Visa seekers in limbo, Jonas Vingaard wins the Tour de France and the reinvented national anthem

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Hello, this is Tom Canetti here with the SBS News morning briefing.

489 visa applicants wait three years in limbo

Applicants for 489 visas are seeing their application processing wait times extend to three years. The 489 visa is for . Candidates from Iran, Pakistan and India have appealed to the Australian government to put an end to their uncertainty and allow many of them to reunite with their loved ones in Australia.

Jonas Vingaard claims Tour de France victory

Denmark’s Jonas Vingaard said ‘nothing can go more wrong’ after . Vingegaard was Tadej Pogačar’s runner-up last year, but this year has beaten him by 2’43”. Covered in silverware and with his son in his arms, he later described the moment as “incredible”.

Australia’s national anthem revisited

Aboriginal rapper DENNI and a group of Tasmanian children are calling on people to reinvent the national anthem by playing table tennis. Yes, that’s right – table tennis. “Anthem Anthem Revolution” is an art installation that was launched this week at the 2022 Birmingham Festival in the UK. Participants play the game and simultaneously create new versions of the anthem. Here is the chorus of a version

Our bodies the earth

The waters of our blood

And humans our nature

Now we move as one

Our bodies the earth

The waters of our blood

we are we are

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Pope Francis to personally apologize to Indigenous survivors in Canada

Pope Francis has arrived in Canada Indigenous survivors of abuse by the Catholic Church in residential schools. The pontiff was welcomed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and indigenous leaders. The pope shook and kissed the hands of the indigenous leaders. Grand Chief George Arcand of the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations said it was a “humiliating” experience to speak with the pope.

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