With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 forcing Melbourne back into lockdown for six weeks and parts of NSW on high alert, is it time to ask: were we too quick to open up again?
Our neighbours New Zealand this week announced that they have eliminated the virus and are lifting all restrictions placed on the population, so should we have followed Jacinda Ardern's lead and attempted an elimination strategy?
Academics at the Grattan Institute think so and Will Mackey, economist and senior associate, joins host Conor Burke to discuss the long term benefits of eradication.
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