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.
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.
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 The government has called for medical transfer legislation to be repealed following a Federal Court loss for Home Affairs, and four suspects are to face murder charges for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.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.
It's time for Australian faith leaders to loudly protest the elitist religiosity propping up the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers.
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.
Australian asylum policy has been a 20-year fight to the bottom. Is there finally a turning point in sight?
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.
This medivac bill is forcing a conversation about the purpose and logic of indefinite detention. But will the talk lead to real change?