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Ms Elliot says the QLD Government has repeatedly offered NSW Liberal-Nationals Premier Gladys Berejiklian the opportunity to create a border zone in Northern NSW so that local border residents can access both South-East QLD and Northern NSW. ‘As a result of the NSW Premier’s Sydney COVID disaster, the fact is the people of Northern NSW would now all be safer in QLD. Locals urgently need this QLD-NSW Border Zone to be in place.

‘The incompetence and failures of the Liberal-Nationals’ Governments is putting lives, jobs and businesses at risk on the North Coast.

Ms Elliot says that as a result of the Sydney COVID-19 disaster, which has now resulted in a NSW state-wide lockdown, the QLD Government was forced to put in place harder border measures. ‘Make no mistake – this is due to the disastrous situation that the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian have put our community in.

‘This situation is an absolute disgrace – we really are the forgotten people under both the Federal and State Liberal-Nationals Governments, and quite frankly we’ve had enough.

‘I’m asking locals to phone NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Tweed State Liberal-Nationals MP Geoff Provest and tell them to do their jobs and get this border zone now!

‘The contact numbers are Gladys Berejiklian: (02) 8574 5000 and Geoff Provest: (07) 5523 4816.’

Here is the link to the petition:https://forms.gle/zSTPvn2isEEUisZaA


 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Great idea!Its definitely been handled incorrectly,Sydney should have been locked down much harder when there number so first started to rise. No person should have been allowed to leave Sydney and Newcastle for any reason

  2. If Gladys doesn’t want to establish a sizeable border zone with Queensland, will she urgently address the lack of health facilities and medical specialists that send many of her northern rivers residents over the border?

  3. Great to see the phone numbers. As with any major issue it is best to PHONE an elected representative’s office because email petitions hold no value, they are not recognised as legitimate by NSW Parliament and serve only as information harvesting for the MP that receives them (you go straight on their newsletter and donor email lists). Phone calls however get attention.

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