Fire up the barbie! Democracy sausages are BACK in one state despite fears the popular polling day snack would be banned thanks to coronavirus restrictions
Voters in Queensland will be able to enjoy a democracy sausage at the upcoming state election, after fears the treat would be missing in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The iconic snag was banned during the state's council election in March as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the world.
But the Electoral Commission of Queensland has confirmed the fundraising sizzle will go ahead for the state election on October 31.
'Fortunately, we are in a much better place now,' commissioner Pat Vidgen said, according to NCA Newswire.
据NCA新闻通讯社(NCA Newswire)报道，委员帕特·维根(Pat Vidgen)说，幸运的是，我们现在的处境要好得多。
'However, the onus is on the fundraising organisers and volunteers to ensure they are following the relevant COVID-19 guidelines.'
An Election Service Plan has been outlined that will detail how voting venues remain COVID-safe and ensure the process is conducted easily.
Fundraising activities will need to provide streamlined access for voters to and from polling venues and practice social distancing, hygiene and regular cleaning.
Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeannette Young also gave clearance for the democracy sausages to go ahead.
But she delivered a stern warning telling sick people to stay home.
'Take your voter information card with you, and your own pen or pencil,' Dr Young said.
'Remember to social distance, think two big steps apart from other people, and leave the venue right after voting.'
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been helping the election campaign for the Liberal National Party in Queensland, where he has spent his time since Sunday.
澳大利亚总理斯科特·莫里森(Scott Morrison)一直在帮助昆士兰自由民族党(Liberal National Party)的竞选活动，自周日以来，他一直在那里度过时间。
Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington addressed media on Wednesday morning in Mackay, reaffirmed the party's commitment to supporting resource projects.
'The LNP have already announced that we're going to supercharge the Galilee Basin, there is $50billion worth of projects sitting in the Galilee Basin that is ready, willing to go and they just need a government that gets the resources industry and with the LNP we get the resources industry,' she said.
Meanwhile, Labor premier Annastacia Palaszczuk spent Wednesday campaigning in Gladstone.