If this is aimed at me, I think you're way off the mark..
It wasn't meant as an attack on you directly, apologies if that was the perception
While your current post regarding your personal conundrum over flights vs emissions prompted my thoughts on the matter, I wasn't referring specifically to previous posts by you or anyone else on this forum as the source of my frustrations, but those in govt who are happy to take away the freedom of movement for everyone against their will solely for the sake of the emissions.
With no land borders and the distances over dangerous seas involved, that basically would turn NZ into a larger Alcatraz. Anyone should also be free to not travel if that is your choice not to fly for the sake of CO2. If that individual right to choose cannot be maintained then the reductive goals of the Paris accord are a step too far, especially if the long-range enviro-tech transportation is not even in final development yet.
Say NZ or any country even proposes to restrict the free movement of their citizens permanently but Australia or other nations who don't, then it would create demand to leave to live in a country where they are treated better. If New Zealand chooses to not compete with other nations for citizens, tourists and international investment, the only people disadvantaged are us.
If that eventuality happens here, I will be one of those who seek new uninhibited horizons. All countries will never have identical rules because they all have different beliefs and priorities. You already see this with taxation where some are 0% and others are 65%,
So anyway, to more positive news, Perth maintains a departure tomorrow (but not a passenger arrival back) and the flight back remains a 'green' flight within the bubble for the crew. The day after it is 24h delayed. Let us hope this remains the case for the sake of everyone who wants to travel. to WA for work, recreation, or family reasons.