Quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand will be a make-or-break moment for many tourist operators hit hard by COVID-19.
Daniel Andrews’ angst at the weekend about multiple New Zealanders who arrived in Melbourne via the travel bubble from NZ to NSW is a pointer to the pressure the Victorian premier is under.
The much-mooted trans-Tasman travel bubble will begin on October 16, but will be very limited.
The travel crisis caused by COVID-19 is also an opportunity to end the worst excesses of international tourism for good.
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher about the week in politics.