Travel caps are reduced after demands of state premiers 

Travel caps are reduced after demands of state premiers 
Travel caps are reduced after demands of state premiers 
Hope at last! Scott Morrison outlines a four-phase transition towards finally ending the cycle of lockdowns and border closures - as he cuts arrival caps in half Some 34,000 Australians are registered to return home from overseas  But the travel caps have now been cut due to demands from Labor premiers  Prime Minister Scott Morrison agreed to reduce the caps at National Cabinet 

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Scott Morrison has outlined a four-phase transition to finally end the cycle of lockdowns and border closures.  

Each stage will be implemented based on the percentage of eligible Australians who have been vaccinated. 

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Australia's weekly arrival cap has been cut in half to decrease the risk of Covid-19 outbreaks from hotel quarantine.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the change after a National Cabinet meeting on Friday morning as 12 million Australians endured lockdowns. 

International arrivals were capped at 6,370 a week but Labor premiers wanted this dramatically reduced.

Scott Morrison is pictured leaving quarantine after two weeks in his house in Canberra following the G7 summit

Scott Morrison is pictured leaving quarantine after two weeks in his house in Canberra following the G7 summit

The Prime Minister is holding a national cabinet meeting today with Premiers including Dan Andrews (pictured) as they look to agree a plan for Australia's pandemic future

The Prime Minister is holding a national cabinet meeting today with Premiers including Dan Andrews (pictured) as they look to agree a plan for Australia's pandemic future

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian - whose state has taken half of all returned travellers - said she didn't agree but accepted the decision.

'I am disappointed that every State hasn't done its fair share but I appreciate and have to respect the decision of National Cabinet,' she said.

'I don't support the view that other Premiers have that this means mistakes aren't going to happen and we're not going to have outbreaks. That is still going to occur,'

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