Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said this morn

first_imgPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said this morning that he had been assured by the White House and Australia’s Ambassador in Washington DC, Joe Hockey, that Australians would be exempt from the new US travel ban, but but would not comment further.The ABC reports that Labor’s national security spokesman Mark Dreyfus said Mr Turnbull’s refusal to condemn the ban was unacceptable given strong statements from the leaders of Britain, Germany, Italy and others.Canada and the United Kingdom have both said that their dual citizens will be exempt from the policy.British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson described the ban as “divisive and wrong,” while London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the move was “shameful and cruel,” and there are strong calls, including a petition which has gathered over 1.5 million signatures, from citizens wanting to prevent President Trump making his scheduled state visit to the UK to meet with HRH Queen Elizabeth.Image: Demonstrators shout slogans outside the San Francisco International Airport. (Reuters: Kate Munsch) USA Visalast_img

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