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Topic: Asylum Seekers
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Following bad Abbotts

Good morning, early birds. Asylum seekers and migrants are set to lose out on a number of fronts from Tuesday night's budget, and spending on offshore detention is set to rise then crash. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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All at sea

Good morning, early birds. The UK Home Office has said that "everything is on the table" when it comes to processing asylum seekers, and the aged care royal commission has released a special COVID-19 report calling for a national aged care advisory body and plan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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

Tudge match

Good morning early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter plays down the Federal Court's finding that Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge engaged in criminal conduct, and potential changes to credit laws that would remove some global financial crisis-era liabilities on banks lie ahead. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

Asylum seekers Priya and Nades and their Australian-born daughters, Kopika and Tharunicaa (Image: Rebekah Holt)

Enough is enough: the saga of the Biloela Four must end

There is no conscience in our treatment of these people. It is passionless, gruesome officiousness, grinding them to dust in the name of the rule of a law that is bad.

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Death by a million leaks: the campaign against medivac

The government's arguments against medivac laws were repeatedly bolstered by conveniently timed leaks. Who could be behind them?

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The airline making big money deporting asylum seekers

Charter company Skytraders has turned a healthy profit by tapping into lucrative asylum seeker deportation contracts with Home Affairs. But is it worth the reputational cost?

Jacqui Lambie’s asylum-seeker ultimatum

Good morning, early birds. The details of Jacqui Lambie's agreement to repeal medevac have come to light, and, it turns out, the robo-debt ­recovery system is rather unlawful. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Huyen Tran and her daughter Isabella (Image: Supplied)

Baby in detention could be separated from mother despite UN requests

Nineteen-month-old Isabella has spent her entire life in an Australian detention centre. Now there are fears she may be separated from her mother.

Refugee and journalist Behrouz Boochani (Image: Wikimedia)

What’s next for Behrouz Boochani?

Crikey readers discuss the freedom of asylum seeker Behrouz Boochani and go in on Australia's shameful off-shore detention policies.

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