Three-Year-Old Memphis To Be Reunited With QLD Family Today

Exemption granted

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The government have confirmed young Memphis - the Fraser Coast boy who's been stranded in Griffith with his grandparents thanks to the border closure - has been granted an exemption.

The three-year-old was visiting his grandparents at their Riverina cattle farm when Queensland's borders shut. 

His parents live on the Fraser Coast and have been trying to get him home.

Dr Jeannette Young spoke about the exemption.

"We would leave a child in another state, but we have to be asked to be able to give an exemption," she said.

His parents insist they did apply for an exemption, even after being told over the phone not to bother. 

The boy will be flown into Queensland and will have to undertake home quarantine. 

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Amber Lowther

2 September 2021

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