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.
Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?
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.
Good morning, early birds. There are reports that the government has an "unofficial timeline" for getting children off Nauru, Shorten turns down an energy deal with the Greens, and Turkey reveals new details about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Crikey readers debate the refugee crisis' supposed "tipping point"
There is a tipping point where suddenly political advantage comes from demonstrating humanity rather than working to extinguish it. But has Australia reached that point yet?