Australian court upholds India travel ban

An emergency legal challenge to Australia’s contentious ban on citizens returning from Covid-hit India failed on Monday, dashing stranded travellers’ hopes of an immediate return. Federal justice Thomas Thawley ruled the government had not overstepped its biosecurity powers in banning Australians from returning home temporarily. The move stranded an estimated 9,000 Australian citizens and threatened […]

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‘A little bit’: Pat Cummins admits Australian PM Scott Morrison’s comments on their return from IPL 2021 were shocking

After the Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect due to the Covid-19 crisis in India, a huge question mark remains on how the Australian contingent (players, coaches and support staff included) are going to return home. […]

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‘It added a bit of anxiety for a few of the Aussies’: Pat Cummins reacts to Australian PM’s statement on travel ban

Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has reacted to his country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s comments over banning all travelers from India till May 15. The Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler said that Morrison’s comments were shocking. The Australian PM last week had announced a ban on passenger flights from India till May 15, adding that there […]

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‘Blood on your hands, how dare you’: Michael Slater slams Australian PM for ban on citizens returning from India

Former Australia cricketer on Monday took to Twitter to slam Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government for slapping a ban on Australian citizens returning from India after the culmination of the ongoing IPL 2021 season. (IPL 2021 Full Coverage) The statement comes after PM Morrison said there would be no special arrangement to […]

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Australia’s PM Scott Morrison defends ban on citizens returning from India; says it’s in ‘best interests’

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday defended his government’s decision to ban and impose a jail term and a penalty for Australians trying to return from India, saying it is in the country’s “best interests” and to prevent a third wave of infections. The Australian government, for the first time in history, recently imposed […]

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