Prime Minister not allowed to skip hotel quarantine in Qld ahead of election

The Prime Minister now won’t be coming into Queensland ahead of the state election, with the government refusing to waive the mandatory hotel quarantine requirement.

Scott Morrison was expected to stand by Queensland’s LNP Leader Deb Frecklington during parts of her campaign, but that’s now been ruled out.

Queensland Health says while the Prime Minister would be granted an exemption to come into the state, he wouldn’t be able to bypass the quarantine period.


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That means he’d be made to pay for two weeks of quarantine at a Queensland Hotel, something that he’s indicated he won’t be able to do.

“We have parliament sitting through all of that. And we are doing the budget as well so whether I was ever going to get to Queensland anyway as a sort of secondary issue,” the Prime Minister told Sunrise this morning.

“I have a federal responsibility. But I should be subject to the same rules like everybody else.

“I don’t think there should be double standards about these things. I think the same rules should apply.

“And I’ve head of the hardship from people first hand about what these things have been meaning for people.

“We have got to get this resolved and we have got to get his borders down eventually,” the Prime Minister said