PREMIER DEFENDS DECISION TO KEEP PM IN DARK OVER HUB
ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk has defended her decision to not let the Prime Minister know about her government’s plans to go it alone with a dedicated quarantine facility in Toowoomba.
Quizzed on Friday about why she didn’t alert Scott Morrison about the Wellcamp announcement before her press conference on Thursday, Ms Palaszczuk insisted the Prime Minister didn’t always inform her of his plans.
She said her decision to go it alone did not reflect on the unity of National Cabinet.
“He (Scott Morrison) doesn’t tell me a lot of things he does either,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“We’ve got another National Cabinet meeting today (Friday). “I always look forward to them.” In the wake of Thursday’s announcement, as well as Queensland’s decision to pause hotel quarantine for two weeks, Ms Palaszczuk said she considered herself to be a Queenslander and an Australian first.
“I’ve answered that question before,” the Premier said. “I consider myself both.
“I’m an Australian. I’m a Queenslander.
“I’m the Premier of Queensland. “I back Queensland every single step of the way.”