scoop.co.nz 11 Mar, 2021 01:30 am

NZ Govt Must Act Unilaterally On Travel Bubble

NZ Govt Must Act Unilaterally On Travel Bubble
The Government should make a unilateral decision to have quarantine-free travel with Australia now that we know talks between the two countries have collapsed, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says. In Parliament on Wednesday, Covid-19 ...

Scoop i Parliament NZ Govt Must Act Unilaterally On Travel Bubble The Government should make a unilateral decision to have quarantine-free travel with Australia now that we know talks between the two countries have collapsed, National’s Covid-19 Response spokesperson Chris Bishop says.” Mr Bishop says it’s clear the trans-Tasman bubble negotiations are going nowhere under Labour, and it’s time for New Zealand to take action to save our tourism sector.If that plan doesn’t involve unilaterally opening the border to Australia then the Government needs to tell desperate tourism businesses exactly what its plan is, Mr Bishop says.“Let’s be clear; Australia has opened its borders to New Zealand, for the most part, since October and Prime Minister Scott Morrison is happy for the bubble to go ahead right now.

” p NEW ZEALAND POLITICS Gordon Campbell: On Why We’ll Need Three Doses Of The Pfizer Vaccine – And On Rocket Lab’s Work For The Pentagon Yesterday, the government finally released a four part timetable setting out which groups will get vaccinated with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and in what sequence …And yes, it did look very much like the four part plan that Australia announced in January.In Parliament on Wednesday, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins revealed that after 12 rounds of talks over many months on a common framework, both parties have effectively left the negotiating table.

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