Morrison and Shorten locked in stand-off over medical transfers bill

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Labor yet to take up government offer of security briefing but goes on offensive over leak of classified advice

Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten remain locked in a stand-off over border protection, with Labor yet to take up a government offer of a security briefing, and with the home affairs minister having to correct a statement about the Labor leader’s contact with officials.

Labor has also gone on the offensive over a leak of a classified briefing with input from security agencies, reportedly about the negative implications of the crossbench medical transfers bill for Operation Sovereign Borders.

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