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‘A step too far’: Liberal senator James Paterson speaks out against India travel ban

Influential Coalition parliamentarian says he worries about the precedent set

The influential Liberal senator James Paterson has warned that Australia has crossed an “enormous threshold” by criminalising its citizens returning from India, coming out against the travel ban.

Paterson’s contribution comes before the federal court’s hearing of a challenge against the ban, set to expire on Friday, and puts him in good company with many Coalition backbenchers who have spoken out against the ban.

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