With the swine flu virus outbreak continuing to expand at a quick rate government officials from Australia have introduced new political power that give them the right to quarantine, isolate, and detain individuals that they think might be infected with the swine flu.
So far in Australia there have been nearly 100 people who are suspected of having the swine flu and this has resulted in the new government powers.
The health minister of Australia, Nicola Roxon confirmed that these new measures have been put into effect to help the country limit the spread of the swine flu. The powers granted include the right to detain and isolated potentially infected people along with the power to require all aircrafts to be sanitized arriving from other countries. The new powers essentially give the government the power to act swiftly in implementing almost anything they see fit in order to stop the spread of swine flu.