7738 new COVID-19 cases in Queensland

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With the federal budget unveiled on Tuesday, the state’s Labor government went on the offensive on Sunday, taking advantage of Queensland’s pandemic management.

Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick called on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to increase funding for public hospitals in Queensland to a 50-50 deal.

He said NSW and Victoria received $12 billion in federal COVID-19 aid during the pandemic, but Queensland only needed $252 million.

“Queensland has led the nation when it comes to economic recovery when it comes to COVID-19…our outstanding and remarkable health response to COVID-19 has enabled an outstanding and remarkable economic recovery,” said Mr. Dick.

“We have saved the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars because of our strong health response to COVID-19. So what we ask of Scott Morrison is our share.

“It would take another $1.5 billion per year over time to get to 50-50.”

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the federal government had funded 45 percent of state hospitals but hadn’t budged.

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