Scott Morrison said interstate movement restrictions harm the economy, jobs and were never agreed by the National Cabinet at the start of the month.
Despite the ongoing state feud about the appropriate time to open borders back up, sentiment among the industry is positive, with Qantas raring to go as soon as they’re given the green light and bidding for Virgin to be finalised by this Friday.
However, the event has said the uncertainty around international travel means it will focus on aircraft available within the country.
Air New Zealand has yet to tap into its $900m (NZD) of government loans, documents submitted to the country’s stock exchange reveal.
Speaking to the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday, he also stated that Australia will not open its borders to international travellers “anytime soon.”