Queensland’s opposition has slammed the Premier’s plan to shift quarantine responsibilities to mining camps, accusing Annastacia Palaszczuk of wanting to dump the continued coronavirus threat on regional communities.
Ms Palaszczuk said on Thursday morning she would ask national cabinet to consider housing returned travellers and quarantine staff at mining camps to protect the Sunshine State’s cities following the outbreak of the highly contagious UK strain at the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane.
But David Crisafulli said the plan didn’t solve the failure to contain the deadly virus.
“Something is wrong with our quarantine process. The virus got out. They don’t know how,” the Opposition Leader told NCA NewsWire.