Australian asylum policy has been a 20-year fight to the bottom. Is there finally a turning point in sight?
Good morning, early birds. Labor is set to announce its immigration election policy, including a lifting of Australia's refugee intake, and the Coalition expects a massive surplus in its budget projections. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Evacuating Nauru and Manus are the regular targets of refugee activists but what about a longer term strategy?
Scott Morrison has taken credit for the transfer of sick children off Nauru in accordance with existing policy — the truth is his government has fought relentlessly to stop it from happening.
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Want to run Australia's immigration detention centres? The job is out for tender and is likely to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Serco might not retain it.
Australia's policy of brutality towards asylum seekers isn't foolproof, as the deadly Manus Island protest revealed. Pitched into the Pacific solution by Labor, the government now has to own it.
Targeting the UN Refugee Convention won't address the challenge of stopping the boats -- but it might fix Labor's political problem.