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Statement from LNP Leader Deb Frecklington

4th August 2020

The Palaszczuk Labor government’s honour system at the border is clearly not working.

We need to keep Queenslanders safe to protect lives and livelihoods.

A third person has now allegedly entered the state with coronavirus through Labor’s border controls.

The LNP is calling for mandatory maximum penalties for those who break the rules.

There should be mandatory testing before anyone leaves quarantine and no exemptions from hotel quarantine requirements, including celebrities.

We believe a reverse onus of proof should now be put on people entering Queensland where they must prove they have not been to a hotspot.

We can’t risk the lives and livelihoods of Queenslanders because of lax border controls.