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September 23, 2021

Barilaro: ‘vaccination is key to all our freedoms’

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At today’s press conference in regards to regional areas including the Far North Coast with NSW Deputy Premier, Mr Barialro said that it’s clear from the language from the NSW Premier today, that vaccination is the key to all our freedoms going forward. ‘As we make decisions later this week in relation to regional and rural New South Wales we’ll make clear what the criteria will be for lifting LGA is in or out of the regions.’

Ballina’s BP Travel Centre

In regards to the BP Travel Centre in Ballina being a venue of concern, Mr Barilaro said that he could understand why there is confusion because there was no COVOD positive case. ‘There is an identified [positive] case further down into a in another area entirely, nowhere near the North Coast. So when we announced an exposure site and when we contact trace, we work out the period of infection.

‘My understanding is it was to do with a freight driver that has since tested positive. So we announced the exposure site, but there are no cases in that area.’

Mr Barilaro said it once again shows that how soon surveillance picked up something in the area. ‘It gives us a lot of comfort. At this stage, there are no infected people in the Ballina, Byron or the North Coast area that are new to what we’ve understood.’

The Queensland Border 

Mr Barilaro was quick to lay the blame for the Queensland/NSW border issues firmly at the feet of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. ‘The Queensland Government has its own rules, and it’s probably one of the tougher borders to work with, I’ve got to be honest. Premier Palaszczuk has been quite blunt about what she wants to say on that border, from vaccinations to no movement of people. And that makes it very difficult.

‘We negotiate through the cross border Commissioner, we do negotiate with governments about access especially to authorised workers, essential workers, emergency workers and health workers which are important, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you get the outcome that we want here in New South Wales.

‘I hope, fingers crossed, things go well, we can lift some of our restrictions in the regions later this week. Hopefully, that may give some comfort, but on the language I’m hearing from the Queensland Government, regardless of if we’re in restrictions on no restrictions, or lockdown or no lockdown on the northern part of the state. I’m not convinced you’ll have any access across the border.’


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5 COMMENTS

  1. They keep telling us to get vaccinated but where the hell are the vaccines??????? The usual lies, incompetence and obfuscation from this awful government.

  2. Fact ~ covid jabs are an experimental exercise. Scientist honest enough to tell the truth, know the ‘spike protein’ in the covid jab is dangerous and they do not know how badly it will effect the recipient. Honest scientist and doctors say the covid jab will cause autoimmune diseases and eventual death. Dr Roger Hodkinson is very clear in warning people not to get the covid jab, along with Dr Sherri Tenpenny and many many other brave doctors speaking the truth. Why are they receiving death threats?? Do your own research. Our Government is living to us.

    • Margot: Your Dr Sherri Tenpenny is a twopenny nut case. Amongst other crazy claims she makes is that vaccines magnetise us and connect us to 5G towers.

      Quote someone credible lest your own credibility be suspect.

  3. Having listened to Dr Roger Hodkinson’s dealing of the virus all I’ve got to say
    is that if I happened to be in need of a ‘professional’ I’d run the other way. Real
    surgeons & team ‘wear masks’. If not [& I’m way passed living] my next of kin
    will benefit well in the Court’s roll-out.

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