Reporter Finbar O’Mallon has been on the telephone with enterprise leaders at present and the message is that this: sufficient with the advert hoc, state-by-state strategy… we want a nationwide plan for reopening and residing with the virus.
Influential businessman and former BCA boss Tony Shepherd says the present shutdowns are “nonsense” and the nation would want to be taught to reside with COVID-19.
“Cease searching for the simple method out, which is shut every part down and lock everyone of their properties,” he mentioned.
“That is nonsense. We have proven we are able to reside with it, we have proven we are able to successfully conduct enterprise, we have proven with rigorous contact tracing and enforcement protocols we are able to defend individuals.”
Flight Centre managing director James Kavanagh mentioned the virus will doubtless be round for lots longer than 2021.
“The virus goes to be with us without end. It is a case of how we’ll reside with it,” he mentioned.
“We’d like a nationwide plan enabling secure journey in a method that we are able to deal with an Australian, united focus first.”
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