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Scott Morrison claims it is ‘highly unlikely’ Australians returning from India will be jailed under biosecurity laws

Prime minister is facing a backlash over ‘heavy-handed’ move from the community, the AMA and within the Coalition

Scott Morrison claims it is “highly unlikely” that anyone will be jailed for returning to Australia from India under the country’s harsh biosecurity laws, as he resists calls from the peak medical association for the penalties to be dropped.

Facing a backlash from within Coalition ranks and mounting community anger over the government’s decision to criminalise returning to Australia from Covid-ravaged India, the prime minister on Tuesday was forced to walk back the threat, describing it as a “tool” that was available to Australian Border Force if needed.

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