Australia’s PM urges leaders to ‘justify’ decision to shut borders

Scott Morrison has been under pressure for taking a holiday during thr bushfire crisis. Picture Kym Smith. Source:News Corp Australia. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

CANBERRA, May 27, 2020, 9News. Scott Morrison has challenged the Liberal premiers in Tasmania and South Australia to justify keeping their borders closed, as Pauline Hanson threatened to take the Queensland government to court, 9News reported.

The prime minister has previously limited his criticism to Labor leaders in Queensland and Western Australia but has now broadened his scope.

“The expert medical advice at a national level never recommended internal borders within Australia and it’s not good for the economy, particularly as we go into this next school holiday season,” he told Sky News on Wednesday.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian reiterated today she would like the NSW-Queensland border to reopen.

“We have invited everybody from Australia to move freely through NSW from June 1,” she said.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has demanded Queensland’s Labor government reopen the state’s borders by 4pm tomorrow or face legal action in the High Court.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk is actually destroying people’s lives, their livelihoods and businesses and they can’t go on,” Senator Hanson told Today.

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