Outrage over the deaf posts of Annastacia Palaszczuk of Tokyo calling on crowds to gather and celebrate Brisbane’s bid for the Olympics – despite 130,000 Aussies disapproving of her trip
- Annastacia Palaszczuk calls on Brisbane residents to collect fireworks
- Queensland Premier was in Tokyo when she advertised an event on her Facebook
- She went to Japan despite 132,000 condemnations of her hypocrisy in a petition
Annastacia Palaszczuk has been knocked down by frustrated Aussies stuck in lockdown for encouraging Brisbane residents to crowd the city to celebrate the city’s Olympic bid, despite Covid restrictions.
From Tokyo, the Premier of Queensland made an appeal to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s decision on who will host the 2032 Summer Games.
Her trip to Japan was already controversial with more than 132,000 Australians signing an autograph change.org petition condemning her hypocrisy after campaigning to halve the number of people allowed back into the country.
Now Ms Palaszczuk has come under more criticism for encouraging Queensland residents to gather for a fireworks display on Wednesday night to celebrate the chance of Brisbane winning the Olympic bid.
Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured with Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner in Tokyo) has been criticized on social media for encouraging Brisbane residents to crowd the city to celebrate the city’s Olympic bid, despite Covid restrictions
This is despite a more contagious Delta strain of Covid plunging Sydney, Melbourne and now Adelaide into lengthy lockdowns banning house calls and non-essential shops from trading.
Brisbane’s skyline is set to light up Wednesday night when the International Olympic Committee will pronounce its landmark decision on the 2032 Games,” she said on Facebook.
Fireworks are ready to be set off from river ships and CBD buildings in the event Brisbane secures the Olympics.
‘The Brisbane buildings, bridges and City Hall are also turning green and gold.’
Several people questioned the wisdom of crowd cheering as Covid’s Indian Delta tribe is holding 14 million people in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide on lockdown.
‘In the midst of a pandemic, in which QLD is escaping the worst so far, our MP thinks mass rallies are a good idea. Lockdown is imminent,” said one woman.
From Tokyo, the Premier of Queensland issued a call to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s decision on who will host the 2032 Summer Games
Another woman asked about the number of visitors, giving Queensland a maximum of 100 people in outdoor areas.
“So is this public outdoor gathering limited to 30?”
Because Australians were banned from traveling abroad for a holiday, or in many cases a business trip, until at least mid-2022, the petition was launched after Ms Palaszczuk used the 3rd July National Cabinet to campaign to increase the number to halve permitted citizens and permanent residents. back in the country, to 3,035 from 6,070.
Despite more than 34,000 Australians being stranded abroad, the Queensland Prime Minister will be allowed to return home immediately and quarantine in a hotel for 14 days.
The petition unsuccessfully called on the Australian Border Force to prevent Ms Palaszczuk from leaving Australia.
Her trip to Japan was already controversial with more than 132,000 Australians signing a change.org petition condemning her hypocrisy after campaigning to halve the number of people allowed to return to the country
“The Australian people believe that the Queensland Government should lead by example,” the petition reads.
“We hereby request that Annastacia Palaszczuk be denied the right to leave Australia at this time until she increases the hotel’s quarantine capacity to the extent that she no longer takes up space that could have gone to a stranded Australian.”
In Queensland, a woman in her 20s has tested positive for Covid despite being fully vaccinated.
She flew from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast on 13 July.
The woman’s case has nothing to do with any of the existing outbreaks – with authorities confirming she had been contagious in the community for three days.