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Australia's prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands Tuesday, as he retreated from a threat to jail Australians trying to escape Covid-wracked India.Australia's prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands Tuesday, as he retreated from a threat to jail Australians trying to escape Covid-wracked India.

Australia walks back 'racist' India ban after backlash

The Australian government announced it will jail and fine citizens attempting to return from India.

Hermit nation: Australia locks out its citizens in extreme new Covid policy - POLITICO

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The threat to jail Australian citizens returning home from India has been widely condemned.The threat to jail Australian citizens returning home from India has been widely condemned.

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What does it mean to be a citizen?<strong> </strong>Is Australia a fair-weather friend, only there for you in the good times?What does it mean to be a citizen? Is Australia a fair-weather friend, only there for you in the good times?

My Australian husband is stuck in India. All I want is to know he can come home | Narita Nagin | The Guardian

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“This is about health,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.“This is about health,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Monday.

Australia warns its citizens of jail and $50,000 fine if they return from India - The Washington Post

Former test opener and cricket commentator Michael Slater has pilloried the Australian government over its decision to ban citizens in COVID-ravaged India from returning home, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison has "blood" on his hands.Former test opener and cricket commentator Michael Slater has pilloried the Australian government over its decision to ban citizens in COVID-ravaged India from returning home, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison has "blood" on his hands.

'Blood on your hands': Slater slams Australian PM over India travel ban | Reuters

Aussie cricket great Michael Slater has blasted Scott Morrison in a scathing takedown. Find out why he's so angry.Aussie cricket great Michael Slater has blasted Scott Morrison in a scathing takedown. Find out why he's so angry.

IPL 2021: Michael Slater blasts Scott Morrison 'disgrace'

Australia’s death toll from coronavirus of just 910 shows draconian laws and harsh penalties can beat a pandemic by restricting personal freedom, but denying its citizens stuck in India the right to return home has caused uproar.Australia’s death toll from coronavirus of just 910 shows draconian laws and harsh penalties can beat a pandemic by restricting personal freedom, but denying its citizens stuck in India the right to return home has caused uproar.

Don’t be so selfish! Australia’s India travel ban’s NOT about racism – not putting others at risk is simply the right thing to do — RT Op-ed

The Australian Human Rights Commission has declared the government's travel ban on Australians returning from India, including criminal sanctions, “raises serious human rights concerns”.The Australian Human Rights Commission has declared the government's travel ban on Australians returning from India, including criminal sanctions, “raises serious human rights concerns”.

Human Rights Commission expresses 'deep concerns' at ban on returnees from India

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New Delhi: Former Aussie batsman turned commentator Michael Slater on Monday lashed out at the Australian Prime Minister Scott MorrisonNew Delhi: Former Aussie batsman turned commentator Michael Slater on Monday lashed out at the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

'Blood on your hands': Michael Slater slams Australian PM

Pat Cummins took to social media on Monday, where he revealed that he has donated the money to UNICEF Australia's 'India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal'.Pat Cummins took to social media on Monday, where he revealed that he has donated the money to UNICEF Australia's 'India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal'.

Pat Cummins aborts $50k donation to PM-CARES amid online pressure; picks other COVID fund

Numerous countries, including the US, have restricted travel from India as the country's COVID crisis deepens, but Australia has gone a step further. In an unprecedented and...Travelers could face up to 5 years in prison

Australia Makes It Illegal for Citizens to Return From India

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The Australian government has been accused of racism after threatening five-year prison sentences for citizens who breach a temporary ban on travel between India and Australia.

Australian government accused of 'racism' after imposing possible 5-year jail term for returning from India

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Faced with widespread backlash, Australia's PM Scott Morrison said it was "highly unlikely" that Australians who skirted India travel ban would be jailed. Faced with widespread backlash, Australia's PM Scott Morrison said it was "highly unlikely" that Australians who skirted India travel ban would be jailed.

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Australia has shut its borders and not allowing any commercial flights from India because of the massive COVID-19 surge. As many as 14 Australian players are competing in the IPL 2021.Australia has shut its borders and not allowing any commercial flights from India because of the massive COVID-19 surge. As many as 14 Australian players are competing in the IPL 2021.

‘Blood on your hands PM Morrison’: Michael Slater on Australia’s travel ban | Sports News,The Indian Express

Australia has shut its borders and not allowing any commercial flights from India because of the massive COVID-19 surge. As many as 14 Australian players are competing in the IPL 2021.Australia has shut its borders and not allowing any commercial flights from India because of the massive COVID-19 surge. As many as 14 Australian players are competing in the IPL 2021.

