Scott Morrison

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Indonesia, with its market of 262 million people, is more important to Australia than many Australians realise.

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The Prime Minister's trip to Indonesia is to secure a free trade agreement with a vastly under-rated economic partner, says UNSW Business School's Tim Harcourt.

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The share market jumped after Scott Morrison won the leadership, and for once the jump seems to mean something.

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The 2018 federal budget announced by Scott Morrison may be based on sound economics, but it is largely mundane in most areas.

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Yes, the newly announced visas are prefereable to indefinite offshore detention. But this is not how humanitarian refugee protection is meant to work, write Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

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Retrograde provisions in a bill introduced this week by the Immigration Minister will have major consequences for asylum seekers entitled to Australia's protection, write Jane McAdam and Kerry Murphy.

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The fate of asylum seekers shouldn't be left in the hands of any one minister whose decisions can't be reviewed –that's why we need complementary protection legislation, writes Jane McAdam.

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Conclusions that asylum seekers are "illegal" and that they should come here in ''the right way'' might seem logical, but they are based on flawed premises, writes Jane McAdam.