One Nation Senator Pauline Hansen has vowed to pursue legal action against the Palaszczuk Government, in regards to the border closures.
Authorities are so far standing firm on the closures, claiming there are still too many cases of community transmission in New South Wales and Victoria at the moment to risk it.
September has been suggested as the likely end of the closures, which has received heavy criticism for being too late.
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It’s also worried tourism operators, who are heavily dependant on an influx from southern visitors over the cooler months.
Senator Hanson since came out declaring she will be taking legal action against the closures, arguing they’ve become unconstitutional.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday dismissed the notion, saying the borders would likely be open by the time the case was brought to the high court.
But Hanson has spoken again this morning, confirming to The Today Show that she’ll be pressing ahead with it anyway.
“When the Chief Medical Officer Jeanette Young was interviewed, she couldn’t give a guarantee that the borders would be open by September.
“I’m sure the High Court challenge would be up long before that.
“It’s putting pressure on the Palaszczuk Government to listen to this, would she really want to go to the high court about this? I don’t believe so.
“So I’m hoping to put enough pressure on her, because it’s so important about the borders being closed – affecting trade and commerce and especially tourism for Queensland at this time of the year.
“She is under pressure, so I’m intending to go ahead with this, and it needs to set a precedent with it.
“She can’t just — this is not leadership, this is dictatorship, there’s no clear reason to keep the borders shut,” Hanson told The Today Show.