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.
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".
Noel Towell Government confirms jail time for 'improperly inducing' a patient to seek death, as Health Minister breaks down over mother's death.
Nassim Khadem BHP Billiton is willing to head to court to fight the Australian Taxation Office on a more than $1 billion tax bill over its Singapore marketing hub that's growing by the day.
Stephanie Peatling Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has rebuked Tony Abbott after he threatened to cross the floor of Parliament if any kind of clean energy target was pursued by the Turnbull government.
David Wroe, National Security Correspondent One of the United States' most senior retired military officers has warned during a visit to Australia that North Korea will not wind back its nuclear program.
Mark Kenny and Michael Koziol "If the people have spoken against it, we won't be proposing it at the next election I can assure you," Mr Turnbull said.
Andrew Taylor Tony Abbott has criticised the Turnbull government's energy policy during an interview with Alan Jones and Peta Credlin.