A new ''biometric'' identification system designed to thwart the use of false passports by terrorists such as Khaled Sharrouf will be introduced to airports around the country.
Jane Lee Can the Australian government legally hold people on a ship while organising to take them somewhere else?
Matthew Knott Lawyers representing more than 150 Tamil asylum seekers say they will use a High Court hearing to try to quash any attempts to return them to India.
Lucy Cormack Glenn McGrath has responded to a barrage of social media criticism after he and Brett Lee were dragged into a row over a deal the government made with India over 157 asylum seekers.
Kirsty Needham Tamil asylum seekers sent to Nauru by the Australian government had only recently arrived in India and had no work, schooling or residency rights there, lawyers claim.
Michael Gordon, Ben Doherty and Sarah Whyte More than 150 asylum seekers, including about 40 children, face living in limbo on the high seas in an Australian customs vessel for weeks, while their fate is decided in the High Court.
Sarah Whyte The High Court challenge on behalf of more than 150 asylum seekers being held on an Australian customs ship on the high seas will resume on Friday.
Ben Doherty, Heath Aston and Jason Koutsoukis Tamil asylum seekers believed to have been intercepted on a stricken fishing vessel off Christmas Island might be forcibly returned directly to south Asia by the Australian government.
Sarah Whyte The Abbott government has created a hub of 37 communication and social media specialists to monitor social media and offer strategic communications advice costing taxpayers almost $4.3 million a year.
Nick Ralston Brother of Australia's Customs boss escapes criminal conviction after he confessed to lying to an inquiry investigating corruption at Sydney airport.
Rachel Kleinman Almost a year after they came into effect, have Australia's tough new tobacco packaging laws had an impact on smoking rates?
Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien and David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships unless there is a threat to their lives, as a standoff between the countries continued off Java on Friday...
David Wroe An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Nick McKenzie From the sky, the Friday freedom was just one of dozens of dots moving across a vast expanse of blue.
Adam Carey The Australian navy has reportedly intercepted a boat filled with asylum seekers in waters north of the Northern Territory coastline.
Andrew Darby Activist ships were clinging grimly to the wake of the Japanese factory ship, Nisshin Maru, after it was caught butchering minke whales in the Antarctic.
David Wroe Australia's turning back of at least one asylum-seeker boat to Indonesia has sparked political anger in Jakarta, with senior politicians warning it could further damage the already fraught...
Michael Bachelard Sri Lankan refugee Nimal is coming to Australia. This may not seem a newsworthy event, except that, in 2009 and 2010 this man played a leading role in one of the most extraordinary events in the...
Andrew Darby Japanese whaling ships launched a mission to break a conservationist hold on their Antarctic hunt on Sunday, almost shaking their key factory ship free.
Noel Towell Hundreds of Australian Customs officers are facing the sack after the Abbott government refused to give the department permission to run a $30 million budget deficit.