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Grim forecast about when you can travel overseas

Aussies are not expected to be able to travel overseas until late 2021, the Treasurer has confirmed after handing down the Federal Budget. Speaking to the National Press Club on Wednesday, Josh Frydenberg said international borders would likely remain “largely closed off until late next year”. The Treasurer said the Budget assumed domestic borders would reopen by December, but international ...

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Singapore international borders: Australians allowed from October 8, but Victorians still banned

Singapore will open its borders to Australians from next week, but will continue to exclude Victorians from entering the country. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) released a statement on Wednesday saying that, from midday on Thursday (2pm AEST), October 1, Australian citizens could apply for an Air Travel Pass for entry to the country on or after October ...

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New Zealanders will soon be able to travel to Australia under a one-way travel bubble

The announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison comes as the Australian government discusses the possibility of a travel bubble with Singapore. New Zealand residents will soon be able to holiday in Australia as part of a one-way travel bubble the government hopes will provide a much-needed boost to the struggling tourism sector. South Australia and New South Wales will be ...

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Why COVID border closures were Australia’s biggest strategic mistake

Australia’s brutal border wars have dominated headlines as the coronavirus crises raged on, with the NSW and Queensland Premiers repeatedly locking horns over the controversial issue. Queensland’s Annastacia Palaszczuk and NSW’s Gladys Berejiklian have clashed again and again after the northern state barred NSW residents from entering for months on end, with similar divisive border closures also in place in ...

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Eurozone economy barely grew in September, PMI data show

The economic recovery in the eurozone took a hit in September after a new rise in coronavirus cases, according to purchasing managers data released on Wednesday. The IHS Markit flash eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers index rose to 53.7 from 51.7, while the flash eurozone services PMI fell to 47.6 from 51.9. Taken together, the composite PMI just barely was above ...

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Morrison stresses Australia will live with coronavirus ictions for at least six months

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stressed the coronavirus pandemic measures will be in place for at least six months. «It could be longer,» he told A Current Affair during a live interview with Tracy Grimshaw. The prime minister said that the government›s framework of six months was based off modelling done early in the pandemic, and that he continued to use ...

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