Australia government in historic vote loss

Australian Members of Parliament have passed a bill with an opposition amendment making it easier for sick refugees held offshore to be treated in the country.

This is the first time in decades a government has lost a vote on its own legislation in the lower house.

The move is a blow for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s minority government’s highly controversial immigration policy.

Australia has sent asylum seekers arriving by boat to detention centres in mauru and papua, new guinea

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