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

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated March 18 2020 - 9:32pm, first published 4:20am
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

National Rural Affairs reporter

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