LNP leaders from all levels of government have launched a coordinated and scathing attack on the Queensland Premier, over the controversial border exemptions this week.
Two particular exemption requests have gone public, gaining nationwide attention, with the Queensland government facing heavy criticism on both.
First, the four young kids of a terminally ill Brisbane father were denied entry into the state to say their final goodbyes.
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Then, a young Canberra woman even drew an emotional plea from the Prime Minister, so that she could be let out of hotel quarantine to attend her father’s funeral in Brisbane yesterday.
This morning, multiple LNP members have come out in a seemingly united attack of the Queensland Premier, saying she’s gone too far with the exemptions.
Local Gold Coast Member Angie Bell told myGC the Premier has made the borders all about herself this week.
“It is disappointing to me, that the Premier continues to make it about herself, and on a day that Sarah just wanted to go to her dad’s funeral, Annastacia Palaszczuk just made it about herself, and that is wrong to me.
“The Prime Minister – I know for a fact – has reached out to the Premiers on dozens of cases of individuals who’ve had difficulty in this area, but yesterday we saw this one go public through the Premier’s office.
“I think it’s time she started thinking about others rather than herself,” Ms Bell said.
Similarly, Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham, Queensland LNP leader Deb Frecklington, and the Home Affairs Minister have all shared their disappointment with the Queensland Premier.