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Princess Mary opens Australian War Memorial in Copenhagen

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has unveiled a new Australian War Memorial in Copenhagen.</p> <p>She attended the event at Churchill Park on Thursday and was joined by Australian AMmbassador Mary Ellen Miller for the unveiling.</p> <p>Princess Mary placed a wreath with a ribbon decorated with her monogram on the monument.</p> <p>The memorial reads: "This stone stands in memorial to Australian servicemen of the first and second world wars who are at rest in Danish soil. Their valiant sacrifice stands testament to the common devotion to freedom and democracy that our nations share.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPPkgJAGE8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPPkgJAGE8/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by DET DANSKE KONGEHUS 🇩🇰 (@detdanskekongehus)</a> on Sep 17, 2020 at 5:47am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"They shall not grow old as we are left to grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.</p> <p>"Lest we forget."</p> <p>The memorial was developed and funded by the Australian Embassy in Copenhagen as the Australian army and service personnel helped liberate Denmark during WWII.</p> <p>This was after the country was invaded by German forces despite declaring Denmark as neutral.</p> <p>Australian forces joined the British in freeing Denmark from German occupation.</p> <p>Princess Mary also attended a World Health Organisation meeting to discuss the toll of the coronavirus pandemic.</p> <p>She participated via video link and spoke of the "uncertainty, worry and sadness" of recent months.</p> <p>"I am sure that you, as I, have experienced uncertainty, worry and sadness in recent months, as we try to find meaning in rapidly changing events, as we are unable to follow the familiar patterns of daily life, and as we are prevented from spending time with friends and loved ones," <em>Royal Central</em> reports the royal as saying.</p> <p>"For many, the psychological, emotional, social and economic costs of the pandemic will be felt for years to come," she added.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Tony Abbott’s major boarding pass blunder

<p><span>Tony Abbott is not the only Aussie to share a screen grab of his boarding pass onto Instagram, however it has been revealed that it took hackers only 45 minutes to get private information about the former Prime Minister purely due to one simple mistake.</span><br /><br /><span>Australian tech expert Alex Hope said he was able to retrieve Mr Abbott’s phone number and passport details from the Instagram post in March.</span><br /><br /><span>“A big thank you to all the team on QF26 from Tokyo. Hope to see you flying again soon!,” Mr Abbott captioned the photo, which has since been deleted. Pity.</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Hope said he took on the challenge to hack the former PM after he was dared by a friend in his group chat that asked: “Can you hack this man?”.</span><br /><br /><span>The “hacker” says finding the information was easy as he simply took the details from the image on Mr Abbott’s Instagram to log into Qantas’ booking page.</span><br /><br /><span>He was able to read the HTML code and find Mr Abbott’s phone number and passport number within minutes.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837940/tony-abbott-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/ebd8ba1c75634c80a6a7672b0641ae1c" /><br /><br /><span>In a blog post, the self-described “hacker” noted that he had tried for six months to alert Mr Abbott to what had happened.</span><br /><br /><span>“I had Tony Abbott’s passport number, phone number, and weird Qantas messages about him. I was the only one who knew I had these,” he wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>“Anyone who saw that Instagram post could also have them. I felt like I had to like, tell someone about this. Someone with like, responsibilities. Someone with an email signature,” he added.</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Hope said he tracked Mr Abbott’s personal assistant down after many months of trying.</span><br /><br /><span>He then had a quick chat with Mr Abbott one-on-one.</span><br /><br /><span>“Mostly, he wanted to check whether his understanding of how I’d found his passport number was correct (it was). He also wanted to ask me how to learn about ‘the IT’,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“He asked some intelligent questions, like ‘how much information is in a boarding pass, and what do people like me need to know to be safe?’, and ‘why can you get a passport number from a boarding pass, but not from a bus ticket?’.</span><br /><br /><span>“The answer is that boarding passes have your password printed on them, and bus tickets don’t. You can use that password to log in to a website (widely regarded as a bad move), and at that point all bets are off, websites can just do whatever they want.”</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Hope says Qantas fixed the bug that allowed him to retrieve Abbott’s private details was fixed in July thanks to his warnings.</span><br /><br /><span>He says that he hopes this incident will make people think twice about what they post to social media.</span><br /><br /><span>“The point is that if someone famous can unknowingly post their boarding pass, anyone can,” Mr Hope wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>Qantas say they have tightened their protocols.</span><br /><br /><span>They urge passengers to keep their booking details private.</span><br /><br /><span>“Our standard advice to customers is to not post pictures of the boarding pass, or to at least obscure the key personal information if they do, because of the detail it contains,” a spokesperson said.</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Abbott has since been issued a new passport number.</span></p>

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Man charged after threatening to kill Annastacia Palaszczuk

