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Labor Left pushes to give thousands of rejected asylum seekers a second chance

Labor Left pushes to give thousands of rejected asylum seekers a second chance

More than 6000 rejected asylum seekers could be given a second chance under a push by Labor's Left faction.

  • by Michael Koziol

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Morrison faces parliamentary showdown ahead of May election
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Morrison faces parliamentary showdown ahead of May election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has locked in a May election, with government sources saying the Coalition needs to deliver a budget to complete its economic story before going to the polls.

  • by David Wroe & Angus Thompson
Bill Shorten faces asylum seeker showdown at Labor national conference
Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten faces asylum seeker showdown at Labor national conference

Refugee advocates within the Labor party are pushing for radical changes to its asylum seeker policy, calling for an end to offshore processing and boat turnbacks ahead of next week's national conference.

  • by Dana McCauley
Two vital principles of democracy jettisoned amid ugly games
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Opinion

Two vital principles of democracy jettisoned amid ugly games

Far more was undone than done on the last day of Parliament as the government dodged a vote on asylum-seekers.

  • by Stephanie Dowrick
Asylum seekers in Indonesia say possible medical transfer change won't encourage them
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Asylum seekers in Indonesia say possible medical transfer change won't encourage them

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has argued the changes would poses a "risk to our borders" and dismantle the government's hardline measures.

  • by James Massola & Fergus Hunter
Nauru release valve remains blocked for at least a few more months
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Nauru

Nauru release valve remains blocked for at least a few more months

Will laws backed by the crossbench and opposition spell "the end of offshore processing"?

  • by David Crowe
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Lost in stagnation: Behind the refugee bill that plunged the Parliament into chaos
Scott Morrison

Lost in stagnation: Behind the refugee bill that plunged the Parliament into chaos

The bill that drove Thursday's parliamentary drama would change the way Australia deals with sick refugees offshore.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Whatever it takes': Scott Morrison vows to avoid losing historic parliamentary vote
Scott Morrison

'Whatever it takes': Scott Morrison vows to avoid losing historic parliamentary vote

"I will fight them using whatever tool or tactic I have available to me to ensure that we do not undermine our border protection laws," the Prime Minister said on Thursday.

  • by Michael Koziol
The government has not lost a vote like this since 1929. This is what it means

The government has not lost a vote like this since 1929. This is what it means

A loss like this is "not necessarily fatal" for the government, but it raises serious questions about the Coalition's tenure.

  • by Max Koslowski
Morrison government exposed to a humiliating defeat in Parliament on final sitting day
Scott Morrison

Morrison government exposed to a humiliating defeat in Parliament on final sitting day

Labor and the Greens have formed an alliance with key crossbench MPs to force an end-of-year clash on refugees.

  • by David Crowe
Australia should sign compact to protect migrants from trafficking: Red Cross
Peter Dutton

Australia should sign compact to protect migrants from trafficking: Red Cross

The plea comes as a new report, compiled by the Red Cross, finds the number of children on the world’s migration trails has risen five-fold in a decade.

  • by Nick Miller