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The authenticity factor: voters know PM is fair dinkum about boats
2019-02-16
Whether or not people agree with Scott Morrison, they don't doubt his sincerity on border protection. It might bring back some drifting Coalition voters.
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'Won't get through me': PM warns people smugglers will 'have a crack' under Labor
2019-02-16
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has attempted to contrast the government and Labor's stance on border security amid fears of an increase in boats.
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Indonesian people smuggler gives dire warning about boat people influx in the wake of medevac bill
2019-02-16
The Labor-back laws narrowly passed this week would allow medical transfers to the mainland for asylum seekers being held at the two detention centres at Manus Island and Nauru.
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Scott Morrison says people smugglers will ‘have a crack’ if Labor is elected
2019-02-16
Bill Shorten dismisses PM’s comments, saying it’s possible to have strong borders and treat people humanely The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has sent out a fresh message on border security, saying “people smugglers know they won’t get through me and Peter …
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One man dies in single-vehicle accident in Chautauqua County
2019-02-16
Another man, his brother, was extricated from the vehicle and taken to a hospital in Erie, Pa.
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Wren's week: Abbott's fantasy world, Wilson's corruption and Medevac
2019-02-15
This week, John Wren catches up on Tony Abbott, gives us the details on Tim Wilson's corruption and also the Medevac Bill passing. read now...
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"Nothing Happening at GITMO," Just One of the Biggest Cases in the History of the United States, Analysis & Opinion & What Follows: Capt. Dave Bertrand, Ret.
2019-02-15
So….all the rhetoric from Trump, during the campaign about going after the Deep State is happening, while dis-information YouTubers are trying to profit from sensationalism, the truth of the matter is simple….Trump re-authorized and updated the NDAA section o…
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Asylum seekers in PNG hospital hope medevac bill takes them to Australia
2019-02-15
Asylum seekers in a Port Moresby hospital fear being discharged and losing what they see as a chance of settlement in Australia, after the medical evacuations legislation passed this week.
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VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on reopening Christmas Island and One Nation's shenanigans
2019-02-15
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan talk about the week in politics.
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PRESS GALLERY SKETCH: No questions on Closing the Gap
2019-02-15
Out of all the questions asked during Question Time, pressing issues concerning Indigenous Australians were overlooked. read now...
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Analysis: Why Scott Morrison is 'reopening' Christmas Island's asylum detention facilities
2019-02-14
The Morrison Government is attempting to turn Labor's support for the medevac legislation into a mini "Tampa" crisis, while stalling the push for another royal commission, writes Michelle Grattan.
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Coalition filibuster caps off chaotic first week of parliament
2019-02-14
Good morning, early birds. A Coalition filibuster has marked a new record for longest parliamentary question time, and documents reveal that Home Affairs sought to exempt Paladin from FOI laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods. The post Coalit…
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Grattan on Friday: What does “reopening” Christmas Island actually mean and why do it?
2019-02-14
If the government really intends to “reopen” Christmas Island in any major way, it could find itself spending a lot of money there on few if any people.
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What is Wrong with the New Army Combat Fitness Test and Why it is Important to Fix it Now
2019-02-14
What is Wrong with the New Army Combat Fitness Test and Why it is Important to Fix it Now SWJED Thu, 02/14/2019 - 1:03am The ACFT is a bold step in the right direction but doesn’t go far enough in the areas of pragmatism and its use as a cultural node for the…
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A refugee law expert on a week of 'reckless' rhetoric and a new way to process asylum seeker claims
2019-02-14
Today on Trust Me, I'm An Expert, a refugee legal expert busts myths about how proposed medical transfer rules would work, and described some of this week's border security rhetoric as 'reckless'.
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A refugee legal expert on a week of 'reckless' rhetoric and a new way to process asylum seeker claims
2019-02-14
Today on Trust Me, I'm An Expert, a refugee legal expert busts myths about how proposed medical transfer rules would work, and described some of this week's border security rhetoric as 'reckless'.
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PRESS GALLERY SKETCH: The Medevac Bill and Banking Royal Commission
2019-02-14
Canberra correspondent John Passant reports on the details of the two biggest parliamentary topics to happen this week. read now...
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Labor stands firm on 'humane treatment' of sick refugees under Coalition pressure
2019-02-14
Bill Shorten rejects claims that Labor's support for changes to the so-called medevac bill will encourage increased people smuggling activity.
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Nauru, Manus and why we need the medevac bill – Australian politics live podcast
2019-02-14
As the government continues to frame the passing of the medical evacuation bill as a national security issue, we look at why this legislation is needed to save lives on Nauru and Manus Island. Kon Karapanagiotidis, chief executive of the Asylum Seeker Resourc…
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Medevac Bill passing set to save lives
2019-02-14
The passing of the Medevac Bill shows a rare display of parliamentary compassion towards human lives, writes Jade Manson. read now...
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