Sam Armytage blasts 'astounding' Queensland border debacle - as she slams ...

Sam Armytage blasts 'astounding' Queensland border debacle – as she slams Annastacia Palaszczuk for 'playing the bullying card' in incredible stoush with the prime minister Samantha Armytage slammed Annastacia Palaszczuk for 'playing bullying card' The Sunrise host said she was 'astounded' by the Queensland border debacle Sarah Caisip was denied attending her father's funeral in Brisbane on Thursday Scott Morrison called the Ms Palaszczuk to ask for an exemption for Ms Caisip The 26-year-old, who is based in Canberra, was then allowed to see father's body

By Zoe Zaczek For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:33 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 01:18 BST, 11 September 2020

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Samantha Armytage has slammed Annastacia Palaszczuk for 'playing the bullying card' after she refused to let a woman leave hotel quarantine for her father's funeral.

The Sunrise host said she was 'astounded' by the Queensland border debacle as she was joined by One Nation MP Mark Latham and former premier of Victoria Jeff Kennett on Friday morning. 

'I was astounded and I watched the news last night and I saw Annastacia Palaszczuk play the bullying card,' Armytage said.

'Scott Morrison got involved in this situation... He shouldn't have had to but he did.' 

Sarah Caisip is pictured with her father Bernard Prendergast, 11-year-old sister Isobel Prendergast and mother Myrna Prendergast. The 26-year-old was denied a quarantine exemption from the Queensland government to attend her father's funeral in Brisbane on Thursday

Sarah Caisip is pictured with her father Bernard Prendergast, 11-year-old sister Isobel Prendergast and mother Myrna Prendergast. The 26-year-old was denied a quarantine exemption from the Queensland government to attend her father's funeral in Brisbane on Thursday

Ms Palaszczuk lashed out at Mr Morrison in Parliament after the phone call, claiming he tried to intimidate and bully her into bending the rules for Ms Caisip

Ms Palaszczuk lashed out at Mr Morrison in Parliament after the phone call, claiming he tried to intimidate and bully her into bending the rules for Ms Caisip

The prime minister called the premier to ask for an exemption to allow Sarah Caisip to join her family at her father Bernard's memorial service in Brisbane on Thursday.

Despite Mr Morrison's input, the 26-year-old Canberra-based nurse was denied the chance to join her grieving family and instead had a private viewing on her own after the funeral.

Ms Palaszczuk lashed out at Mr Morrison in Parliament after the phone call, claiming he tried to intimidate and bully her into bending the rules for Ms Caisip. 

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