SAVE OUR BORDER TOWNS!!! THE QLD/NSW BORDER SITUATION MUST CHANGE!

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Updated: 08-01-2021

The QLD border situation is not acceptable for local border communities.

Firstly, we need a better system implemented that looks after locals at the checkpoints. Anyone in this area knows the devastation that this chaos is causing our area.

Secondly, an exemption for all locals that regularly cross the border for work/essential services/compassionate reasons as part of their every day life is needed in the event that the QLD government closes their border to NSW entirely at any stage.

This locals exemption system needs to be put in place right now as a contingency plan. Border communities have put up with this nonsense for far too long. Our community has been living under the constant threat and pressure of a potential full closures. We deserve to have peace of mind knowing that we will not lose access to our businesses, families, medical services and every other aspect of our lives simply because of the postcode that we live in. 

We need a better system for locals, and we need it now.

This is Australia, it shouldn't be too much to ask.

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SAVE OUR BORDER TOWNS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!!
THE QLD/NSW BORDER RESTRICTIONS MUST CHANGE!

-ARE YOU A QLD/NSW BORDER RESIDENT WHO IS SICK OF THE BORDER CHAOS ?

- DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN THAT YOU CANNOT SEE DUE TO THE BORDER CLOSURE?

- HAVE YOU LOST YOUR JOB BECAUSE YOU CANNOT TRAVEL ACROSS THE BORDER TO WORK?

- ARE YOU UNABLE TO ACCESS SPECIALIST OR DAY TO DAY MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS DUE TO THE CLOSURE? 
(*petition amended 14/08/20 - specialists appointments now exempt with proof of documentation required)

- ARE YOU SPENDING A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF TIME IN THE CAR GETTING TO WORK OR THE SHOPS?

THE LIST GOES ON....
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !

WE NEED TO RISE UP AND STAND TOGETHER AND LET THE GOVERNMENT KNOW IT IS NOT FAIR TO DO THIS TO OUR TOWNS !!!

The current covid-19 restrictions put into place by the QLD government are having major impacts in the life of the border residents in the twin towns of Coolangatta (QLD) and Tweed Heads (NSW) and surrounding areas. Unlike other places in Australia that have border closures, this area is shared equally by Northern NSW Tweed residents and Southern Gold Coast residents alike. It is very much a Twin Town. Border residents share resources and commute regularly back and forward between QLD and NSW as part of daily life. The government needs to find a solution so that residents can access essential services and be able to travel to work. Enough damage has been done without destroying the lives of the border town residents by maintaining the restrictions as they are. This is NOT an effort to get covid restrictions removed, safety is obviously paramount... This is simply a matter of getting the government to look at the border problem and to give border residents a fair chance at living their lives in these already tough times.
Essential services and access to work and care/compassion access must be taken into account by the government.


We need to see change....today!!!

LET US WORK – LET US LIVE – LET US GIVE CARE – LET US SEE OUR KIDS