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Analysis: When one shopper stuck at home is worth two from overseas

Australia’s closure of its international border has no firm end date. Indeed, even as the federal government initiated its phased plan to start winding down domestic restrictions, it further tightened the rules for getting an exemption for outbound travel. This leaves Australian citizens residing outside the country – I am one of them – even more doubtful about coming back any time in the next six months. So now, not only can’t the serfs run away from the manor, but also those who did es