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Australia news live: Penny Wong says she understands why people think government’s India travel ban is racist – The Guardian

Cricketer Michael Slater adds to voices condemning ban after chief medical officer Paul Kelly warns it could cause the deaths of Australians overseas. Follow live…

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I stood last June and July and said that we should be using every asset at our disposal, including our air force assets. Its alright for ministers to take planes to Europe, to travel around and to try to get votes, but we cant use those assets to bring Australians home?
We have obligations. The Australian passport and Australian citizenship must mean something. And if it doesnt mean that you have a right to come Australia, then what does it mean?
The government has to explain that and the reason…

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