‘I’ll lose election before backing down on borders,’ says Palaszczuk

Annastasi Palaszczuk:

“If it means I have to lose the election, I will risk all that if it means keeping Queenslanders safe,” she said on Monday.

The electorate:

I don’t know if Palaszczuk will or won’t win the upcoming Queensland election – but it will be an interesting revelation of information as to voters’ actual thoughts on closed internal borders.

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53 Responses to ‘I’ll lose election before backing down on borders,’ says Palaszczuk

  1. mundi

    Not unexpectedly, those not impacted by the border closure back her.
    So she will win in a land slide.

  2. Biota

    One of my sisters lives in country QLD and tells me that they are all very happy with the Palace Chook’s strong border stance. Be interesting though to see what impact the dragged out mine approvals such as Ackland will have closer to the election.

  3. Epidermis

    If she wins in a landslide as commented above then what do you think this will do to her totalitarian thinking, power basically. Let’s face it if PalaceChook (PC) had to get a job in the private sector she wouldn’t get one in even a CV racked nursing home. I live in FNQ where many of us have siblings, children and grandchildren in other states and are mighty pissed off about the fact this little Hitlerette and her Dr Mengale prevent us from seeing them. If the southern electorates vote this fascist tribe in again then maybe Its Time (Gough’s ghost) for northern QLD to separate from southern QLD. Of course the south would go broke with this mob, all expenses and little revenue without our resources.

  4. H B Bear

    Should happen.

    Won’t happen.

  5. H B Bear

    Has the Pony Club hit $100bn debt yet?

    What will it take?

  6. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    Here’s hoping! However why is she hiding the finances until after the election? What plans are in place to get the state functioning again? No policy statements either. What about elective surgery waiting lists in “our” hospitals? You know the amazing hospitals that are for us only. What about some human rights? What about the people now too afraid to even go to the docter? Just asking.

  7. H B Bear

    Unless Pony Girl gets thrown out look out from more from Chairman Dan and Sneakers McGowan.

  8. Roger

    Has the Pony Club hit $100bn debt yet?

    And climbing.

    Meanwhile the tourism sector is being decimated.

  9. Terry

    ‘I’ll lose election before backing down on borders,’

    Yep. Seems like a fair trade. So, about 6.5 weeks to go then.

  10. Roger

    The polling is such that she has little to lose by taking this tack.

    In fact it’s her only chance of victory.

    And not a peep out of Jackie Trad lately.

  11. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I’ll lose election before backing down on borders

    Reminiscent of that irredeemable imbecile Bowen before last year’s feral election.

  12. Robbo

    Queensland re-elects this nitwit and then let’s see how bad things will really get.

  13. Another Ian

    O/T but – that boot? Is it the most suitable one?

    “Why do Qld landholders wear elastic sided boots?

    Because Qld government regulations won’t let them tie their own shoe laces”

    And the toe looks more like a landholder’s boot to me

  14. Don

    Palacechook appears to have a Jesus complex – she will lay down her (political) for us who do not know what we do.

  15. Squirrel

    Such a transparent tactic, also a bit of insurance just in case there has to be a plucky, fighting back the tears, election night concession speech.

  16. Hay Stockard

    Whatever it takes. The Labor motto. No room for u in Labor.

  17. a reader

    NSW should just invade and annex the Gold Coast. Let rural Queensland have a referendum on whether they want to be a part of the Free State of NSW or the Pony Club.

  18. Scott Osmond

    It’s depressing the numbers of people who lap this sort of thing up. Funny isn’t it? The same people who want closed borders to prevent a flu are the same who want open borders when it comes to alien cultures who would lock them up and wouldn’t allow them out without a male’s permission. Democracy. The idea that the people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.

  19. candy

    Premier Palaszczuk has put some voters offside, that’s for sure, for one thing or another.

    The thing is, no-one knows the name of the leader of the LNP or what policies they have.

    The LNP in Queensland is a huge vacant space. It’s a nothing. It does not mean they won’t do a Bradbury.
    But I’m wondering as people go to the voting booth, they think “who are the LNP and do they have a leader”

  20. Snoopy

    The best today was the Hon Dr Steven Miles PhD RACQ hinting that he had been snatched off the street and made Queensland health minister. Or something.

