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Yongah Hill detainees continue hunger strike over conditions

Yongah Hill detainees continue hunger strike over conditions

Tensions in Melbourne and Perth detention centres have been high since last week.

McGowan holds key to Morrison’s parliamentary humiliation

McGowan holds key to Morrison’s parliamentary humiliation

Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

Good morning, early birds. Nationals leader Michael McCormack faces rumours of a fresh leadership scare, and a child asylum seeker allegedly assaulted on Nauru sues the Commonwealth over failure to uphold duty of care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The question no one will answer about Hakeem Al-Araibi

The question no one will answer about Hakeem Al-Araibi

This arrest could have huge ramifications for other refugees who have been granted asylum by Australia. We need answers.

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

Crisis watch: the various hot messes threatening Labor and Shorten

From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.

Shorten to end temporary protection visas

Shorten to end temporary protection visas

Good morning, early birds. Bill Shorten would end temporary protection visas and fast-track citizenship for Australia's "legacy caseload" asylum seekers if elected, and Theresa May faces yet more Brexit hurdles. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

The fight for asylum seekers is a fight for the soul of our nation

Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?

Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

Australia faces class actions for ‘crimes against humanity’ on Manus and Nauru

One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".

Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the ‘migrant caravan’

Forget the US: how Mexico responded to the ‘migrant caravan’

Contrasts in how migrants were received in different parts of Mexico reflect the current international crisis of border control.

Turnbull derails bid to save Kelly

Turnbull derails bid to save Kelly

Good morning, early birds. Malcolm Turnbull has made a play to stop Scott Morrison's plans for Craig Kelly, China and the US call a truce in their trade war, and there are fears for an Australia-based refugee facing refoulement to Bahrain after being detained in Bangkok. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.