scoop.co.nz 18 Mar, 2021 00:30 am

An April Bubble Will Be Six Months Late

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March 18, 2021 PressRelease Press Release – ACT New Zealand If there is a trans-Tasman travel bubble in place by April New Zealand will still have badly missed the lay line, says ACT Leader David Seymour.Australia rounded the mark on 23 October last year when it launched a Framework for National Reopening … “If there is a trans-Tasman travel bubble in place by April New Zealand will still have badly missed the lay line,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.“As a result many New Zealand businesses are off their foils and in some cases are sinking completely.“How many businesses have closed and jobs have been unnecessarily lost because the New Zealand Government didn’t take on board the Australian framework and said ‘there’s really no reason we can’t be part of this’?

“New Zealand has had plenty of clear air to apply the same rules Australia did for its States to trans-Tasman travel, but unfortunately the crew in the Beehive simply couldn’t make the boat go faster.’ “It has been clear since Australia launched the framework – which saw an alignment of measures to reopen safe travel across State borders – that a completely disproportionate and unsafe response to trans-Tasman travel was sticking people travelling from Australia in our Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities.

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