Visa applicants in limbo, Jonas Wingegaard wins Tour de France and national anthem reimagined

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

489 visa applicants wait three years in limbo

Applicants for 489 visas are seeing the waiting time for processing applications increase to three years. Visa 489 is for . Candidates from Iran, Pakistan and India have asked the Australian government to end their uncertainty and allow many of them to reunite with loved ones in Australia.

Jonas Wingegaard wins the Tour de France

Jonas Wingegaard from Denmark said that “nothing else could go wrong”. . Last year, Vingegor took second place behind Tadej Pogacar, but this year he was ahead of him by 2:43. Covered in silverware and holding his son, he later described the moment as “incredible”.

Australian anthem reimagined

Aboriginal rapper DENNI and a group of Tasmanian children are encouraging people to reimagine the national anthem while playing table tennis. Yes, that’s right – table tennis. Anthem Anthem Revolution is an art installation that was launched at the 2022 Birmingham Festival in the United Kingdom this week. The participants play the game and create new versions of the anthem at the same time. Here is the chorus of the version

Our bodies are earth

The waters of our blood

And people are our nature

Now we move as one

Our bodies are earth

The waters of our blood

We, we

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Pope Francis to personally apologize to Native Canadian survivors

Pope Francis arrives in Canada Indigenous peoples who have experienced abuse by the Catholic Church in boarding schools. The pontiff was greeted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and indigenous leaders. The Pope shook and kissed the hands of the indigenous leaders. Confederate Six Indigenous Grand Chief George Arcand said talking to the Pope was a “humiliating” experience.

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