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Man charged with threatening to kill Queensland CHO and premier

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A Gold Coast man has been charged with allegedly threatening to kill the Queensland Premier and Chief Health Officer.

A Gold Coast man has been charged with allegedly threatening to kill the Queensland premier and chief health officer.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said detectives had executed a search warrant at a Nerang property last night into alleged threats made against the two women.

A 43-year-old Nerang man will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on October 7 charged with one count of using a carriage service to make a threat to kill.

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Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has police officers outside her home and with her everywhere she goes after receiving death threats over her handling of interstate border exemption cases.

Dr Young faced an onslaught of criticism after denying 26-year-old Canberra nurse Sarah Caisip's plea to leave hotel quarantine to attend her father's funeral with her mother and sister.

A spokesperson for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk would not make comment as the issue was before the courts.

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Source: 9News

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