'Labor failed': Morrison boasts of political survival as Shorten says team ready to govern

Opposition leader says Labor made ‘sensible compromise’ on encryption laws

Scott Morrison has boasted that Labor’s attempt to destabilise the government over refugees “failed” as Bill Shorten concluded the parliamentary year by declaring his team was “emerging as an alternative government”.

After a torrid final sitting day in which a push by opposition parties to mandate medical transfers from offshore detention became intertwined with bipartisan encryption legislation, Morrison claimed victory after avoiding what would have been the first government defeat on a substantive vote in the lower house in 90 years.

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Source: The Guardian
'Labor failed': Morrison boasts of political survival as Shorten says team ready to govern