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Qantas wants to reward vaccinated Australians with frequent flyer points and travel vouchers, in a bid to reopen international borders

Qantas has unveiled a new initiative that will reward Australians who have had a COVID-19 jab with frequent flyer points and travel vouchers. The airline hopes the incentives could help the government’s effort to increase vaccination uptake. Facing the prospect of closed international borders until mid-2022 according to the government’s […]
Qantas wants to reward vaccinated Australians with frequent flyer points and travel vouchers, in a bid to reopen international borders
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The Morrison government says getting international students back to Australia is a problem for the states, claiming it has done enough to support the sector

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has defended the support the Federal Government has offered public universities, as the sector faces billion-dollar losses. Speaking on Wednesday, Frydenberg said it was now up to the institutions to work with state governments to slowly bring back international students to Australian shores. However, he remained firm […]
The Morrison government says getting international students back to Australia is a problem for the states, claiming it has done enough to support the sector
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Australia will need to remain closed for decades if it wants to stay 100% COVID-19 free, according to the Australian Medical Association

If Australia continues with its current approach to pandemic containment it could be decades before international borders reopen, the Australian Medical Association has warned. While the AMA suggests many Australians don’t think border closures past 2022 are “reasonable”, in fact evidence on the ground suggests the majority of Australians are […]
Australia will need to remain closed for decades if it wants to stay 100% COVID-19 free, according to the Australian Medical Association
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Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned national borders may not reopen even with 100% vaccination — and experts say the economic fallout could be significant

Health Minister Greg Hunt warns that international borders might not reopen even if the entire population is vaccinated at a news conference on Tuesday. “If the whole country were vaccinated, you couldn’t just open the borders,” Hunt said. Indefinitely-closed borders could have major ramifications for Australian businesses and the economy, […]
Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned national borders may not reopen even with 100% vaccination — and experts say the economic fallout could be significant
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Scott Morrison says it’s ‘unlikely’ borders will open by Christmas – and the complete lifting of restrictions isn’t looking good either

Australia’s international borders won’t open before 2021, the prime minister has predicted. Scott Morrison also cast doubt on the complete lifting of restrictions anytime soon, as Victoria battles to contain its coronavirus outbreak. “I doubt the medical situation will enable it,” the prime minister said. Visit Business Insider Australia’s homepage […]
Scott Morrison says it’s ‘unlikely’ borders will open by Christmas – and the complete lifting of restrictions isn’t looking good either