16.09.20. Sky News host Peter Gleeson has slammed the Palaszczuk government as “an absolute disgrace” after it was revealed the premier’s department spent over $500,000 to conduct polling on its border policies. The Australian is reporting Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s department “has been hiring pollsters to gauge voter ‘sentiment’ about the government’s COVID-19 restrictions”. “As Ms Palaszczuk readies for the October 31 state election, it can be revealed her office has spent more than $528,000 on coronavirus polling in the past few months and hired political strategist Mike Kaiser to help craft the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery,” the article continued. Mr Gleeson said the Labor Party have “disqualified themselves” from being re-elected at the October 31 election purely on the basis of this story.