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Australia Palaszczuk must stop 'dithering over a decision' and open Qld borders: Frecklington

04:51  30 june  2020
04:51  30 june  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Coronavirus spike in Victoria a 'national concern' but decision on reopening borders yet to be made, Palaszczuk says

  Coronavirus spike in Victoria a 'national concern' but decision on reopening borders yet to be made, Palaszczuk says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk admits she has "concerns" about Victoria's coronavirus spike, but a review of the state's border closure will not be made before the end of this month. Ms Palaszczuk said the rise in infections across Melbourne was of "national concern"."It is absolutely crucial that we don't see a second wave, and that's what people stop me in the street about," the Premier said.Her comments came as Queensland once again recorded no new COVID-19 cases overnight and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington called for the state border to reopen on July 1.

BREAKING: Annastacia Palaszczuk must sack dodgy Jackie now! Queensland has been let down by Labor on crime, jobs and now the border . My LNP team and I will fight for this great state. Our borders need to re- open as soon as possible.

Queensland border decision due today. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is today set to reveal when her state's borders will reopen. Victoria’s second surge of coronavirus could hinder the Premier’s plans to reopen after 75 new cases of the virus were recorded in Victoria in the past 24 hours.

Queensland Opposition leader Deb Frecklington is calling for “a bit of common sense” from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk when she makes her decision on borders today.

Ms Frecklington told Sky News “the Premier doesn’t seem to grasp the economic impact her dithering is making”.

“Quite frankly, when you’re looking at 1,000 jobs a week lost, $200 million in economic activity lost every week in this state, we need clear concise messaging,” she said.

Queensland borders could stay closed after Victoria's COVID-19 spike

  Queensland borders could stay closed after Victoria's COVID-19 spike The Queensland Government could keep borders closed to other states and territories after a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Victoria. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she will reassess the July 10 border lift at the end of this month after 17 new cases of the virus across Victoria overnight. © 9News Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she will reassess the July 10 border lift at the end of this month after 17 new cases of the virus across Victoria overnight. "I thank people for their patience, but the last thing we want is large scale community transmission across Queensland," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Our borders need to re- open as soon as possible. Businesses need to plan ahead and that’s why I believe Queensland must stick to the July 10 The curve is flat, stop flattening the economy. Tim Mander MP - State Member for Everton and I started this week in Far North Queensland and we've

LNP hounds Palaszczuk govt over Qld border reopening | Sky News Australia. Travelling through western Queensland , Ms Palaszczuk was asked whether it was now impossible for the border to reopen on that date, given a decision had to be made within a week.

“I can tell you, businesses are hurting, people are hurting and they really want to drag Queensland out of this COVID recession.”

The state LNP leader said Queensland’s border closures were not in line with medical advice and insisted their would be strict protocols in place to keep the state safe when borders reopened.

“Of course if people are coming from any of the hot spots they would have to quarantine and they would have to pay for their own quarantining, so we would be doing everything to discourage people from hotspots in Victoria to come to Queensland,” she said.

Ms Frecklington called on Premier Palaszczuk to stop “dithering over a decision” and open borders.

“We need clear and concise messaging and instead what we’re getting from the Premier is chaos and confusion,” she said.

“So, let’s hope we get a bit of common sense today.”

It will be a long time 'before Queensland businesses recover': Hanson .
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she was surprised Annastacia Palaszczuk is set to open the borders to some states while excluding Victoria, but says the Premier is still set to face backlash from struggling Queenslanders. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state’s borders will reopen to everyone bar Victorians after months of strict coronavirus lockdown measures as she moves to stage three of her recovery plan."I'm actually surprised that she is opening up the borders to New South Wales and other states bar Victoria," Ms Hanson told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

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