NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione says he would need a "heck of a lot of convincing" before he would ever consider an Operation Fortitude-like visa crackdown on the streets of Sydney.
Nicole Hasham The Abbott government has been urged to cut funding to Nauru after the New Zealand government suspended $1.2 million allocated to the nation's judicial system due to concerns about civil rights abuses.
James Massola Australia's peak Jewish group has rounded on Prime Minister Tony Abbott for suggesting Islamic State are worse than the Nazis.
Nicole Hasham The New York Times has launched a blistering attack on the Abbott government's asylum seeker policies, urging European leaders not to follow suit.
David Wroe, John Garnaut Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has flagged the revival of controversial four-way naval drills with the United States, India and Japan in a clear signal Australia is pushing back against growing Chinese assertiveness towards its neighbours.
Liam Mannix The newspaper mogul tweets that Tony Abbott is still by 'far the best alternative' for a 'beautiful country ... with large problems'.
Latika Bourke Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo should urgently visit Australia to reset relations at the highest levels, a former Indonesian vice-foreign affairs minister says.
Mark Kenny Bill Shorten has moved to put the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement at centre-stage of the Canning byelection campaign while brushing off claims he is becoming politically isolated as a slew of Labor premiers and other senior figures back the plan.
Mark Kenny Tony Abbott never uses the words, Islamic State, or IS, or ISIS, or ISIL.
Heath Aston More than nine in ten domestic seafarers will lose their jobs if the Abbott government's plan to relax shipping regulations passes Parliament, research suggests.