Good morning, early birds. Border Force has apologised for the case of "human error" which lead to refugee Hakeem al-Araibi being detained in Thailand, and Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he had "no idea" a travel company paid for his holiday flights after winning tender from the federal government. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
Hakeem did not walk into Melbourne's international terminal alone yesterday, and it wasn't just Craig Foster by his side.
Good morning, early birds. Freed Bahraini refugee Hakeem al-Araibi is expected to be home in Australia within hours, and Bill Shorten faces the year's first parliamentary sitting day having backflipped on support for medical transfer legislation. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
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.
Good morning, early birds. Coalition MP Jason Falinski is under fire for using the franking credits inquiry to raise funds for the Liberal Party, and Australia rejects Thailand's claim that it issued a red notice for detained refugee Hakeem al-Araibi. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.