“I will risk all that”: Premier prepared to lose election to keep Queensland safe

The Premier has declared she’s prepared to lose the state election, if it means keeping Queensland safe.

It comes after mounting criticism of the Premier, the Health Minister, and the Chief Health Officer over the state’s handling of coronavirus, particularly the border closures.

In stunning new comments on Monday, Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is prepared to lose the election, but she will not back down on the state’s strict measures, which are ‘keeping Queenslanders safe’.


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“The only people being political here, is Scott Morrison and Deb Frecklington.

“Now if it means I have to lose the election, I will risk all that, if it means keeping Queenslanders safe,” the Premier declared.

“I will always stand up for what I believe to be right in this state. I’m putting myself out there, I’m putting myself on the line.

“But I’m making no apologies for keeping Queenslanders safe during this time.

“That’s what they tell me, they stop me in the street, people stop me and tell me that they want us to keep going with what we’re doing.

“And I’m relying on the best medical advice given to me by Doctor Young,” the Premier said.

Last week, there were two high profile exemption cases which caught national attention; a young family refused the ability to see their dying father, and a Canberra woman unable to attend her father’s funeral.

Related article: LNP launches scathing attack on Queensland Premier over border exemptions

State opposition leader Deb Frecklington questioned the Premier about the Canberra woman, Sarah Caisip, at state parliament on Thursday, making that particular case known to the public.

Not long after the Premier defended the exemption refusal, made by Doctor Jeanette Young, the Prime Minister called up radio station 4BC in Brisbane, making an emotional plea.

Queensland Health stood firm on its decision not to let Sarah attend her father’s funeral, instead letting her out of hotel quarantine to view her father’s body after the service.

She was then returned to hotel quarantine.

Since Thursday, the Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young has received an increasing amount of death threats, causing her to call in security.

Related article: Police posted outside home of Qld’s top doctor after death threats

 

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Don’t risk it!
Just resign, even if elected the party has decided you will not be leader in 6 months.

It is just another election ploy. I would imagine most people would see through this charade.

Last edited 15 days ago by Alan Rowlandson

She is our hero – we love you!

cannot wait to vote you out !

She obviously doesn’t walk the streets around any border towns or anywhere heavily dependent on tourism…
But she has run the numbers and knows the majority don’t live on the borders or work in tourism, so knows keeping the border closed will get her more votes than she will lose

She can’t back down now, she backed herself in a corner. If she changed her position shed be seen as weak and/or people wouldn’t believe her.
The issue is she handed full control over to a non-elected official. Other states are listening to them, but making up their own minds. There are more effective ways of combating the virus. And yes Victoria is not doing it right either.

Isn’t it nice to know we Queensland’s can’t take care of ourselves sooky Anna has to do it for us. We can go to Tweed Heads meet up with friends go to there shops don’t know where they have been come back to Anna’s state with our pass thats fine makes sense Not.

Tweed Heads residents are the ones that should be worried, there are zero NSW cases north of Newcastle, but 30 case in SE QLD, the QLD’ers are the ones who have a higher chance spreading rona!
But NSW are cool and share everything with everyone, nice people, unlike greedy QLD’ers

nsw premier said that nsw is not a hot spot anymore so lol anna the heartless