19 Apr 2021

As Trans-Tasman bubble opens, who will fill MIQ spaces?

From Nine To Noon, 9:41 am on 19 April 2021

The trans-Tasman bubble is open and hundreds of MIQ spaces are now available going forward - so who will fill them? The government estimated opening the bubble would free up between 1000 and 1300 rooms per fortnight within Managed Isolation and Quarantine, although roughly 500 spaces would be retained as a contingency should they be needed.

The extra space has raised the hopes of migrants who have been apart from their families during the pandemic, that they may finally be able to get their loved ones into the country.

Kathryn talks this morning to Gray Todd, who hasn't seen his four-year-old daughter for 409 days, and licensed immigration advisor Katy Armstrong, who's been advocating on behalf of migrants seeking to be reunited with their families.

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Photo: MIQ portal