It's getting harder to justify Queensland's approach, and their Chief Health Officer is making some very controversial decisions. She had no issue letting in hundreds (or thousands?) of AFL players and staff and explicitly admitted that doing so was important because it brought in money for QLD. Really not a good look when so many families are separated and people are having immense difficulty accessing medical treatment in their normal facilities. This was made even worse by Palaszczuk's "in Queensland, we have Queensland hospitals for our people" comment, as well as whichever other official it was (I don't remember who) who said something along the lines of "we're sick of people talking about their heartbreaking stories because of our border stance."Sorry I don’t mean idiotic states I mean idiotic premiers, still closing internal borders to nsw and Victoria with virtually no virus is idiotic in my opinion,
I would love for somone to ask Palaszczuk in an interview “ so do you have any comments on Tasmania and South Australia’s second wave due to letting dirty NSW in?
That’s right.. there wasn’t one idiot premier.
Just the other day (yesterday maybe even?) their CHO commented on Victoria's situation and said something about Victoria maybe getting close to elimination and that that was very exciting, and that she hoped to have an update on the border situation in early December. I personally am doubtful that Queensland actually intends to have open borders with Victoria, especially given NSW and Victoria will be rejoining in a week and a half.
That being said, Gladys herself was claiming a couple of weeks ago that she wanted to have NSW open to other countries before Victoria because the economic cost of being open to VIC too early was problematic. This in itself is really bad and possibly in breach of the constitution, as border closures cannot be justified with economic reasons. It seems like she's only changed her tune because it looks like VIC might have literally eliminated the virus (still too early to say, but anyway).
Idk, I hate this so much and I don't even have any need for any of these borders to be open personally.