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Australia Palaszczuk claims 'Queensland is being singled out' on borders by the federal government

12:26  25 september  2020
12:26  25 september  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk claims her state is being " singled out " by the federal government on borders – saying she is "still very concerned" about the withdrawal of ADF resources from the state's borders from the end of September.

Annastacia Palaszczuk stands outside in the Queensland sunshine to deliver the state’s daily coronavirus update. When the news bulletins cut to Guardian Essential polling of Queensland voters shows approval of the government ’s response peaked at the height of the so-called “ border wars” in

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk claims her state is being "singled out" by the federal government on borders – saying she is "still very concerned" about the withdrawal of ADF resources from the state's borders from the end of September.

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Annastacia Palaszczuk has had a fiery exchange with a reporter over Queensland 's border closure. While Queensland ’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young was answering questions, one journalist asked about whether the state would open up borders by July 10, as per the roadmap.

Queensland 's de facto election campaign was seemingly put on hold yesterday The border closure also upstaged a lingering controversy for the Palaszczuk Government . It's unclear whether ultimate responsibility for this lies with the federal , New South Wales or indeed the Queensland government .

Annastacia Palaszczuk talking on a cell phone © Provided by Sky News Australia

"I've been advised the Australian Defence Force will remain on the NSW-Vic border till mid-October, NT – middle of October and SA – the middle of October," the premier said.

"We are one country, other states are allowed to have some relaxations, and once again I urge the Commonwealth to reconsider and treat Queensland like everyone else.

"Stop singling Queensland out.

"Under these circumstances, I would've hoped we could have worked together in the interests of everyone at this time."

The Queensland premier announced a suite of restrictions would be eased across her state including increased numbers permitted to attend events and gatherings outdoors ahead of December's Christmas celebrations.

The premier said businesses could increase the number of patrons to one per two square metres – as long as it was outdoors – from Thursday, October 1, because of the "strong response" from Queenslanders on COVID-19.

Outdoor events with a COVID Safe Checklist would increase from 500 to 1,000 people while outdoor stadiums with a COVID Safe Plan would increase seated capacity from 50 per cent up to 75 per cent.

‘Paranoid Palaszczuk’ believed shutting the border would ‘wipe away her sins’: Murray .
Sky News host Paul Murray says “Paranoid Palaszczuk” believed shutting down the Queensland border would wipe away all of the “very obvious and ongoing sins” of her two terms in parliament. “You should get rid of the paranoid pointless puppet premier that is Palaszczuk and her idiots in the ministry,” Mr Murray said.

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