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Scott Morrison prepared to accept New Zealand refugee offer 'if lifetime ban law passed'

Scott Morrison prepared to accept New Zealand refugee offer 'if lifetime ban law passed'

The offer is conditional on the Senate passing a long-stalled bill to ensure no one on Manus Island or Nauru ever comes to Australia.

  • by Michael Koziol

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Prosecution of Roman Quaedvlieg's girlfriend is 'nitpicky', says lawyer
Australian Border Force

Prosecution of Roman Quaedvlieg's girlfriend is 'nitpicky', says lawyer

Sarah Rogers, the girlfriend of sacked ABF boss Roman Quaedvlieg, is charged with misleading a corruption probe.

  • by Angus Thompson
Future generations would pay for heavy cuts to immigration, researcher warns
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Immigration

Future generations would pay for heavy cuts to immigration, researcher warns

A halt to migration would deprive the country of up to 6.8 million workers by 2050 while scaling back economic growth, warns a new assessment

  • by David Crowe
Immigration secrecy, paranoia, suspicion and hostility needs to stop
Opinion
Opinion

Immigration secrecy, paranoia, suspicion and hostility needs to stop

An Indigenous man who was detained and had his permanent residency visa cancelled has been released from detention, but how many others are still there?

  • by Paul Malone
After 10 years, the notorious Christmas Island detention centre has quietly closed
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Asylum seekers

After 10 years, the notorious Christmas Island detention centre has quietly closed

Built by John Howard but first used by Kevin Rudd, the facility is an emblem of Australia's approach to asylum seekers.

  • by Michael Koziol
Labor MPs to mobilise on concentration of power with Home Affairs minister
Peter Dutton

Labor MPs to mobilise on concentration of power with Home Affairs minister

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has signalled a Labor government would not make "change for change's sake".

  • by Fergus Hunter
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'Five Eyes' and tech giants closely watch Australia's spyware bill
Peter Dutton

'Five Eyes' and tech giants closely watch Australia's spyware bill

Stephen Nicolson was jailed for 14 months for refusing to hand over his Facebook password to UK police. He had been convicted under laws which Australia is now emulating with legislation introduced to parliament last month.

  • by Colin Kruger
Crossbench disquiet grows over 'draconian' spyware bill
Peter Dutton

Crossbench disquiet grows over 'draconian' spyware bill

Disquiet is growing on the cross bench with the government's new cyber security bill.

  • by Colin Kruger
Spyware on phone fears as Dutton pushes new security laws
Telecommunications

Spyware on phone fears as Dutton pushes new security laws

A push to compel telcos to install spyware on people's phones under new security plans could be "severely damaging" to cybersecurity, industry warns.

  • by Colin Kruger
'Deeply concerned': Labor wants to tap the brakes on landmark encryption legislation
Peter Dutton

'Deeply concerned': Labor wants to tap the brakes on landmark encryption legislation

Privacy advocates and tech experts have sounded the alarm over the legislation handing law enforcement new powers.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Did Rupert Murdoch really go after Malcolm Turnbull?
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Did Rupert Murdoch really go after Malcolm Turnbull?

Those who know the mogul have widely different views on whether he would have directed the leadership spill from afar

  • by Jennifer Duke