The Turnbull government is attempting to salvage Australia's $55 million Cambodia deal at a time when the country's leader, Hun Sen, has launched the worst crackdown on freedoms in recent memory.
Lindsay Murdoch is a three-time winner of the Walkley Award, Australia's top award for journalistic excellence. Lindsay is a former correspondent based in Singapore, Jakarta and Darwin. In 1999 he covered the tumultuous events in East Timor, and in 2003 he covered the Iraq war while embedded with US Marines.
The Turnbull government wants to downgrade United Nations monitoring of human rights in Myanmar.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has defended the level of support provided to a refugee sent to impoverished Cambodia from Nauru who fears he will die in the impoverished nation.
Political divisions are dragging country Canberra says is a safe for refuges towards a "dangerous tipping point", UN warns.
Philippines President Benigno Aquino said his country has "no capacity" to resettle refugees from Australia, adding his government was "challenged to meet the needs of its own people right now."
Cambodian officials say one of the refugees who arrived in Phnom Penh from Nauru in June has quit Cambodia and returned to Myanmar.
Australia's controversial $55 million agreement to send refugees from the tiny Pacific island of Nauru to impoverished Cambodia has hit another snag.