Australia Queensland government loosened border restrictions due to ‘concerns’ about losing seats

16:06  22 september  2020
16:06  22 september  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Queensland has restricted travel across the border in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queensland Government has implemented enhanced border control measures, including border passes and identification screening to help protect Queensland .

Government actions. Queensland 's economic recovery plan. Queensland ’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions outlines a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says the reason Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Labor Party are softening up on tough border restrictions is because internal polling has revealed they may lose seats in the upcoming state election.

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Queensland ’s border will reopen to people from the ACT from 25 September. The Morrison government will be down a number in the lower house when parliament returns in Groom is a very safe LNP seat so the government is unlikely to have its numbers reduced once the by-election is held.

A group of tourism operators, challenging the Queensland Government 's border closure, lose a A Queensland LNP Senator accused the State Government of denying the travel restriction was The matter is due to come before the High Court again on Friday, to be heard alongside two border

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It comes after the Queensland government opened its border to ACT residents and announced it will be relaxing its border to parts of northern New South Wales from October 1.

“What’s happened is the Labor Party has done some internal polling just recently and we’ve heard that they’re in line to actually lose quite significant seats held by them,” Ms Hanson told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“They’re in line to lose these seats … that’s why they’re concerned about it.”

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