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Topic: Alan Tudge
Acting Federal Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Phone ban push gives Border Force new powers, treats detainees as criminals

Immigration detention centres are not prisons. Or at least, that's how it's meant to be in theory.

Image: AAP/Lukas Coch

A cautious case for hope

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.

Former Human Services Minister Alan Tudge.

Denial, anger, bargaining: how the government deals with robo-debt controversy

Careful observers may have noticed a pattern in how the government has handled the endless controversies of its broken robo-debt recovery scheme.

How cash, profile and coup fatigue will save Malcolm Turnbull

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.

Is Australia’s parliament really ‘united against racism’?

Wait, Australian politicians don't like racism? When did that happen?

Former Human Services Minister Alan Tudge.

The government already has far too much power over us and wants more

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.

How a criminal on the ‘dark web’ likely got hold of your Medicare number

Medicare breach wasn't a cyber attack but "traditional criminal activity", according to Human Services Minister Alan Tudge.

Thanks for your tax dollars ... parliamentary reading ... when you gotta go ...

Tips and rumours

Thanks for your tax dollars ... parliamentary reading ... when you gotta go ...

Tudge, Hunt and Sukkar are not conservatives. They are anarchists.

The ministers comments have damaged public faith in the only pillar of government that stands uncorrupted by our 116 years of constitutional nationhood.

AFLW backed by pollies ... GST fumble ... Solicitor-General fronts court ...

Tips and rumours

AFLW backed by pollies ... GST fumble ... Solicitor-General fronts court ...