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Premier Dominic Perrottet under fire from Gosford Anglican Church for scrapping quarantine in NSW

Devout Catholic Dominic Perrottet is blasted by church for scrapping quarantine – but not everyone is a fan of their messaging

  • The venerable Rod bower Tweeted an image Gosford Anglican Church billboard 
  • Billboard read: ‘LetItRipDom Will Kill Us All’ stirring controversy on Twitter
  • Social media users were divided over whether billboard was appropriate or not 
  • The sign follows Premier Dominic Perrottet’s announcement to reopen NSW 
  • NSW Premier said international-quarantine travel will resume from November 1 


An anglican church in regional NSW has come under fire for a displaying a sign attacking the state’s new Premier Dominic Perrottet. 

Rector of Gosford Rod Bower Tweeted an image of the Gosford Anglican Church billboard on Friday that read: ‘LetItRipDom Will Kill Us All’.

The sign comes in response to Dominic Perrottet’s new NSW roadmap changes, where quarantine will be scrapped for double-jabbed travellers in November.  

Rector of Gosford Rod Bower Tweeted a controversial image of the Gosford Anglican Church billboard on Friday that read: ‘LetItRipDom Will Kill Us All’ (pictured) on Friday

The changes mean Sydneysiders will be able to undertake quarantine-free travel to London, Los Angeles and Bali before they can fly to Brisbane or Perth. 

Criticism of the billboard divided users on social media as to whether the sign was appropriate or not. 

Former Federal Counter Terrorism Agent, Carrick Ryan, disagreed with the religious leader’s critique of the NSW Premier’s reopening changes. 

The billboard come in criticism to Premier Dominic Perrottet's (pictured) shock decision to reopen international borders and scrap quarantine for fully-vaccinate travellers from November 1

The billboard come in criticism to Premier Dominic Perrottet’s (pictured) shock decision to reopen international borders and scrap quarantine for fully-vaccinate travellers from November 1

‘Usually a massive fan, but this is incredibly disappointing,’ he replied.

‘I’m not a Perrottet fan but he is opening conservatively with high vaccination rates and allowing families to reunite. I hope you can understand what that means to so many Australians. Please reconsider your stance.’

‘Not your best take, Fr Bower. People need to be reunited with their families and vaccines will let that happen safely,’ commented another. 

‘”Kill us all” is a massive over-reaction to small risk, and undermines value of vaccines. Please, as a sensible and compassionate man, reconsider this sign. ‘

‘No-one is “letting it rip.” NSW is highly vaccinated and there are restrictions remaining even at the 80% fully-vaccinated level. Such a bad take from someone whose stance is normally great,’ tweeted a third. 

The #LetItRipDom hashtag appeared on Twitter this week since the state eased its restrictions at the 70 per cent vaccination mark, with some users fearing another Covid-19 disaster. 

NSW will welcome fully-vaccinated overseas travellers from any part of the world from November 1

NSW will welcome fully-vaccinated overseas travellers from any part of the world from November 1

‘Can anyone offer plausible reassurances that this reopening won’t end really badly? Anyone?’ Tweeted one person.

‘With Perrottet as Premier, NSW has abandoned any pretense of following medical advice re Covid. Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to quarantine at all. As a Sydneysider, I find this horrifying. I fear the impact on the vulnerable,’ commented another. 

‘Living up to his nickname. This guy…has trashed the National Plan. No care for the vulnerable who aren’t able to get vaccinated. This is reckless,’ added a third. 

The division comes as the Premier declared Sydney as Australia’s ‘truly only global city’ on Friday as he reopened the state to the world while Victoria and Queensland remain shut.  

In a shock move that sparked confusion Mr Perrottet delivered the stunning dig on Friday while announcing changes to Covid-19 restrictions and hotel quarantine.

NSW said it would welcome people from any country around the world as long as they are double-vaccinated from November 1.

‘The alternative is to stay closed from the world, we’re not doing that. Sydney is Australia’s truly only global city. 

‘When people think of Australia, they think of this,’ he said while pointing to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Gosford Anglican Church for comment. 

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