Scott Morrison

Australia accelerates COVID-19 vaccination AstraZeneca rollout

The vaccine is now only recommended in Australia for adults over age 60 after two women aged 48 and 52 died from rare blood clots that were blamed on AstraZeneca's product.

published on : 8th July 2021

Australia further curbs new arrivals due to risks of Covid variant

The government will charter more airliners to repatriate Australians, but the reduced limit on commercial passenger arrivals could continue until next year

published on : 2nd July 2021

Australia says WTO should punish Chinese economic coercion

The Australian government announced in December it would ask the WTO to intervene in its dispute with China over barley and expects other nations to become involved in the case.

published on : 9th June 2021

Australia leader Morrison visits New Zealand leader Ardern

Morrison is the first major world leader to visit New Zealand since both countries shut their borders last year to contain the virus.

published on : 30th May 2021

COVID-19: Australia to resume repatriation flights from India

The Australian PM further informed that a flight packed with medical supplies and equipment to support India took off from Sydney earlier on Friday.

published on : 14th May 2021

Australia's borders to remain closed indefinitely to prevent the spread of COVID-19: PM

According to media reports here, Morrison said he "doesn’t see an appetite" for Australia opening to the world at the moment, and that he intended to be “cautious”

published on : 9th May 2021

COVID-19 travel ban on Australians returning from India not to be extended beyond May 15: PM Scott Morrison

The government threatened to prosecute them with a possibility of five years of jail term or a penalty of 66,000 Australian dollars.

published on : 7th May 2021

73-year-old Australian stuck in Bengaluru sues Scott Morrison govt for ban on flights from India

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.

published on : 5th May 2021

Australia government walks back from 'jail threat' remark over India travel ban after backlash

Around 9,000 Australians are believed to be in India, where hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases are being detected every day and the death toll is soaring.

published on : 4th May 2021

Australian PM defends ban on citizens returning from India; says it's in 'best interests'

The government threatened to prosecute them with a possibility of five years of jail term or a penalty of 66,000 Australian dollars (USD 50,899).

published on : 3rd May 2021

Australia to spend 747 million dollars for upgrading 4 defence bases to boost Indo-Pacific engagements

Morrison announced the multi-million dollar investment stating that the objective was to pursue peace rather than sending any message to China.

published on : 28th April 2021

Australia to reduce flights from India, among other high-risk COVID-19 countries

While the list of high-risk countries was still being finalised, Morrison said the announcement was made keeping in view India's worsening second wave of the coronavirus.

published on : 22nd April 2021

New Delhi a natural partner in shaping Indo-Pacific region: Australian PM Scott Morrison

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday said that his country perceived India as a natural partner in shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific.

published on : 16th April 2021

Australian PM Scott Morrison greets 'good friend' Modi on Holi

He also posted a video message on Twitter and noted that last year the festival was overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 28th March 2021

Australia PM Scott Morrison wants more women in politics after latest sex scandal rocks government

PM Morrison said that a lawmaker's staff member at the center of the latest allegations of sexual misconduct had been terminated over 'disgusting and sickening' behaviour.

published on : 23rd March 2021
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