Border issues to dominate today’s National Cabinet meeting

All eyes will be on the National Cabinet meeting this morning, when the New South Wales and Queensland leaders are expected to have it out over the borders.

There’s been constant bickering this month over the notion that Queensland may let Victorians back in before Sydneysiders.

If Victoria records zero cases again today, it will mark two weeks since their last infection, meaning their half way to Queensland’s 28 day rule.


Meantime, New South Wales has only gone five days of no new community transmission, and is showing signs of the virus in sewage testing around Sydney.

There’s now speculation Queensland may reopen its borders to Victoria before Sydney, which has enraged the New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

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Yesterday, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk refused to be drawn on the matter, simply saying they’ll discuss it all at this morning’s meeting.

“Look I’m not going to respond to her in relation to that, we’ve got a National Cabinet meeting on Friday, we’ll obviously be speaking about a whole range of issues.

“And all of the Premiers and first ministers work in a cooperative manner,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

While the issue of internal borders is set to dominate this morning’s meeting, other issues including international arrival caps and vaccine distribution are also on the agenda.