Queensland premier reveals why she won't send kids back to school in leaked ...

Leaked audio reveals why state premier WON'T allow children to go back to school despite Australia smashing the coronavirus curve Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was reluctant to send students back to school The Queensland premier was heard expressing her concerns in leaked audio  Ms Palaszczuk told Labor members she could be blamed if students got sick  Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged states to reopen schools earlier this week Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Karen Ruiz For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:45 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 02:20 BST, 1 May 2020

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is reluctant to send children back to school over fears she would be blamed if students were to get sick.

In a leaked audio recording obtained by the Courier-Mail, the state premier was heard telling members of her government she 'can't just turn the switch on' despite Scott Morrison's advice.

'I just have to stress to everyone, we cannot rush this, we have to take our time because if there is an outbreak in a school, I'll tell you one thing, they're not going to be blaming Scott Morrison,' she said on Wednesday. 

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk admitted she was hesitant to send children back to school despite Scott Morrison's advice

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk admitted she was hesitant to send children back to school despite Scott Morrison's advice 

Queensland, along with other states, switched to remote learning last month in a bid to protect students and teachers from coronavirus

Queensland, along with other states, switched to remote learning last month in a bid to protect students and teachers from coronavirus 

'They'll be blaming the State Government, they'll be blaming myself and (Education) Minister Grace Grace'. 

Ms Palaszczuk's comments were in response to a question during a town hall-style telephone meeting where she was asked why the prime minister was behind the decision to reopen schools, instead of health authorities or school principals. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the state premier's office for comment.  

Return to schools state-by-state 

Victoria and Tasmania: Parents continue to be encouraged to keep their children at home if possible.

New South Wales: Students will have a slow return to classrooms from May 11 

Western Australia: WA has made a

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