Queensland boy granted exemption to return home

The three-year-old boy at the centre of a Queensland-New South Wales border stoush has been granted an exemption to return home to his family.

Memphis Francis became stuck in New South Wales while visiting his grandparent’s rural property and his parents and grandparents said they tried to secure an exemption but were knocked back multiple times.

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian condemned the Palaszczuk government over their lack of compassion but Queensland’s chief health officer said Thursday was the first time she heard the story.

Memphis will be accompanied by an adult to be reunited with his parents and younger sister after being separated for eight weeks.