| 13.02,19. 03:06 PM |
Detention centre to reopen, PM says, as Senate passes medevac law
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.