Senator Pauline Hanson has announced a two-pronged challenge in the High Court of Australia to the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to keep Queensland’s borders closed until it is satisfied the state is free from the risk of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.
“I don’t like it,” Senator Hanson declared at a news conference at the Coolangatta/Tweed Heads border monument on the Gold Coast (main picture) when asked why she was mounting the Constitutional challenge.
“People around Australia have paid a big price to tackle caravanitis (sic) and we now need to get our economy moving and get jobs back.
“The COVERT-9-10 (sic) virus is under control now, so why is my home state of Queensland doing the wrong thing by keeping its borders closed?
“We should now have our state borders open to anyone who wants to come here. I’ll personally stand at the border and welcome them,” Senator Hanson said.
She said her One Nation Party would engage a Constitutional lawyer to mount a High Court challenge to the Queensland Government’s border-closure rulings.
“At the same time I’m going to take the opportunity to mount a second case in the High Court to ensure the Morrison Government keeps Australia’s borders closed,” Senator Hanson said.
“With the epipendemic (sic) now under control I want to make sure the Federal Government does the right thing and keeps our national borders closed.
“The last thing we want is to have our nation’s borders open to anyone who wants to come here. I’ll personally stand at the border and tell them to go back to where they came from,” Senator Hanson said.