FEDERAL MP Helen Haines is open to the Bandiana army base being considered as a coronavirus quarantine hub for offshore arrivals.
The member for Indi was asked on Friday by The Border Mail if she supported the use of military sites such as the Border barracks being used for isolating travellers after some state leaders called for quarantining away from capital city hotels.
"I'd be happy to have the conversation to see if it was logistically feasible (to use Bandiana)," Dr Haines said.
"We're in for a long haul, we know that now with COVID-19, we've seen how Howard Springs work very successfully in the Northern Territory.
"I think these are conversations that must be had."
Last month, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews rejected the proposition that army bases in his state be used for quarantine, noting the Defence Department had told his government they were not suitable.
She said it was important confidence was expressed in the COVID immunisation rollout.
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"I've had correspondence into my office, with people unsure, nervous, hesitant - it's because of that that I spoke out," Dr Haines said.
"We can't have people spreading misinformation and raising anxiety."
Before becoming a politician, Dr Haines spent countless hours, when she was a clinical midwife, speaking to hundreds of families about vaccines and said she understood it was "a legitimate and real thing to feel worried, to have questions" but answers should come from health professionals.
"Don't listen to crazy information, to conspiracy theories that are being circulated through social media, that's not going to get you information and that's why I was so cross," the Wangaratta-based MP said.
"That's why I called out Craig Kelly (in parliament) and that's why I called on the Prime Minister of the nation to call him out too."