Isolated incidents of rural shops enforcing 'locals only' policy to prevent panic buying

Jamieson Murphy
Updated March 19 2020 - 8:32am, first published March 18 2020 - 3:20pm
PANIC BUYING: Some villages have reported being inundated with out-of-town shoppers, and although not widespread, the isolated incidents have been labelled "stupidity at its highest".
PANIC BUYING: Some villages have reported being inundated with out-of-town shoppers, and although not widespread, the isolated incidents have been labelled "stupidity at its highest".

A SMALL number of shops in rural communities have been forced to implement a locals-only policy, after reports of out-of-town tourist buying out local supplies.

Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

News director

Newcastle Herald news director and business reporter. Interested in any and all yarns. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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