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Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison allegedly planned to build mass-detention centres for asylum seekers on community bridging visas, and the Coalition and Greens push for respective media reforms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison details $1.4b Christmas Island expansion

Morrison details $1.4b Christmas Island expansion

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has explained his $1.4 billion upgrade of medical facilities on Christmas Island, and National Party MPs demand a return of "big stick" energy laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Morrison’s Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Morrison’s Christmas Island plan will be a costly disaster

Australia is set for years of costly legal battles — with the possibility of punitive damages — if plans to transfer sick asylum seekers to Christmas Island go ahead.

High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

High hopes for a Coalition comeback bogged down in scandals

Labor may be stumbling on the latest asylum seeker issue but it had Coalition scandals handed to it on a silver platter throughout the week.

Refugee groups to challenge Christmas Island medical transfers

Refugee groups to challenge Christmas Island medical transfers

Good morning, early birds. Lawyers representing refugee groups are preparing to challenge the government's plan to shift asylum seeker medical transfers to Christmas Island, and Labor turns down the pressure on royal commission banking recommendations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Home Affairs thrashes about in the quicksand of Paladin

Despite bureaucrats' attempts to justify the appointment of the mysterious Paladin company to provide offshore processing services, plenty of questions remain about the scandal.

Home Affairs lets Paladin self-report on whether it is meeting its obligations

Home Affairs lets Paladin self-report on whether it is meeting its obligations

Home Affairs has failed to learn the lesson of previous contract debacles by letting controversial detention firm Paladin self-report with little risk of audit.

No, this isn’t Morrison’s ‘Tampa moment’

No, this isn’t Morrison’s ‘Tampa moment’

It's going to take a lot more than the goings-on of the "Canberra bubble" to transform the medivac loss to the Coalition's advantage come election time.

Paladin documents reveal ties to PNG political family

Paladin documents reveal ties to PNG political family

Good morning, early birds. The ongoing investigation into Paladin Group has revealed the security contractor's close PNG political ties, and the Coalition prepares to back down on key Labor and Greens motions in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The medivac bill is a minor win, but it teases a more compassionate Australia

The medivac bill is a minor win, but it teases a more compassionate Australia

Australian asylum policy has been a 20-year fight to the bottom. Is there finally a turning point in sight?