The three-week stand-off at the Manus Island detention centre has been broken. Refugees and asylum seekers are reporting physical abuse and violent scenes by officials.
A national survey has uncovered the harsh reality for temporary workers in Australia. The survey has revealed widespread wage theft with the exploitation of backpackers and international workers in a variety of industries.
Angela Merkel’s future is unclear as talks of forming a new government have fallen flat, posing the question will there have to be a new election for Germany.
The Turnbull Government has put back the final sitting of the House of Representatives and threatened an extension, with promises to pass the same-sex marriage bill and resolve the dual-citizenship fiasco before Christmas.
Salim Mehajer, the colourful former deputy mayor of Sydney’s Auburn Council, has been charged with alleged AVO breaches after a car crash in Kingsgrove overnight.