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Pawsome job opportunities for biosecurity detector dog handlers

The department’s biosecurity detector dog program is recruiting new biosecurity detector dog handlers, with applications open from Thursday 4 August 2022. First Assistant Secretary of...

Hotel quarantine causes 1 outbreak for every 204 infected travellers. It’s far from ‘fit for purpose’

  Picture: James Ross/AAP With Melbourne under lockdown for another seven days, the consequences of Australia’s inefficient and dangerous quarantine system continue. This outbreak started with...

The airline industry hasn’t collapsed, but that’s the only good news for overseas travel

  Picture: Justin Lane/EPA We thought things would be so much better by now. A year ago I wrote about the future of the airline industry. Along...

As Australia’s COVID vaccine rollout splutters, we need transparency about when international borders might reopen

 Picture: Erik Anderson/AAP The Australian government’s offer of half-price airfares to encourage domestic tourism highlights another item of unfinished COVID policy business: when will Australia’s international borders...

Do I need a COVID flight clearance test to fly in Australia or overseas? And do I have to pay?

Picture: Shuttlestock As we head towards our first COVID-era Christmas, many Australians will be excited that it is once again possible to travel domestically...

Australians don’t have a ‘right’ to travel. Does COVID mean our days of carefree overseas trips are over?

Picture: Shuttlestock Australia is a nation of enthusiastic travellers, it is one of our defining national characteristics. At any given time, around a million of us are...