Labor calls for debate on involvement in Syria and Iraq – politics live

  • Kevin Andrews has been helpful, suggesting the government should push the United States to put troops on the ground in Syria. Two senior government members, treasurer Scott Morrison and innovation minister Christopher Pyne, have pointed out that Australia is hardly going to go at it alone. Pyne added that no one (that means Kevin) suggested such a thing the last two years (when Andrews was in cabinet).
  • United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon has asked Malcolm Turnbull to reconsider the government’s asylum seeker policies and “share responsibilities”.
  • Labor wants to debate the government’s strategy on Syria and Iraq but the Coalition won’t come at it.
  • Bob Katter wants to criminalise paparazzi taking pictures of celebrities kids.