  21. Bruce of Newcastle

    ‘I’ll lose election before backing down on borders,’ says Palaszczuk

    Don’t move or the n*gg*r gets it!

  22. amortiser

    Dr Janette Young, the CHO, stated on radio this morning that funerals are very risky for spreading Covid. She said that the indigenous funeral allowed in North Queensland was because the elder who died was a significant figure in the community.

    What an insult to every other family in the state who has lost a loved one. He/she is not significant so you can only have 10 at the funeral. What a complete crock.

  23. mh

    Dr Janette Young, the CHO, stated on radio this morning that funerals are very risky for spreading Covid. She said that the indigenous funeral allowed in North Queensland was because the elder who died was a significant figure in the community.

    Science, 2020 style.

  24. egg_

    Dr Janette Young, the CHO, stated on radio this morning that funerals are very risky for spreading Covid. She said that the indigenous funeral allowed in North Queensland was because the elder who died was a significant figure in the community.

    Just like the BLM protests were unimpeded?

  25. egg_

    Why did the chook cross the border?

  26. pat

    allegedly, 85% of Queenslanders love the border policy??

    who knows if we still have fair elections up here anyway:

    VIDEO: 8m: Sky News: Peta Credlin: Qld electoral roll ‘at risk’ after Labor govt outsources coding role to China
    The outsourcing of coding by the electoral commission “potentially gives China access to the QLD electoral roll, and the ability to manipulate digital information around elections in that state,” she said. ..
    Queensland Liberal MP Fiona Simpson said one of the reasons for the “train smash” reporting of the local election results in Queensland, was because the Chinese-based coders were in lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis in Wuhan.
    “It’s a compromise and it risks the security of one of the most critical things which is our elections, she said.
    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6170663914001

    2 Jun: Brisbane Times: Inquiry slams ECQ for slow council election results
    By Lucy Stone and Toby Crockford
    The commission’s vote count website for the election in Queensland’s 77 council areas provided barely any results on the night, March 28, which frustrated candidates, politicians and the public…
    In early 2018, the ECQ had signed a contract with global company ***Konnech to create a new management system that would feed vote counts directly into a linked website…
    Early this year, the final delivery of the ECQ’s new management system was nearly complete but impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown of Wuhan in China, where most coding resources were based…
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/inquiry-slams-ecq-for-slow-council-election-results-20200602-p54yup.html

    27 Oct 2018: Sunshine Coast Daily: Hacking threat to vote system
    ***Konnech is headed by Chinese native Eugene Yu, who founded the firm in 1999… Yu has acknowledged that he uses a team of software developers in China for his election-related projects, including the new system expected …

  27. Tel

    But I’m wondering as people go to the voting booth, they think “who are the LNP and do they have a leader”

    Candy you are very kind to the average Queensland voter … but I doubt they put as much thought as that into it.

  28. Diogenes

    Not unexpectedly, those not impacted by the border closure back her.

    No 1 son lives on Sunshine Coast. He and dil were in favour of the border closures as they were not directly affected. But as their favorite cafes are closing down forever, and other shops they like are also closing due to knock pn effects they are finally starring to see sense

  29. Ozman

    The triumvirate of Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia is filled with laborites and greenies all thinking they are kept safe from covid-19 by government, since they have always been instructed by government, coddled by government and paid by government.

    Meanwhile a country is going to ruin with a monkey magically making money grow on trees in Canberra and doling out dollars for job keeper when there are not going to be too many jobs left in the private sector soon.

    What’s Morrison going to do next, pay out all the bankruptcies?

  30. kraka

    Epidermis at 6.09PM

    If the southern electorates vote this fascist tribe in again then maybe Its Time (Gough’s ghost) for northern QLD to separate from southern QLD. Of course the south would go broke with this mob, all expenses and little revenue without our resources.

    True, but the Constitution makes it virtually impossible to create another state-to secede would require becoming another country-not going to happen (but we can dream)

  31. kraka

    Candy you are very kind to the average Queensland voter … but I doubt they put as much thought as that into it.

    hey hey hey-its those loons in Sth East Qld who keep voting the ALP in. At least distinguish between them and regional Qld who did, after all, save Australia from a Shorten govt-though Morrison isnt exactly covering himself in glory

  32. Quibbler

    Mark Mcgowan has something like a 98% popularity rating at the moment.

