Australian Idol star Paulini Curuenavuli has taken aim at the NSW government for imposing harsher restrictions on south-west and western Sydney amid the spread of Covid’s highly contagious Delta variant.

The singer, 38, described the targeted restrictions as unfair in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, and called for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to impose the same rules on Sydney’s eastern suburbs.

‘We are being targeted!’ the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! star said.  

Australian Idol star Paulini Curuenavuli has taken aim at the NSW government for imposing harsher restrictions on south-west and western Sydney amid the spread of Covid's highly contagious Delta variant

Australian Idol star Paulini Curuenavuli has taken aim at the NSW government for imposing harsher restrictions on south-west and western Sydney amid the spread of Covid's highly contagious Delta variant

Australian Idol star Paulini Curuenavuli has taken aim at the NSW government for imposing harsher restrictions on south-west and western Sydney amid the spread of Covid’s highly contagious Delta variant

‘All this talk about we are all in this together! How are we all in this together? It’s all talk!’ she added.

‘Eastern suburbs and surrounding areas get to carry on as usual while western Sydney carries the weight of lockdowns because of an outbreak that started in the eastern suburbs.’ 

Paulini went on to accuse the government of failing to take an egalitarian approach to handling the spread of Covid’s Delta variant.

‘If we are going to be fair dinkum about this lockdown then let’s be fair-dinkum! Because any person with half a brain would realise that this doesn’t pass the pub test!’ she complained.

‘Stop singling out western Sydney, impose the same restrictions and treat the eastern Sydney and surrounding areas as us.’  

The singer, 38, described the targeted restrictions as unfair in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, and called for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to impose the same rules on Sydney's eastern suburbs

The singer, 38, described the targeted restrictions as unfair in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, and called for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to impose the same rules on Sydney's eastern suburbs

The singer, 38, described the targeted restrictions as unfair in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, and called for Premier Gladys Berejiklian to impose the same rules on Sydney’s eastern suburbs 

It comes after Ms Berejiklian imposed harsher restrictions upon residents who live in eight council areas in south-west and western Sydney: Fairfield, Liverpool, Blacktown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Georges River, Parramatta and Campbelltown. 

Residents from these LGAs are banned from leaving their area for work unless they are employed in the health, aged care or emergency services sectors.

It comes after hoards of residents from Coogee and Bondi descended upon the suburbs’ world-famous beaches over the weekend.

Despite pleas from to stay at home, thousands took to the world-famous coastline to sunbake, prompting police to call in air support to order people off the sand.  

Streets around the world famous beaches of Coogee (seen here) and Bondi were packed with locals making the most of the wintry sun which saw temperatures ride above 25°C

Streets around the world famous beaches of Coogee (seen here) and Bondi were packed with locals making the most of the wintry sun which saw temperatures ride above 25°C

Streets around the world famous beaches of Coogee (seen here) and Bondi were packed with locals making the most of the wintry sun which saw temperatures ride above 25°C

For weeks Gladys Berejiklian has been begging Sydneysiders to only leave their home for essentials like exercise, shopping, vital work or getting vaccinated. Seen here is the scene at the north end of Bondi Beach on Sunday

For weeks Gladys Berejiklian has been begging Sydneysiders to only leave their home for essentials like exercise, shopping, vital work or getting vaccinated. Seen here is the scene at the north end of Bondi Beach on Sunday

For weeks Gladys Berejiklian has been begging Sydneysiders to only leave their home for essentials like exercise, shopping, vital work or getting vaccinated. Seen here is the scene at the north end of Bondi Beach on Sunday

Harsher rules: It comes after Ms Berejiklian imposed harsher restrictions upon residents who live in eight council areas in south-west and western Sydney. Pictured: police stationed in Liverpool

Harsher rules: It comes after Ms Berejiklian imposed harsher restrictions upon residents who live in eight council areas in south-west and western Sydney. Pictured: police stationed in Liverpool

Harsher rules: It comes after Ms Berejiklian imposed harsher restrictions upon residents who live in eight council areas in south-west and western Sydney. Pictured: police stationed in Liverpool

Greater Sydney is now entering its sixth gruelling week of a hard stay-at-home lockdown – which was last week extended until at least August 29 – to slow the outbreak’s spread. 

Another 207 cases of Covid-19 were recorded in New South Wales overnight on Sunday. 

Of the cases found in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday night, 83 were found in the city’s south-west, 53 in the west and 48 in the central Sydney local health district. 

