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Queensland women face $13,000 fines and five years' jail over border fiasco

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There are fears of a second wave in Queensland after three women flew back into Brisbane from Melbourne, via Sydney, with police alleging they lied on their border declaration forms.

The women are facing charges of providing misleading documents, which carries a maximum fine of $13,000.

They are also facing a charge of fraud and face up to five years in jail.

The state’s Chief Health Officer shut down 94 nursing homes across South Brisbane as a precaution, as well as a number of venues – including schools and restaurants – the three women visited on their return to Brisbane.

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Meanwhile, additional flights have been added to keep up with demand as Queenslanders race to return home before new hotspot restrictions come into effect.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced Greater Sydney would be banned from entering the Sunshine State from 1 am on Saturday.

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