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Victoria to abolish public drunkenness laws

Victoria to abolish public drunkenness laws

Good morning, early birds. Victoria moves to abolish its contentious public drunkenness laws two years after the death in custody of Yorta Yorta woman Tanya Day, and a new report finds the majority of refugees on Manus and Nauru are seriously ill. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Government pushes to block foreign fighters

Government pushes to block foreign fighters

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is pushing for laws barring foreign fighters from returning to Australia, and New Zealand reaffirms its offer to take refugees detained on Manus and Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Forget boat people, ‘refugees’ arriving at airports are gaming the system on a grand scale

Forget boat people, ‘refugees’ arriving at airports are gaming the system on a grand scale

While politicians and the media focus on people arriving by boat, asylum seekers are entering the country by plane in massive numbers — and the system can't keep up.

Trump administration adds extra hurdles for asylum seekers

Trump administration adds extra hurdles for asylum seekers

Good morning, early birds. The Trump administration has made it more difficult for asylum seekers to seek refuge in the USA, and Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin’s resignation is under closer scrutiny. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Visitors to Australia’s onshore detention centres speak out

Visitors to Australia’s onshore detention centres speak out

Much is made of the appalling conditions on Manus Island and Nauru. But the way we treat people in detention centres on the mainland isn't that much better.

The shame of Peter Dutton

The shame of Peter Dutton

Crikey readers discuss Peter Dutton's role in detention centres, and the build up of Russian power in the Pacific.

Medivac legislation hangs in the balance

Medivac legislation hangs in the balance

Good morning, early birds. The effort to repeal medivac legislation hinges on the vote of crossbench senators, and Labor MPs continue to add support for the government's tax cut plan. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Dutton’s record of defying doctors grows longer

Dutton’s record of defying doctors grows longer

For years, doctors and medical groups have raised concerns about the treatment of asylum seekers on Nauru and Manus Island. For years, they have been ignored.

Medical transfer overruling will ‘open the floodgates’

Medical transfer overruling will ‘open the floodgates’

Good morning, early birds. The government has called for medical transfer legislation to be repealed following a Federal Court loss for Home Affairs, and four suspects are to face murder charges for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

What the continued detention of children says about modern Australia

What the continued detention of children says about modern Australia

Crikey readers discuss children in detention, the 'free speech crisis' and the Adani mine.