In the Media
Free&OpenAustralia.org coverage in the media

UN Lodgement:

ABC:
https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/stranded-aussies-file-legal-action-morrison-government/13285396

CNN:
https://strandedaussies.org/page/video-CNN

DW NEWS:
https://strandedaussies.org/page/video-DW

FRANCE 24:
https://www.france24.com/en/asia-pacific/20210406-stranded-abroad-australians-lodge-un-petition-against-govt-for-right-to-return-home

NRK (Norway):
https://www.nrk.no/urix/australiere-uonsket-i-eget-land-pa-grunn-av-korona-_-ber-fn-om-hjelp-1.15445308?

NEW YORK TIMES:
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/04/02/world/covid-vaccine-coronavirus-cases/australians-stranded-overseas-file-a-complaint-with-the-un-against-their-government

RT:
https://strandedaussies.org/page/view-video?id=3

SBS:
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/stranded-australians-have-filed-legal-action-with-the-un-against-the-morrison-government

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/we-ve-been-abandoned-australians-are-taking-their-fight-to-come-home-to-the-united-nations

THE AUSTRALIAN:
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/coronavirus-australia-stranded-aussies-file-legal-action-with-the-un-against-the-federal-government/news-story/a9d33939ce441dac9fa27592f10d611f

THE STRAITS TIMES:
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/australians-stranded-abroad-by-covid-19-restrictions-file-un-action-against

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/a-bloody-outrage-leaving-aussies-stranded-a-breach-of-human-rights-says-alexander-downer-20210407-p57hbi.html

VOICE OF AMERICA:
https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/australians-stuck-overseas-due-canberra-covid-rules-take-legal-action


UN Responds:

ABC THE DRUM:
https://freeandopenaustralia.org/page/view-video?id=16

NEWS.COM.AU:
https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/travel/greg-hunt-responds-to-un-request-to-bring-stranded-aussie-home-as-legal-battle-continues/news-story/21991609aced5445e3f356466ef168b5

NEWSDEAL INDIA:
https://newsdeal.in/greg-hunt-responds-to-un-request-to-bring-stranded-aussie-jason-george-home/

SKY NEWS AUSTRALIA:
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6249121858001

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
https://www.smh.com.au/national/un-body-tells-australia-to-facilitate-and-ensure-return-of-stranded-citizens-20210416-p57jst.html

THE GUARDIAN:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/16/un-urges-australia-to-act-quickly-to-bring-stranded-australians-home?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other


GOVT COMMENTS:

“JOURNALIST:

Sorry. Just quickly. Yesterday, the United Nations made an interim binding on Australia, potentially be in breach of its human rights, or the UN human rights charter by not allowing Australians back.

Does the government consider that finding? Are you confident that Australia is within it’s.

GREG HUNT:

So I'll leave the legal and diplomatic questions to the Attorney and the Foreign Minister. Our goal is very clear. To bring as many Australians home as early as possible.

And we've seen hundreds of thousands of Australians come home through the hotel quarantine system. We welcome the fact that Victoria has reopened its hotel quarantine system, and that will allow more Australians to come home earlier.

New South Wales has been the backbone of it, but Queensland and Western Australia and others have all played a very significant part. But the reopening in Victoria, I think, will help address that problem, and it will mean more Australians home, earlier.

Thank you very much, everybody.”

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