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Queensland Anzac Day dawn services and parades to go ahead “as normal”

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Queenslanders will once again be able to pay their respects to fallen diggers at dawn services and parades on Anzac Day.

Traditions were cancelled last year, due to fears of a coronavirus outbreak.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says the state is in a much safer position now, meaning all public events can go ahead as normal.

“Anzac Day last year, we had more than 270 active cases in Queensland,” Dr Young says.

“Today, we have seven cases and all of those have been picked up in hotel quarantine.”

Debate over commemorations

Originally, there were fears this year’s Anzac Day services wouldn’t go ahead and people would be asked to pay their respects by standing at the end of their driveways.

It sparked debate among politicians,…



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