Christmas island, an Australian territory located on 380 km from Indonesia's Java island, was until 2012 the point of arrival of boats of undocumented migrants trying to seek asylum in the Oceanic country.
"This bill changes the response to medical emergencies in offshore detention on Manus Island and Nauru".
The Prime Minister has announced detention facilities on Christmas Island will be re-opened as contentious asylum seeker laws move through parliament.
The amendment, approved by the Senate on Wednesday, dealt a blow to the ruling conservative coalition which is trailing heavily in polls ahead of an election due in May.
"I think there's no question that people smugglers will be hearing very clearly that the policy in Australia has changed", he told ABC's 7.30 program.
He said this year's poll would again be a referendum on border protection, despite voters making their views on the issue "crystal clear" all those years ago, and again in 2013 when Labor was booted from office after Tony Abbott's "stop the boats" campaign.
Scott Morrison announced $78 million in fresh funding for families escaping domestic abuse, as part of a wider speech about domestic and global security.
The Australian government has suffered an historic defeat, losing a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1941.
Labor and the crossbenchers combined on Tuesday to win a series of 75-74 votes over the coalition government on a bill to give easier medical transfers to asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru.
According to media reports, security agencies also briefed the opposition leaderBill Shorten on the controversial bill's ramifications. Morrison had said that the bill would "take control from the government" and "unleash a world of woe".
"As well as giving in-principle support to the recommendations of the royal commission, a Shorten Labor government will fund a dedicated special prosecutor to bring corporate criminals to justice", he said.
"What we have done is got the balance right".
"You can have strong policies on the border but you can act with decency and humanity as well", said Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen. "We don't want the vile people smuggler trade in business, exploiting people's misery", Shorten said.
"[It] makes sure if there are people who are in genuine medical need, then they will receive that assistance".
"The priority for me having met with the general of Operation Sovereign Borders is to deal with the hard circumstance that Bill Shorten created", Dutton told Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television.
Cardi B's Grammy night was a grand one! The singer even defended Cardi B . after a fan called the "Money" rapper "trash". When a fan pointed out that the Academy invited his parents but didn't give him an award, Grande responded in agreement.
He had 53 career interceptions, seven of which he returned for TDs. "I was there 12 years but only three playoff games". Law's career spanned 15 seasons, with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Chiefs and Broncos.
Apple confirmed it's going to pay Grant's family in addition to making a gift of an undisclosed amount toward his education. On supported devices, simply open Settings - General - Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions.
This will be the 11th time the Patriots compete in the Super Bowl , and the third straight year they've contended for the title. Online betting site, Bodog has bets for what the Super Bowl champions will be served when they visit U.S.
It's also unclear how James drafted his team as the National Basketball Association didn't yet televise the event. During the player selection, LeBron made a decision to take Anthony Davis with his first pick in the second round.
They want to invade and intervene in Venezuela - they say, as they said then - in the name of democracy and freedom. He insisted that Venezuela is not facing a crisis, though during the news conference, the power went out twice.
NASA last heard from Opportunity on June 10, 2018, after a dust storm encircled the planet, blocking the rover's solar panels. With its mission is declared over, NASA will no longer issuing commands to Opportunity, leaving it on Mars for good.
Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley inexplicably headed a clearance back toward danger and Aguero pounced by shooting on the turn. The hat-trick was complete from the penalty spot after Sterling was brought down inside the Chelsea box in the second half.
So while Flacco is unlikely to bring a Super Bowl victory to Denver, the Broncos' move to bag him works as a domino effect. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Denver will send a mid-round draft pick to the Ravens in return for Flacco.
The nation's third-largest wireless carrier added a total of 2.4 million new subscribers in the fourth quarter. At $640 million - or $0.75 per share - T-Mobile profits still came in ahead of analyst expectations.
Since then Thomas and Meghan's half-sister Samantha have continued to speak critically of her to United Kingdom tabloids. How much longer must I say it?? "You watched me silently suffer at the hand of her vicious lies, I crumbled inside".
The fire is believed to have been caused by a short circuit but the evacuation was hampered by narrow corridors, panelled in wood. Satyendar Jain, Delhi's urban development minister said that the hotel will be investigated for building code violations.
Brown was charged in November for driving his black sports auto over 100 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone. What the Steelers end up doing with Brown could end up having some major ramifications on the receiver market.
But Grassley said he would support Barr's nomination, despite his reluctance to commit to releasing Mueller's findings. In his January 15 confirmation hearings, Barr vowed to allow the special counsel to finish his investigation.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the National Basketball Association trade call has not yet been completed. Shumpert is also a fashion guy - another reason why he should fit well with Chris Paul and James Harden .
Michael Conaway of Texas and Chris Stewart of Utah, confirmed the outcome of the vote, which took place behind closed doors. It is unclear if Mueller has since requested any other transcripts, or if he has already seen any of them.
Trump then offered his theory that the election of Hillary Clinton would've resulted in war between the nuclear powers. "Our hostages have come home , nuclear testing has stopped, and there has not been a missile launch in 15 months".