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PM grilled in tense Today interview after India ban backlash



Prime Minister Scott Morrison has backed away from the threat of jailing Australians who try to return home from Covid-hit India in a tense TV interview on Tuesday morning. 

As backlash grows against the federal government’s strict India ban, Mr Morrison said penalties of $66,000 fines and five year jail terms were “extremely remote”. 

Today host Karl Stefanovic described the policy, enacted under the Biosecurity Act as “incredibly heartless”.

Scott Morrison, right, took umbrage with the suggestion from Karl Stefanovic, left, the softer stance was a shift from the government.

Scott Morrison (right) took umbrage with the…

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