(+) Australia, How Low Can You Go?

The Fij Times reports that the Sri Lankan judges and magistrates seconded by the Sri Lankan government to Fiji for 2-3 years were denied transit visas through Australia and had to travel via Korea. In addition, the judges were telephoned by a visa officer from the Australian HighCom in Colombo counselling them against taking up the appointments in Fiji, and warned that if they took up the appointments they would not be allowed to travel to Australia during their time in Fiji and they would not be allowed into Australia for medical treatment.