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Aux bien pensants

2 October 2021

9:00 AM

2 October 2021

9:00 AM

Aussies kept out, immigrants pour in

Thirty-eight thousand citizens still can’t come home. But in 2020-21, the government let in 60,000 immigrants (with those from China leading). The reason Australians can’t come home  is that, unlike most comparable countries, the airlines can’t function normally because of the draconian travel ban.

As this column pointed out on 29 August, 2020, the ban was imposed under a power in the Biosecurity Act ‘to prevent or control the spread’ of the virus ‘to another country’.

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