Government to be grilled over awarding of Manus Island security contracts

Labor and the crossbench plan to zero in on the awarding of contracts for security services on Manus Island, amid revelations more than $420 million is going to a relatively unknown company that was registered to a beach shack on Kangaroo Island.

Amid the cacophony of Parliament’s dying days, two things were overlooked

As the Morrison Government attempted to turn defeat in the Parliament into a political victory this week, two major developments in the policy and politics of border protection were largely overlooked, writes Laura Tingle.