Please explain: What’s behind the brawl over our borders?

Please explain: What’s behind the brawl over our borders?

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As Australia’s premiers skirmish over the re-opening of state borders, Dr Andrew Burridge, a Lecturer in Macquarie University’s Department of Geography and Planning, explains why we have these borders in the first place – and why they make us fight. 

State and federal politics has always been a dance of diplomacy. Yes, it is about power and identity, but it is also proprietorial. There is nothing like a border dispute to bring on a little state-level pride.

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