Sky News host Paul Murray says Queenslanders have been separated from the rest of the county for too long by a government and a bureaucracy that’s been empowered to do “some pretty heartless things”.
His comment comes after three-year-old Brisbane boy, Thomas Collins, passed away in his parent’s arms in a Melbourne hospital on the weekend.
His parents were pushing to have the family return to Brisbane in order for their child to be able to see extended family members.
Thomas was suffering from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency.
A request of exemption had been lodged with Queensland Health for their family to return to the state, however young Thomas passed away before they could do so.
“Shame on the premier, shame on the chief health officer, and shame on every Queenslander who reinforced a system which meant good people had to go through terrible times on top of what they were already going on and their family around them,” Mr Murray said.
“His grandfather tried to drive from Queensland to Victoria to be by his bedside, and he wasn’t able to do that.
“Those of you who love this ‘keep them safe’ crap, if it was your grandson, how would you feel.”