Australia outraged over Qatar incident

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 8 : 27-Oct-20

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has asked Qatari authorities for a report into an incident that occurred at Doha airport on 2 October. Dozens of women, including 13 Australians, were taken from a plane that was due to fly from Doha to Sydney and examined against their will in an ambulance on the tarmac. Authorities were searching for a woman who had delivered a baby in a terminal toilet but then abandoned it. About the only action Australia can take if Qatar chooses not to do so over the incident is to limit or ban flights to Australia by Qatar Airways. However, it is one of the few airlines that are returning stranded expatriates to Australia


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