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Australian PM defends ban on citizens returning from India amid accusations of racism

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended banning Australian citizens from returning from India, amid criticism by human rights groups that the government’s threat to punish breaches with fines of roughly US$50,000 and five years imprisonment is heavy-handed.“We’re all just working to do what’s right for the health interests of Australians,” Morrison said in a radio interview on Monday, adding that he implemented the ban on the basis of advice from his health officials. “We’re…

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