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Government foreshadows border protection announcements in the wake of historic loss in Parliament

February 13, 2019 / Melissa Clarke

The Federal Government is gearing up for an election fight on border protection after its historic defeat on the floor of Parliament over medical care for asylum seekers. The Coalition is preparing to beef up border protection measures in response, foreshadowing announcements to be made in coming days. For the first time since 1941, the Government lost a vote on its own legislation after Labor teamed up with the crossbench to pass amendments on the asylum seeker policy.