Scott Morrison stranded in Qld after plane problem

Scott Morrison has spent an extra night in Queensland after the plane that was due to fly him back to Sydney encountered technical problems.

The Prime Minister was due to leave Cairns on Thursday, however an issue with his Royal Australian Air Force plane delayed the flight.

The PM’s unplanned night in the sunshine state has forced today’s national cabinet meeting with state leaders to be postponed to next week.


Mr Morrison was due to hold talks with other states about plans to get thousands of Aussies still stranded overseas back home, along with other topics including borders and aged care.

It’s understood a virtual meeting was flagged, however is now off the cards because of security concerns, with officials unable to find a secure internet link from Cairns.

Another plane landed at Cairns airport last night, however it’s not yet been confirmed when the PM plans to take off.

He has been in Queensland for the past week, helping State LNP Leader Deb Frecklington spruik the parties policies in the lead up to this month’s state election.

National Cabinet will now be held next Friday.