Qld accuses PM of indulging anti-vaxxers

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The Queensland government has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of trying to claw together "a coalition of anti-vaxxers" for his own political survival.

Mr Morrison panned state vaccine mandates on Thursday, saying they should only be enforced in settings where health workers deal with vulnerable people.

The prime minister took aim at Queensland's plan to ban unvaccinated people from venues that will be reopened once 80 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.

"They should be able to go to a get a cup of coffee in Brisbane, regardless of whether you've had a vaccine or not," Mr Morrison told reporters on Thursday.

Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles lashed out at the prime minister, accusing him of backing "dangerous fringe elements" such as the anti-government protesters in Melbourne.

Mr Miles said Mr Morrison was undermining the state's pandemic response for his own "cynical political interests".

"He is so desperate to claw together a coalition of anti-vaxxers for his own political benefit that he is undermining confidence in our vaccine," the deputy premier told parliament.

The planned venue mandate has boosted vaccine uptake, Mr Miles said, and was a deserved reward for those who had done the right thing and got the jab.

"They do not deserve to be undermined by a prime minister more interested in currying favour with coffee baron donors and lunatic backbenchers than the health and the jobs of Queenslanders," Mr Miles said.

AAP understands unvaccinated people won't be banned from essential retailers, gyms and swimming pools under the mandate.

However, uncertainty remains about the mandate at mass events at indoor locations that aren't classified as venues.

The upcoming 2021 Queensland state swimming championships at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre from December 11-17 is of particular concern.

A Queensland Health spokesperson told AAP the details of how the vaccine mandate will apply in different settings are still being worked out.

Queensland will scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated interstate travellers arriving from domestic hotspots who test negative once the state hits 80 per cent.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has revealed that travellers must pay for their own PCR tests, which could cost up to $150 per person.

As she spoke in parliament about how she had to be tested for her controversial Tokyo trip earlier this year, LNP MPs said she didn't have to pay.

"I was on work, I was on work related," she pleaded.

Meanwhile, the viability of the state's COVID-19 quarantine facility at Wellcamp is in doubt due to a loophole in Queensland's travel rules for international arrivals.

Queensland plans to make international arrivals quarantine until the state is 90 per cent vaccinated, but they could avoid quarantine once it hits the 80 per cent target.

AAP understand Queensland will classify international travellers who have been in Australia for more than 14-days as domestic travellers.

That means they could fly into Sydney or Melbourne, where quarantine has already been scrapped, and stay there for a fortnight before jetting north.

International travellers who take that option would still need to be fully vaccinated and test negative before arriving in Queensland.

It comes as the Brisbane domestic airport is listed as a low risk exposure site for just over an hour between 7.30am and 8.40am last Sunday.

The latest figures show 83.62 per cent of Queenslanders have had one dose of a vaccine and 72.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The Brisbane domestic airport was listed as a low risk exposure site for just over an hour between 7.30am and 8.40am last Sunday.

Queensland recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday after 9877 tests.

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