Australian ruling party defeated in Parliament on refugees
Posted by ROD McGUIRK on 12th February 2019
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This article was originally published on THE WASHINGTON TIMES

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s ruling party suffered a rare defeat in Parliament on Tuesday after the opposition joined minor parties and independent lawmakers in passing a bill that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government argues that the bill, passed …