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On Tuesday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared to backtrack from the move, saying it was highly unlikely violators would be jailed.. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo/File Photo (REUTERS)

Stranded Australian man in India challenges country’s travel ban

Agencies | , Bengaluru/geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 12:40 AM IST
  • The lawyers of Gary Newman, who is stranded in Bengaluru, have argued in a court in Sydney that the ban was “unconstitutional”.
Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater(Twitter)
Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater(Twitter)

‘Come and witness dead bodies on the street’: Slater slams Australian PM again

UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:48 PM IST
On Monday, Slater had slammed Aussie PM Morrison, saying “Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this.” His statement came after the Australian government announced a ban on flights from India with the rising Covid-19 cases.
Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins. (File Photo)(Twitter/IPL)
Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Pat Cummins. (File Photo)(Twitter/IPL)

'A little bit': Cummins admits Aus PM Morrison's comments were shocking

UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:55 PM IST
  • IPL 2021: Australian Pacer Pat Cummins said PM Scott Morrison's comments on their return were shocking.
Amid a widespread backlash, Morrison has said it was “highly unlikely” that Australians who skirted a ban would be jailed. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)
Amid a widespread backlash, Morrison has said it was “highly unlikely” that Australians who skirted a ban would be jailed. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)

Australia faces ire, backtracks on ban

Agencies | , Sydney
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:38 AM IST
  • Highly unlikely that those violating the ban on flying in from India will be jailed, says PM Morrison
Pat Cummins (IPL / Twitter)
Pat Cummins (IPL / Twitter)

Pat Cummins reacts to Australian PM’s statement on travel ban

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:23 PM IST
The Australian PM last week had announced a ban on passenger flights from India till May 15, adding that there would be no special privileges given to the Australian players in India.
AB de Villiers (L) and Glenn Maxwell (R) during RCB vs KKR IPL 2021 match in Chennai(IPL)
AB de Villiers (L) and Glenn Maxwell (R) during RCB vs KKR IPL 2021 match in Chennai(IPL)

IPL 2021 suspended: List of overseas players who are facing travel restrictions

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 06:44 PM IST
  • Numerous international players participating in IPL 2021 now face an uphill task of returning home to their respective countries safely with strict protocols in place.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(Reuters)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(Reuters)

Australian PM Morrison hears emotional plea for Cameroonian asylum-seekers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • The incident was caught on camera after Morrison had just finished a news conference in the city of Rockhampton, where he fielded questions about his travel ban on Australian citizens returning from Covid-ravaged India.
File image of Michael Slater(Getty Images)
File image of Michael Slater(Getty Images)

'Blood on your hands, how dare you': Slater slam Aus government's India ban

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 07:30 AM IST
  • Former Australia cricketer Michael Slater has expressed extreme unhappiness with the unjust treatment of the Australian government towards its citizens returning from IPL 2021.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this is a temporary arrangement and a very difficult decision.(REUTERS)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this is a temporary arrangement and a very difficult decision.(REUTERS)

Australian PM defends ban on citizens returning from India

PTI | , Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 12:23 PM IST
The Australian government, for the first time in history, recently imposed a ban on its citizens from returning home, if they have spent time in India up to 14 days before flying back.
 Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison comments at a press conference in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo)
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison comments at a press conference in Sydney, Australia. (AP Photo)

Australia plans $747 million budget to upgrade defence bases in Indo-Pacific

PTI | , Canberra
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 08:45 PM IST
Morrison announced the multi-million dollar investment stating that the objective was to pursue peace rather than sending any message to China.
File image of Cricket Australia.(File)
File image of Cricket Australia.(File)

CA to monitor situation until May 30; thanks BCCI, IPL for keeping everyone safe

ANI | , Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Cricket Australia also thanked the BCCI and IPL organising committee for keeping everyone safe in a bio-secure bubble.
David Warner and Steve Smith are still playing in the IPL while Australia PM announced there will be no special arrangement to bring them back home.
David Warner and Steve Smith are still playing in the IPL while Australia PM announced there will be no special arrangement to bring them back home.

Aus PM says no special flights to bring back Warner, Smith & others from IPL

UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 07:28 AM IST
  • Australia PM Scott Morrison's announcement came after Australia batsman Chris Lynn, who represents the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, had requested for chartered flights for the cricketers to return home after the 14th edition of the tournaments gets over.
Australia infuriated China by calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, banning controversial telecoms giant Huawei from building Australia's 5G network and tightening foreign investment laws for corporations.(Reuters)
Australia infuriated China by calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, banning controversial telecoms giant Huawei from building Australia's 5G network and tightening foreign investment laws for corporations.(Reuters)

'Poisoned mutual trust': China tells Australia after it scraps BRI deal

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 02:39 PM IST
  • The federal government pulled the deal with Victoria state late Wednesday in a move justified by the defence minister as necessary to prevent Australia hosting a giant infrastructure scheme "used for propaganda".
Shoppers line up outside a Woolworths store in Brisbane, Australia. (REUTERS )
Shoppers line up outside a Woolworths store in Brisbane, Australia. (REUTERS )

Covid-19: Australia PM Morrison says in no hurry to reopen borders

Reuters | , Melbourne
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 10:30 AM IST
Australia closed its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 and has been permitting only limited international arrivals in recent months, mainly its citizens returning from abroad.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during the opening of Raytheon Australia's Centre for Joint Integration in Adelaide, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during the opening of Raytheon Australia's Centre for Joint Integration in Adelaide, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (AP)

Australia to build guided missiles to boost defense prowess

AP | , Wellington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Morrison said it would spend 1 billion Australian dollars ($761 million) on the plan as part of a huge 10-year investment in defense and the defense industry.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.(AP File Photo )
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.(AP File Photo )

