Look, in an ideal world, of course we can trust that people will do the right thing. However, rules are changing constantly. People are confused. And they want to know what they can and canâ€™t do. All along in this pandemic we have had most of our policies informed by the best science and very clear instructions about what you can and canâ€™t do.
Weâ€™re in a position at the moment where days really matter. Having the right policy, right now, making it really clear to people what you can and canâ€™t do, is something I strongly support.
That includes a simple intervention like mask wearing, weâ€™ve become very used to [it]. I know itâ€™s not the way we like to live but we have become used to it. We need leaders to tell us where and where we canâ€™t wear those masks.
My decision to not wear a mask doesnâ€™t just affect me, it affects everyone around me. While we have borders open internally, it affects everyone across Australia. We need some cohesion and simple advice to stop any confusion for people.