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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Following bad Abbotts

Good morning, early birds. Asylum seekers and migrants are set to lose out on a number of fronts from Tuesday night's budget, and spending on offshore detention is set to rise then crash. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Save The Children's Andy Nilsen in the refugee camp in Sittwe.

What it’s like organising a pandemic response in Myanmar’s refugee camps

'There’s only so much that can be done ... It’s simply not possible to socially distance.'

Gillian Triggs (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Crikey Talks: Gillian Triggs on COVID-19, refugees and human rights in a pandemic

Gillian Triggs is worried, but she has high hopes young people around the world will continue to speak out and fight for human rights.

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Morrison makes two-thirds of the right call on Hong Kong. China’s rage proves it

The government has made the right call in dumping its extradition treaty with Hong Kong and allowing students and temporary workers to stay. But is it genuinely concerned about human rights, or just about picking up "talent"?

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong, 2019 (Image: AP/Vincent Yu)

Welcoming Hongkongers a no-brainer for a country in desperate need of migrants

There could be no better time than now to open our doors to Hong Kong people eager to flee the monstrous Beijing regime.

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Who will protest the protests?

NSW Police have won a Supreme Court order against a refugee rights rally in Sydney on Saturday, and there are calls for US Attorney-General William Barr to resign over accusations of directing violence against peaceful protesters outside the White House. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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The $130 billion JobKeeper package unpacked

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper package, and New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have all passed health orders with whopping fines attached. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

(Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Death by a million leaks: the campaign against medivac

The government's arguments against medivac laws were repeatedly bolstered by conveniently timed leaks. Who could be behind them?

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The minister for admissions reduction

Good morning, early birds. Angus Taylor is being tight-lipped in the face of accusations from all sides, and Scott Morrison has successfully repealed medivac. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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The airline making big money deporting asylum seekers

Charter company Skytraders has turned a healthy profit by tapping into lucrative asylum seeker deportation contracts with Home Affairs. But is it worth the reputational cost?

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