Peter Dutton says Annastacia Palaszczuk panicked

Peter Dutton has slammed Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s three-day lockdown as “panic”.

Coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the state despite the Greater Brisbane lockdown ending on Thursday.

Speaking to Sky News after coming out of lockdown, Queensland MP Mr Dutton said leaders should be able to deal with an outbreak of few cases.

“There has been from the start, probably even in this latest example, been a bit of panic by Premier Palaszczuk,” Mr Dutton said on Sunday.

“We’re lucky that the cases ultimately dwindled and the contact tracing was effective.”

The nation’s new defence minister said the default position should be to keep borders open because people were being vaccinated.

“I hope it is in…

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