OUR BATTLE FOR BORDER: How the fight’s gone so far
WITH Annastacia Palaszczuk tipped to make an announcement of the opening of the border to NSW, here is a look at how the Clarence’s battle to be included in their border bubble has unfolded.
The Clarence Valley was the only local government area in the Northern NSW Local Health District to not be included in Queensland’s border bubble, and The Daily Examiner has doggedly chased the Queensland Health department for answers as to why.
Here is the timeline of events.
PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland will shut the border to NSW to control the spread of coronavirus.
The ban comes as the state recorded one new coronavirus case in the Ipswich region.
The Gold Coast and Tweed will become a “border bubble” from 1am tomorrow with new mapping available showing eligible commuters, police have confirmed.
“THE decision by the Premier to close the borders this week was not an easy one – but it was the right one,” said Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate.
Caitlan Taylor was separated from her newborn son after birth in Graftonwhen he was flown to Gold Coast University Hospital, starting a chain of events she has described as cold and heartless.
A Queensland family have won a battle to return home after their two year old daughter underwent life saving open heart surgery in a Sydney hospital.
WHILE 17-year-old Bianca Cox continues to sit undiagnosed and alone in a Queensland hospital, her parents Peter and Melinda continue the long fight to see their daughter.
Queensland will throw open its borders to five New South Wales Shires from next weekend.
Ms Palaszczuk said the shires of Byron, Ballina, the City of Lismore, Richmond Valley, which includes Casino and Evans Head, and Glen Innes would be added to the border zone from 1am on October 1.
IT MAY be good news for some in northern NSW, but Clarence Valley Council residents will miss out travelling to Queensland for the foreseeable future.
IT HAS taken three days for Queensland Health to explain why the Clarence Valley was excluded from their latest border zone inclusions – and it will be little comfort for local residents eager to get across the border.
Amid growing community concern over the Clarence‘s exclusion from Queensland’s border zone, Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis has again joined in requesting a change from the Queensland premier.
The deputy Prime Minister is demanding the Queensland Government tear down the border and end hard closures in order to bring the country back together.
THE Clarence is no closer to finding out when they will be allowed into Queensland as the state maintains its methods of choosing border zones as The Daily Examiner collates infection figures for area.
THE HEAD of the Northern NSW Local Health District has expressed a concern over the Clarence Valley‘s exclusion from the Queensland border zone
AS THE Queensland border zone expands into NSW today, Queensland‘s Chief Health Officer has answered the burning question for many in the Clarence Valley – why was the Clarence left out?
It was with some surprise, that for some Clarence Valley residents, they were able to be issued with a border zone pass on Thursday from the Queensland government site.
GRAFTON‘s sewage system is being considered as a potential site for future testing for COVID-19 in the ongoing surveillance against the disease.