Labor's rushed 'emergency' immigration laws labelled 'undemocratic, botched'

Miriam Webber
Justine Landis-Hanley
Updated March 26 2024 - 6:43pm, first published 1:35pm

The Coalition will decide on Wednesday whether to pass "rushed" laws bolstering powers to deport and detain non-citizens, following a last-minute Senate committee hearing with Home Affairs officials on Tuesday night.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

I report on the public service and politics for the Canberra Times. Reach me at

Justine Landis-Hanley

Justine Landis-Hanley

Federal politics and public sector reporter

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter at The Canberra Times, with an interest in integrity, regulation, and social services. Contact me with tips and feedback at

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