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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.

Russian intelligence accused of cyberattacks

Russian intelligence accused of cyberattacks

Good morning, early birds. Russian intelligence officers have been accused of attempting to access international files on both MH17 and Russia's alleged use of chemical weapons. Plus, the final detainees leave Christmas Island. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is the Christmas Island detention centre going to stay open?

Is the Christmas Island detention centre going to stay open?

The planned closure of the Christmas Island detention center is looking in doubt after reports that Peter Dutton "changed his mind". What exactly is happening on the island?

Asylum seeker test case seeking immunity for 15 witnesses

Asylum seeker test case seeking immunity for 15 witnesses

A test case will challenge the healthcare received by asylum seekers on Christmas Island, but without immunity anyone who testifies could be liable for prosecution themselves.

Court to test way around <em>Border Force Act</em>

Court to test way around Border Force Act

Lawyers are trying to circumvent the government's Border Force Act.

How the govt’s visa policy change influenced last week’s Christmas Island riot

How the govt’s visa policy change influenced last week’s Christmas Island riot

The Coalition changed the demographic makeup of Christmas Island -- and substantially increased the number of being being held there -- in the months leading up to last week's riot.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Kiwis divided over Christmas Island riots ... journos remember the Dismissal ... more drama at AGNSW ...

Green thumbs and weasel words

Green thumbs and weasel words

Crikey readers discuss riots and other matters of the day.

Christmas Island ‘not a riot’ tests government doublespeak

Christmas Island ‘not a riot’ tests government doublespeak

Reports on the ground indicate the guards have lost all control of the Christmas Island detention centre. But the government says everything's just fine ...