13 Jul 2020

Australian deportations resume

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 13 July 2020

New Zealanders being deported from Australia don't know where they'll be staying once they arrive in the country.

The Australian government halted its controversial deportations of New Zealanders during the lockdown but deportations are starting again this week.

A dedicated facility has been set up to allow them to isolate for 14 days, but it hasn't been revealed where or what the facility is.

Given recent escapes from managed isolation facilities, the leader of the Opposition says people will be nervous.

Matthew Theunissen reports.