More sense from Jacinda Ardern:
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.
Ms Ardern said Australia would need to have 28 consecutive days with zero community transmission, something she believes will not be possible in the upcoming months.
Speaking to RNZ, Ms Ardern said the Victoria’s outbreak was a “major step back for trans-Tasman travel.”
“Obviously this is going to be some time away now,” she said.
“Anywhere where we have COVID-free travel they have to be free of community transmission for a period of time – that will be some time for Australia.
“It will be on the backburner for several months.”
Obviously the travel bubble does not fit with an Australian suppression strategy.
To be honest, I have no idea why Scummo was so keen on it in the first place. It will clearly deliver many more Australians to NZ than it will Kiwis to out shores thus delivering a net negative to local tourism.
But he does love cheap foreign labour of any kind.