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Border closures, identity and political tensions: how Australia's past pandemics shape our COVID-19 response

  • Written by Susan Moloney, Associate Professor, Paediatrics, Griffith University

Tensions over border closures are in the news again, now states are gradually lifting travel restrictions to allexcept Victorians.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says singling out Victorians is an overreaction to Melbourne’s coronavirus spike, urging the states “to get some perspective”.

Federal-state tensions over border closures...

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