Australia PM rallies support for Indigenous referendum as early voting starts

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he would focus on having one-on-one conversations with Australians to rally support for the Indigenous referendum, as early voting began in some parts of the country.

October 3, 2023 10:27 am


Australia swelters through 'scorching' heat lifting bushfire risk

Australia’s southeast on Sunday sweltered in a heat wave that raised the risk of bushfires and led authorities to issue fire bans for large swathes of New South Wales state.

October 1, 2023 2:35 pm


Australia's Qantas flags hit from higher fuel prices

Australia’s Qantas Airways (QAN.AX) said on Monday higher fuel prices were expected to drive its fuel bill higher by about A$200 million ($128.80 million) in the first half of financial year 2024.

September 25, 2023 4:40 pm


More than half of Australians oppose Indigenous panel in constitution, poll shows

More than half of Australians would reject the inclusion of an Indigenous advisory panel in the constitution, a newspaper poll showed on Monday, as the government struggles to lift support for the landmark proposal ahead of a vote in about six weeks.

September 4, 2023 5:47 pm


Australia government to introduce bill barring 'wage theft' on Monday

Australia’s Labor government will introduce legislation to close “loopholes” in workplace law, a move opposed by employer groups fearing higher costs, when parliament returns on Monday.

September 3, 2023 1:29 pm


Witness to brutal murder in Manus

The roommate of a refugee bludgeoned to death by guards and other local contractors in an Australian-run detention centre on Manus Island nine years ago, will not stop in his fight for justice.

August 18, 2023 3:38 pm


Australian aircrew identified

Australia’s army chief released the names of four aircrew feared killed when an Australian Defence Force helicopter crashed into the ocean off the coast of Queensland.

July 30, 2023 6:21 pm


Australian commodities exports surge to record $300 billion

Australian resource and energy exports climbed 9% to a record A$460 billion ($300 billion) in the financial year just ended, but are forecast to slide over the next two years as some energy prices have dropped back to levels last seen before Russia invaded Ukraine.

July 3, 2023 9:40 am


Australia welcomes US-Papua New Guinea defence pact

The Australian government welcomed a defence cooperation agreement between its closest neighbour Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the U.S.

May 23, 2023 3:24 pm


Hybrid solar eclipse draws thousands to remote Australian town

A rare hybrid solar eclipse over a remote town on Australia’s west coast drew thousands on Thursday to witness the event.

April 21, 2023 12:03 pm


Australia govt introduces Indigenous referendum bill in parliament

The Australian government on Thursday took the first formal step towards holding a referendum to recognise Indigenous people in the constitution and set up an Indigenous “Voice to Parliament” to advise lawmakers on matters that impact their lives.

March 31, 2023 2:59 pm


Australia's iron ore giants face earnings, dividend plunge

Australia’s iron ore giants BHP Group, Rio Tinto and Fortescue are set to report a steep drop in their earnings, which is set to compress their payouts to shareholders after China’s COVID lockdown drove down iron ore prices.

February 14, 2023 4:33 pm

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