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With Australia’s apparent success in limiting COVID-19, it appears that victory has many fathers.

But while Scott Morrison’s approval rating skyrockets, our government’s response to many aspects of dealing with the pandemic has been more than slightly tinged in xenophobia.

The China ban

Morrison, like his good friend Donald Trump, was very quick to enact a ban on non-Australian citizens or permanent residents who had been (or even transited through) mainland China.