Sam Dastyari rubbed his eyes and choked back tears as he described the damage his dealings with Chinese political donors have had on his young family.
Refugees and asylum seekers marooned on Manus Island are at grave risk of an impending mental health crisis, a coalition of humanitarian agencies is warning Australia's political leaders.
Malcolm Turnbull has rejected concerns that some federal MPs won't voluntarily declare their foreign citizenship status to parliament.
Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas says it's no longer possible to restore services to the Manus Island detention centre, urging its inhabitants to leave.
Cabinet minister Josh Frydenberg has dismissed as "absurd" speculation he is a dual citizen, saying his family were stateless when they arrived from Hungary after World War II.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is blaming advocates and the Greens for the ongoing Manus Island stand-off as detainees at the mothballed centre dig holes in search of water.