‘Blood on your hands PM Morrison’: Michael Slater on Australia’s travel ban | Sports News,The Indian Express

Government defends move, Taiwan suspends entries from India except its citizensGovernment defends move, Taiwan suspends entries from India except its citizens

Australian CMO approves Indian travel ban but warns stranded citizens could die

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has branded comments from Michael Slater absurd. Slater had said that the Australian PM has 'blood on his hands over the India travel ban.Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has branded comments from Michael Slater absurd. Slater had said that the Australian PM has 'blood on his hands over the India travel ban.

IPL 2021: Australia PM Scott Morrison terms Michael Slater's 'blood on your hands' remark absurd - Sports News

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater, currently on an IPL commentary assignment, has lashed out at his own government for abandoning players from Australia during the pandemic.Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater, currently on an IPL commentary assignment, has lashed out at his own government for abandoning players from Australia during the pandemic.

"Blood on your hands PM": Former Australian cricketer, now IPL commentator, lashes out at his government for abandoning own cricketers

Cricket Australia and the country's players union have backed a fundraising drive with charity UNICEF to respond to India's coronavirus crisis.Cricket Australia and the country's players union have backed a fundraising drive with charity UNICEF to respond to India's coronavirus crisis.

Cricket Australia donates to India coronavirus crisis and 'saddened by suffering' of Indians | Cricket News | Sky Sports

Australia had banned travellers from India from entering Australia till May 15, resulting in a severe backlashAustralia had banned travellers from India from entering Australia till May 15, resulting in a severe backlash

Australian PM backtracks from 'racist' India ban after backlash

Rest of World News: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has denied suggestions that the government's decision to ban travel from India amid the country's worsening CRest of World News: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has denied suggestions that the government's decision to ban travel from India amid the country's worsening C

India travel ban not racist: Australian FM Marise Payne - Times of India

Indians are now the second-largest group of overseas-born migrants in Australia. But despite their increasing numbers and growing political voice, their concerns are still not being heard, writes Sukhmani Khorana.Indians are now the second-largest group of overseas-born migrants in Australia. But despite their increasing numbers and growing political voice, their concerns are still not being heard, writes Sukhmani Khorana.

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PM fends off ‘blood on his hands’ charges and retreats from threat to jail Australians trying to escape COVID-hit India.PM fends off ‘blood on his hands’ charges and retreats from threat to jail Australians trying to escape COVID-hit India.

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Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater has expressed extreme unhappiness with the unjust treatment of the Australian government towards its citizens returning from IPL 2021.Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater has expressed extreme unhappiness with the unjust treatment of the Australian government towards its citizens returning from IPL 2021.

'Blood on your hands, how dare you': Michael Slater slams Australian PM for ban on citizens returning from India | Hindustan Times

Pat Cummins says he ended up allocating his donation to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 donation, instead of the PM Cares fund.Cummins says he ended up sending his donation to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID donation, instead of PM Cares fund

Cummins Sends COVID Relief Donation to UNICEF, Not PM CARES Fund

Anyone travelling from India into Australia from May 1 to May 15 will face fines and jail time, including Australian citizens.Meanwhile, 9000 Aussies can't get back home.

Scott Morrison Defends India Travel Ban To Australia Amid Racism Claims

Commentator lambasts Australian PM Scott MorrisonCommentator lambasts Australian PM Scott Morrison

COVID-19: Not letting us get back home is a disgrace, says Slater - The Hindu

India's daily cases have been upwards of 3 lakh on most days for the past couple of weeks and have also breached the 4 lakh mark. The death toll has also been risingIndia's daily cases have been upwards of 3 lakh on most days for the past couple of weeks and have also breached the 4 lakh mark. The death toll has also been rising

Cricket Australia Pledges AUD 50,000 To Help India Fight COVID-19

Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater slammed his government on Monday for threatening to jail anyone who breaks its India travel ban, telling the prime minister he had &quot;blood on your hands&quot;. Australia on Saturday warned that people entering from India -- where a raging COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the healthcare…

Stranded cricket star slams Australia over India travel ban - Japan Today

ANALYSIS: Despite the Indian-Australian community growing in size in Australia and being increasingly represented in the media and politics, it appears those of Indian origin are still largely perceived as an “other” or a “model minority”, Sukhmani Khorana writes.ANALYSIS: Despite the Indian-Australian community growing in size in Australia and being increasingly represented in the media and politics, it appears those of...

Analysis: It's not surprising Indian-Australians feel singled out. They have long been subjected to racism | SBS News

Until now the doctors’ group was yet to formalise its position on the contested measure. Today it called the move an “overreach”.Until now the doctors’ group was yet to formalise its position on the contested measure. Today it called the move an “overreach”.

