The Foreign Desk

Explainer 223: Why Melbourne’s new lockdown is a warning to the world

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8 July 2020

Episode 223

06 minutes


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As Melbourne reimposes its coronavirus lockdown and Victoria closes its border with New South Wales, Andrew Mueller explains that while some cities are reopening, it’s the ones closing back down that might give more of an indication of what we’ll have to get used to.

As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close, and the Commonwealth heads of government meeting opens, Andrew Mueller asks if it is a happy family of democracies or just the ghost of a past empire. With Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Shruti Kapila, Bisi Alimi and Euripides Evriviades, the high commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus.

8 July 2020

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