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Cruise industry “devastated” after ban is extended another two months

By Explore
Updated December 13 2021 - 5:48pm, first published December 10 2021 - 6:03pm

The Federal Government has continued the almost two-year ban on foreign flagged cruise ships until February 17 – devastating the industry which has lost 18,000 jobs and $5 billion in revenue.

Minister Greg hunt said in a statement: “The extension of these arrangements made by the Governor-General was informed by specialist medical and epidemiological advice provided by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer,” said the minister’s statement.

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