NSW family can’t possibly ‘pick one’ kid to visit terminally ill dad in Qld

A NSW family say it’s gut-wrenching, coming to terms with the fact they might not be able to see their terminally ill dad in Brisbane due to the Queensland border closures.

Brisbane man Mark Keanes’ four young kids are trying to get into the state to say goodbye to their dad, who may not make it to Christmas.

The Sydney family has applied for an exemption, only to be told that just one of the kids will be allowed into the state.


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Mark’s dad Bruce has spoken to The Today Show this morning, saying it’s just too hard to make that decision, especially today.

“All you can say is it’s gut-wrenching. 

“It is especially hard for Mark today because his two middle kids, the twins, are 11 today. That makes it hard for him. Again, thinking of what today is.

“We’ve said none. Basically, we could not pick one over any of the others. It’s impossible.

“Everyone of them deserves it as much as anyone else. It’s easier to pick the adults, which adults to go and not to go but it wouldn’t be the children,” Bruce said.

Queensland Health has released a statement this morning, saying they’re looking into the case, and sympathise with the family.

“We understand and sympathise that this is a very difficult time and there are challenges.

“Queensland’s current border restrictions are in place for one purpose – to save lives,” the statement, published by Nine, reads.

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So half the VIC AFL fraternity can come into QLD unchecked yet a family cannot get approval to see their dying Dad.
Time to stop this nonsense and get rid of the politically driven regulations.

this so called premier needs to resign

How much more can this health minister and premier and my so call my government get this is just not on these children need to be with there father how on earth can you pick one child you are a very nasty and uncaring government. Please stop using we are protection Queensland you are not businesses are going broke.Your government has proven only the rich can get in and stay.

Queenslanders this is outrageous, we need to vote out Annastastia Palaszczuk in October.

Compassion and common sense is called for.seem to be rare commodities!

It’s all bulls*** footballs and others can get in with problem so why is it so hard to through 4 kids into see there dad come on Queensland have a heart. I bet it was one of your family you would let them in with know questions asked.

PLEASE DO SOME RESEARCH- FATHER ABANDONED KIDS YEARS AGO, MOTHER OFFERED KIDS TO VISIT PRE-COVID AND THE ‘FATHER’ DIDN’T WANT TO SEE THEM.
NONE OF THE GO FUND ME MONEY HAS GONE TO THE KIDS.
THE KIDS ARE TERRIFIED BECAUSE THE ‘FAMILY’ THAT HAS WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM FOR YEARS KEEPS GOING TO THE MEDIA, NOT THE ACTUAL KIDS OR THEIR MOTHER