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Queensland State Government should stop COVID-19 Blame Games

Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has called on the Queensland Labor Government to take responsibility for the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout after publicly blaming the Federal Government.

The calls come after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Steven Miles have publicly blamed the Federal Government for an outbreak in Brisbane after a health worker was found not to be vaccinated.

Ms Landry said she’s had a gutful of the Queensland State Government blaming the Federal Government every time something goes wrong.

“Today, the Queensland Labor Government has tried to once again shift blame onto the Federal Government over the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to deflect attention away from their own incompetence. Why are vaccinations sitting on the shelves while frontline health workers treat COVID-19 patients with no protection?

“It is just not good enough. They did not need to hold doses for thesecond round of vaccinations while we know there are enough vaccines in Queensland to vaccinate all our frontline health workers three times over.

“This is an organisational issue that is the Queensland Labor Government’s responsibility. When they are left with egg on their face, they always try to blame the Federal Government,” Ms Landry said.

Ms Landry said the Queensland Labor Government have little credibility when criticising the Federal Government on support for states and territories during the pandemic.

“The Morrison Government has pumped billions into Queensland to keep the economy going, and it’s frankly time the Queensland Government stepped up to take on their fair share.

“As the Prime Minister said, this is not a race, so I urge the Queensland Labor Government to stop playing politics, stop playing games and start taking responsibility,” Ms Landry said.

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