Australian PM Scott Morrison's approval rating falls to lowest in a year

Reuters | , Sydney
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 06:13 AM IST
The Australian parliament has been engulfed by allegations of sexual abuse, discrimination against women and misconduct.
The image shows the car being swept away.(Twitter/@TMRQld)
The image shows the car being swept away.(Twitter/@TMRQld)

Video shows car being swept away in flood, Australian PM tweets it with advisory

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Torrential downpour in Australia has resulted in dangerous flash floods is some areas of the country.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison listen during a virtual meeting of the "Quad" alliance members: Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison listen during a virtual meeting of the "Quad" alliance members: Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)

Maritime security next on Quad’s agenda, key trilateral meets soon

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 11:12 PM IST
The trilateral meetings will follow the naval exercise which will see the French Navy joining navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US.
Protesters attend a rally against sexual violence and gender inequality in Australia's capital city Canberra on March 15, 2021. (Saeed KHAN / AFP)
Protesters attend a rally against sexual violence and gender inequality in Australia's capital city Canberra on March 15, 2021. (Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Thousands of women across Australia march against sexual violence

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Dressed mostly in black, the crowd gathered outside Parliament House holding aloft placards with slogans including "You're Not Listening", "How Many Victims Do You Know?" and "I Believe Her".
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(REUTERS)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(REUTERS)

Rape scandals hit Australian PM Morrison in polls as women march on Parliament

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 07:15 AM IST
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has resisted calls to hold an inquiry into the matter, magnifying scrutiny about his handling of women’s issues.
The Chinese communist party mouthpiece has warned India for joining hands with democratic forces in the Quad.(ANI)
The Chinese communist party mouthpiece has warned India for joining hands with democratic forces in the Quad.(ANI)

Quad leaders made history at summit. Expect pushback from China

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 12:48 PM IST
  • Beijing will try to cut a side deal with at least one of the Quad partners to derail the grouping yet again
About one in six girls and one in ten boys face abuse, sexual or otherwise, before the age of 15, according to ABS data.(File Photo)
About one in six girls and one in ten boys face abuse, sexual or otherwise, before the age of 15, according to ABS data.(File Photo)

Australia to equip schools with educational material on sexual consent

Written by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 06:44 PM IST
The move was triggered by a petition launched by 22-year-old Chanel Contos, a former Sydney school student who calls for a more comprehensive sex education curriculum across Australia.
The real test of the QUAD summit tomorrow will be whether it can send a credible message to the world(Agencies)
The real test of the QUAD summit tomorrow will be whether it can send a credible message to the world(Agencies)

QUAD to reject the 2007 Chinese veto on its foreign policies

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 06:08 PM IST
  • The meeting of leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or QUAD – India, Australia, Japan and the US –signifies three things.
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison(Bloomberg)
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison(Bloomberg)

'Ticket to recovery': Australia to offer subsidised flights to support tourism

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 06:47 PM IST
  • Tourism is one of Australia's biggest industries, worth more than A$60 billion and employing about 5% of the country's workforce.
US President Joe Biden.
US President Joe Biden.

US President Joe Biden to join first ever 'Quad' leaders meet: Australian PM

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:42 PM IST
“This will become a feature of Indo-Pacific engagement,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Friday, without giving details on the timing of the talks, expected to be held virtually.
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne and then-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, since succeeded by Antony Blinken, pose for a picture before the Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan on October 6, 2020. (REUTERS File)
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne and then-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, since succeeded by Antony Blinken, pose for a picture before the Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan on October 6, 2020. (REUTERS File)

Leaders of Quad countries set to hold first summit this month

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Confirmation about the meeting came from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who told a news conference he had discussed the matter with US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Morrison told reporters Australia must follow the rule of law and the presumption of innocence in the matter, after police concluded there was insufficient evidence to investigate lawmaker Christian Porter, a 50-year-old former prosecutor.(AP)
Morrison told reporters Australia must follow the rule of law and the presumption of innocence in the matter, after police concluded there was insufficient evidence to investigate lawmaker Christian Porter, a 50-year-old former prosecutor.(AP)

Australia PM Morrison supports his attorney-general's denial of rape accusations

AP | , Wellington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:28 AM IST
The woman who accused Porter died by suicide last year after she had gone to police and then later withdrawn her complaint. Her accusation against Porter became public last week after being sent anonymously to Morrison and other lawmakers.
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Sydney,(AP)
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media in Sydney,(AP)

Australian prime minister Morrison stands by minister accused of rape

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Several opposition lawmakers said late last week they received a letter detailing an allegation of rape by a male cabinet minister before he entered parliament.
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (L) watches pharmacist Blanko Radojkovic (R) preparing a simulated vaccine at the Sydney Local Health District Vaccination Hub in Camperdown.(AFP)
Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (L) watches pharmacist Blanko Radojkovic (R) preparing a simulated vaccine at the Sydney Local Health District Vaccination Hub in Camperdown.(AFP)

Australian PM Morrison gets Covid-19 vaccine as inoculation rollout starts

Reuters | , Sydney
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:23 AM IST
Up to 4 million Australians are expected to receive a Covid-19 vaccine voluntarily by March, with Morrison and Paul Kelly, the country's chief medical officer, among a small group of Australians receiving the first inoculations.
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (File photo)
Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (File photo)

Australian PM warns of 'culture problem' after allegations of rape in parliament

Reuters | , Sydney
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:59 AM IST
His comments followed reports that a second woman had said she had been assaulted by the same man whom a former media adviser to the government this week publicly accused of rape.
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