Detainees in Sydney claim 300-400 people are protesting. Border Force continue to deny there is any mass hunger strike.
To hear Peter Dutton tell it, the real issue is "African crime gangs" in Victoria, but we hear there have been serious issues in Border Force since then -- perhaps should he stick to his knitting?
The Department of Immigration has declared war on fruits and vegetables, as visitors are no longer able to bring home-cooked meals or fresh produce to visit people in immigration detention. Freelance journalist Rebekah Holt reports.
In just the latest blow to staff morale, Border Force staff are facing the prospect of having mistakenly credited annual leave deducted from their wages.
We wonder how the wets will feel about genuflecting to Dutton.
One of the government's most senior bureaucrats is on leave while "a matter" is investigated.
The government, intelligence community, and police force have exaggerated Australia's terrorist threat to suit their own purposes, writes John Menadue, former head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
The government is attempting to establish the basis for collecting Australians' most personal data by stealth, having failed to do it by legislation, write Bernard Keane and Josh Taylor.
The department, meanwhile, has blamed “immense” political pressure and a huge workload for the problems, writes Mandarin journalist David Donaldson.