The result of the Australian federal election on 2 July hangs in the balance, with the results in six seats unlikely to be determined until Tuesday. The Greens have called for an end to offshore processing in exchange for their support in the case of a hung parliament. However, Greens leader Richard Di Natale appeared to leave the door open to negotiating with the major parties on this issue during a media conference later in the week.
The ABC reported allegations of widespread corruption in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Former immigration official Joseph Petyanszki claimed crime syndicates and people smugglers are involved in widespread rorting of Australia's work and student visa programs.
Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama has called on Australia to increase its refugee intake in the face of increasing numbers of displaced people worldwide.