Queensland has recorded five new local Covid-19 cases but will avoid locking down for now, the state’s premier says. The new cases of the Delta variant are all members of the same family who live across two households, including a 13-year-old schoolgirl from Sunnybank. “There is no lockdown today,” the...
‘Disgusting’: social media reacts after Australian Olympics chief ordered Annastacia Palaszczuk to attend opening ceremony
Celebration of Brisbane’s successful 2032 Games bid has been lost in furore surrounding a press conference between AOC boss John Coates and the Queensland premier
The AOC president was widely criticised for his comment just hours after Queensland won the hosting rights for the 2032 Games
While the tone was jovial and the comments have been downplayed by many, for women in sport it’s a reminder of how far we have to go
Australian Olympic Committee boss John Coates defends awkward exchange with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Australian Olympic Committee boss John Coates has defended his awkward exchange with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk after drawing criticism for publicly ordering her to attend the Tokyo Games opening ceremony. Coates, one of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) most powerful executives, raised eyebrows when he told the Premier at a...
Annastacia Palaszczuk determined to spruik Queensland’s Olympics bid in Tokyo, despite petition to prevent trip
Only another Queensland lockdown will stop the state’s premier from travelling to Japan to pitch for the Olympics as tens of thousands sign a petition demanding her trip be refused. The premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates had made it “very clear” it would be a...
Queensland Covid update: premier Annastacia Palaszczuk lifts Brisbane lockdown despite five new cases
Brisbane’s lockdown ended at 6pm on Saturday despite the state recording five new Covid-19 cases, including one not linked to an existing outbreak. Queensland’s premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, told reporters on Saturday morning that the state was “not out of the woods yet” and that some restrictions, including mask mandates, would remain in place, but that the snap lockdown announced last week would end.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has defended getting the Pfizer vaccine over the AstraZeneca jab despite being over the age of 50. After weeks of concern about her perceived vaccine hesitancy or lack of urgency, Ms Palaszczuk finally got the jab on Monday morning. The 51-year-old received the Pfizer vaccine despite...
Annastacia Palaszczuk locks down greater Brisbane hospitals and aged care after doctor's Covid infection
A Brisbane hospital doctor who tested positive for Covid-19 after treating two patients with the UK strain of the virus visited a cafe, a gym and a hotel in the hours before she developed symptoms, Queensland health authorities have confirmed. The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said on Saturday contact tracing...