For all the blood and guts hurled in Parliament this week, the question of how much real change has occurred in our treatment of asylum seekers is very murky, writes Laura Tingle.
Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi rejoins his Melbourne soccer team at a match for the first time since he was released from a Thai prison after an extradition ordeal lasting more than two months.
Jacinda Ardern escalates the dispute over criminal deportations, warning New Zealand has a dim of Australia deporting people who moved there as children and have no ties to NZ.
Attorney-General Christian Porter says the "terrible law" contains a loophole that will remove the Government's power to return asylum seekers to Manus Island and Nauru once they've received medical treatment in Australia.
Within days of Federal Parliament's historic vote making it easier for refugees and asylum seekers to get medical help in Australia, the Pacific nation creates new laws that ban referrals from online consultations.
Top bureaucrats defend the handling of a $422 million contract for security and other services on Manus Island, arguing Australia was forced to step in quickly after Papua New Guinea pulled out.