Morning mail: Coalition backlash over India ban, sea lions under threat, magazine secrets

Morning mail: Coalition backlash over India ban, sea lions under threat, magazine secrets

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Tuesday: Opposition growing over decision to ban Australians from returning from the Covid-ravaged country. Plus: what happened when editors got drunk on the power of retouching

Good morning. The government’s India travel ban is facing a significant backlash, including within the Coalition’s ranks, as India’s coronavirus outbreak continues to see record numbers of infections, and health services remain unable to cope with shortages of vaccines and oxygen.

Several Coalition MPs spoke to Guardian Australia on and off the record with their concerns over the “extreme” and “heavy-handed” decision to criminalise returning to Australia from Covid-ravaged India. The Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells said: “I am concerned about this decision and most especially regarding the precedent it sets for making it illegal for Australians to return home to Australia.”

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