“Unprecedented” proposed laws give Victorian Premier Dan Andrews power to declare pandemics
Victoria’s opposition reckons the new laws are an attack on democracy, but the state’s health minister says they promote transparency and will hold the government to account. Read their polar-opposite hot takes here.
Fiji Airways CEO still hopeful of “early” travel bubble with Australia
Greg Hunt’s announcement late yesterday hasn’t dampened the spirits of Andre Viljoen too much.
Health Minister hints at Australian cruise comeback by year’s end
by Ali Coulton
Greg Hunt has shed some light on when the Australian cruise industry might restart in response to a travel agent petition.
Federal government closes international travel loophole for Aussies living abroad
Meanwhile, the phrase “snap lockdown” continues to be a popular one in news reports, with a number of areas in NSW and Queensland barking stay-at-home orders.
“Not asking for special treatment”: CLIA slams government’s cruise ban extension
Staff at CLIA’s Aussie office have been told to give Joel Katz a wide berth today following the Health Minister’s latest announcement.
Health Minister says international travel “an incentive” for Aussies to get vaccinated
Got a few clients who desperately want to venture overseas, but aren’t keen on getting the jab? We highly recommend sharing this article with them.
“Vaccination alone is no guarantee that you can open up”: Health Minister issues bleak border warning
Greg Hunt says Australia’s international border could remain closed even once the entire country has been vaccinated against COVID-19. *Sigh*
HELL YEAH! Ardern says Aussies will be travelling quarantine-free to New Zealand early next year
FINALLY! Get ready for your phone to ring off the hook from your excited clients keen to get the heck out of Australia next year.
Australia’s international travel and cruise ship bans to remain until mid-March
COVID deniers and eternal optimists aside, this announcement by the federal Health Minister will come as no surprise to Aussies.
New advice says WA’s hard border should stay, as Health Minister calls for reopening consideration
Confused over the future of WA’s hard border closure? Prepare to fall deeper down the rabbit hole with this update.
Agents Zoom with Health Minister Greg Hunt as part of AFTA’s National Mobilisation Program
The Health Minister attended a Zoom meeting with 30 travel agencies who briefed him on AFTA’s request for tailored financial support. However, it’s not known how many agents were actually wearing pants.
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