Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.
Good morning, early birds. As social distancing, testing and tracing measures begin to work Down Under, Morrison's popularity is rising, and parliament's back, baby. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.
The PM is already war-gaming and may well still succeed, given the likelihood of a Liberal wipe out in Victoria and NSW at the next election.
Wait, Australian politicians don't like racism? When did that happen?
The supposed privacy protections in Commonwealth law can be overridden by bureaucrats and ministers looking to target critics. And the government wants yet more powers over us.
The ministers comments have damaged public faith in the only pillar of government that stands uncorrupted by our 116 years of constitutional nationhood.