6 Dec 2023

Australia: Detention disaster, French deal, rates relief

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 6 December 2023
Anthony Albanese

Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Susie to talk about the government needing to ram legislation through Parliament to set up a regime of re-arresting foreign citizens convicted of serious violent or sex offences beyond their sentence, in response to a High Court ruling invalidating indefinite immigration detention.

The government had been under massive pressure from the Opposition over the issue.

Meanwhile it's all l'amour again between Australia and France with a new defence cooperation deal that will see each country able to access the other's military bases.

And there's been some relief from continuous interest rate rises.

Karen Middleton is chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper