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As millions of people around the country have had their Christmas plans shaken up due to the Northern Beaches outbreak in Sydney, the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has made no apologies about putting the safety of the nation’s greatest state first.

“Tell someone who cares,” she told journalists this morning in Brisbane.

The Premier was asked by journalists if she thought about the Christmas plans of Sydneysiders who have had to cancel plans to come to Queensland in the coming days.

“Because I don’t. I make no apologies to anyone. In fact, if you’ve had to cancel plans to come to Queensland because you live in the Greater Sydney Area, you can go and get fucked. Suck eggs. Honestly, the way you fucking rat people treated Melbourne this year, fucking hell. What a dollop of karma this is,”

“Go spend your dollars in Queanbeyan or something, I don’t give a shit.”

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has labelled Ms Palaszczuk’s comments “disappointing” and “counter productive” but she remains committed to working with her Queensland counterpart to resolve the border issue before Easter.

“It’s like that Michael Leunig cartoon about talking to your shoe,” said Berejiklian.

“I might as well put a mobile phone in my shoe, then ring that phone and try to speak to my shoe. That’s what it’s like,”

“But whatever, I’m just glad this Northern Beaches outbreak is Dan Andrews’ fault.”

More to come.


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