Premier raises hope of border bubble if NSW lockdown lifted

The Queensland Premier has raised hopes a border bubble could go ahead if the lockdown in parts of northern New South Wales is lifted this week.

The stay-at-home orders for all of regional NSW are due to end on Friday. However, the NSW Premier is yet to confirm if that will happen as planned or there will be another extension.

There is growing pressure on the government to release the Tweed and other areas of the Far North regardless given there have been no active COVID-19 cases in the area.


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Annastacia Palaszczuk said she would look at the possibility of reinstating the border bubble if the stay-at-home restrictions are lifted.

“We want to engage with the NSW Government, especially around our border communities,” the Premier told reporters on Tuesday.

“In some of those border communities, there are no cases.”

Ms Palaszczuk admitted they would have to do some planning before making any decisions.

“We would have to make sure we get the sewerage tested,” she added.

“If they make that decision, of course, we will look at it very quickly.

“We look forward to a time when those border communities can actually come back together

“Until that time, New South Wales has stay-at-home orders but Queensland doesn’t.”