<p>A man from Gold Coast has been charged after making threats to kill the Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk and the Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young.</p> <p>Police searched a home at Nerang on Wednesday night and arrested and charged a 43-year-old man.</p> <p>He has been charged with one count of using a carriage service to make a threat to kill.</p> <p>The man in question is not being held in custody, but has been issued a Notice To Appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on October 7.</p> <p>Queensland police revealed they have been concerned for the safety and wellbeing of the Chief Health Officer.</p> <p>"Where there is information that gives us concern for the wellbeing of anyone we will take action — either they will come to us or we will go to them and give them advice on their safety," Detective Superintendent Tony Fleming said.</p> <p>"My understanding is police have engaged with the CHO and given her some advice."</p> <p>Dr Young compared the threats to the turmoil people are currently facing due to the pandemic.</p> <p>"It has taken an enormous toll on me but then, this has taken an enormous toll on nearly every single person in our community.</p> <p>"Of course it is tough, but as I say, this is tough for an enormous number of people."</p> <p>Dr Young said she appreciated the Government and police’s support.</p> <p>"[It] has made me feel much, much safer doing what I need to do," she said.</p> <p>Dr Young has been under constant pressure from the Opposition and the Federal Government over the state’s extreme border restrictions, saying people should be allowed to enter on compassionate grounds.</p>

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Scott Morrison responds after being "banned" from QLD

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison has responded to being banned from entering Queensland under Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s new border rules.</p> <p>The state's coronavirus rules say that the Prime Minister is allowed to enter for work purposes, but has to undergo 14 days of mandatory hotel quarantine first.</p> <p>‘Elected representatives can enter Queensland from a declared COVID-19 hotspot, such as the ACT, to return to their electorate or to perform official duties,” A Queensland Health spokesman told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/health-safety/scott-morrison-cant-enter-queensland-for-election-campaign-unless-he-quarantines/news-story/2c0098998754db9095d5d9d502e422ac" target="_blank" class="editor-rtflink">news.com.au.</a></p> <p>‘They must enter via air and will be required to quarantine for 14 days from the date of arrival as per global quarantine requirements.’</p> <p>Morrison appeared on <em>Sunrise</em> to explain how he felt about the rules.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">"I should be subject to the same rules like everyone else"<br /><br />Prime Minister <a href="https://twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ScottMorrisonMP</a> responds after effectively being banned from entering Queensland under the state's strict coronavirus border closure. <a href="https://t.co/z8Xf0FNni9">pic.twitter.com/z8Xf0FNni9</a></p> — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1306348078450966528?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 16, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>“I don’t think there should be double standards about these things... I think the same rules should apply,” he told Kochie on Thursday.</p> <p>He said that "he should be subject to the same rules as everyone else", but said he doesn't plan on visiting the state anytime soon.</p> <p>“We’ve got parliament sitting through all that period and we’re doing the budget as well, so whether I was ever going to get to Queensland anyway is a secondary issue.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="post-action-bar-component-wrapper"> <div class="post-actions-component"> <div class="upper-row"></div> </div> </div>

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The new COVID-19 argument for scrapping Daylight Saving

<p>There are growing calls from health professionals around the world to scrap daylight saving, with warnings turning clocks forward for half the year can have significant impacts on people’s health.</p> <p>An Australian professor has voiced his concerns about the health risks associated with the change of time, saying the risks could be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic.</p> <p>Another professor that has issued a warning has been the professor of diabetes at Monash University, saying the upcoming change can have negative impacts.</p> <p>“In terms of the scientific evidence, which we will want to stick with at the moment, there are more heart attacks just after daylight saving, more road accidents, and then you’ve got workplace accidents, car accidents and their implications,” he said.</p> <p>“There is also cognitive dysfunction in relation to the daylight saving and the change in timing to our normal body rhythms.”</p> <p>The Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews shut down the possibility of cancelling daylight saving during a press conference on Wednesday.</p> <p>“I don’t want to be disrespectful to the professor, who may be a very learned individual. No. Daylight saving will be proceeding,” Mr Andrews said.</p> <p>“That’s why the curfew changes, that extra hour is really important, well ahead of daylight saving.”</p> <p>Mr Andrews said the extra hour of daylight would hopefully help make the summer “like no other”.</p> <p>“If we stay the course we’ll be able to get close to normal, COVID normal but close to normal, but people will be able to go out and enjoy the city, enjoy the state, enjoy being back at work, enjoy a sense of confidence as they go into 2021 and you know what they’ll enjoy most? They’ll enjoy the fundamental truth that all that they’ve given, all that they’ve done count counted for something,” the premier said.</p> <p>“It wasn’t frittered away. It wasn’t because pressure came on a bad decision was made, the wrong decision was made. We’ve got to avoid that.</p> <p>“This will be a summer like no other and daylight saving, I can confirm, will be a feature of it.”</p> <p>Daylight saving will kick off at 2 am on October 4, with residents in NSW, Victoria, the ACT, South Australia and Tasmania turning their clocks forward by an hour.</p>

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Brave terminally ill bride's battle comes to a tragic end

