‘Asking simple questions’: Palaszczuk defends demands for further vaccine modelling

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she was asking “legitimate questions” when demanding further research on the impact reopening will have on children, telling residents it was her job to keep them safe.

Ms Palaszczuk is set for a collision course with Prime Minister Scott Morrison at National Cabinet today with the Doherty Institute’s vaccine modelling expected to be high on the agenda.

“Let me just say this to Queenslanders: my job is to keep you safe … this is the sort of Queensland I want, I want to preserve our lifestyle, I want to see Queenslanders being kept safe,” she said.

“I’m asking very simple questions here of Scott Morrison and from the National Cabinet: I want to see further detailed modelling; it is only fair and reasonable that we have a constructive debate in this country and rather than picking fights and attacks, let’s have a decent, educated conversation.

“And now there is a very legitimate conservation where I’m asking questions about what happens to a cohort of young children who aren’t vaccinated.

“These are legitimate questions that Queenslanders and Australians want answer to.”