War of words continues over Queensland’s vaccine mandates

Senior Ministers are supporting the Prime Minister’s comments about Queensland’s tough vaccine mandates.

Scott Morrison sparked a war of words with the state government yesterday after saying people should be able to get a cup of coffee regardless of their vaccination status.

Queensland MPs have accused him of supporting anti-vaxxers.


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Federal Minister Peter Dutton has told Nine that it’s a reasonable approach.

“A small portion of society will never be able to go to a coffee shop or a restaurant again, but Annastacia Palaszczuk says that they can go to Coles but not Bunnings.

“I just think you cannot segregate a part of the community, even if you disagree with the decision that they’ve made,” Minister Dutton said.

It comes after various Queensland ministers called out the Prime Minister’s comments in state parliament yesterday.

“Instead of doing his job, he’s chosen instead to undermine the vaccine mandates that have successfully accelerated the vaccine take up here in Queensland, for the sake of his own cynical, political interests,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.