What Aussies must do to revive trans-Tasman travel bubble

Elias Hubbard
August 5, 2020

The Opposition has been struggling after a series of scandals and a change of leader.

The Christchurch mosque killer appeared in court after the shootings, but has appeared by video link since.

Documents released in recent days show that the shooter is costing the corrections system nearly $5000 a day, 14 times more than it costs to house an average prisoner.

"Clearly, they're not going to want flights in and out of Melbourne any time soon just as Australian states are showing nervousness around what's happening in New South Wales", he told the Tourism and Transport Forum summit on Thursday.

"One of the things we said as part of our criteria was that anywhere we have quarantine-free travel, they have to be free of community transmission for a period of time, 28 days", she said.

On Monday, Australian Aviation reported that Air New Zealand flew a record number of passengers during the July school holidays.

The Kiwi PM, who attended a meeting of Australia's national Cabinet in May, said she would be happy to pick up the phone for any advice or required conversations from Australian leaders.

Justice Minister Andrew Little suggested it would be very complex to sent the man to Australia to caryr out his sentence however.

Ms Ardern's comments on the AM Show came as new polling showed her New Zealand Labour Party was on track to win the nation's September 19 election. 900 New Zealanders in Australian jails.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put off the possibility of a trans-Tasman travel bubble between New Zealand and Australia due to the developing situation in Victoria.

"Usually it's the case that someone will see the sentence in the country in which they are sentenced".

The NZ prime minister said it would be several months until the return of regular travel between Australia and New Zealand following the spread of COVID-19 to Victoria.

"He committed his evil crime here. It's the rule of law".

ACT leader David Seymour said the cost to house the shooter seemed too high.

Ms Ardern said the bill to house the Grafton-raised terrorist was unfortunately necessary. "Five thousand dollars a day is a lot of money for a key that should have been thrown away a long time ago".

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