National Cabinet

Cruise

Carnival Splendor will return to Sydney

Even if you’re not really into cruising, you’ve got to admire Carnival’s enthusiasm for gigantic water slides with ocean views.

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Cruise

National Cabinet promises to work with cruise industry despite ban extension

Australia’s cruise ban has been extended for another two months, and CLIA is feeling *checks notes* hopeful this time around.

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News

Daniel Andrews at odds with federal gov over triple jab entry requirements

The Victorian Premier and the Minister for Finance have bumped heads over what constitutes being fully vaccinated. It is not yet clear who was left with the bigger bump to the noggin.

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Tourism

WOO-HOO: ScoMo says international travel ban will lift in November, a month earlier than expected

by Ali Coulton

Australia will lift its international travel ban a month early, allowing Aussies to head overseas and return home without needing special government approval.

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Tourism

“We must adjust our mindset”: ScoMo says lockdowns should only continue as long as “absolutely necessary”

The PM is urging state and territory leaders to stick to the reopening game plan and not give in to fear over rising COVID cases.

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Destinations

ScoMo reveals further details of Australia’s reopening plan, as lockdown extended for South East Queensland

Just as the PM provides some hope of an end to lockdowns, one of the states has gone and tacked on a few extra days to its own.

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Tourism

Australia’s overseas arrivals must now declare vaccine status

by Ali Coulton

The change looks to have been made in preparation for relaxed restrictions on overseas travel for vaccinated Aussies, which we hope happens sooner rather than later.

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Tourism

Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout

The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.

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Aviation

National Cabinet to increase caps on international arrivals, but stands firm on hotel quarantine

Even returning Aussies who have already received the jab won’t be able to skip 14 days of hotel quarantine. Unless, of course, they manage to escape.

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Aviation

Emirates cans decision to suspend Aussie flights

The UAE’s flag carrier has performed a bizarre backflip, complete with a couple of half-twists and a pike. Meanwhile, the government has introduced stricter rules for returning Aussies.

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Aviation

National Cabinet announces new aviation measures to control spread of COVID-19

Did you happen to recently purchase a fancy new face mask to stand out in public? Well, now you’ll be able to stand out on planes, too.

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Destinations

NSW remains open to South Australians, as COVID-19 outbreak forces all other jurisdictions to shut borders

Trying to make sense of all the state and territory border closures going on today? All is deciphered here.

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