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Another border scare campaign to float Scott Morrison's boat

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14.02.2019

The infinitesimal likelihood of Scott Morrison being given another term in the Lodge has ironically been boosted by the historic defeat of his party, on the floor of Parliament, this week.

The Liberals’ chance of winning is still probably akin to me climbing 100 Mt Everests before breakfast tomorrow morning.

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The odds are massively higher for a dirty electoral fight, based on race.

The signs are already there. Christmas Island detention centre is to be reopened. We’ve been put on alert to expect a tsunami of new boat arrivals.

An urgent meeting of the National Security Committee has been held. And Operation Sovereign Borders will get a steroid shot.

Forget be alert. We now should be alarmed. That’s the message in the wake of the government losing a vote on a serious piece of legislation - the first time since 1941.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attacks Bill Shorten in Question Time. Credit:Dominic Lorrimer

It will be portrayed as Bill Shorten’s fault, driven by........

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