I'm a little worried about Nationals plan to privatise quarantine - especially remembering what happened in Melbourne and the fact that even with current strict(ish) structure we still get escapees.
Agree. If there are holes the private contractor then also gets the blame instead of the government directly. IMO it is not the sort of thing to be privatised. It should continue to involve the military. The fact is the the current system is working so why change things. Where holes have been found things have been improved to fix those holes. As far as I am aware there are no private companies that are used to managing quarantine for countries during a pandemic.