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Manus Island security contractor rejects corruption claims

Manus Island security contractor rejects corruption claims

The little-known security company at the centre of a $423 million Manus Island contracting controversy has broken its silence to reject suggestions of improper payments or bad debts.

  • by Richard Baker

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Lawyers prepare to launch court challenges on refugee medical transfers to Christmas Island
Peter Dutton

Lawyers prepare to launch court challenges on refugee medical transfers to Christmas Island

Immigration Minister David Coleman has insisted the government will "ensure" adequate medical care is available on the island.

  • by Michael Koziol
Ministerial responsibility in Canberra appears to have all but decayed to no responsibility
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Opinion

Ministerial responsibility in Canberra appears to have all but decayed to no responsibility

You can detect an odour infecting Parliament: desperation and denial mixed with things decomposing in the shade.

  • by Tony Wright
Labor heads to the May election without a replacement for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton
Bill Shorten

Labor heads to the May election without a replacement for Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton

Bill Shorten has put off a decision on who will take charge of national security if Labor wins the federal election.

  • by David Crowe and David Wroe
Win for GetUp! as Electoral Commission rules it's not formally linked to Labor or the Greens
ALP

Win for GetUp! as Electoral Commission rules it's not formally linked to Labor or the Greens

The decision will infuriate conservatives who have argued the activist group should be affiliated with the parties of the Left.

  • by Michael Koziol
'Seriously damaging': ASIO says advice on border security was misrepresented
Duncan Lewis

'Seriously damaging': ASIO says advice on border security was misrepresented

"The advice that ASIO gave was not what was represented on the front page of The Australian newspaper," ASIO boss Duncan Lewis said.

  • by Michael Koziol
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Hundreds of foreign criminals are being handed back their cancelled visas
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Peter Dutton

Hundreds of foreign criminals are being handed back their cancelled visas

In one case, William Sualauvi Betham was allowed to remain in Australia despite being jailed for more than 10 years for drug trafficking.

  • by Dana McCauley and David Estcourt
Small security firm given less than a week to bid for huge Manus Island contract
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Peter Dutton

Small security firm given less than a week to bid for huge Manus Island contract

Paladin, which until last week had its head office as a beach shack on Kangaroo Island, was awarded contracts worth up to $423 million to provide security for refugees.

  • by Richard Baker
Is this Scott Morrison's Tampa moment?
Scott Morrison

Is this Scott Morrison's Tampa moment?

An election battle over asylum seekers and border protection is certain. But have Australians' sentiments shifted on this lightning rod issue?

  • by Michael Koziol and David Wroe
People smugglers plot to find chinks in a Shorten government's armour
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Bill Shorten

People smugglers plot to find chinks in a Shorten government's armour

Bill Shorten says his government would erect a "ring of steel" around Australia, but the people smugglers are preparing to recommence their trade.

  • by Michael Bachelard and James Massola
Government prepares to remove 300 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in first wave of transfers
Bill Shorten

Government prepares to remove 300 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru in first wave of transfers

Divisive new law has sparked a political storm over the risk of a resumption in boat arrivals.

  • by David Crowe and David Wroe