Queensland Opposition Leader David Crisafulli has told Sky News he plans to hold the government’s “feet to the fire” on providing certainty on borders in order to reinvigorate tourism and investment in the state.
The Queensland government previously instituted a strict requirement for NSW to have 28-days of no community transmission before the borders reopened.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced the scrapping of this requirement with the reopening of borders with Greater Sydney to occur in the coming days.
Mr Crisafulli said the everchanging rules surrounding Queensland’s border “casts doubt on people’s minds” on whether or not to travel, see family, or invest.
He said until there is a “clear set of rules” underpinning the borders, then Queensland’s key industries cannot start to reach pre-COVID levels.
“We’ve got an amazing tourism offering, we’ve got agriculture, we’ve got mining, what we need is certainty,” Mr Crisafulli said.
“It’s up to governments to provide clear articulate reasoning, to be transparent, to be open.
“That’s what we will keep their feet to the fire, so we can get a clear set of rules so people can plan and get on with their life.”