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Australia Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath says she's received death threats over government's COVID-19 position

04:40  21 november  2021
04:40  21 november  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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Health Minister Yvette D'Ath admits she has received death threats. (ABC News) © Provided by ABC News Health Minister Yvette D'Ath admits she has received death threats. (ABC News)

Queensland's Health Minister Yvette D'Ath has revealed she and fellow Labor MPs have been subjected to threatening emails.

The minister was speaking at a press conference at a school in Morayfield, north of Brisbane, this morning, where she was accompanied by security.

She praised Queenslanders for continuing to get the COVID jab, saying while the state had passed another 24 hours with no new cases there were 14,992 vaccinations delivered on Saturday.

The Minister's revelation came a day after Queensland Labor MP Brittany Lauga said she had received a threatening email following the government's policy to ban the unvaccinated from hospitality, entertainment and health venues once the state reaches an 80 per cent double-dose vaccination rate.

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Ms D'Ath insists she still feels safe in her role.

"We've an amazing police service who do a terrific job in this state, and also nothing's going to stop me doing my job.

"Nothing's going to stop me doing my job. I love what I do and my role is extremely important.

"I consider it a privilege and an honour to do my job and I'm just going to get on with it."

But she did voice concern about some of the threats being made to public figures across Australia.

"I do think that people need to be very clear in their language to not be inciting or encouraging this kind of behaviour," she said.

Police Minister Mark Ryan, who accompanied Ms D'Ath to the daily COVID media update, said there had been an "escalation in the intensity of threat".

"There are a very small cohort of people I think who are trying to hijack quite legitimate protest activity," Mr Ryan said.

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Thousands of people rallied across Queensland on Saturday as part of "Freedom Day" rallies.

In one video circulating online, a man could be heard saying "hang the b****" in reference to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Mr Ryan said protest organisers had a responsibility to monitor the behaviour of those attending their events.

"You've also got a responsibility to the broader community to ensure those people who are attempting to hijack your democratic process don't use what you want to do for a lawful purpose, for something which could quite seriously escalate into something very concerning."

Schools still key part of jab campaign

Queensland's school vaccination blitz is continuing, with 100 schools hosting pop-up clinics this weekend.

More sports stars have joined the vaccination push, including players from the Queensland Reds and the Gold Coast Suns.

Ms D'Ath said there were only four active cases in Queensland, putting the state in a very different position to that of New South Wales and Victoria.

"This is astonishing and it's a result of the great work of all Queenslanders doing the right thing, making sure that they're staying safe, coming out and getting tested and of course all those people who are home quarantining," Ms D'Ath said.

She said 3,922 vaccination doses were delivered at school hubs on Saturday.

"Fifty two per cent of those are first doses, and that is fantastic to see so many people come out and get their first doses," Ms D'Ath said.

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