Live: Detention centre to reopen as refugee bill ignites political warfare

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Live: Detention centre to reopen as refugee bill ignites political warfare

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By political reporter

Henry Belot

Updated

February 13, 2019 11:13:49

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the Christmas Island immigration centre will reopen, as border protection shapes as a key battleground ahead of this year’s federal election.

The PM’s announcement came as the refugee medevac bill that delivered the Federal Government a historic loss was passed into law by the Senate.

The Coalition claims the new law, which will let sick refugees come to Australia, will restart the people-smuggling trade.

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February 13, 2019 09:53:22

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