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Scott Morrison signals he might reopen the Christmas Island detention centre, closed in October 2018. AAP

Morrison may reopen the Christmas Island detention centre

Morrison told a news conference cabinet's national security committee had met early Tuesday to discuss the contingency planning already in train in anticipation of the bill's passage.
Morrison says the government has shown “the mettle to make the right calls on our nation’s security”. Stefan Postles/AAP

Morrison promises $78 million for combatting domestic violence

The money includes $60 million - over the next three years - in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.
The Prime Minister has been anxious over the last two days to hose down talk that a government defeat on the bill could lead to an election. Rob Blakers/AAP

Morrison plays scare card on medical transfer bill

Morrison declares the amendments, based on a proposal from independent Kerryn Phelps, would leave the government powerless to stop the entry of a paedophile, rapist or murderer.
In his letter Shorten said he noted that “government has agreed to some important legislative changes” arising from the commission. Rob Blakers/AAP

Shorten: we should legislate on Hayne recommendations before election

In a letter to Morrison, Shorten said both houses should be recalled on March 5-7 and March 12-14. The sitting calendar has only 10 sitting days before the election.
The goal of every public appearance or interview by a politician is to “stay on message”. In itself, it’s not a malign tactic but the constant repetition of the same messages without answering questions can be a form of obfuscation. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

The vomit principle, the dead bat, the freeze: how political spin doctors’ tactics aim to shape the news

Any good political spin doctor employs a range of overt and covert tactics to get their message across. Here are some of the most common ones.

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