State premiers cast doubt over following COVID national reopening plan

Queensland and Western Australia are casting doubt on whether they will follow the national COVID-19 roadmap – and open borders.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is proposing restrictions will remain until children have received the vaccine.

She is also suggesting the state’s health system will collapse if COVID-19 is allowed back in the state.

Western Australia’s premier is also echoing the same message – warning borders could be closed to New South Wales and Victoria for months.

Mark McGowan is accusing the federal government of trying to ‘infect the public’ by pressuring states to lift restrictions.