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It's becoming very hard to understand the tangled logic of the Morrison government, its media cheerleaders, and business, over remaining lockdown restrictions.

On the one hand, recalcitrant states -- mainly Labor states -- should end border closures and start opening up their tourism sectors. "We need to get planes flying around Australia," Scott Morrison says. "If you want to see planes flying around Australia, we need to open up these domestic borders."

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says "closed borders cost jobs. The states should go the full hog. They should lift those borders immediately."