The Guardian – Rightwing thinktank’s challenge to Australia’s travel ban threatens biosecurity laws, Coalition warns

LibertyWorks’ argument that health minister has no power to impose a ban on citizens leaving country ignores ‘emergency context’ of pandemic, government tells federal court

The Morrison government has warned a legal challenge to Australia’s outgoing travel ban brought by rightwing thinktank LibertyWorks, threatens to “drive a truck” through biosecurity laws.

In submissions to the federal court, the commonwealth said LibertyWorks’ argument that the health minister has no power to impose a blanket ban on all citizens leaving Australia ignored the “emergency context” of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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