August 5, 2020
Opposition Leader and Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington has slammed the actions of two people arrested in Nanango on Tuesday after allegedly lying on their border declaration forms.
The pair, a 68-year-old woman and 63-year-old man, allegedly crossed the border at Goondiwindi on July 27 before heading to Nanango.
“People who make false declarations are risking the lives and livelihoods of Queenslanders,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“It’s completely unacceptable that these people have broken the rules and put our South Burnett community at risk.
“The LNP supports stronger action on borders to protect communities like the South Burnett and keep people safe. We can’t risk a second wave.
“Yesterday I called for mandatory maximum penalties for those who deliberately break the rules to keep Queenslanders safe.
“In recent weeks it has become clear that the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s honour system at the border was not working.
“The gaps in enforcement have put Queenslanders’ lives and livelihoods at risk.”
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