The barbarians are at the gate*

Grey nomads celebrate Queensland border opening as they migrate north:

“It’s like the whales swimming up the east coast going to the warmer waters – we go to the warmer climate.”

barbarians at gate

While the breaching of humpback whales is a spectacular sight there is no record that a breaching of grey nomads is at all pleasant. There could also be some questions around externalities on the costs.

*What is the origin and meaning of the phrase “Barbarians at the gate”?


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