    If the “Perth Now” website is a microcosm of WA, then people being made wear a tracking bracelet for two breaches of quarantine is not severe enough punishment for most.

    What’s this thing called Federation I once heard of?

  33. John Bayley

    Like the entire ConVid scamdemic, there is nothing rational about many Queenslanders’ opinion regarding border closures.

    One of my employees, who’s usually relatively sensible, mentioned the other day that she hopes the border will remain closed ‘as long as necessary’ in order to keep our regional city virus-free, so we don’t ‘end up having to live like they do in Victoria’.

    She does know that respiratory viruses do not suddenly disappear unless there is broad immunity in the community, so any such self-isolation policy will only drag out the inevitable, but that little fact makes no difference to her thinking.

    From what I’ve observed, there are many, many people like her.

    Interestingly enough, one of the two local state seats is relatively marginal, with the other being ultra-strong ALP, so Headless Chook’s ‘strong leadership’ on this topic may well help them hang onto both.

    Mind you, as others have noted above, the post-Newman QLD LNP is so terrified of its own shadow that there is no way they would ever come up with any even marginally sensible policies. So in the end it makes hardly any difference who ends up wrecking the state next.

  34. Struth

    People can’t help themselves but quote bloody polls.
    Really?
    After recent years especially, after the predictions of the polls for Hillary etc etc , you still believe they are quotable?

    What does it fucking take for people to wake up to just how bad the propaganda from the left is and just how overwhelming and wide spread it is.
    The MSM have virtually just smashed the western world with event 201 coordinated lies.
    Easy.

    I am no fan of the Liberal party, but have a guess as to why you never see or hear from them unless you watch Sky?

    Have a guess, go on.

    I circled the parliament in Canberra with hundreds of trucks, cars and motor homes.
    Thousands attended the protest on the lawns, and there were crowds hanging from the bridges in support of us as we rolled in.
    It god dam choked me up, a tear came to my naive eye.
    My fellow Australians out in their thousands protesting against the bullshit of the left.

    Mrs Struth later rang me from back at home, at that time in SA, and said I’m sorry to hear it was a failure, at least we tried.
    What!?…..says I…
    The media just made it a non story or told complete lies about it being a failure.
    The usual no overall shot of a crowd, just the close up of the worst hicks we had in attendance, or no coverage at all.
    They focused on something Alan Jones said and made the reporting of the protest a story to kick Alan Jones with.

    And you wonder why you don’t hear from the Liberals?

    People better wake up to the depth and breadth of the communist MSM.
    For they are communist in every respect.
    You do not get to work in any of the main stations if you don’t tow the communist line, evident by recent nine departures to Sky.
    My dealings with just how bad the MSM is, gave me the ability to stay sane when they first went into propaganda mode to bring on the coup d’ etat, and there will still be people that will find it to over the top to think the media would do this.
    Apparently the corporate media don’t have big bosses that give orders, it’s just a free for all of truth seekers that can’t be hearded into one ideology.
    It is.
    They are brainwashed by commos in University and are nothing but ideological foot soldiers for ze revolution.

    I am not exaggerating, but if you think polls are representative in any way , shape or form, or the right wing pollies are not being heard due to their own making, in most cases it’s complete bullshit.
    The MSM world wide, and organised by the Davos crowd and it’s UN organisations, just destroyed the west, and they did it to do just that.
    Other than that, explain their anti Trump hysteria, world wide.

  35. Struth

    One of my employees, who’s usually relatively sensible, mentioned the other day that she hopes

    Had a say at a get together over the weekend.
    The women started going on about not letting the germ effected up here, like the dolts they are.
    They’d seen my posts on Facebook and were unable to keep it out of the conversation.
    So I said, I just want it known that I think it’s all bullshit and I’ll take a bet with anyone here, that within a year you’ll know it’s all bullshit as well.
    The looks of death I got.
    “Yes we’ve seen you think it’s a rubbish, but you can afford to think like that because the closed borders means you haven’t been effected.
    Whereupon my answer “What closed border” was met with bamboozled looks.
    Then I said, with thousands of truckies from Melbourne crossing the border each week for the last seven months and travelling all over the state, how can you possibly believe the borders are closed?
    Silence.

