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New Zealand MoT: Small scale beneficial in liberalisation of New Zealand-Australia travel

7-Aug-2013 5:32 PM

New Zealand Ministry of Transport GM aviation and maritime Bruce Johnson, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (07-Aug-2013) "SmartGate and pre-screening of baggage have made a real difference" in the liberalisation of Australia-New Zealand travel. Mr Johnson also stated: "Small scale is beneficial when talking about immigration, customs and quarantine." Mr Johnson added: "Are you going to see a step change through further changes to facilitation between New Zealand and Australia in terms of demand? In think that's questionable. You have to ask yourself in terms of effort, is that the best place to focus your attention?"