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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.

Are we seeing the United Kingdom go the way of the Roman Empire?

Are we seeing the United Kingdom go the way of the Roman Empire?

Crikey readers discuss the UK's latest Brexit problem, Paladin, and Facebook regulation.

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Joe Hockey helped Helloworld despite personal, financial ties

Good morning, early birds. Ambassador to the US and former federal treasurer Joe Hockey reportedly helped facilitate a meeting with Helloworld prior to it winning government tender, despite being a major shareholder in the travel company. 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?

Labor, crossbench deliver historic loss to Morrison government

Labor, crossbench deliver historic loss to Morrison government

Good morning, early birds. The government has been delivered its long-awaited historic loss in parliament over medical evacuation legislation, and the Coalition and Labor continue to duke it out in a jam-packed start to the sitting year. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

What if you threw a scare campaign and no one showed up?

What if you threw a scare campaign and no one showed up?

The campaign against Labor's dividend credit reform could still bite, but it's yet to have an impact on the right voters.

Shorten tipped to falter on medical transfer support

Shorten tipped to falter on medical transfer support

Good morning, early birds. There are warnings that Bill Shorten is set to ramp down his support for Kerryn Phelps' medical transfer legislation, and a NSW Liberal power broker backs Labor. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Labor seeks probe of Hayne report leak

Labor seeks probe of Hayne report leak

Good morning, early birds. Labor is seeking an inquiry into the potential leaking of the banking royal commission report, and Home Affairs comes out swinging against Kerryn Phelps' medical evacuation bill. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Don’t kid yourself. Labor can still mess this up.

Don’t kid yourself. Labor can still mess this up.

There is a complacency that has settled across the land: that this is in the bag for Labor. That won't end well.

30 years since Fitzgerald, it’s time to make Queensland sex work safe

30 years since Fitzgerald, it’s time to make Queensland sex work safe

A Labor government concerned about workers’ rights cannot overlook these issues any longer.