Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister has made plain the country will only re-settle ''some'' asylum seekers whose refugee claims are recognised, insisting other countries in the region should ''carry the same burden as we do''.
Models of the ocean currents where the suspected Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 debris was spotted show the objects may have originated 500 kilometres to the south-west.
NSW Labor powerbroker Sam Dastyari is set to lash his own party's asylum-seeker policies and predict Australians will one day be as embarrassed by offshore processing as they are by the White Australia policy.
A tax office-backed Federal Court action to recover at least $1 million in unpaid tax from allegedly corrupt building industry figure George Alex has exposed his dealings with crime figures and union officials.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been recouping millions of dollars it overpaid to clients.
The Catholic Church's insurer insisted on being "kept in the loop" in the John Ellis case after lawyers expressed concern at Cardinal George Pell's "tooth and nail" approach, according to evidence at the child sex abuse royal commission.
China will boost into the hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 by sending as many as seven warships to the search area, even as Prime Minister Tony Abbott sought to rein in expectations of a quick result.
Executives at Network Ten claim veteran programmer John Stephens was ''clear-headed and resolute'' in his decision to join the struggling television network after he claimed he had been under the influence of medication when signing the contract.
The first of five aircraft sent out to the southern Indian Ocean where debris has been spotted on satellite imagery has reported no sightings of the elusive objects despite favourable weather, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says.
British sailor Tony Bullimore could claim better than anyone to know the wild southern Indian Ocean waters in which members of the air search team are hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.