Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten are preparing to pitch their contrasting visions of Australia’s future ahead of the federal election in two days’ time.
Asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru considered to be of “adverse character” will be sent to a reopened Christmas Island facility if they try to come to Australia under new medical evacuation laws.
Scott Morrison is ramping up border security patrols and reopening Christmas Island after federal parliament passed new laws fast-tracking medical evacuations for asylum seekers.
Scott Morrison has vowed to ignore the results of a vote on a “stupid” bill giving doctors the final say on evacuating sick asylum seekers from offshore detention.
Australian lawyers are afraid petty criminals and people participating in religious festivals could be rendered stateless under citizenship law changes aimed at homegrown terrorists.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggests it is time to “rediscover” Captain James Cook because he gets “a bit of a bad show”.