Julian Moti is appointed as the Attorney-General of the Solomon Islands despite being wanted in Australia on child sex charges.
- AAP via News Limited
- The Solomon Islands government rejects an extradition request by Australia for Attorney-General Julian Moti to face child-sex charges.
- Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Michael Somare disbands an inquiry into the extradition of Julian Moti to the Solomon Islands to avoid extradition to Australia.
- Manasseh Sogavare, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, accuses Australia of "heavy-handed" interference in his country's domestic affairs.
- Australia and East Timor settle a dispute between the two countries in the Timor Sea.
- The search for three members of the United States Marines Corps lost in a MV-22 Osprey crash in Shoalwater Bay in the Australian state of Queensland is called off.
- Searches are underway for three members of the United States Marine Corps missing after a MV-22 Osprey crashed off the coast of the Australian state of Queensland. Twenty three of the twenty six people on board have been rescued.
- A farewell ceremony in Honiara ends the 14 year RAMSI mission in the Solomon Islands.
- An Imam in Australia who married a 14 year old to a 34 year old will not face jail time despite conviction. [http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/imam-marries-14-year-old-10661681 ("Daily Mirror") ]
- Australia agrees to pay AUS$70 million in compensation to 1,905 people who have been detained on Manus Island since 2012, so avoiding a public trial against the government and the Transfield and G4S private companies for the detainees' degrading and cruel treatment.
- Rare specimens of daisies from the 1850s originally held in the National Museum of Natural History in Paris were reportedly destroyed by Australia in March allegedly due to incomplete paperwork.