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A nation divided: Border problems bring home our states of disarray – Sydney Morning Herald

The states have claimed to be acting on their medical advice, but have been mostly driven by their perceived short-term political advantage.

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For example, NSW opened its border with Victoria on November 23 after Victoria recorded no new cases for two weeks. Victoria has introduced a traffic light system something that could have been a national initiative which sees an orange zone for regional NSW able to enter the state with a permit, while Greater Sydney, classified as a red zone, is locked out.
Although Victorias Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has said the border with NSW is under constant review, and there are not any “really rigid…

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