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The federal Labor backbencher Melissa Parke says she won't support an asylum seeker deal with Malaysia which would see unaccompanied children sent away from Australia. The Immigration Minister says the fate of such children would be decided on a case by case basis, but Ms Parke says Australia would breach UN conventions if unaccompanied minors were part of the deal. A parliamentary inquiry is also on Christmas Island... Source: abc.net.au
Britons were earlier this week frustrated as they waited for a gold medal. Now Australian sports fans are beginning to wonder when Australia will see its first individual gold. In the teams sports there were wins overnight in basketball and hockey preliminary games, but in cycling and on the water Australian athletes in finals came up short in their quest to win gold.