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Grattan on Friday: Government juggles health security and wealth security as China travel ban extended

Seen as a political narrative, the Morrison government’s handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) fits the patterns of its approaches on border security and anti-terrorism. Stressing the central imperative is to “keep Australians safe”, it has taken the most risk-averse path. With the exception of returning Australians and their immediate families, the border has been closed […]