A four-year – old girl’s father fighting cancer has been barred from seeing her until he goes through Queensland ‘s two-week hotel quarantine.
Brad Jones’ youngest daughter Charlotte is undergoing chemotherapy in Brisbane and is under intensive care.
But he and his five other children are on the other side of the Queensland-NSW border in Lismore.
Last week, after she experienced a seizure, Jones was able to see Charlotte for only two hours, but he had to drive home immediately, unsure whether his daughter would survive the next 48 hours.
“So then hearing that and then having to turn around and come home – I couldn’t even see the road I was crying so hard,” he told 7NEWS.
Jones said he was able to safely make the two-and-a-half-hour journey to see her before border restrictions were imposed on NSW residents.
But he now has to reapply for an exemption and has been ordered to quarantine for two weeks at his own expense if he wants to go back into the state.
“It’s not just about the expense, we’ve got a young family down here,” he said.
“I’ve got a job so we want to still keep an income coming through.
“I still have to quarantine even though we’ve got no cases here on the northern rivers.”
On Friday, after a 26-year-old woman was refused permission to attend her father’s funeral, an emotional Palaszczuk responded to criticism about the COVID-19 laws of her state, but was later allowed to see his body by herself.
“It is absolutely heartbreaking. Anyone who has seen those images is heartbroken. Everyone’s human. It is tough on everybody,” Palaszczuk said.