The Palaszczuk Government having quashed the recent Delta outbreak and with zero cases of community transmission are consolidating on the current situation with a number of announcements related to COVID and lockdowns.
No interstate arrivals for two weeks for anyone from a hotspot while the hotel quarantine systems is given a breather to process the many arrivals coming into Queensland. The other being the announcement that the State will go it alone without the Federal Government to build and operate a quarantine facility at Welcome Airport in partnership with the Wagner Corporation.
As some have criticised this move as going agains the spirit of the national plan on lockdowns, this may well be a prudent decision as new variants emerge in the future and this pandemic has yet to reach its end.
While it hasn’t been receiving any media attention in the last couple of weeks the parliamentary inquiry into the Crime and Corruption Comission has heard some explosive evidence in relation to the criminal charges agains the Logan City councillors. If the hearings continue along the same trajectory, the position of Alan McSporran and some senior members of the CCC may become untenable.
There will be a number issues that the Palaszczuk Government will have to deal with when the inquiry reports back to Parliament at the end of this year.
Written by Nino Lalic, Senior Consultant