Opinion

After the pandemic, let's not keep families separated by borders

By John Quiggin
Updated July 2 2021 - 1:03am, first published December 31 2020 - 5:25am
The coronavirus has shown us al l what it feels like to be cut off from loved ones through no fault of our own. Picture: Shutterstock
The coronavirus has shown us al l what it feels like to be cut off from loved ones through no fault of our own. Picture: Shutterstock

Like most Australians, my wife and I have spent much of 2020 unable to visit family and loved ones. International borders closed first, cutting us off from our newly married US-based son and his wife. That was soon followed by the closure of state borders, and even the imposition of borders within states, narrowing our family circle to two.

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