Sam Armytage blasts Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk over border ...

Samantha Armytage has blasted the Queensland premier over her draconian border closures - which have torn families apart, left small towns without supplies and wreaking havoc on the economy.  

Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is coming under increasing pressure to ease the hard border restrictions, which are estimated to costing businesses $17million a day.

On Sunrise on Thursday morning, Armytage slammed Ms Palaszczuk, who she claimed refused to appear on the show to front up to questions about her restrictions. 

A fire tore through Mungindi, a drought-stricken town on both sides of the Queensland and New South Wales border, wiping out its only supermarket and butcher.

But due to the premier's hard border closures, locals have been forced to leave their border bubble to get essentials, or travel 160km to the nearest supermarket.

'My blood is boiling because a lot of things she has done lately. You guys have now got no supermarket and no water and no food, basically,' Armytage said.

On Sunrise on Thursday morning, Samantha Armytage slammed Ms Palaszczuk, who she claimed refused to appear on the show

On Sunrise on Thursday morning, Samantha Armytage slammed Ms Palaszczuk, who she claimed refused to appear on the show

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries called on Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) to open the border and allow Mungindi residents to cross to buy food

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries called on Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) to open the border and allow Mungindi residents to cross to buy food

'She won't come on the show. I am happy to have it out of there. I'm fed up of what's what's going on in New South Wales.'

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries said Mungindi's 600 locals would be forced to leave their border bubble to travel to Mooree to buy supplies.

'Although we are in the shire we aren't all in the bubble, only selected postcodes have been included in it,' she said. 

'It's completely split our shire. I've spoken to elderly people who are so frightened that they can't get into Moree to go to the shops because then they'll break the travel bubble.'

The nearest place for Mungindi residents to buy their groceries is Goondiwindi - 162km away - or into Queensland which would require them to isolate for 14 days. 

'So if they come out of Mungindi to shop in Moree or something like that they can't then go into Queensland to have their medical issues. That is just cruel and wicked and brutal,' she said. 

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries (pictured) said Mungindi's 600 locals would be forced to leave their border bubble to travel to Mooree to buy supplies and access doctors

Moree Plains Shire Mayor Katrina Humphries (pictured) said Mungindi's 600 locals would be forced to leave their border bubble to travel to Mooree to buy supplies and access doctors

The inferno tore through Mungindi, a town on both sides of the Queensland and New South Wales border, which has suffered through drought and COVID-19 restrictions

The inferno tore through Mungindi, a town on both sides of the Queensland and New South Wales border, which has suffered through drought and COVID-19 restrictions

Ms Humphries called on the premier to 'stop being so heartless' and open the border to allow Mungindi residents to buy food and access medical care.  

'It's unnecessary. It doesn't have to be difficult, it can be an easy fix. There are a lot of people and Mungindi that are older and need medical care. It's a human right. It's not that hard,' she said. 

'We are so close to being a part of Queensland and we never imagined in a million

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