Australians who normally live overseas will face an even tougher time coming back to Australia, under new rules that start this week.
Two international law scholars explain the history of the ‘right to enter’ provision and how this applies to Australians stuck overseas.
COVID-19 has created a temporary but desperate minority of Australians. These are the roughly 34,000 citizens overseas who say they are stranded.
It could be argued Australia’s travel caps are an arbitrary restriction on Australians’ right to come home. But the UN’s Human Rights Committee is not a quick fix.
Amid mounting concerns about Australians stuck during COVID, the airforce could come to their rescue. But this may not be the best way to help.