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


Alcohol limited in Australian town due to violence

An outback Australian town has re-imposed a controversial policy directed at Aboriginal communities that restricts the sale of alcohol.

January 25, 2023 7:29 am


Morrison endures the Robodebt witness box

Scott Morrison will forever be known as “the bulldozer”, and he lived up to his self-description at the Robodebt royal commission this week.

December 16, 2022 1:00 pm


Climate activist's jailing ignites row in Australia

For 28 minutes in April, Deanna “Violet” Coco blocked a single lane of rush hour traffic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, calling for greater action on climate change.

December 9, 2022 5:35 am


Cruise ship with 800 COVID-positive passengers docks in Sydney

A cruise ship with hundreds of COVID-positive passengers docked in Sydney, Australia, after being hit by a wave of infections.

November 14, 2022 9:17 am


Toyah Cordingley: Will reward help find her killer?

A long, beautiful stretch of sand in Australia’s tropical far north, Wangetti Beach, was Toyah Cordingley’s favourite beach.

November 12, 2022 9:45 am


Australian man killed by kangaroo he kept as pet

An Australian man has died after being attacked by a kangaroo he had been keeping as a pet, police say.

September 13, 2022 3:20 pm


Australia: Permanent migration cap raised for first time in decade

Australia is raising its cap on permanent migration for the first time in a decade to help fill massive workforce shortages.

September 2, 2022 6:58 pm


Massive Sydney drug bust sees 750kg of meth seized

Three men are accused of being part of a criminal syndicate that imported almost 750 kilograms of methamphetamine in shipping containers into Sydney.

August 18, 2022 1:00 pm

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