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Tourism Reels as Australian Leaders Bicker Over Closed Borders

  • Morrison’s bid to allow interstate travel by July dashed
  • Border row opens rift in National Cabinet’s virus strategy
People surf at the Gold Coast town of Coolangatta near the Queensland, New South Wales border, March 2020.
People surf at the Gold Coast town of Coolangatta near the Queensland, New South Wales border, March 2020.Photographer: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

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In Australia’s tropical north, Kate Agrums was hopeful her river-cruise business would get an influx of tourists eager to spot crocodiles when the coronavirus lockdown began easing earlier this month.