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Immediate quarantine of Queensland

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Dr Rebecca Elliott
Hinchinbrook Health Care
PO Box 973
INGHAM QLD 4850

Total Signatures - 6108

Sponsoring Member: Mr Robbie Katter MP

Posting Date: 25/03/2020

Closing Date: 25/04/2020

Tabled Date: 19/05/2020

Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 18/06/2020

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House to the widespread impact of COVID-19 that is quickly engulfing Australia and Queensland. So far the majority of the cases in our State are confined to South-East Queensland but there is an urgent need to close down Queensland's borders to non-essential intrastate travel and quarantine regional, rural and remote Queensland from the south-east until further notice. This would ensure a slower spread of the virus and improve the response capabilities of our local hospitals and health services and protect our State's most medically isolated and vulnerable.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to ask the Government to quarantine the areas generally known as North Queensland and Far Western Queensland, with the exception of essential services only.