Nationals member for Tweed Geoff Provest has accused the Queensland government of blatant hypocrisy over its border policies.
Mr Provest asked how it’s possible that yesterday a plane full of NRL players, their families, and associates were allowed to seamlessly cross the border into Queensland, flying from Sydney to Brisbane, landing and disembarking without a hitch.
He said yet residents living on the border are kept locked out, and residents of communities in both states, divided by the Queensland government’s hard border closure, being deprived of work and vital health care.
“This display of blatant hypocrisy by the QLD Government is unacceptable. Why has the QLD Government prioritised a sporting team over our border communities?” Mr Provest said.
“I’m calling on the QLD Government to move quickly and accommodate a genuine border bubble. The NSW Government is ready and willing to work with Queensland to make life better for those living on the border.
“I am asking Queensland to apply the same level of courtesy they did to a sporting code, to the long-standing families, workers and residents of our states.”