An enormous previous good day to you all on this positive Wednesday morning.
Matilda Boseley right here, able to information you thru this Wednesday’s value of stories.
Now, it in all probability comes as no shock that every one eyes are as soon as once more on India immediately, as federal immigration minister, Alex Hawke strikes to an pressing roundtable with Indian-Australian group leaders in an try and quell anger across the strict journey bans from the subcontinent.
As you in all probability already know the federal authorities has enacted the Biosecurity Act so as to make it a legal offence for somebody to aim to enter Australia inside 14-day of being in India – punishable by as much as a $66,000 positive or 5 years in jail.
However the authorities spent the final two days gently strolling again this hardline method amid mounting stress, including from within Coalition ranks. Morrison now says there’s “just about zero” likelihood of harsh sanction really being imposed, however has remained steadfast that repatriation flights won’t resume earlier than 15 Might.
Hawke is about to fulfill with group leaders immediately to debate the ban that’s blocking 9,000 individuals, together with 650 who’re thought-about weak, from returning to Australia.
This pressure has been compounded by Australian cricketer Michael Hussey testing constructive for Covid-19 in India, in keeping with native media.
Hussey, who’s working as batting coach for the IPL’s Chennai Tremendous Kings, is now present process a second check to verify the end result.
“Hussey examined constructive. However his samples are being redone,” a staff supply instructed The Instances of India.
Hopefully, the report will come adverse.
This comes after Chennai Tremendous Kings bowling coach L Balaji and staff workers member examined constructive.
Batsman Steve Smith and different Australian cricketers together with Hussey are isolating in India after the IPL was suspended amid a devastating second wave of Covid-19 sweeping throughout the nation.
Nicely, there’s loads to get by way of immediately, so why don’t we bounce proper in.