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UN raises serious human rights concerns over Australia’s India travel ban

‘Nobody’s going to be jailed … at this time,’ deputy PM Michael McCormack says

UN human rights officials have raised “serious concerns” about the Morrison government’s ban on Australians returning from India, and the severe penalties attached to breaches.

The office of the UN high commissioner for human rights has questioned whether the controversial temporary measure – which can attract maximum penalties of five years’ imprisonment or $66,600 – is consistent with Australia’s human rights obligations.

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