Like many of us, I’m puzzled at why it is taking so long to open the so-called “Aussie bubble”. I’m also surprised that it’s us who is dragging the chain rather than the other way around.

For those of you who missed it, the Government made an announcement on the prospect of opening up our borders to the Aussies earlier this week. Unfortunately, as it turned out, the announcement merely stated that they would make the real announcement during the first week of April. And so the wait continues.

We might not like to admit it, but we need Australia. And not just for their tourists either. But for business. For global perspective and positioning. For sports. They’re our nearest partner on the world stage. What’s good for them is usually what’s good for us and vice-versa.