“The latest chaotic, Queensland Government border closure measures present a far greater health risk to Tweed and Gold Coast locals than COVID-19 which is well under control on both sides of the state line, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

“Despite the Tweed having even lower infection rates than Queensland, we are on our fifth or sixth permit system and the problems are simply multiplying,” Mr Provest said.

“We have seriously ill patients unable to attend specialist appointments north of the border and staff unable to attend their jobs if they live outside the ‘border bubble’.

“Work sites are waiting on vital building supplies and Queensland delivery drivers are unable to return home all because of the Queensland Labor Government’s latest rigid border bureaucracy.”

“I am doing my best to show there is a better way but so far the only communication the NSW Premier and I have had from Ms Palaszczuk was the ridiculous proposal to absorb Tweed Heads and Banora Point into Queensland.”

“The stated reason for the border closure is to protect the health of Queenslanders but the health of locals on both sides of the arbitrary line is being put at risk because they cannot readily access the medical treatment they need in a timely manner.”

“We can keep the Tweed and Gold Coast COVID safe without destroying the lives of local families,” Mr Provest concluded.