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Super charging the fight against this outbreak

3rd August 2021

Leader of the Opposition David Crisafulli is pushing for a three-pronged attack for Queensland to fight back against the growing COVID-19 outbreak.

Mr Crisafulli says the state government has overseen three planning failures for testing sites, vaccines and small business support.

“We need more testing stations today, more vaccines tomorrow and fast track small business support by the end of the week,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“This how you supercharge the fight against COVID-19.

“The state government is playing catch-up and must immediately work on solutions.

“We need to get our hands on as much Astra-Zeneca vaccines as we can.

“Had there been proper planning from the state government, we wouldn’t be in this situation.

“The Health Minister has ordered more vaccines, but when will they arrive?

“Why is it taking two weeks for small business owners to see money appear in their bank accounts?

“The Treasurer’s small business support package is a step in the right direction, but the feedback I’m receiving is, it’s too little too late.

“I urge the state government to identify more testing sites, order more vaccines and fast track financial help for small and family businesses.”