Tradespeople and others in licensed occupations would find it easier to work across state and territory boundaries next year under a plan being developed.
It's good exemptions are available for those who really need them – but it's crucial these options are not abused. If we get this wrong, we risk losing control.
Australia's island identity and attitude to border security was forged from handling pandemics since the time of federation. Here's what we've learned along the way.
Michelle Grattan joins Professor Paddy Nixon to discuss the week in politics.