The Australian government may share liability for more than $1 billion in compensation claims by people illegally detained at the Manus Island detention centre, as it scrambles to prevent the collapse of a key plank in its offshore detention policy.
Louise Hall The colleague of slain environment officer Glen Turner has told how he pleaded in vain with gunman Ian Turnbull to put down his gun and let him seek medical help.
Kate Aubusson Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has ruled out sending people illegally detained at Manus Island detention centre to Christmas Island, leaving resettlement on Nauru one of few options left to the government.
James Massola Four MPs in the party's Left faction break ranks, calling for the 900 asylum seekers on Manus Island to be brought to Australia.
Emma Partridge Two former detectives charged with the same murder shared many a thing in Silverwater jail.
Megan Gorrey Accused killer Stephen James Boyd has been extradited to NSW to face allegations he murdered his former partner in Sydney's south.
Bianca Hall Australia ignored urgent pleas from its own medical experts to bring a refugee raped on Nauru to Australia for an abortion.
Adam Morton Malcolm Turnbull has used a memorial service for the victims of the Port Arthur massacre to promise to defend Australia's gun laws.
Anne Davies Barnaby Joyce and Trent Zimmerman are united on one issue: they want the Baird government to back off on forced amalgamations of councils.
Nicole Hasham The Australian government took 24 hours to medically evacuate an Iranian refugee who set himself alight on Wednesday, despite Immigration Minister Peter Dutton warning the man's outlook was "not good at all".