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'The Australian' newspaper reported that Slater has escaped to Maldives after the government made it clear that Australians, who are engaged in the IPL will have to make their own arrangements to return.'The Australian' newspaper reported that Slater has escaped to Maldives after the government made it clear that Australians, who are engaged in the IPL will have to make their own arrangements to return.

Michael Slater leaves IPL bio-bubble, lands in Maldives: Report | Sports News,The Indian Express

'The Australian' newspaper reported that Slater has escaped to Maldives after the government made it clear that Australians, who are engaged in the IPL will have to make their own arrangements to return.'The Australian' newspaper reported that Slater has escaped to Maldives after the government made it clear that Australians, who are engaged in the IPL will have to make their own arrangements to return.

Michael Slater leaves IPL bio-bubble, lands in Maldives: Report | Sports News,The Indian Express

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Pat Cummins earlier donated to PM Cares Fund and many criticized him stating that the same funds are not being used properly.Pat Cummins earlier donated to PM Cares Fund and many criticized him stating that the same funds are not being used properly.

Pat Cummins takes U-turn, donates $50000 to UNICEF Australia's India COVID-19 Crisis Appeal instead of PM CARES Fund

Australia's top doctors and a growing number of federal politicians are furious at the refusal to budge on threats to jail people who return from India.Australia's top doctors and a growing number of federal politicians are furious at the refusal to budge on threats to jail people who return from India.

AMA urges govt to ‘immediately reverse‘ India travel ban

Australia is threatening its own citizens with jail time and fines for those who return to the country from India. Prime minister Scott Morrison stressed thatPrime Minister Scott Morrison walked back the likelihood of punishments for Australian citizens Tuesday morning after widespread backlash to the decision.

Australia bars citizens in India from returning home amid COVID surge, threatens jail time and $45,000 fine if they do | Business Insider India

Despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying there is ‘pretty much zero’ chance Australians will be charged for flying home, the backlash has now spread to Indian-Australian business leaders.Despite Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying there is ‘pretty much zero’ chance Australians will be charged for flying home, the backlash has now spread to Indian-Australian business leaders.

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Criticism of the government’s decision to make returning to Australia from India illegal has forced the Prime Minister to defend against the backlash. Until at least May 15, a travel ban will be enforced by jail time and heavy fines under the Biosecurity Act. Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Ray Hadley the arrangement is temporary, […]

'This is about health': Scott Morrison 'disappointed' by racism accusations - 2GB

Cricket Australia on Monday pledged 50,000 Australian dollars to support India's fight against the devastating second wave and said it will also raise more funds in partnership with its players' association and UNICEF. Cricket Australia on Monday pledged 50,000 Australian dollars to support India's fight against the devastating second wave and said it will also raise more funds in partnership with its players' association and UNICEF.

Cummins allocates his donation to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis appeal | Sports News,The Indian Express

Cricket Australia on Monday pledged 50,000 Australian dollars to support India's fight against the devastating second wave and said it will also raise more funds in partnership with its players' association and UNICEF. Cricket Australia on Monday pledged 50,000 Australian dollars to support India's fight against the devastating second wave and said it will also raise more funds in partnership with its players' association and UNICEF.

Cummins allocates his donation to UNICEF Australia’s India COVID-19 Crisis appeal | Sports News,The Indian Express

Australia's prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands on Tuesday (May 4), as he retreated from a threat to ...Australia's prime minister fended off accusations of racism and having blood on his hands on Tuesday (May 4), as he retreated from a threat to ...

Australia walks back 'racist' India COVID-19 travel ban after backlash - CNA

Slater's overnight Twitter tirade came after news the IPL's biosecurity bubble has been breached by multiple Covid-19 cases.Slater's overnight Twitter tirade came after news the IPL's biosecurity bubble has been breached by multiple Covid-19 cases.

‘Blood on your hands’ — Ex-Australian cricket star unleashes at Scott Morrison over India flight ban | 1 NEWS | TVNZ

The prime minister last week banned direct commercial flights from India as the nation of 1.4billion battles a surge in illness and death with 401,993 coronavirus cases on Sunday.The prime minister last week banned direct commercial flights from India as the nation of 1.4billion battles a surge in illness and death with 401,993 coronavirus cases on Sunday.

Scott Morrison says India Covid ban is NOT racist | Daily Mail Online

The former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of having blood on his hands, as Covid-19 cases surge in India.The former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of having blood on his hands, as Covid-19 cases surge in India.

'Blood on his hands' - Slater takes aim at Aussie PM | RNZ News