<p><span>Just days after tying the knot with her husband, Ashleigh Simrajh has died after her long-fought battle with cancer.</span><br /><br /><span>The 23-year-old’s husband Jason has paid tribute to his bride with an emotional post just days after he had the opportunity to wed her in a powerful ceremony.</span><br /><br /><span>Ashleigh died from malignant melanoma and was told in early September she had only days to live after being diagnosed in 2019.</span><br /><br /><span>She was granted one last wish to marry Jason before the disease claimed her life, and on September 5 the brave terminally ill bride “fought like a superstar” and said “I do” in front of 50 close friends and family at Sea World Resort on the Gold Coast.</span><br /><br /><span>Jason paid tribute to the 23-year-old after her battle with cancer came to a tragic end.</span><br /><br /><span>“Words cannot describe the pain I’m feeling right now, I’m absolutely devastated and my heart is completely shattered,” he wrote on Facebook Tuesday morning.</span><br /><br /><span>“You were so brave and strong and I know that you tried your absolute best fighting this battle, you couldn’t have tried any harder than you did.</span><br /><br /><span>“I’m so proud of you babe.”</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837891/ashleigh-bride-2.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/f8175c7e93e448e684b2cd45833f9cc5" /><br /><br /><span>Jason described his new wife as the “most beautiful woman” and said he always held out “so much hope” that she would get better again”.</span><br /><br /><span>He also talked about the couple’s dream to have kids would never be fulfilled.</span><br /><br /><span>“We had so much planned out! We pictured having kids, cute kids too! (Only because of your gorgeous looks, not mine haha), travelling the world and most importantly growing old together,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think growing old with you was something I wanted to do the most. Not much else mattered to me than to just be there with you for my whole life.”</span><br /><br /><span>In the lengthy post, Jason also described feeling “completely empty inside” without Ashleigh adding it “doesn’t feel real” she was gone and that he had been “ripped apart” by her loss.</span><br /><br /><span>“I really don’t know what I’m going to do without you now. I’m so lost and feel completely empty inside,” he wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>“It doesn’t even feel real to me that you’re gone, it just feels like I’m in this horrible dream which I can’t escape.”</span><br /><br /><span>Ashleigh’s father, Tony Simrajh, shared an update to the family’s Go Fund Me page just a week before she died, saying his daughter was at home with a dedicated nurse.</span><br /><br /><span>“Ashleigh does not want to go back into hospital and we as a family are going to make sure that she remains at home surrounded by the people who love her,” he said.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837892/ashleigh-bride-3.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/540a6059dd6d439c996f87e6aa743f8b" /><br /><br /><span>“Ashleigh is still fighting so hard and she is still defying what the doctors have told her. Again this morning we got told to brace for the worst as she only had a few hours left which devastated us all, but she has rallied and is looking good again at the moment.”</span><br /><br /><span>“Our Ashleigh is a fighter and is fighting as hard as she can to stay here with us.”</span><br /><br /><span>The 23-year-old was diagnosed with malignant melanoma over a year after she was told the lump on her leg was not suspicious.</span><br /><br /><span>Ashleigh was just 20-years-old when she spotted a lump on her leg and after it became painful and started bleeding, she knew something wasn’t right.</span><br /><br /><span>However, she was told the lump was nothing more than a “wart” and was sent to a surgeon without taking a biopsy.</span><br /><br /><span>It was when she knocked it and it began to bleed that she decided to visit another doctor who performed a biopsy and informed her it was cancer.</span><br /><br /><span>The cancer then spread to her lungs, liver and chest.</span><br /><br /><span>Ashleigh’s family have since launched legal action against two practitioners.</span><br /><br /><span>Her father Tony Simrajh told Daily Mail Australia that the legal case is not about money, but is actually about the doctors “owning up to their errors and taking responsibility”.</span><br /><br /><span>“Ash weighs 34 kilograms now and is skin and bones. She is under palliative care and struggles for every single breath,” Mr Simrajh said before his daughter’s passing.</span><br /><br /><span>He described his daughter as “amazing” and someone who deserved better than the challenges she had.</span><br /><br /><span>“She is on a mission to get her story out there for young people to get checked but also to get another doctor to have a look at it if you are still not sure,” the heartbroken father said on a GoFundMe page set up for Ashleigh.</span><br /><br /><span>“That would have saved her life if she did.”</span><br /><br /><span>Mr Simrajh’s said that Ashleigh’s wedding was the happiest and saddest day of his life.</span><br /><br /><span>“To see her so fragile on what should have been her happiest day was heartbreaking but yet seeing the love that was in the room for her was very inspirational,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent her a letter in late August thanking her for her efforts in reminding Australians about the dangers of skin cancer.</span><br /><br /><span>“I know these are poignant days for you: a wedding time with the family and friends and reflections on what was. Even Prime Minister’s can’t fathom why such things happen in life.</span><br /><br /><span>“But I do know you will be surrounded by love – and I hope the joy of your wedding day surpasses your dreams,” the Prime Minister said.</span><br /><br /><span>Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk had also heard about Ashleigh’s story and called her ahead of her wedding to send flowers and her will wishes.</span><br /><br /><span>She gave Ashleigh her mobile number to send wedding pictures and to reach out to her if she needed anything.</span><br /><br /><span>“Ashleigh’s message is making it to so many people, she is saving lives,” her father said on the GoFundMe page.</span><br /><br /><span>They set up the GoFundMe page to share Ashleigh’s story and spread her message, and say they have received an overwhelming amount of support.</span><br /><br /><span>“Please share this link not just for the donations but so everyone sees her story and help her spread the message to everyone re medical checks,” her father wrote.</span><br /><br /><span>“So let’s spread Ashleigh’s story it may save someone’s life.”</span></p>

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"I can barely breathe": Lisa Curry's heartbreak as daughter Jaimi dies

