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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is giving evidence about the invasive searches of women, including 18 Australians, in Qatar on 2 October.
They have revealed that 10 flights were affected. Although Dfat knew it was multiple planes before that, it only found out it was 10 yesterday.
The Dfat secretary Frances Adamson was scathing:
Scott Morrison spoke about jobseeker yesterday, in question time.
I’ve been pretty clear, and lent into it pretty heavily, that people can expect the Covid supplement to be going forward beyond the end of this year.
The precise level and the arrangements that will sit around that are matters that the government is considering now,and we will be doing so over the next couple of weeks.
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