By Charlie Moore, Political Reporter For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:11 BST, 10 September 2020 | Updated: 02:43 BST, 10 September 2020
Scott Morrison has asked Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to let a grieving daughter attend her father's funeral after she was turned away due to the state's draconian border closure.
Sarah Caisip, who lives in Canberra, is in hotel quarantine in Brisbane after getting an exemption to enter Queensland to visit her father who was dying of cancer.
But the exemption took 20 days to be granted and Miss Caisip's father died two days before she got there.
Sarah Caisip (pictured), who lives in Canberra, is in hotel quarantine in Brisbane after getting an exemption to enter Queensland to visit her father who was dying of cancer
Now the 26-year-old is asking to attend the funeral today but officials have told her she is a Covid-19 risk and must go back to Canberra.
'Am I going to the viewing of the body and or the funeral? No because my exemption to attend either was declined by Qld Health,' she wrote on Facebook.
Queensland's borders are closed to the ACT even though it has not had a single case of coronavirus for two months.
Premier Palaszczuk faces an election next month and the tough borders are popular with most Queenslanders.
Mr Morrison has called the premier and asked her to show some compassion.
Premier Palaszczuk cheered and wooped when Brisbane was granted the AFL final and she let hundreds of staff enter the state
He told radio 2GB: 'It's not about borders, it's not about federation, it's not about elections.
'The only that matters today is that Sarah can be with her family to mourn the passing of her father Bernard.
'This is a