Your morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond.
Michael Koziol Peter Dutton concedes quid-pro-quo arrangement to take Central American refugees won't start until transfers begin from Manus Island and Nauru.
Heath Aston The highest income earners in Australia would be forced to pay a mandated minimum rate of tax under a policy proposal being pushed inside the Labor Party to counter the populist appeal of One Nation and potentially add $2.5 billion a year to the budget bottom line.
Latika Bourke Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has attacked the United Nations of bias on Israel, saying his government will never support "one-sided" resolutions like the one passed by two of Australia's closest allies the United States and New Zealand.
Michael Koziol Australian businessman Dick Smith has blamed immigrants for high house prices, claiming the "enormous population increase" is making young families unable to buy their first home.
Matthew Knott Universities are increasingly dependent on international student revenue to pump money into teaching and research.
Fergus Hunter, Tom McIlroy Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has reiterated his support for the introduction of four-year, fixed parliamentary terms following the preparation of legislation to bring about the constitutional change.
Lindsay Murdoch Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday arranged for his government to change laws that critics say will bulldoze what is left of Cambodia's opposition parties and political institutions.
Paul McGeough Only Donald Trump could turn the concept of the organ grinder and the monkey on its head.
Jewel Topsfield, Amilia Rosa Prosecutors have requested that Byron Bay woman Sara Connor be sentenced to eight years' jail for a group attack that led to the death of a Balinese police officer on Kuta beach last year.