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Aviation

“Offensive, grossly inappropriate” vaginal examinations of female plane passengers reported to Australian Federal Police

The federal government is demanding answers from the relevant authorities, after 13 Australian women were forced to undergo invasive medical examinations at an international airport.

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Tourism

DFAT accidentally reveals email addresses of Aussies stranded overseas

by Christian Fleetwood

The embarrassing blunder by DFAT comes after it reportedly terminated as many as 100 contractors, with some of those having worked in IT and policy roles.

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Tourism

DFAT establishes hardship fund for Aussies trapped overseas

Are any of your clients still stuck overseas? This could help relieve some of their (and your) stress.

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Tourism

DFAT downsizes due to financial struggles

The government department has run the slasher through its ranks in an attempt to make up for a budget shortfall.

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Aviation

International arrivals capped at Sydney Airport due to “pressure” on city quarantine facilities

by Christian Fleetwood

Got a client who’s hoping to get back home to Sydney from overseas in the coming weeks? They may need to hit pause on those plans.

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Aviation

Weekend repatriation flights return hundreds of Australians from overseas

The repatriation efforts come as Australia‚Äôs chief medical officer warns most of the country’s COVID-19 cases in the coming week are likely to be returning travellers.

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Tourism

Prime Minister urges Aussies not to travel overseas for the first time in history

by Ali Coulton

Authorities are also urging all Aussies overseas to return ASAP as countries continue to close borders and airlines reduce capacity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tourism

Aussies advised to “reconsider” cruising, as whole of Italy enters lockdown

by Ali Coulton

DFAT is advising Aussies to think twice before taking an overseas cruise due to the rapid spread of coronavirus.

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Technology

DFAT to give Smartraveller a major facelift

by Christian Fleetwood

The federal government’s travel advice and consular information service is set to receive a major upgrade, including improvements to travel updates.

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Destinations

Four injured after multiple bombs explode across Bangkok

At least four people have been injured during multiple explosions across Bangkok’s Si Lom business district and Suan Luang region.

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Aviation

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo

Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has updated its travel advice to Egypt in line with this move by the UK airline.

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Destinations

“Business begins now”, as DFAT downgrades travel advice for Sri Lanka

The downgrade indicates that Sri Lanka is progressing towards a state of normalcy, but is still cautious, with high levels of security in place across the country.

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