Media statement from LNP Leader Deb Frecklington: Toowoomba quarantine breach

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Queenslanders must be kept safe to protect lives and livelihoods.

This is yet another case where Labor has failed to enforce hotel quarantine and it’s put Queenslanders at risk.

Strict enforcement of hotel quarantine is crucial to keeping Queenslanders safe.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government needs to explain why their quarantine system failed and how this man was able to breach restrictions.

Time and time again, gaps in Labor’s enforcement of coronavirus restrictions have been exposed.

Queenslanders have seen what a lax quarantine arrangement has done in Victoria.

A second wave would be devastating to the Queensland economy and cost thousands of jobs – it can’t be risked.

Anyone found deliberately breaching the restrictions should face the maximum penalty – $13,345 fine or six months jail.