<div class="post_body_wrapper"> <div class="post_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>Lisa Curry and her ex-husband Grant Kenny have had to say goodbye to their eldest child Jaimi Lee Curry Kenny, 33.</p> <p>The family have confirmed that she passed away following a private battle with a long-term illness, and the family have chosen not to disclose the nature of her illness.</p> <p>Lisa has broken her silence and paid tribute to her "beautiful daughter" in a powerful Instagram post.</p> <p>"Our hearts are completely broken. 💔So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone.... So painful. I can barely breathe," the 58-year-old wrote.</p> <p>"Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself. Her love of flowers, cooking, art, decorating, photography, babies, the beach, and helping others will always be remembered."</p> <p>"Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child."</p> <p>"We thank all the paramedics, support staff and the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to give us the extra time we were able to spend with Jaimi," the mother-of-three said.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFIXFVNjSpc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/CFIXFVNjSpc/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Lisa Curry AO (@lisacurry)</a> on Sep 14, 2020 at 1:38pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>"It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for our family and all who knew and loved Jaimi so very much."</p> <p>"Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I will miss you every sunrise, I will miss you when the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears. I will miss you when I close my eyes. I will miss you when I open my eyes. I will miss our long hugs and long chats. I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad😞."</p> <p>The heartbreaking message was finished with disbelief that Jaimi was gone.</p> <p>"I just can't believe you're not here anymore. I sit and just shake my head. It doesn't seem real or right. You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi. I love you so much. 🌸👼💕."</p> <p>Her father Grant Kenny also released a statement, thanking the "incredible team" at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.</p> <p>"Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself," Mr Kenny wrote in the statement.</p> <p>"Our hearts are broken and the pain is immense but we must move forward cherishing every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured first child.</p> <p>"We thank the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to making her better and giving us as the extra time we were able to spend with her."</p> <p>He has asked for privacy for himself and his family during this time.</p> <p>"It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for family and friends and we trust we will all be allowed to grieve in privacy," he said.</p> </div> </div> </div>

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Tributes pour in for Lisa and Grant Kenny's tragic loss

<p class="p1">Tributes have been pouring in for Jaimi Kenny, the daughter of former Olympians Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny, who died aged 33 after a battle with a long-term illness.</p> <p class="p1">The couple confirmed the tragic news in a joint statement on Monday.</p> <p class="p1">Many well known stars reacted the news, sending their well wishes to Jaimi’s family.</p> <p class="p1">“I can’t imagine. Sending love,” said TV presenter Amanda Keller.</p> <p class="p1">Singer and former Neighbours star Natalie Bassingthwaighte also mourned her friend’s loss.</p> <p class="p1">“My dear friend! My heart is hurting for you right now! Sending love and light. Jamie was a beautiful soul inside and out and so very loved. I am here for you.”</p> <p class="p1">Radio presenter Fifi Box also took some time off from her popular show after hearing the devastating news.</p> <p class="p1">Announcing on their hit breakfast radio show Fifi, Fev and Byron on The Fox 101.9 Melbourne, Box’s fellow host’s Brendan Fevola and Byron Cooke mentioned her absence.</p> <p class="p1">“Well Fi is away today but the show must go on,” Cooke said.</p> <p class="p1">“We’re a team, we’re one and one, we’re going to mould into one and just nail it,” Fevola joked.</p> <p class="p1">“If we’re in the Titanic, I’ve got my arms around you, I’ll carry you bro.”</p> <p class="p1">Box hasn’t publicly spoken about Ms Kenny’s death yet but the pair were known to be quite close.</p> <p class="p1">Jaimi’s brother, Jett Kenny has also shared a few words for his late sister, hinting at a strained relationship.</p> <p class="p1">“I may not have been the best brother to you all the time,” he said on Instagram.</p> <p class="p1">“I know you thought you weren’t being the big sister I needed all the time.</p> <p class="p1">“But I do know we loved one another unconditionally all the time.</p> <p class="p1">“I will love you forever.</p> <p class="p1">“Rest In Peace my beautiful big sister.</p> <p class="p1">“The world lost one of its treasures yesterday but heaven gained one.</p> <p class="p1">“You will be dearly missed by all whose lives you touched.”</p> <p class="p1">It comes after Lisa posted a heartbreaking tribute to her daughter on Tuesday morning.</p> <p class="p1">“Our hearts are completely broken,” she wrote. “Our beautiful daughter Jaimi has lost her battle with a long-term illness and passed away peacefully in hospital yesterday morning with her loving family by her side.</p> <p class="p1">“So loved. So beautiful. So kind to everyone … So painful. I can barely breathe.</p> <p class="p1">“Jaimi will forever be remembered as a caring, bright and loving soul who always put others before herself. Her love of flowers, cooking, art, decorating, photography, babies, the beach, and helping others will always be remembered.</p> <p class="p1">“Our hearts are broken and the pain is unbearable but we cherish every wonderful moment we got to share with our treasured and so loved first child.</p> <p class="p1">“We thank all the paramedics, support staff and the incredible team at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for their tireless commitment to give us the extra time we were able to spend with Jaimi.</p> <p class="p1">“It goes without saying that this is a very difficult time for our family and all who knew and loved Jaimi so very much.</p> <p class="p1">“Rest in peace my beautiful baby. I will miss you every sunrise, I will miss you when the sun is shining and the birds are singing. I will miss you when the clouds are dark and stormy and when the rainbow appears. I will miss you when I close my eyes. I will miss you when I open my eyes. I will miss our long hugs and long chats. I will miss watching, feeling and knowing your love for your sister and brother, your little nephew, Cleo, your Ma and dad.</p> <p class="p1">“I just can’t believe you’re not here anymore. I sit and just shake my head. It doesn’t seem real or right. You will forever be with me in my heart Jaimi. I love you so much.”</p> <p class="p1">Ms Curry’s husband Mark Tabone also posted an emotional tribute to a “beautiful young lady, who’s (sic) life ended way too soon”.</p> <p class="p1">“As your mother (and) father weep your loss, I too feel lost and heavy hearted,” he wrote.</p> <p class="p1">“You always put everybody else first. You were gifted with many talents, amazing cook, arts and crafts, writing, and your love and creativity with flowers.</p> <p class="p1">“Thank you all for your condolences at this very difficult time for Lisa, Grant (and) all the Kenny/Curry family.”</p>