    Hysterics stops women, otherwise bright people, from thinking clearly, and if they were not voters we would be free right now.
    Unfortunately, that’s a fact.

  36. Woolfe

    Time for her to rack up the scare campaign. Oldies will vote for her in droves.

  37. Snoopy

    Woolfe
    #3585611, posted on September 15, 2020 at 8:56 am
    Time for her to rack up the scare campaign. Oldies will vote for her in droves.

    There aren’t many mask wearers around. But of those that do, very, very few seem to be older. Twenties and Thirties females are the most common.

  38. will

    Tel
    #3585406, posted on September 14, 2020 at 11:38 pm
    But I’m wondering as people go to the voting booth, they think “who are the LNP and do they have a leader”

    Candy you are very kind to the average Queensland voter … but I doubt they put as much thought as that into it.

    There is an old adage that governments are voted out, and oppositions are not voted in; Before Campbell Newman lost the election for the LNP I doubt few knew of PonyGirl.

  39. Roger

    But I’m wondering as people go to the voting booth, they think “who are the LNP and do they have a leader”

    Candy you are very kind to the average Queensland voter … but I doubt they put as much thought as that into it.

    The LNP have been ahead in the polls since March. Covid hasn’t changed that to date.

    That explains why Palaszczuk is staking eveything on the popularity of the border closure. With spiralling debt, unemployment, the Adani saga and allegations of corruption, it’s literally the only thing she has going for her.

  40. Ubique

    Palaszczuk has hired 55% of Queensland’s work force as public servants, thereby ensuring Queensland has a Labor government for as long as it takes the population to realise that life as ragged, hungry and impoverished Australasian Venezuelans isn’t all that flash.

  41. kae

    HB Bear

    Has the Pony Club hit $100bn debt yet?

    What will it take?

    Yes, was at $104B last week.

  42. Entropy

    I remember when Neemand commissioned Costello to do a Commission of Audit, it predicted that Queensland Government debut on current trajectories would reach $80 billion by 2020 if something drastic wasn’t done. This was widely panned as over the top scare mongering throughout the MSM.

    Current mob blew past that figure in early 2019.

  43. Kaelene MATTS

    a reader

    NSW should just invade and annex the Gold Coast. Let rural Queensland have a referendum on whether they want to be a part of the Free State of NSW or the Pony Club.

    I wouldn’t be crowing about NSW’s leader and plans.

  44. kae

    Hi
    Can you delete my comment with my name on it?

  45. kae

    Dang. Now I forgot what I wrote.

    Old age.

  46. kae

    a reader

    NSW should just invade and annex the Gold Coast. Let rural Queensland have a referendum on whether they want to be a part of the Free State of NSW or the Pony Club.

    I wouldn’t be crowing about NSW’s leader and plans.

  47. John A

    Anastasia Palaszczuk:

    “If it means I have to lose the election, I will risk all that if it means keeping Queenslanders safe,” she said on Monday.

    1. Said by a politician: therefore I infer that she believes the election is not at risk
    2. False dichotomy: she can lose the election but she is not capable of keeping Qlders safe, in the same way that Diktator Dan is not the saviour of Victoria.

  48. Dinky

    My guess is that internal polling tells her that it’s a winning strategy. She just has to hold that line & point to Victoria.

  49. Kneel

    “My dealings with just how bad the MSM is, gave me the ability to stay sane when they first went into propaganda mode to bring on the coup d’ etat,…”

    MSM has one job – tell us the facts. Tell us “the” story, not “a” story. They’ve consistently failed to do this, instead being activists – and actually proud of it!

    Hopefully, the general population here is waking up like the Americans.
    In the USA, MSM (35%) is less trusted than congress (45%), which is less trusted than DJT (50%) for Covid-1984 information.
    Right wing pod-casters like Ben Shapiro and Dan Bongino are consistently in the top 10 on Apple pod-casts and similar. Both those guys have views in the 100’s of thousands – they have a bigger reach than some shows that are network syndicated! Fox News is more trusted than ABC, MSDNC, CBS and NPR – Tucker Carlson has more viewers than any of the other networks news shows, and insists management has never,ever told him what to cover or how to “slant” it..

  50. kraka

    Kneel, you forgot Rush Limbaugh-his website currently says over 600 stations with 27 million people each week.

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