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High court judges query Clive Palmer claim WA border ban not about stopping Covid spread – The Guardian

The Queensland businessman’s lawyers have abandoned argument Western Australia ban is directed at preventing interstate movement

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High court justices have cast doubt on Clive Palmers claim the Western Australian border ban is directed at preventing interstate movement instead of the spread of Covid-19.
At a hearing in Canberra on Tuesday, Palmers lawyers eventually abandoned the argument, focusing instead on whether the border ban is reasonably necessary. They were also forced to reframe Palmers case to challenge whether WA emergency laws authorise the ban.
Palmers case has returned from the federal court, which found the…

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