Regional Queenslanders who have been in the greater Brisbane region on or since January 2 are required to observe the same lockdown procedures as those in the capital.
A man tested positive when his ship docked in Darwin, while his crewmates have been whisked into a quarantine facility.
Nowhere was the inequity that rural and remote residents deal with expressed more clearly this year than in the education field.
One of the strangest pronouncements to come from the Queensland government as coronavirus lockdown restrictions came into force at the end of March was the direction for legitimate firearm dealers to close immediately, without any explanation.
Queensland livestock agents were more than satisfied with the federal government's tighter social distancing protocols in saleyards in order to allow the industry to continue operating in 2020.
Workforce deployments, educational arrangements and a burgeoning tourism and events economy were all thrown into disarray on March 25 when Queensland closed its borders for the first time in more than 100 years.
Urgently needed farm machinery imports continue to be delayed by months because of a log jam of container freight in Sydney