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If you’re just tuning in to #auspol, let me catch you up on the high-stakes poker game the Govt and Opp have going here:

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Coalition has a choice: prevent Labor & x-bench amended bill that would get #kidsoffnauru from reaching the Reps for a vote (which it would likely lose) – but in doing so also prevent final passage of #aabill (#encryption).
At the moment, parliamentary procedures are being used in Senate by Coalition, Bernardi & Hanson to delay getting to point where #kidsoffnauru amendments are voted on. Some filibustering going on, though Senate President is trying to curtail it.
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Manoeuvering in the parliament this morning is all about timing…..

Here’s an explanation of what’s going on. Stay with me:
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#Encryption bill: Govt & Opp agreed to a plan to pass bill unamended through Reps, amend in Senate once Labor double-checked them, then back to Reps to sign off on changes.
Nauru: Senate expected to agree to amendments to a migration-related bill that would mirror the Phelps #kidsoffnauru bill details, which would then need to go to Reps for a vote, too.
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Australians who fought for #KidsOffNauru, I humbly suggest you consider the following in your next moves. Thread.
1. They're being moved to another prison - see this testimony from @femmocollective. I've visited detention centers, she is right. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
2. We can't rely on a perception of children as innocent victims. This tends to leaves untouched the perception that adult asylum seekers are criminals. Many Australians who support getting #KidsOffNauru still want asylum seekers to be punished.
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