Morrison calls for state borders to open: "State borders are putting enormous stress and strain on Australians"

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The Prime Minister is pleading with all states and territories to open their borders to avoid further "enormous stress and strain" on regional and cross border communities.

Attending the Daily Telegraph Bush Summit in Cooma, NSW, Scott Morrison said the closed borders were limiting access to essential health care, kept Australians from working and restricted farmers access to their property and markets.

He gave examples of many Australians suffering as a result.

"Today, we learnt of the unthinkable and heartbreaking case where a young lady had to take, I think, her daughter to Sydney and sadly passed away. This is heartbreaking stuff and I can understand people's frustration and anger," Mr Morrison said.

"I know state borders are putting enormous stress and strain on Australians.

"We need to get these principles established to ease the impact of these restrictions. we've got to put aside the disagreements we've had about this and get arrangements that can be workable and also protect people's health."

The Prime Minister said…
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