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"Unbelievable": Sam Armytage comforts Vic woman after heartless quarantine denial

<p>Sam Armytage has tried her best to comfort a Victorian woman who fears her father will die while she's in quarantine at a hotel in Brisbane.</p> <p>Helen Dudok is currently pleading with QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to let her say goodbye to her father.</p> <p>Dudok travelled from a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the Macedon Ranges and had her request to quarantine at her parents home denied by state health officials.</p> <p>She now fears her 87-year-old father Michael Tomek will pass away while she completes her mandatory 14-day quarantine and is unable to understand why she can't complete her quarantine at her parents' isolated property.</p> <p>“There’s no one at my parent’s house except for my parents and my sister who is looking after them day and night, 24/7, completely alone,” she said on Monday.</p> <p>“I only asked to go there to help so between the two and us we can look after mum and dad.”</p> <p>“I’ve offered to have a COVID test, I’ve offered to have an ankle bracelet to prove that I won’t be leaving my parent’s place.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">"It is unbelievable.. that is one of the most heartless things I have ever heard"<br /><br />A Victorian woman's battle to be with her dying dad in Queensland has left <a href="https://twitter.com/sam_armytage?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Sam_Armytage</a> shocked. <a href="https://t.co/QxS3DBzO8x">pic.twitter.com/QxS3DBzO8x</a></p> — Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1305263902310109184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 13, 2020</a></blockquote> <p>She claims a Queensland Health official said she can delay her fathers funeral if he passes away before she's released from hotel quarantine.</p> <p>“They said that should my dad pass away, that’s ok, because they will hold his body in a morgue and I can arrange the funeral once I come out.”</p> <p>Sam Armytage was visibly shocked after hearing the story.</p> <p>“It is unbelievable. That is one of the most heartless things I have ever heard,” she said.</p> <p>“Helen, I am so sorry for you and I hope that some sense comes fast to Queensland Health and that you are allowed out to see your parents.”</p> <p>“Just hang in there.”</p>

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“Insensitive”: Grieving daughter calls on Scott Morrison to apologise

<p><span>The stepsister of a woman who was not allowed to attend her dad’s funeral in Queensland has accused Scott Morrison of using her family’s horrific tragedy to fuel his political agenda.</span><br /><br /><span>Sarah Caisip, who lives in Canberra, made headlines all across the nation last week when she was told she would not be permitted to attend her father Bernard’s funeral in Brisbane.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Caisip, 26, had applied for a Queensland border exemption to visit her dying father.</span><br /><br /><span>However she was not granted anything until two days after his death.</span><br /><br /><span>In response, she wrote a scathing letter to Queensland’s premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.</span><br /><br /><span>Prime Minister Scott Morrison had earlier made an emotional plea on behalf of the family.</span><br /><br /><span>He argued that it wasn't about borders and that Ms Palaszczuk's lack of action over the "heartbreaking case" had forced his emotional moment on air.</span><br /><br /><span>"It was Father's Day on the weekend ... In this midst of all this heartache surely just this once this can be done,” he told <em>2GB</em>.</span><br /><br /><span>But Alex Prendergast, 32, Ms Caisip’s stepsister, has criticised the PM and accused him of using her dad’s funeral to push his political agenda.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Prendergast told <em>The Project</em> on Monday night it would have been ideal if the matter had remained private.</span><br /><br /><span>“I don't think it's appropriate at all for him to announce and kind of inform the media of the location and the time so that they could come and take photos,” Ms Prendergast told the program.</span><br /><br /><span>“I think it is very insensitive.”</span><br /><br /><span>The Project panellist Steve Price asked if Ms Prendergast thought the PM was “genuinely trying to help”, and noted that he was emotional when he made his statements.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Prendergast says she believes it was a “happy coincidence” to both help and incite the media.</span><br /><br /><span>The cameras “hiding in the scrub” at her dad’s funeral gave her a “real shock”, she said.</span><br /><br /><span>She went on to add that there was no media attention around her aunt and sister who didn’t get any exemption to see her grandmother who had died just days before her father.</span><br /><br /><span>The 32-year-old also told ABC’s 730 she believes “it's quite clear” the PM orchestrated this to maximise media coverage”.</span><br /><br /><span>She added they used her family’s tragedy to create a campaign against the Queensland Premier.</span><br /><br /><span>Her comments follow a letter she wrote asking the PM to apologise.</span><br /><br /><span>"Mr Morrison, I am extremely disappointed that you have used my family to try and advance your political agenda. Your announcement of my father's funeral (on radio) prompted a media circus outside the crematorium at which the service was held," Ms Prendergast wrote in an open letter to the prime minister.</span><br /><br /><span>"I am devastated that the final memories of my father have been marred by the media you have used to prosecute your political agenda."</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Prendergast said Mr Morrison's actions made "an absolutely devastating time for my family even harder".</span><br /><br /><span>"Sarah Caisip should not have been used as a tool to vilify the actions of the Queensland premier and health department" on border controls, she wrote</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Prendergast called on Mr Morrison to apologise because while he highlighted her family's case "there (have) been many, many other cases that are very similar to this case where he has not intervened".</span></p>

