It may take up to a year for the US to process and accept the remainder of the refugees under the agreement.
Michael Koziol, Immigration reporter Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull welcomed the "good news" and thanked US President Donald Trump for his co-operation.
Nick O'Malley, Senior writer As an importer Australia came in behind the United States, Canada, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Germany, but ahead of Iraq, France, the Netherlands and Britain.
Adam Gartrell, Health Correspondent Same-sex marriage could help prevent up to 3000 teenage suicide attempts every year, according to five of Australia's most respected mental health groups.
Latika Bourke London: Roger Corbett has likened homosexuality to the difference between a black and a white man in arguing against marriage equality but leading 'Yes' campaigner and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says he wishes the former Woolworths boss would "talk a bit more".
Alexandra Back The owner of the company Captain David Wood worked for has given evidence at the inquest into the pilot's death.
Peter Hannam Pollution of wetlands adjacent to Adani's main coal export port in Queensland is proof the Indian-owned company can't be trusted to operate a much larger operation should the Galilee Basin ever be opened up to mines, environmental groups said.
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Noel Towell Government confirms jail time for 'improperly inducing' a patient to seek death, as Health Minister breaks down over mother's death.
Peter Hannam Australia has more than 22,000 sites around the country that could be suitable for pumped hydro storage, according to a study by the Australian National University.