More than 150 rescued from floods in eastern Australia

Australian authorities on Saturday said 152 people had been rescued from floodwaters in the eastern state of New South Wales after torrential rains sparked warnings for residents to move to higher ground.

April 7, 2024 12:07 pm


Australia's north braces for Tropical Cyclone Megan

Residents in parts of Australia’s Northern Territory and Queensland state were urged on Sunday to prepare for a tropical cyclone that is forecast to make landfall in coming days.

March 17, 2024 4:23 pm


Australia PM vows to introduce bill to reshape tax cuts within weeks

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said his centre-left government would soon legislate changes to planned tax cuts.

January 27, 2024 11:23 am


Australia sweats in heatwave lifting bushfire risk, amid El Nino

Large swaths of Australia sweltered in a heatwave, the nation’s weather forecaster said.

January 21, 2024 11:25 am


Australia to halve immigration intake by June 2025, fix 'broken' system

The Australian government says it will halve the migration intake within two years in a bid to fix the country’s “broken” immigration system.

December 11, 2023 5:33 pm


Fugitive deported from Turkey back to Australia

Sydney gangland figure Masood Zakaria will face court two years after police allege he fled the country and entered Turkey using a fake passport.

December 4, 2023 10:07 am


Queensland granddad dies after three-hour wait for hospital bed

One of Queensland’s busiest hospitals will be upgraded after a grandfather died following a three-hour wait in an ambulance.

November 21, 2023 11:47 am


Optus network outage affects millions of Australians

Millions of Australians were left without a phone or internet connection on Wednesday after the country’s second-largest telecommunications provider experienced an unexplained nationwide outage.

November 8, 2023 6:16 pm


Australia deploys more aircraft, personnel to Middle East

Australia said it had deployed two more military aircraft and a “significant number” of defence personnel to the Middle East to help support its citizens there if the ongoing war between Israel and militant group Hamas escalates.

October 25, 2023 6:10 pm


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

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