Border restrictions and quarantine have kept COVID-19 out of New Zealand, but new modelling shows contact tracing and quick isolation would control an outbreak, without the need for another lockdown.
With the cost of quarantine sure to rise, the government should look at a fair system based on returning New Zealanders' ability to pay.
Multiple failures to properly enforce border quarantine measures should never have happened, given the strength of New Zealand's emergency laws.
Victoria and NSW have demonstrated that a severe and relatively short shutdown is still possible.
Tourism is vital to NZ and small economies in the Pacific. But as the Samoa Tourism Authority's CEO says, "we can always get money back, but once there’s a loss of life you’ll never have that back".
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A community driven approach to border patrol could be more useful than providing arms for border guards
Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
President Trump proposes to send the National Guard to protect the southern US border. Instead of searching for your old civics textbook, here's a pocket history of the soldiers in the spotlight.
With the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic a sticking point, negotiators could pick up some tips from how it was done last time.
Policies that are hard at the border but soft on the inside help migrants to integrate in a new country.
A system first deployed in South Africa in the early 20th century continues to influence the way travel is monitored today.
Border control no longer stops at the border.
Researchers are looking for ways to improve our ability to recognise and match faces.
Across Europe anti immigration political leaders are turning to Australia for inspiration on how to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in their countries.
The European Union has no qualms about using aid as a bargaining chip to pressure other countries into taking back refugees.
Donald Trump gave a major speech on immigration this week. This roundup looks at some of his ideas for reform and explains what the experts have to say about this complex issue.
A new program seeks to divert Central Americans who are fleeing violence from crossing the U.S. border. An expert on Costa Rica explains why the tiny country was chosen and the challenges they face.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
Our expert shows that public opinion may not be the best guide for effective policy.