The head of Australia’s health department believes it is unlikely international borders will substantially reopen this year, even if most people are vaccinated against coronavirus.
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.
Australian Federal Police believe evidence may have been destroyed in relation to media leaks about union raids.
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.