Saturday, 29th August 2020
“Today’s revelations that Labor’s Deputy Premier Steven Miles is writing to the New South Wales Government to clarify medical emergency transfers to Queensland hospitals is a clear admission of failure.
“The fact New South Wales health authorities were unsure about emergency transfers highlights the ongoing uncertainty around border exemptions.
“There has been widespread community concern about Labor’s priorities, which have seen exemptions given for television celebrities and boxing matches, but not for clinical care.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk should have apologised yesterday for her recent comments that Queensland hospitals are for Queensland patients, but instead she showed no regret.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk’s comments have obviously caused significant confusion for everyone.
“We might be proud Queenslanders but we are all Australians and should be all working together.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government has continually sought to politicise border restrictions when Queenslanders want to see some compassion and common sense.”
Statement from New South Wales health authorities yesterday: