The PM has decided to pull his immigration bill from the Senate.
Howard has realised that his Bill will not be passed and that to save face he will remove it from consideration. Great news that this odious proposal will not become law, but perhaps a bit of a pity that the Senate didn't get to perform its function.
I wonder how the five* brave coalition members in the House of Representatives feel - after all if John Howard were really the political genius he is usually credited with being he would have pulled the Bill once he saw Marise Payne's Senate committee's report.
* Technically there were three truly brave coalition members and two honourable mentions.