Coronavirus Australia live updates: Pauline Hanson slams Queensland border closures

Pauline Hanson has lashed out at the Queensland Premier for her decision to keep the state’s border shut.

The Queensland Senator is now taking the drastic action of getting a lawyer to challenge Annastacia Palaszczuk’s controversial decision.

Ms Palaszczuk and WA Premier Mark McGowan have both faced criticism for keeping borders closed.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Paul Kelly has said he can’t see any medical reason for borders to stay shut.

Australia had 650 active cases as of yesterday, with 45 of them in hospital.

Australia has recorded 7079 cases of COVID-19 so far with 100 deaths. Cases include 3082 in New South Wales, 1580 in Victoria, 1058 in Queensland, 439 in South Australia, 557 in Western Australia, 226 in Tasmania, 107 in the Australian Capital Territory and 30 in the Northern Territory.

Follow our rolling coverage of today’s coronavirus updates below.

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