Critical medical care decisions are now back in the hands of bureaucrats. Those suffering on Manus Island and Nauru will not be surprised.
With the Coalition racing to repeal the controversial medivac laws, doctors and lawyers are working overtime to help asylum seekers trapped in offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru.
International media outlets have reported a shocking rise in suicide attempts on Manus. But you wouldn’t know about it from Australia's major papers.
This medivac bill is forcing a conversation about the purpose and logic of indefinite detention. But will the talk lead to real change?
Good morning, early birds. Independent MP Cathy McGowan is holding out support for an asylum seeker medical bill that could humiliate the Coalition government, and officials fear a rise in youth suicide among Indigenous Australians. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Nationals leader Michael McCormack faces rumours of a fresh leadership scare, and a child asylum seeker allegedly assaulted on Nauru sues the Commonwealth over failure to uphold duty of care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
One day after the government filibustered proposed changes to medical transfers from Nauru, human rights lawyers have filed two class action suits alleging "torture", "persecution" and "other inhumane acts".
Good morning, early birds. The government is set to pass a wide-reaching encryption bill after a backflip from Labor, documents detail the secret Home Affairs body who determine medical transfers from Nauru and Manus, and the first conviction challenge is launched following the Lawyer X scandal. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Liberal MP Craig Kelly has confirmed he will seek re-election as an independent, Kerryn Phelps is set to introduce a bill to evacuate children from Nauru, and late Indigenous artist Gurrumul is honoured at the Aria Awards. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.