Queensland Border Restrictions Mean Newcastle FIFO Father Can’t See His Newborn Baby

A Newcastle man doesn’t know when he will be able to see his newborn daughter due to harsh Queensland border restrictions.

Fly-in-fly-out worker Chris Bennett, who is based in Wangi Wangi, welcomed his first child, Adalyn, with his partner Laura Goff seven weeks ago.

After spending six weeks at home, Mr Bennett, 27, had to go back to work in the mines at Moranbah in North Queensland and has spent the last two weeks in quarantine in a Brisbane hotel, where the mandatory cost is $2800.

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