Not in their backyard

The proposal to quarantine international students at Adelaide’s Parafield airport (CMM May 31) is opposed by the local council

City of Salisbury mayor Gillian Aldrige says council was not consulted on the proposal, wants a briefing and is unhappy with what it says is the state government prioritising international students “over the rights of Australian students and permanent residents returning home.”

Council calls on the state and federal governments to construct “purpose-built quarantine facilities …. outside of residential areas and suburbs.”

However, the City of Salisbury did not complain about noise from the facility or traffic problems.