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Corona crisis cancelled my wedding, but may it never harm our long-term liberty

26 March 2020

11:01 AM

26 March 2020

11:01 AM

I was due to be married in Australia on May 9. But, even six weeks away, it is not to be.

I understand this consideration is small compared to the looming economic collapse, joblessness and the weight of a global pandemic.  But it is a case study for all of us tethered to, and at the complete mercy, of governments — something that, at least in the West, we’ve worked so hard to avoid.

Currently based in New Zealand, we woke to the Australian government travel advice mid-last week to get home “as soon as possible”. 

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