There are now 232 patients suffering from Covid-19 in NSW hospitals – including 54 in intensive care and 25 who require ventilation. 

Lockdown continues: Greater Sydney is now entering its sixth gruelling week of a hard stay-at-home lockdown - which was last week extended until at least August 29 - to slow the outbreak's spread. Sydney residents are pictured waiting for their Covid-19 vaccinations at a vaccination centre in the city on July 26

Lockdown continues: Greater Sydney is now entering its sixth gruelling week of a hard stay-at-home lockdown - which was last week extended until at least August 29 - to slow the outbreak's spread. Sydney residents are pictured waiting for their Covid-19 vaccinations at a vaccination centre in the city on July 26

Lockdown continues: Greater Sydney is now entering its sixth gruelling week of a hard stay-at-home lockdown – which was last week extended until at least August 29 – to slow the outbreak’s spread. Sydney residents are pictured waiting for their Covid-19 vaccinations at a vaccination centre in the city on July 26 

Latest Covid exposure sites in NSW

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.

Belfield, Mancini’s Original Woodfired Pizza, 21 Burwood Road. Sunday 18 July to Saturday 24 July. ALL DAY. 

Burwood, Chemist Warehouse, 69 Burwood Road. Wednesday 28 July 5.25pm to 5.30pm. 

Penrith, Officeworks, 273 High Street. Monday 26 July 12pm to 5pm. 

Canley Heights, An Phat Supermarket, 213-217 Canley Vale Road. Thursday 29 July 10am to 10.30am. 

Campsie, World of Fruit, 224 Beamish Street. Sunday 25 July 10.40am to 11am.

Campsie, Katsyua Japanese Restaurant, Clemton Park Shopping Village – Shop 14/5 Mackinder Street. Monday 19 July to Wednesday 28 July, 6am to 10pm. 

Campsie, All Group Supermarket. 238 Bearmish Street. Sunday 25 July to Tuesday 27 July 8.30am to 3.30pm.

Campsie, 36 Meat Mart. 273 Beamish Street. Monday 26 July to Saturday 31 July – between 7.30am and 6pm. 

Rhodes, Muhealth Medical Centre. Level 8, Rhodes Waterside Shopping Centre. Rider Boulevard. Tuesday 27 July 9am to 11am, Friday 30 July 10am to 11.30am. 

Pemulwuy, Fully Tabooly Kebab Shop, Pemulwuy Marketplace, 70 Butu Wargun Drive. Friday 30 July and Saturday 31 July – 9am to 9.30am. 

Anyone who travelled on the following public transport routes is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result. 

Bondi Junction Clovelly, 400 Bus, from Bondi Junction Station Stand F to Frenchmans Road at Clovelly Road, Randwick. Monday 19 July 1.31pm to 1.40pm  

Campsie to Earlwood, 473 Bus, from Dan’s Corner, Beamish Street, Campsie to Earlwood Shops. Monday 26 July 2.42pm to 2.51pm 

Summer Hill to Camperdown, 461X Bus, from Parramatta Road after Sloane Street, Summer Hill to Parramatta Road bf Lyons, Camperdown. Tuesday 27 July 8.09am to 8.17am 

Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. 

Bankstown, Quantum Radiology 258 South Terrace. Monday 28 July, 12.30pm to 12.50pm. 

Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction Post Shop Eastgate Shopping Centre, Shop 28 71-73 Spring Street. Friday 16 July, 9.10am to 9.20am. 

Brookvale, Woolworths. Warringah Mall 145 Old Pittwater Road. Sunday 25 July 5.05pm to 5.35pm. 

Fairfield, Everyday in Fairfield, 109 Sackville Street. Thursday 15 July 4pm to 4.10pm.

Smithfield, GRAM Engineering. 16-22 Cullen Place. Friday 23 July, Monday 26 July and Tueday 27 July – 7.15am to 4.30pm. 

St Mary’s, Astley Mobility Pharmacy 368 Pennant Hills Road. Thursday 29 July 1.30pm to 2pm, Saturday 31 July 11am to 11.30am. 

Sydney, Sunlite Mitre 10, 74 Pitt Street, Tuesday 27 July 3.15pm to 5pm 

Wattle Grove, Coles, Village Way. Friday 23 July 10.25am to 11am.

