NSW Premier “mortified” that Qld border could open to Victoria before Sydney

The New South Wales Premier has again slammed Queensland over its border closures, labelling it ‘cruel, unjustified and spiteful’.

Gladys Berejiklian has consistently singled out Queensland for its stance on borders, despite several states having similar restrictions in place.

Under Queensland’s restrictions, the Greater Sydney area is still considered a hot spot, meaning anyone who’s been there within the last two weeks won’t be allowed into the Sunshine State without quarantining.


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Sydney is now the only area in the whole of Australia that is still recording cases of community transmission, with Victoria now going 12 days straight of no new cases or deaths.

Related article: Victoria now 12 days of no new coronavirus cases or deaths

It comes as Queensland officials suggest a border reopening to Victoria may be likely before Christmas, if they continue their covid-free streak for 28 days.

That could mean that all of Australia is allowed to cross into Queensland, except for Greater Sydney, which has only gone three days with no new community transmission.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told The Today Show that would just be cruel to Greater Sydney.

“I’m just mortified by that notion, I think it’s cruel, I think it’s unjustified and I think its spiteful. And there’s no health or scientific basis to it.

“NSW has demonstrated that you can manage the pandemic by keeping the community safe, but also by keeping people in jobs and keeping people mobile and relatively free in a Covid safe way.

“We’ve shown that you can strike that balance, and I worry about the citizens of Queensland as much as I worry about the citizens of New South Wales,” Premier Berejiklian said.

Sydney was on track to be allowed back into Queensland last month, until a number of new community transmission cases popped up.

Queensland Health said that if the cases could be linked to an existing cluster within 48 hours, they wouldn’t consider the infection a risk.

Ms Berejiklian says she still has no idea where that health advice has come from.

“Sometimes it takes weeks to get all the genomic sequencing matching right, so that’s what the health facts are, you can’t dispute that, that’s a reality,” Ms Berejiklian told Today.

“So why Queensland has given us that 48 deadline I don’t know, because it doesn’t seem to exist anywhere else. I’d like to know where they got that from,” she said.

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If Vic opens before greater Sydney leading up to Christmas then there will be a massive revolt of people who will simply lie about their border passes and get into Qld including those who already live there.
The election is over!

But the people stupidly re-elected her. There won’t be a revolt. If there was going to be one, it would have happen at the ballot box. Issue is people are stupid sheep listening to her crap.

So all the Queenslanders who voted her in mainly due to her ability to stand firm against the bullies are stupid people? A bit of reflection here. She won the election and all the whingers and haters lost. Build a bridge and get over it.

We re-elected her because she kept us safe and Qlders working. We would much rather have borders stay closed and the state back to pre-covid restrictions

She was reelected because there was no real opposition and she used the Covid scare rather than worrying about running QLD.
Her only other platform was to help people die sooner!
So why the border closure?
The borders will reopen in December and watch out as the Sydney metro people are coming to a town near you.

Queenslanders are pusses – and this is why they elected the pig lipstick instead of a decent premier. If she told them she also protected them from Ebola, they would make her a PM for life

Isn’t that a joke. Do you guys stay terrified of traces of covid-19 in sewage? lmaooo

But if you have money, fame or are a professional sportsperson then the QLD borders are always open. Melb Storm players and officials were granted exemption from quarantine after their win in the Sydney NRL grand final??? So many double standards and such a lack of compassion from the QLD Chief Health Officer and Premier.

breaks my heart being not able to see my fella in sydney. at least ive arranged for him to stay at tweed if he is not allowed into Qld. plus im flying to newcastle in dec makes no sense this decision and we will catch up there.. problem solved. ill spend my money over the border.

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How about you stop complaining about QLD policies and focus on getting community transmissions under control. The rules haven’t been changed for VIC they are the same they always have been for NSW. Your premier needs to get her priorities right and stop throwing a tantrum when she doesn’t get her way. The constant whining about QLD border rules are a nice deflection from her political corruption case though.

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How bad do you really think covid-19 is? And how wide-spread do you think it is in Sydney? There is over 5 million living in Sydney and a couple of cases here and there my god. You must be scared of the dark.

The disaster in Melbourne started with 1 guy breaking the rules in a quarantine hotel and exploded to 800 cases a day before they got it under control.

And on how bad it is, take a look at the ICU’s at a 100% in the States an Europe.

This is Australia Mart Bosman we have a closed border policy with OUTSIDE countries where danger may exist but even then we don’t have people dying in the middle of the street. Sheesh so scared of other Australians… you’d be too scared to visit sydney? ahahahahah

Gladys is just bitter now coz she isn’t getting any rumpy pumpy from her con man.

Come on , is that the best you can come up with. Wake up and get a life.

I’m tired of Palachook and her clear dislike of Gladys. It’s pathetic. I live south of the border and will now only go there if I absolutely must. The increasingly complicated border pass applications are ludicrous despite fewer cases. On a side note, whenever buying online I’ve always been happy to support local sellers before resorting to international ones. I’ll continue to do that of course, except that I won’t buy from Queenslanders. On the surface that sounds rather mean until you realise it’s Queenslanders who put that premier back in.