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Vulnerable Australians being left behind amid scramble for seats on coronavirus repatriation flights – ABC News

Vulnerable Australians stuck overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic are missing out on repatriation flights, despite being told they are being prioritised to get…



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Frustration is growing among Australians stranded overseas who say they have been forced into a Hunger Games-style scramble for repatriation flights that is leaving vulnerable cases behind.
Key points:

  • Of the 39,000 Australians currently stranded overseas, approximately 5,000 are listed as vulnerable
  • Despite being told they would be first in line to get a seat on a repatriation flight, many have continued to miss out
  • Stranded Australians and their loved ones are demanding DFAT and Qantas do more…

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