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Criminalising citizens returning from India signals some are more Australian than others | Tim Soutphommasane

This latest move shows that a passport means little if you can’t exercise your right to return to Australia in a time of need

It has come to this: a government pulling up the drawbridge on its own citizens trying to make it home. Last week’s announcement of a ban on return flights from India marks a drastic escalation of “fortress Australia”.

Yes, it isn’t the first time during the pandemic that Australia’s borders have been closed to people arriving from certain countries deemed high risk. This happened, for example, with China in February 2020.

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