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How pain med dependence took its toll on Grant and Chezzi Denyer

<p>Thanks to coronavirus lockdowns, all the extra downtime has allowed celebs to kickstart their own podcasts.</p> <p>But the most exciting of all has been Grant and Chezzi Denyer’s podcast titled, <em>It’s All True?</em></p> <p>The power couple use the platform to give an insight into their whirlwind life in an unfiltered, truthful way.</p> <p>The first episode discussed Grant’s terrifying accident and the subsequent effect pain medication had on him – and the couple's marriage.</p> <p>"Some of the things that have happened to us over the years are so out there, they don't seem true," Grant says at the beginning of the episode.</p> <p>And he isn’t wrong.</p> <p>The <em>Family Feud</em> host was almost paralysed after a shocking stunt which saw him jump seven cars in a monster truck went terribly wrong.</p> <p>"I was jumping seven cars, landed," he recalls. "The suspension broke, I think. My back then broke, instantly. The pain shot up so fast, I was like, 'I'm in a lot of trouble here'."</p> <p>"I was in such a bad way that none of the morphine was working and I could tell veteran [paramedic] was like, I've given enough to put an elephant down here."</p> <p>Doctors believed Grant would never be able to walk again after he shattered his vertebra.</p> <p>Despite the agonising pain and long road to recovery, Grant admits "the medication is the worst part, by far".</p> <p>"We were warned by a friend who had recently gone through a broken back, on all the things that will start going on in our brain as you try and handle the medication – and HOLY HELL!"</p> <p>"The moment you close your eyes, you can't tell the difference between your reality and your dream.</p> <p>"When you wake up you can't tell what's real and what isn't."</p> <p>Grant and Chezzi remembered the hallucinations from believing there were intruders in their home to being convinced Chezzi had flown to London and back one morning.</p> <p>"I couldn't make a phone call without freaking him out, he'd hear voices," Chezzi recalls.</p> <p>"We had so many drug psychosis episodes where Grant would kick me out of the house because I was an imposter dressed up as Chezzi.</p> <p>"I'd be locked out of the house, a crying mess, and I couldn't call my family to tell them how bad it was.</p> <p>"After three months it's a bit of a dependence, you can't tell what's pain and what is dependence at that point."</p> <p>With Chezzi in charge of Grant's medication, she's baffled by those who manage to self-medicate.</p> <p>"I would've thrown them down like MnMs [if I were self-medicating]," Grant admits in response.</p> <p>But Chezzi admits that what was possibly one of the most difficult period in the couple’s relationship, is also the one that “connected us”.</p> <p>"Our whole existence in that period was patient-and-nurse. We went everywhere together."</p> <p>"As it turns out that is not healthy."</p> <p>The couple then had to, years later, try to "untangle" that level of "co-dependence".</p> <p>But, it's easy to see that they've come out stronger than ever.</p>

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Chinese whistleblower claims she has proof COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab

<p>A Chinese virologist has made claims that COVID-19 was manufactured in a laboratory and did not come from “nature” like the Chinese government is claiming.</p> <p>Doctor Li-Meng Yan, a scientist who conducted some of the earliest research on COVID-19, joined the British talk show <em>Loose Women </em>to share her claims.</p> <p>She says that reports the virus came from a wet market are a “smokescreen”.</p> <p>“It comes from the lab, the lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China’s government,” she said.</p> <p>She says her source are “local doctors”.</p> <p>“The first thing is the market in Wuhan ... is a smokescreen.</p> <p>“This virus is not from nature.”</p> <p>Yan earlier claimed she was told to keep a secret about the possibility of human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 back in December.</p> <p>She went on to say that former supervisors at the Hong Kong School of Public Health silenced her when she tried to sound the alarm.</p> <p>She fled Hong Kong for America in April.</p> <p>Dr Yan’s next plan is to release genomic sequencing that she says will trace the virus back to a lab.</p> <p>“The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint,” she said.</p> <p>“So based on this you can identify these things. I use the evidence … to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the only ones who made it.”</p> <p>China has repeatedly said that COVID-19 may not have originated in Asia at all.</p> <p>In July, the country pointed its finger at Spain, claiming that wastewater testing there found traces of the virus in March 2019.</p>

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Chris Hemsworth gate crashes morning breakfast show

