I always tell it as it is.
The reality is that this is not at a point where it is not about Labor or Liberal.
As I said, I understand what the Queensland Government did, and if I was there, I probably would have done the same thing.
So I’m not being critical of the past – I’m actually saying that now is the time to move forward.
Now is the time… Whoever wins the Queensland election, whether it is Annastacia Palaszczuk or Deb Frecklington, whoever wins, they’re going to be faced with an economic tsunami.
Not a good one. So they’ve got to work out how to go from here.
What I’m saying is – OK, what was done in the past.
Let’s give everyone a big tick for that and move forward. And the way to move forward is to open up the borders. We have to do this as a country.
Not have state borders. In other words, now that yesterday in Melbourne, as you know, there was zero infections.
There was one community infection in New South Wales, which has been traced.
The reality is that the method adopted by the New South Wales government, and I couldn’t care about the political persuasion – that contact tracing works.
We have to do that on an Australia-wide basis. We can open up the Australian economy.
Look at what’s happening in the regions.
A heck of a lot of people in Queensland are going into the regions.
A lot of people in Sydney are going into the New South Wales regions. There’s booms in the regions.
The major cities are suffering. So as a result, if we can apply that to Australia, contact trace where the individual problem is – close that down, then we can benefit, as a nation.
Now is the time to come together as Australians. Forget about Liberal, Labor, Greens or whatever else there is out there. Think about Australia.