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‘I’m not going to cop this negativity’: Qld Premier defends movie trade

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she is not going to “cop” any negativity in regards to the Gold Coast movie trade, which is creating native jobs, because the state recorded two new circumstances of COVID-19 in a single day.

One case is a returned abroad traveller in lodge quarantine, whereas the opposite is a recognized contact from the Corrective Companies cluster who can be in quarantine.

Ms Palaszczuk defended the native movie trade ramping up, saying whereas different elements of the world have been experiencing extra waves of coronavirus, Queensland was in a stronger well being and financial place.

“We’re in a position to help the trade and get individuals again into work. There are a complete lot of jobs that depend on that trade,” she informed reporters on Sunday.

She mentioned that included meals deliveries, carpenters, set designers, make-up artists and different jobs.

Ms Palaszczuk famous when Melbourne was having its second wave, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on the Gold Coast “speaking about how good the movie trade is”.

“I’m not going to cop this negativity on one hand in regards to the trade, which is supporting native Gold Coast jobs,” she mentioned.

Ms Palaszczuk additionally confirmed Hollywood actor Tom Hanks was quarantining in a lodge, not a home, and mentioned different individuals had been flown into NSW from Los Angeles however nobody was speaking about that.

Queensland has 19 lively circumstances, and the full variety of infections stands at 1152.

Up to now, six individuals have died from the virus in Queensland, the final being an 83-year-old male cruise ship passenger on April 18.

On Friday, the Queensland authorities introduced it might settle for travellers from Canberra from September 25 whereas the state will enhance its weekly consumption of returning Australians by 500 in October underneath a deal struck at a Nationwide Cupboard assembly.

Ms Palaszczuk floated the opportunity of returning Australians serving their obligatory quarantine in regional centres.

“The Prime Minister has agreed to additional Australian Defence Drive personnel to assist and I thank him for that – that is the best way we ought to be working in co-operation,” she mentioned on Friday.

“We’re some accommodations in Cairns, we all know the Cairns financial system has been doing it fairly powerful and naturally we’ll take a look at our Brisbane-based accommodations as properly,” she mentioned.

Authorities have additionally mentioned utilizing Gladstone as a quarantine hub.

On Sunday, Ms Palaszczuk mentioned there was no danger from the ACT.

“That is about holding the well being of Queenslanders secure. That’s my precedence, that’s the federal government’s precedence, that’s the chief well being officer’s precedence,” she mentioned.

“If we’re secure, because of this our financial system can proceed to perform.

“We are able to now deal with our financial response as a result of we’ve got centered on the well being response.”

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