Is South Australia’s partial border re-opening constitutional?

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s92 of the Australian Constitution provides that trade, commerce, and intercourse among the states shall be absolutely free.

This historically significant section has been brought back into the spotlight by COVID-19 and the state border closures.

While the constitutionality of closing these borders was, and still is, a largely debated issue, it seems that similiar issues have arisen with South Australia’s recent decision to partially re-open their borders.

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