Please Explain podcast: Has Queensland’s border war gone too far?

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked leading health officials to prioritise agreeing on a national coronavirus hot-spot definition so he can use the advice to pressure state premiers to open their borders.

Mr Morrison lobbied the Queensland Premier on Thursday on behalf of a 26-year-old Canberra woman who flew into the state too late to say goodbye to her dying father and was then locked in hotel quarantine on the day of his funeral.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is facing increasing backlash over the incident in light of the arrival of Hollywood actor Tom Hanks who is currently quarantining in a privately hired hotel with other members of his crew.

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by Brisbane Times political reporter Lydia Lynch to discuss how Queenslanders are feeling about the border wars.

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