Julian Burnside was once a lawyer for CEOs and heiresses. Now, the refugee advocate is hoping to win a Liberal stronghold for the Greens.
Good morning, early birds. Border Force has apologised for the case of "human error" which lead to refugee Hakeem al-Araibi being detained in Thailand, and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he had "no idea" a travel company paid for his holiday flights after winning tender from the federal government. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Good morning, early birds. Freed Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is expected to be home in Australia within hours, and Bill Shorten faces the year's first parliamentary sitting day having backflipped on support for medical transfer legislation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
It seems Dutton knows there's limited time left to display his unparalleled arsehattery on a big stage, and he's going to make the absolute most of it.
Unlike the Liberals or the Greens, Labor runs an open shop during its national conference — but it is more like a display window then a factory floor.
From technology to welfare to refugees, Bill Shorten has plenty to deal with in the lead-up to the national conference.
Today is Human Rights Day, the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What exactly have we learned?