Victoria and NSW open borders as both state governments push ahead with ‘normalising living with the virus’
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Tehan was asked how concerned he was about the potential for trade to become a casualty of the ongoing spat between Scott Morrison and French president Emmanual Macron.
Well, look, I think when you look at our economic relationship with France and from the recent trip that I had there, we will see the economic relationship continue. It is actually one which is to France’s advantage.
We take over $5 billion worth of exports by France. We send about over a billion to them. There is a very strong investment relationship and all the meetings that I had, the French investors were still looking to Australia as a great opportunity to invest, and I know the same is for Australian investors here, so I think we will see the economic relationship continue as normal.
We have been gifted living in the best country in the world and what a great thing to be able to do is to give friends, families a gift of travel this Christmas. And that’s what this ad is all about.
We’ve obviously been through a really tough couple of years, and to be able to get out at Christmas now, we are hitting that 80% vaccination rate and I would just encourage all Australians that if you get the opportunity, give someone that you know, that you love, a trip this Christmas or an event or an experience.