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Australia Queensland, WA Premiers hit back at Berejiklian's claims over hotel quarantine expenses

12:26  22 october  2020
12:26  22 october  2020 Source:   smh.com.au

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  Queensland, WA Premiers hit back at Berejiklian's claims over hotel quarantine expenses

The war of words between NSW and Queensland has heated up again, with Gladys Berejiklian issuing a stern message to Queensland over hotel quarantine expenses, saying it was time it "coughed up" the millions owed to NSW for doing the heavy lifting.

The NSW Premier accused Queensland of shirking up to $35 million worth of hotel quarantine fees, and said the same message applied to Western Australia, which owes NSW "$7 to $8 million as well."

"We've welcomed Australians back from all the other states. It's about time Queensland coughed up. I want them to pay their bill especially given they keep their border shut when they really don't need to," Ms Berejiklian said.

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WA Premier Mark McGowan says there are not enough flights. With widespread cancellations of domestic flights, many people have been left Mackay resident Noreen Jensen said her quarantine period finished over the Easter weekend, but there were no flights to Brisbane which she could book.

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"When other states aren't respectful of that it does get your goat up."

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk hit back, making a veiled reference to Ms Berejiklian's recent ICAC appearances.

"I don't think Gladys Berejiklian should be criticising anyone, frankly. I think she's got enough of her own internal problems," Ms Palaszczuk said.

WA Premier Mark McGowan also responded to the claims, asking if he should send a bill for the Ruby Princess and "all the trauma that caused other states", and said that WA was taking the most overseas returning Australians per capita of any state in Australia.

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has hit out at critics of her state’ s border policies Anyone travelling from Victoria to Queensland will be placed in hotel quarantine for 14 days at their NSW didn’t, Victoria didn’t,” Ms Berejiklian told Sky News last month. “The sooner we can do that the

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The new case - detected among 15,329 tests carried out in the last 24-hour reporting period - is linked to the Liverpool private clinic cluster, taking its total number of cases to 17.

Six cases were also detected among international travellers in hotel quarantine, and there is not a single COVID patient in any of the state's intensive care units.

On Thursday, Ms Berejiklian said she wanted to increase the number of people permitted to use public transport, but mask wearing needed to pick up before that was possible.

"I'm advised through Transport that unfortunately mask wearing has declined on public transport and we desperately need it to go back up," she said.

"[We] are very keen to have more people working in the CBD in the next few months... If we see mask wearing go up we can increase the number of people on public transport, but we're not there yet."

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Late on Wednesday night, NSW Health issued new COVID alerts for the Bathurst area after remnants of the virus were found in raw sewage after the Bathurst 1000.

The ministry urged Bathurst 1000 attendees and Bathurst locals to monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as possible

"The [sewage] sample comprises wastewater from over the past weekend, and could indicate current or a previous infection in someone who attended or worked at the Bathurst 1000 motor race, a visitor to Bathurst, or even a local resident," a statement from the department read.

Several other venues have been identified as places of possible exposure.

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Anyone who attended Century 21 Dixon Real Estate in Kingsford between Saturday, September 26 and Friday, October 9, or the Shed Caf?? at Royal Randwick Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 3 between 3pm and 5pm are urged to look out for symptoms, immediately isolate and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms have occurred in the last few weeks.

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Gladys Berejiklian's VERY barbed remark about Quuensland's border .
Ms Palaszczuk is remaining firm on her plan to unveil when the Queensland-NSW border will reopen on Friday - the day before the state election. The NSW premier said it was 'rather cute that it's happening the day before the election', in the latest spat in their ongoing war of words. The two premiers have been at loggerheads for months after Ms Berejiklian claimed her Queensland counterpart never informed her about the border closure until it appeared on the news. 'I'm just so upset and frustrated as to why the border's been in place for so long,' she told 2GB's Ben Fordham.

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