Tourism industry declares war on QLD Government

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is adamant that she will not put the health of the state’s residents at risk by lifting border restrictions prematurely. Palaszczuk has signalled that the state’s borders may not be reopened to interstate travellers until September.

However, Queensland Tourism Industry Council CEO, Daniel Gschwind, has warned of the economic impact on the state’s key tourist destinations if the travel bans remain in place during winter. A new report estimates that more than 30,000 jobs will be lost on the Gold Coast by the end of June if the travel ban is not lifted:

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