<p><span>Chris Hemsworth is well known for his role as Thor from the Marvel series, and this weekend he has added TV presenter to his resume.</span><br /><br /><span>The glorious moment happened during Nine’s weekend Today Show with reporter Lauren Phillips.</span><br /><br /><span>While reporting from a paddock in rural Scone in NSW — the horse capital of Australia, Chris Hemsworth jumped into the frame and took over.</span><br /><br /><span>“What are you doing?” Hemsworth can be seen asking with a sly grin.</span><br /><br /><span>“I often get teased for not having the best presenting skills or pronunciation, want to help me out?” Phillips asks Hemsworth.</span><br /><br /><span>An eager Hemsworth went on to give the weather rundown for the country.</span><br /><br /><span>He then informed locked down Melbournites to get out their brollys.</span></p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr">We get some help with weekend weather from the God of Thunder himself, Chris Hemsworth! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/9Today?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9Today</a> <a href="https://t.co/YsfCxADIiD">pic.twitter.com/YsfCxADIiD</a></p> — The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheTodayShow/status/1304569782616887297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 11, 2020</a></blockquote> <p><br /><span>“Perth, sunny 19, Geraldton mostly sunny, mostly that means there’s going to be no sun at some point. Karratha 36, heating up slip slop slap!”</span><br /><br /><span>An appreciate Phillips said: “You’ve made my job look very easy there, you might just take over.”</span><br /><br /><span>Hemsworth then had a dig at Wilkins who had been in his hometown of Byron Bay recently to interview his older brother Luke, not him.</span><br /><br /><span>“You can’t avoid me, mate, I’m everywhere.”</span><br /><br /><span>Towards the end of the segment Wilkins told Hemsworth he was booked and would be expected at the same time tomorrow.</span><br /><br /><span>“You lost your job! Sorry, I’m only available for the next 35 seconds,” the star hilariously fired back.</span><br /><br /><span>The star was in the area visiting AussieArk and WildArk, and doing conservation work to protect Australia’s ecosystem.</span></p>

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Kerri-Anne Kennerly bids adieu to Studio 10: “You saved me”

<p>The <em>Studio-10</em> hosts have said goodbye to one of their own this morning.</p> <p>Kerri-Anne had an emotional Farwell with her fellow co-hosts, telling them “You guys have been my family,” TV veteran Kennerley said.</p> <p>“I feel so privileged. You guys took me in and generously just gave me a shoulder to lean on and I have leaned on you.”</p> <p>The TV veteran has been a prominent figure on the show for two years, and plunged herself into her work more following the death of her husband, John Kennerley, who passed away in 2019.</p> <p>“I thought I’d have John for a very long time it wasn’t to be – coming into work probably literally saved me. You people, our audience, literally saved me,” she said.</p> <p>“The day of his funeral where you actually left your own television show, early, to come to his funeral was one of the most beautiful moments.</p> <p>“That was so deeply moving and Channel 10 made that decision, Channel 10 allowed you to do that to support me and it was really beautiful – I was so grateful.”</p> <p>Kennerley added she was thankful for her memorable experiences, despite the scandals she found herself embroiled in constantly.</p> <p>“For all the misdemeanours there have been, thank you, because you did, and have saved my sanity, thank you,” she finished.</p> <p>KAK is not the only host leaving the program, with Joe Hildebrand announcing on Thursday morning that he too was parting ways with the breakfast program.</p> <p>“I am leaving <em>Studio 10</em>,” Hildebrand, who been on the show since it started in 2013, said on air.</p> <p>“I have given it a huge amount of thought. It has been really hard.</p> <p>“We all know the show is getting a bit of a shake-up,” he said.</p> <p>“Channel 10 and my lovely bosses asked me if I would stay in a new role. We talked warmly and openly about what that might look like, and they were really keen and really lovely about it.”</p> <p>In the end Hildebrand made the decision to walk away from the morning show, saying he wanted to “give the new show, whatever it may look like, a chance to breathe and have a fresh start without me hanging around”.</p> <p>The show will also be losing Natarsha Belling.</p>

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“Crocodile tears”: Aussies slam Annastacia Palaszczuk

<p>Australians have accused Annastacia Palaszczuk of crying “crocodile tears” after becoming visibly emotional during a press conference on Friday morning.</p> <p>The Queensland Premier was bombarded with questions about the 26-year-old nurse from Canberra who was not allowed to attend her father’s funeral.</p> <p>Addressing the situation, the politician welled up as she refuted the allegations saying she was “cold-hearted and nasty” for keeping families apart with draconian border closures, while allowing Hollywood stars and AFL players into the state.</p> <p>But not many people were convinced, calling her a “paid actress” and that her “crocodile tears” were too late.</p> <p>One Facebook user said: “I bet she didn’t cry before there was a public backlash,” and another said: “Right now I’m ashamed to be a Queenslander.”</p> <p>Palaszczuk was also criticised for deflecting the blame regarding the funeral incident.</p> <p>The premier had said it was the chief health officer’s call, adding “I did not make this decision”.</p> <p>One Twitter user wrote sarcastically: “BREAKING: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk does not run Queensland. An unelected bureaucrat does.”</p> <p>Other Queenslanders defended premier Palaszczuk. “I feel for you Anna. You have a hard job. but you're doing it wonderfully,” one wrote.</p> <p>“I don't agree with some of the things she has done but she has done a far better job than others... and the pressure would be insane,” another said. </p> <p>With her voice cracking and tears welling up in her eyes, Palaszczuk said: “I’m human just like everyone else. </p> <p>“These issues hurt me deeply. They hurt me deeply because during this pandemic I have lost loved ones as well,” she said. “I know exactly what people are going through, OK?” </p> <p>“These are difficult decisions and they're heartbreaking,” she said.  </p> <p>She did not reveal which “loved ones” she has lost.</p>

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Sam Armytage rips into PM and Qld Premier on Sunrise

