1 new case as Premier thanks Qld for “putting their trust in me”

Annastacia Palaszczuk fronted cameras for the first time since being re-elected as Premier on Sunday and revealed Queensland has recorded one new case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

However, the new case does not pose a threat as it’s a returned overseas traveller who tested positive while in hotel quarantine.

The number of active cases across the state now stands at five.


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Speaking to reporters on Sunday morning, a beaming Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk thanked those who placed their trust in her after Labor secured a third term in Government.

“Thank you again to Queensland for putting your trust in my government and our team…. I vow that I will work hard for you each and every day, and I will repay that trust,” the Premier said.

“At the end of the day it is about looking after Queenslanders and making sure they are safe, and that is exactly what my priorities are, to make sure that our health response is under control, and also to make sure now that we continue to adopt our key economic recovery plan to look after all of Queensland.”

Ms Palaszczuk continued by reassuring residents that she will be a “Premier for all of Queensland”.

“It doesn’t matter where you live, in which part of our magnificent state, I will be there for you, through the good times and the bad.

“Whether it is cyclones, whether it is any natural disaster, through coronavirus, we will get through this. We work best when we work together.”

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Labor is on track to increase its majority in the Parliament, with Ms Palaszczuk admitting she is aware that “there are a lot of people out there who voted Labor for the very first time”.

I know that was a very tough call for a lot of people, but a lot of people stopped me in the street, they stopped me around Queensland and said, thank you for keeping us safe,” the Premier said.

“But I also acknowledge people have lost their jobs and now is the time to get back to work and make sure we deliver on our economic plan”.

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Its not trust its luck.
The reality is that most of the major outbreaks eventuated from overseas travelers.
The Federal government closed the international borders which stopped most of the virus from entering the country.
State borders were closed due to the political fear factor.
Labor in Victoria decided to play their own game and got it seriously wrong with quarantine. Now those states which were in big $$$ trouble before any elections took the glory for stopping the transmission of covid by closing their borders to interstate travelers.
We all took the bait and accepted the politicians stance.
Whilst the federal government are propping up those affected with extra welfare and handsome benefits those who are still employed will be the ones expected to take up the slack.
When all this additional welfare gets switched off we will all be expected to cover our own costs.
States have yet to put their hands into their pockets but those who are already broke, QLD,WA and NT will have no choice but to penalize their residents with extra charges for basic services and additional taxes.
QLD be then be known as the welfare state regardless of how much sunshine there is.