped to handle the bolstered numbers. The country’s seasonal worker shortage and vaccine update will also on the agenda today.

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