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Asylum seekers transferred to Christmas Island

Asylum seekers transferred to Christmas Island

Good morning, early birds. A boatload of asylum seekers have been transferred to Christmas Island detention centre for the first time since the facility's $185 million reopening, and Robert Mueller corrects the record on the Trump-Russia investigation for the first time. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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.

Where’s the breaking point?

Where’s the breaking point?

Crikey readers discuss the government's latest scandals and the plans to reopen Christmas Island.

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.

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.

Christmas Is: residents’ hope for more than a prison island

Christmas Is: residents’ hope for more than a prison island

The isolation of the Christmas Island detention centre is the key to soaring mental health problems of staff and detainees. Crikey took the long flight to inspect the facility.