Palaszczuk slammed: ‘Someone has to pay’
For much of the pandemic, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has overseen perhaps the strictest border measures in Australia at an enormous cost to the state’s business sector.
But her sudden plea – and demand – for support for the devastated tourism sector has sparked a backlash from her political counterparts.
Yesterday, Ms Palaszczuk issued an emotional call for Australians to plan holidays in the Sunshine State, particularly in the hard-hit Cairns region.
The premier also issued a demand for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to “step up” and extend the JobKeeper pandemic support package beyond its upcoming expiry date.
New South Wales Treasurer Dominic Perrottet today lashed Ms Palaszczuk’s demand, accusing her of “asking us to pay for her decision to lock us…