Bankstown, Suhhtan Pizza Bakery, 226 Chapel Road. Friday 23 July 12.20pm to 12.25pm

Strathfield, Rainbow Cakes, 2 Churchill Ave. Saturday 24 July 10am-11am.

Blacktown, Kmart, 28 Patrick Street. Saturday 24 July 5.40pm to 5.45pm. 

Bankstown, Priceline Pharmacy, 1 North Terrace. Wednesday 28 July 12.45pm to 1.05pm.

Campsie, Cincotta Chemist, 157 – 159 Beamish Street. Friday 30 July 4.40pm to 5.15pm.

Bankstown, Woolworths Bankstown Centro Shopping Centre, Lady Cutler Avenue. Friday 30 July 8am to 9.10am.

Double Bay, Woolworths, Kiaora Road. Sunday 18 July 5.30pm to 5.45pm and Monday 19 July 4.30pm to 4.45pm.

Eastwood, BSW, Level 1 Eastwood Centre 160 Rowe Street. Friday 23 July 5pm to 5.20pm.

Eastwood, Woolworths. Eastwood Centre 160 Rowe Street. 23 July 5pm to 5.20pm.

Strathfield, Omni Mart. Shop 7, Symonf Arcade, 12 Churchill Avenue. Saturday 24 July 10.25am to 11am.

Strathfield, Fresh Seafood and Meat. 22/11 The Boulevard. Satirday 24 July, 10.45pm to 11.15am.

Strathfield, GR Buy Asian Supermarket. Shop 8/11 The Boulevard. Saturday 24 July, 11am to 11.30am.

Strathfield, Rainbow Cakes, 2 Churchill Avenue. Saturday 24 July, 10am to 11am. 

Yagoona, Ya Ya Bakery, 522 Hume Highway. Monday 19 July 6.45am to 7am.

Liverpool, Mina Pizza, Shop 3, 46 Elizabeth Street. Tuesday 20 July 9am to 10am.

Gladesville, Bunnings (tools section). 461 Victoria Road. Friday 23 July, 2.45pm to 3.20pm. 

Granville, Woolworths, 6 Louis Street. Wednesday 21 July 6.20pm to 6.50pm.

Eastwood, La Vigne Bakery, 82 Rowe Street. Thursday 22 July 11.40am to 11.55am.

St Marys, Aldi, 410-422 Great Western Highway. Thursday 22 July 5.30pm to 5.45pm.

Macquarie Fields, Target, Glenquarie Town Centre Click and Collect, Victoria Road. Thursday 22 July 9am to 7pm, Friday 23 July 9am to 5pm, Sunday 25 July 9am to 5pm, Monday 26 July 9am to 5pm, Tuesday 27 July 9am to 5pm.

Macquarie Park, Commonwealth Bank, Level 1 Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Road. Friday 23 July, 12.50pm to 2pm.

Macquarie Park, Suncorp. Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Road. Friday 23 July, 1pm to 1.20pm. 

Macquarie Park, Priceline, Shop 10 Macquarie Shopping Centre Herring Road. Friday 23 July, 1.10pm to 1.20pm. 

Macquarie Park, Panetta Mercato, Macquarie Shopping Centre, Herring Road. Saturday 24 July 4.50pm to 5.10pm.

Macquarie Park, Azakaze, Macquarie Shopping Centre, 402/199 Herring Road. Saturday 24 July, 4.05pm to 4.30pm. 

Marrickville, Woolworths Metro, Marrickville Shopping Centre, 34 Victoria Road. Monday 26 July, 10.30am to 11.30am. 

Wentworth Point, The Smelly Cheesecake, 5 Footbridge Boulevard. Saturday 24 July 9.25am to 9.35am.

Burwood, Evergreen Fresh World, Burwood Plaza, 42 Railway Parade. Saturday 24 July 2.45pm to 3.15pm.

St Marys, IGA, Great Western Highway and Mamre Road. Saturday 24 July 4pm to 4.15pm.

Lakemba, Woolworths, 2-26 Haldon Street. Saturday 24 July 10.30am to 10.40am.

Bankstown, Aussie Farm Fresh, Bankstown Central Shopping Centre, North Terrace. Wednesday 28 July 8.40am to 8.50am.

West Ryde, Coles, Betts Street and Chatham Road. Monday 19 July, 7.20am to 7.55am. 

Anyone who travelled on the following train service is considered a casual contact who must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

T4 Train Line, From Caringbah to Bondi Junction. Monday 19 July 12.12pm to 1.26pm. 

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