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COVID live blog: Business council says state borders closures should be lifted once vulnerable Australians are vaccinated

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Business leaders: Vaccines should ‘unlock Australia’

The Business Council of Australia [BCA] says the rollout of COVID 19 vaccines should spell the end of state border closures once and for all.

The Council came up with a three-point plan to reopen the economy based on the successful vaccination of the most vulnerable members of the population. 

After that happens, the council argues National Cabinet should ‘unlock Australia’.

But it’s calling for this to be done carefully and methodically. 

BCA Jennifer Westacott explains the “common sense” plan: 

“Safely reopen and keep open the economy in line with the vaccine rollout so as each stage ends, you open a bit more,” she said.

“[The] second thing: sharpen the message around what’s our…



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