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Backlash within Coalition over ‘extreme’ and ‘heavy-handed’ India travel ban

One government MP says biosecurity powers offer ‘an insane level of power for a single minister to wield’

The Morrison government is battling a significant backlash within its own ranks over the controversial decision to criminalise returning to Australia from Covid-ravaged India, with Coalition MPs characterising the move as “extreme” and “heavy-handed”.

Fiona Martin, the Liberal member for Reid, a Sydney electorate with a substantial Indian community, told Guardian Australia the travel ban and related legal penalties were “quite heavy-handed”.

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