Pause to Re-Opening
The arrival of skilled workers, students and other visa holders has been pushed back two weeks to 15 December so that the government can gather more information about the new COVID-19 variant.
Federal Labor is backing the government’s decision to delay opening Australia’s international borders.
Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten has told Channel Nine it is a good move.
“I think it is right to go hard and go early. No one wants to see lockdowns in Australia, so better to have a short lockout than a long term lockdown so I think it is the right call,” he said.
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