‘The Australian’ newspaper reported that Slater has escaped to Maldives after the federal government made it clear that Australians, who’re engaged in the IPL must make their very own preparations to return.
It was after reaching Maldives that Slater launched a scathing Twitter assault on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for not permitting its residents to return from India, calling the journey ban a “disgrace”.
“If our Government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace!! Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect,” Slater had tweeted.
If our Government cared for the protection of Aussies they might permit us to get residence. It’s a shame!! Blood in your… https://t.co/iIoPnwSXZB
— Michael Slater (@mj_slats) 1620033505000
Morrison mentioned Slater’s feedback had been “absurd”.
“No, that’s obviously absurd. This is about getting more people home safely, preventing the third wave here in Australia,” Morrison instructed the ‘Nine Network’.
And for individuals who suppose this can be a cash train. Well neglect it. This is what I do for a dwelling and I’ve not mad… https://t.co/ocz7yVrKFp
— Michael Slater (@mj_slats) 1620041399000
“Every system is going to face its stresses and I’m not going to break the system. What I’m going to do is take proportionate action to protect the system so I can bring more Australians home and keep Australians safe for the longer term,” he mentioned.
Australia has shut its borders and never permitting any business flights from India as a result of of the huge COVID-19 surge there. India is at the moment recording over 3 lakh instances on a regular basis and greater than 3,000 every day deaths.
Threatening a 5-yr jail time period or hefty high-quality, the Australian authorities briefly barred its residents from getting into the nation in the event that they occurred to be in India inside 14 days of their supposed arrival.
Three Australian gamers left the IPL earlier than the journey ban got here into drive. As many as 14 Australian gamers had been competing in the IPL.