Two of the North East's MPs have joined a growing push from politicians based all along the Victoria-NSW border for National Cabinet to create a better approach to closing state borders in the future.
Murray MP Helen Dalton has written the letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, which calls for a uniform approach to borders - including clearly defining the triggers that could lead to border closures and rules for creating border bubbles.
Northern Victorian MPs Tim Quilty and Tania Maxwell, who are based in Wodonga and Wangaratta, are among those to have co-signed the letter.
"There has been no consistency to the closures, no consultation, and no sharing of information, which means the same problems are cropping up time and again," Mr Quilty said.
"That is why I am happy to put my name to this letter to the Prime Minister, because somebody with a bit of political clout, such as Mr Morrison, needs to step in and speak up for border communities.
"I know full well that state premiers do not answer to the Prime Minister, but I am hopeful that when he speaks, they will at least listen."
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Ms Maxwell said the ever changing border restrictions had left residents confused and extremely frustrated.
"Victorian border towns have experienced months of border closures, leaving many businesses facing financial ruin and subjecting local residents to exceptional stress," she said.
"I hope the National Cabinet can work towards addressing the issues raised in this letter and devise a national plan for state border management that will deliver greater consistency and appropriate compensation and support to affected communities."
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