Queensland Premier visits same location as COVID-infected person, reportedly missing them by an hour

Queensland Premier visits same location as COVID-infected person, reportedly missing them by an hour

The Queensland Premier attended the same location as a COVID-19 infected person earlier this week, reportedly missing them by an hour during her visit to the Gold Coast.Key points:Annastacia Palaszczuk visited the same Coolangatta café as a COVID-infected person on MondayThe café’s owners and staff are self quarantining, but the Premier was not required toThe wrong … Read more

Tasmania needs 90 per cent COVID vaccination rate before fully opening borders, Premier warns

Close up of Premier Peter Gutwein, a man in a puffer vest with a bald head

The Tasmanian Premier has warned that the island state will not reopen its borders to all of the country until it reaches a 90 per cent vaccination rate against COVID-19.Key points:Premier Peter Gutwein says Tasmania could record nearly 15,000 COVID cases within six months if it reopened its borders when it reached 80pc vaccinatedState-specific modelling for … Read more

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19, Premier says border opening plan depends on vaccination and national plan

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk responds to media questions about the state's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has again urged Queenslanders to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and signalled revised modelling due this week would determine the state’s path to reopening to people from New South Wales and Victoria.Ms Palaszczuk has come under pressure to commit to a plan to reopen the state’s borders as Queensland recorded another day with no … Read more

Victoria’s roadmap out of COVID lockdown released by Premier Daniel Andrews

Daniel Andrews, in a suit, speaks to reporters in front of a purple health department backdrop.

Melbourne will be in lockdown until late October and greater freedoms will be granted to fully vaccinated Victorians once 80 per cent of the eligible population has been double dosed, the state’s roadmap has revealed.Key points:Premier Daniel Andrews has warned there will be “very difficult days” ahead for the state’s health systemA 70 per cent … Read more