<p><span><em>Sunrise</em> host Sam Armytage says she was left “astounded” on Thursday afternoon as she watched the events unfold between Qld’s Premier and the Prime Minister.</span><br /><br /><span>The stoush between the two prominent Australian figureheads follows after a 26-year-old Canberra woman was denied an exemption to leave hotel quarantine to attend her father’s funeral in Brisbane with her 11-year-old sister and mother.</span><br /><br /><span>However, she was granted permission to wear personal protective equipment for a 10 minute private viewing.</span><br /><br /><span>After Prime Minister Scott Morrison heard Sarah Caisip’s story on radio on Thursday morning, he says he made a personal phone call to Qld Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and pleaded with her to allow an exemption.</span><br /><br /><span>The call did not sit well with Ms Palaszczuk however, who said she refused “to be bullied by the Prime Minister”, and slammed the “disgusting and disgraceful politics of division.”</span><br /><br /><span>Armytage said she was astounded that the Queensland Premier had “played the bullying card”.</span></p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.25px;" src="https://oversixtydev.blob.core.windows.net/media/7837793/sunrise-premier-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/080b0decde3745b4850a052ef405752e" /><br /><br /><span>“I was astounded (when) I watched the news last night and I saw Annastacia Palaszczuk play the bullying card. Scott Morrison got involved in this situation... He shouldn’t have had to but he did,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>She said what Ms Caisip had been put through was “beyond comprehension”.</span><br /><br /><span>“It is beyond comprehension that this would happen here in Australia,” she said.</span><br /><br /><span>One Nation MP Mark Latham told Armytage he also found it “hard to believe.”</span><br /><br /><span>“...That governments can create a bubble for football players, for 400 AFL officials lounging by the pool, for Tom Hanks who’s already brought COVID here once flying into the Gold Coast, but we can’t have a compassionate arrangement so a grieving daughter can go to her father’s funeral, so small children can visit their dying father in hospital,” he said.</span><br /><br /><span>“There’s two sets of rules... it seems a shocking double standard that could be corrected</span><br /><br /><span>“Palaszczuk hasn’t been bullied, in many cases she is the bully.”</span><br /><br /><span>Queensland’s Chief Health Officer on Thursday defended the strict border measures and her decision to not let Sarah be with her family during her father’s funeral.</span></p> <p dir="ltr">"She is heartless, absolutely heartless"<a href="https://twitter.com/RealMarkLatham?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RealMarkLatham</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/jeff_kennett?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Jeff_Kennett</a> joined us with their take on Queensland Premier <a href="https://twitter.com/AnnastaciaMP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AnnastaciaMP</a>'s controversial border decisions this week. <a href="https://t.co/FWAtmgdKq0">pic.twitter.com/FWAtmgdKq0</a></p> <p>— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1304169302505922560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 10, 2020</a> &gt;<br /><span>She says that Canberra was a hotspot and a high risk to Queensland, although there being no new cases in two months.</span><br /><br /><span>There has also been no community transmission in more than 130 days.</span><br /><br /><span>Dr Jeannette Young said funerals were also an “unacceptable risk”.</span><br /><br /><span>Ms Palaszczuk on Thursday said all decisions ultimately rested with Dr Young.</span><br /><br /><span>“I have made it very clear, these are awful times that every single person has to go through,” Ms Palaszczuk said.</span><br /><br /><span>“Around the world, we have seen bodies buried in pits … where no families have been able to say goodbye … This is a world pandemic, this is not the time to carry on like this.”</span><br /><br /><span>Speaking on <em>Sunrise</em> this morning, Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington said that if she could have, she would have let Sarah “hug her mum and her little sister”.</span><br /><br /><span>“When I spoke to Sarah, because Sarah was reaching out to anyone that would listen, Sarah hadn’t even heard back from the Premier’s office... this is so unacceptable.</span><br /><br /><span>“We need strong border controls but we also need compassion in this decision making. It is not good enough for the Premier to say it’s an authority decision.</span></p>

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Dying dad allowed to see children across Qld border – but at a hefty cost

<p>A dying dad will be able to say his last goodbye to four young children after Aussies rallied together to fund their huge mandatory quarantine bill.</p> <p>The NSW-based family of Queensland father Mark Keans was granted permission to cross the border to visit him on Thursday, but told they must fork out $16,000 for transport and quarantine.</p> <p>Mr Keans is suffering from cancer and doctors are saying it is unlikely he’ll live beyond Christmas.</p> <p>The Queensland government has agreed to allow all the children to cross the border is a case that caused national outrage.</p> <p>But this was only allowed on one condition - that they spend two weeks in hotel quarantine at their own expense.</p> <p>They would also need to wear full personal protective equipment when visiting Mark.</p> <p>A GoFundMe page was set up in the hopes it would raise $30,000, but it was paused after surpassing $200,000.</p> <p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison also chipped in, donating $1,000.</p> <p>“Honestly cannot thank everyone enough for all the generous donations,” the organiser of the fundraiser wrote.</p> <p>“Mark’s family are so very appreciative and this will take the financial burden off of their shoulders so now they focus solely on Mark.</p> <p>“Thank you again everyone.”</p> <p>Queensland Health has defended its controversial decision.</p> <p>“We are in the midst of a global pandemic and we need to protect our communities, especially the most vulnerable members,” it said in a statement.</p> <p>“We understand the health directions in place are strict, but they are designed to protect Queenslanders.”</p> <p>Mr Keans father Bruce Langborne told Sunrise the family was incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support.</p> <p>“I can’t believe what’s happened, it’s unbelievable,” he said.</p>

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