‘People will die’: Indian-Australian community leaders call on government to evacuate vulnerable Australians

‘People will die’: Indian-Australian community leaders call on government to evacuate vulnerable Australians

The Guardian

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Morrison government is under increasing pressure to allow Australians to return home from India

Members of the Indian community will call on the government to urgently evacuate vulnerable Australians amid the country’s worsening Covid crisis, when they meet with immigration minister Alex Hawke on Wednesday.

The call comes as the government’s national security committee of cabinet prepares to meet on Thursday to review the ban that criminalises the return to Australia of anyone who has been in India in the past 14 days, with the threat of up to five years’ jail.

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