State of Origin: NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet posts tweet mocking Queensland

A senior MP delivered a very pointed message to his Queensland counterparts after the Blues steamrolled the Maroons in Origin on Sunday night.

The NSW Treasurer took to Twitter to trash talk Queensland after the Maroons’ Sunday night State of Origin loss.

Dominic Perrottet tweeted a picture of a TV screen showing the game with the caption: “This is what happens when you don’t pay your hotel bill.”

The caption was in reference to a bill for hotel quarantine costs that the NSW Treasury sent to Queensland in February to demand reimbursement for Queensland travellers returning to Australia via Sydney.

The bill, for over $30 million, was defiantly ripped up by Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles who called it a “ridiculous” request.

Mr Perrottet’s picture was taken in his Beecroft, NSW home.

The MP has been forced to spend more time there than usual after he was declared a close contact of a coronavirus case in May, putting him into self-isolation for a fortnight.

His colleague, Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall, tested positive to coronavirus last week and attended Mr Perrottet’s budget launch while unknowingly infectious.

However, the Treasurer had a negative Covid-19 test and was not required to self-isolate this time around.

Queensland’s Maroons rugby league team lost the year’s second State of Origin game on Sunday in an embarrassing 26-0 defeat to the NSW Blues.

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