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Australia is to reopen a controversial detention camp on Christmas Island , the country’s prime minister has said. Scott Morrison announced the decision after Australia’s parliament passed legislation giving sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals. A security committee of his cabinet agreed to reopen the camp on the advice of senior security officials, he said. WE’LL TELL YOU WHAT’S TRUE. YOU CAN FORM YOUR OWN VIEW. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now. “We have approved putting in place the re-opening of the Christmas Island detention facilities, both to deal with the prospect of arrivals as well as dealing with the prospect of transfers", he told reporters. Full story

21 July