An operation involving the Australian Border Force that was to target potential visa fraudsters in the heart of Melbourne has been cancelled following a public backlash.
Nicole Hasham The Abbott government is under pressure to explain why the Australian Border Force ruined a complex police-led operation in Melbourne by implying people would be randomly stopped for visa checks.
Patrick Bartley As Dwayne Dunn navigated his way out of Flemington racecourse on Friday morning after a series of trials at the home of the Melbourne Cup the jockey confided that his narrow defeat in the Victorian jockeys premiership was a significant disappointment.
Jane Lee Border Force officials have a range of powers to enforce migration laws, but lawyers say such powers can only be exercised if the official has a reasonable suspicion someone has breached a migration offence.
Nick O'Malley Political strategists have been blindsided by the surging grassroots support for outsider candidates, writes Nick O'Malley.
Michael Gordon Tony Abbott has warned advocates of strong constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians that, if they go for everything they would like in the referendum question, they will "probably end up with a proposal that won't pass".
Lee Gaskin Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin says he will take a couple of weeks to decide whether he continues his playing future, but isn't dirty on the national selectors on being dropped from the Test side.
Mark Kenny No matter who decided it was a good idea for the freshly uniformed paramilitary types of the Australian Border Force to team up with police to randomly intercept citizens in Melbourne to undertake random visa checks this weekend, it is a very bad look for the Abbott government.
A Canberra man has been charged with identity theft after allegedly using a fake driver's licence.
Jesse Hogan Southern Stars veteran Alex Blackwell is not daunted by England's strong start to the Twenty20 component of the women's Ashes.