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Labor set to back tax plan

Labor set to back tax plan

Good morning, early birds. Labor is reportedly ready to back all three stages of the government's tax plan, and Home Affairs' war on medivac takes a toll on senate relationships. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

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.

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 The government has called for medical transfer legislation to be repealed following a Federal Court loss for Home Affairs, and four suspects are to face murder charges for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.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.

Government religiosity hides weaponisation of despair on Manus

Government religiosity hides weaponisation of despair on Manus

It's time for Australian faith leaders to loudly protest the elitist religiosity propping up the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.

No, this isn’t Morrison’s ‘Tampa moment’

No, this isn’t Morrison’s ‘Tampa moment’

It's going to take a lot more than the goings-on of the "Canberra bubble" to transform the medivac loss to the Coalition's advantage come election time.

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?

This parliament doesn’t need an election, it needs an exorcism

This parliament doesn’t need an election, it needs an exorcism

This parliament has reached a new low in the standards of its politics. But, these days, finding a new low is the norm.

Sorry, but the medivac bill is less important than you think

Sorry, but the medivac bill is less important than you think

While left and right obsess about asylum seekers, the issue is near irrelevant to most voters. A radical change in circumstances will be needed for it to play a major role in the election.

Bringing morality to a politics fight

Bringing morality to a politics fight

This medivac bill is forcing a conversation about the purpose and logic of indefinite detention. But will the talk lead to real change?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

Where does the crossbench stand on asylum seekers?

It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?