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Trans-Tasman Bubble Requirements of Australia, or their States

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From: Mx Watson

Kia ora Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern,

Our government describes itself as open and transparent, in that vein, I am requesting more transparency with regards to what requirements we are looking for in Australian COVID case numbers and the characteristics of those cases.

More specifically, I am asking for clarification on the guidelines given to Australia which Jacinda Ardern referenced in the 29/06/2020 post-cabinet press conference. The Prime Minister mentioned that there were two proposals, one state-specific, and one Australian wide. New Zealanders who have split families, separated loved ones, or even those with business which spans the Tasman are all interested in the movement towards feasible open borders, and any timeframe this may occur within. Being able to openly discuss both the merits of New Zealand's requirements and Australia's progress towards them will provide more certainty and reassurance to distressed family members and the New Zealand public.

I have also sent this OIA to the Office of Prime Minister and Cabinet so there is no need to extend the timeline should one office be more suited to respond.

Kind regards,

Mx Watson

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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora,

Thanks very much for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern.

We are currently experiencing unprecedented numbers of emails about
COVID-19. If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, here’s a
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[1]Latest Government COVID-19 info

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We hope one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we will
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Thanks again and please take care.

Authorised by Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington





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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings Wellington 6012

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