Nine and News Corp donate advertising space to back Qantas push for open borders

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Qantas is using the ads to push for all states and territories to adopt a common definition of a Covid-19 hotspot to set a criteria for the opening of state borders.
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Qantas appears to have teamed up with several Australian newspapers to increase pressure on states to open borders, with the airline taking out full-page ads in a number of dailies.
Thursday’s issue of the Age and Sydney Morning Herald featured a prominent message from the airline urging Australians to join their campaign for states to adopt a consistent definition of a Covid-19 hotspot.
“Show you support for safely opening our domestic borders,” the ad’s headline reads.
“We believe a shared framework should determine when our borders open again.”

A webpage address at the bottom of the ad leads readers to an online petition hosted on Qantas’ website.
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