Australia Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk attends Magic Millions
Queensland border checkpoints torn down after two years
As of midnight (1am AEDT), the Sunshine State is re-opened, without any restrictions for domestic travellers entering the state, either by road or by air. They will no longer need to show a border pass or a rapid antigen test. However, the government will maintain a mandate requiring people to be fully vaccinated to be able to enter events and venues.Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman was at the checkpoint as it was torn down overnight and said this is "an incredible outcome".
Annastacia Palaszczuk made a glamourous entrance at the Magic Millions Race Day on Saturday.
ThePremier arrived at the Turf Club alongside her boyfriend, surgeon Dr Reza Adib.
The 52-year-old turned heads in a navy toned silk dress with a plunging neckline and a gathered waist.
The retro style dress featured long, wide sleeves and ruffled detailing around the neckline.
She added a pair of gold strappy midi-heels, and wore a pair of dainty earrings while skipping other accessories.
Dr Adib looked chic in a pair of cream trousers worn with a white shirt and pink pastel blazer, as well as brown dress shoes.
Queensland records 18,000 new COVID-19 cases, school start date delayed for two weeks
Queensland records 18,000 new cases of COVID-19, with 402 people in hospital, including 22 people in ICU, with five on ventilators. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also announced changes to the return to school date for the state's primary and high school students. She said projections suggest Queensland would reach the Omicron peak in the last week in January."Modelling can change [but] the projections are, at the moment, that New South Wales Victoria will reach their peaks before Queensland."Queensland is expected to reach [our] peak during the last week of January and the first week of February," she said.
Palaszczuk also posed alongside Racing Minister Grace Grace, 63, as the pair put politics on hold to enjoy the festivities.
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The premier revealed in September that she was seeing Dr Adib, the CEO of Brisbane Obesity Clinic - describing him as a 'gorgeous man' who 'makes me happy'.
Dr Adib is a multi-millionaire Brisbane doctor who specialises in weight loss surgery.
'He is a very warm and caring, intelligent man with a great sense of humour, and we are just enjoying getting to know each other,' she said.
Qld has six virus deaths, to open borders
Queensland will drop all domestic border controls from 1am on Saturday after recording six COVID-19 deaths and 14,914 new virus cases.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it's the largest number of people to die from COVID-19 in a day in the state since the pandemic began in 2020.
Palaszczuk was first pictured with the dashing Dr Adib at the Caloundra Cup at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club on July 11, leading to speculation the pair were romantically linked.
Dr Adib, a general and laparoscopic surgeon, began his career at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in 1994 and established the Brisbane Obesity Clinic in 2004.
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