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Should Australian citizens overseas have been given the spare seats on the charter flights used to bring in the tennis players for the Australian Open?

By Paul . Created on 03 Feb, 2021
With the worlds elite tennis players and entourages allowed to charter flight into Australia for the Australian Open, should the Federal and State governments have insisted that Australian citizens overseas who are desperately trying to get home be given spare seats on those planes?
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JT said on Feb 5, 2021
well..the privilege of being Australian is you can get support when you are in trouble overseas no matter what.....coz that is what real Australians do ........but sometimes the privilege get abused so i think a balance should be maintained for the good of the country coz God knows .we cannot help everyone especially those who are irresponsible in their actions ...
Peter said on Feb 5, 2021
We have a cap on arrivals the problem is not airline seats .
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David said on Feb 5, 2021
I doubt that there were "spare" seats. Given that Tennis Australia organized the charters it is unlikely that there would have been agreement to include passengers who had no connection with the staging of the Australian Open. Similarly, it is unlikely that Cricket Australia would make seats available on flights to anyone other than players and support staff. Without knowing how and where players and attendant staff...
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Ross said on Feb 4, 2021
They elected to travel over seas. They know they take the risks. The aust Government under no obligation to bring them back. They in all likelihoodf will have the covid dfisease!
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Mrs said on Feb 3, 2021
No we should not have put our Aussies at risk by putting them on a plane with Corona virus carrying tennis players.
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Ross said on Feb 3, 2021
Crime in all forms today is out of control, penalties too light !!
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Mrs said on Feb 3, 2021
Not relevant to the question.