Coalition condemned for ‘outrageous’ decision to fine or imprison Australians returning from India

Coalition condemned for ‘outrageous’ decision to fine or imprison Australians returning from India

The Guardian

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Labor blames number of stranded Australians on failure to establish federal quarantine facilities

Scott Morrison’s government has been condemned for its “outrageous” decision to introduce fines of up to $66,600 or five years in prison, or both, for anyone defying a travel ban preventing Australians returning home from India.

The travel ban officially begins on Monday, in what is believed to be the first time Australia has banned its own citizens from returning home.

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