Major General Craig Furini becomes the fourth commander of operations aimed at preventing asylum seekers reaching Australia.
The former prime Minister reveals Chinese officials complained about media coverage last week. He's also called for a rational debate about population, without accusations of racism.
An Indian man in custody since March accused of smuggling a group of fake journalists into Australia has had all charges dropped and is being released, but still faces deportation.
After years spent tightening the migration program, the Government is now encouraging semi-skilled migrants to move to Australia's regions.
A massive increase in Chinese nationals arriving on temporary migrant visas, in particular international students, are driving soaring refugee claims, experts say.
"It shouldn't be done for private profit," Labor's immigration spokesman says, as the party reveals it would ditch plans to offload Australia's visa processing system to the private sector, potentially worth more than $3 billion to the winning company.
A hearing will determine whether former Bahraini national soccer team player Hakeem AlAraibi, who has refugee status in Australia, will be deported back to Bahrain despite his fears of being tortured and killed.
Sayed Rabbani fled Afghanistan as a young boy in 2001. He spent his teenage years in refugee camps before being granted asylum in Australia. Now he says every moment children are kept on Nauru causes more suffering, which will haunt them for the rest of their lives.