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Good News On Australian Borders As Prime Minister Asserts New Covid 19 Direction March 9th, 2021 04:17


Australia could soon start treating the coronavirus pandemic as nothing more than a bad flu, thanks to encouraging signs from abroad about the efficacy of vaccines, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Addressing The Australian Financial Review Business Summit, Mr Morrison also said that the premiers would have to better justify future border closures as the health threat eased. To “assist” them in making future decisions, the Prime Minister said his chief of staff, Phil Gaetjens, was leading work on a risk management framework for the states, territories and the Commonwealth.Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at the 2021 AFR Business Summit. “It’s not just about health because the health risk has diminished. It’s important that all premiers and prime ministers make decisions that are commensurate with the new risk framework,” he said. “Wherever possible we seek to have some consistency. What we’re now doing this year I think is very different to 2020. The risk ha...