The issue of border closures have once again dominated local, state and federal discussions, ahead of the National Cabinet meeting today.
It comes after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday suggested her and the Prime Minister have always been on the same page about the border reopening in July.
That’s despite once suggesting a September date was way more likely, which was backed by the state’s chief health officer.
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That call then came under intense criticism, particularly from the tourism industry which fears missing out on southern tourists during the winter period.
Overnight, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has called for the Premier to officially name a date despite once backing her decision to keep the borders closed.
He’s told Newscorp he’s changed his tune on the matter after seeing the protests in Brisbane over the weekend.
The border closures are set to dominate this morning’s National Cabinet meeting as well, with hopes states and territories will collectively decide on when interstate travel could begin again.
But the impact of the weekend’s protests around the country could pose a fresh problem to the easing of restrictions.
Meantime, Clive Palmer’s battle with the state government over the closures will return to court today as well.
He’s joined with tourism operators to argue the decision is unconstitutional.