By Karen Ruiz For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 00:45 BST, 1 May 2020 | Updated: 02:20 BST, 1 May 2020
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, 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.
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