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Home Affairs Minister tips no Queensland lockdowns on the horizon

Spencer Howson & Sofie Formica
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Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews and Spencer Howson are tipping Queensland won’t see another lockdown before the month is out. 

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is due to fly to Tokyo on July 21 to see the state’s 2032 Olympic bid through.

But Ms Palaszczuk says she won’t leave the country if Queensland’s coronavirus defences deteriorate.

Karen Andrews: “Quite frankly, to say she won’t go if there’s a lockdown, when she’s actually responsible for determining whether the state locks down, is just nonsense.”

Spencer Howson: “That’s bizarre, isn’t it?

“If she does want to go, she doesn’t call a lockdown, no matter how many cases there might be that week!

“There’ll be no lockdown on July 21st, which is when she needs to be in Tokyo!

Karen Andrews: “Well, maybe that’s something we can look forward to…”

Press PLAY below to hear the Home Affairs Minister get fired up over Ms Palaszczuk’s ‘absolute hypocrisy’

More than 60,000 people have now signed a petition to deny Ms Palaszczuk from travelling to Japan.

Sofie Formica disagrees with the stance, and says the Premier should travel to Japan.

“My view is crystal clear: absolutely!

“She is not the only government representative who’s planning to head to Tokyo,” said Sofie Formica.

“While I don’t agree with the state’s position on international arrivals, or their handling of quarantine, we can’t afford to lose the 2032 opportunity at the last hurdle.”

Press PLAY below to hear Sofie’s reasoning

Image: Jono Searle/Getty Images

Spencer Howson & Sofie Formica
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