Despite bureaucrats' attempts to justify the appointment of the mysterious Paladin company to provide offshore processing services, plenty of questions remain about the scandal.
Home Affairs has failed to learn the lesson of previous contract debacles by letting controversial detention firm Paladin self-report with little risk of audit.
Hakeem did not walk into Melbourne's international terminal alone yesterday, and it wasn't just Craig Foster by his side.
This medivac bill is forcing a conversation about the purpose and logic of indefinite detention. But will the talk lead to real change?
Hakeem Al-Araibi is safe, but the episode gives little assurance to other refugees who want to travel safely outside of Australia.
DFAT made a deft diplomatic move in the debate around Thailand's detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, saving Thailand some face and allowing Australia some wriggle room.
It goes without saying that the crossbenchers are hugely important for next week's vote on medical evacuations. But where do they stand?
Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.