Australia’s India travel ban: does the health justification stack up and is the move legal?

The extreme use of a power most people didn’t know existed has generated a storm of criticism. We look at how it came about – and what happens next

At the weekend, the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, announced the government would bar people – including citizens and permanent residents – from coming to Australia from India.

The decision prompted a storm of criticism, including from the Australian Human Rights Commission, as Australians came to grips with an extreme use of a power most didn’t know existed.

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