From high staff turn-overs to filling the appeals tribunal with political allies, the Home Affairs department needs to clean its mess.
Australia already has an extensive suite of anti-terrorism legislation, and the government hasn’t clarified what gap, if any, this new bill would fill.
Australia is proposing some of the toughest citizenship stripping laws in the world as it steps up efforts to curb extremist attacks - but the proposed law could run into significant legal hurdles.
Australia's Migration Act allows for ministerial discretion in cases such as the controversial granting of tourist visas to four au pairs - but there remain questions around responsible government.
Depending on who you are, you could face a longer wait for citizenship in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK, writes Sangeetha Pillai.
Health Minister Peter Dutton has officially opened the $140 million state-of-the-art redevelopment of the Wallace Wurth Building, home to UNSW Medicine and The Kirby Institute.