Confronting images have helped change history before. Now an image of a drowned boy is opening the world's eyes to the global refugee crisis.
Nick Ralston 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.
Phillip Thomson, Emma Kelly, Alexandra Back and Katie Burgess The world's media have been clamouring to hear more of the merino from Mulligan's Flat that was found carrying a massive 40.45-kilogram fleece on its back.
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.