“My thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of the man from Blackwater who has tragically passed away.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government has serious questions to answer about how a man who has not been overseas, who was not known to authorities, and had been in Blackwater since February contracted COVID-19.

“This case raises concerns the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s testing regime is failing to detect active coronavirus cases in Queensland.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government must ensure regional Queenslanders can easily access coronavirus testing.

“When compared with other states and as a proportion of national testing numbers, Queensland is well behind where we should be.

“It also raises doubts over the accuracy of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s coronavirus numbers and whether they can be trusted.

“The Blackwater community deserves answers and Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to be open and accountable.”