Recent News Headlines : Australia. - Australia

DEAD REFUGEE IN PNG WAS FACING RAPE CHARGE


A Sri Lankan Tamil man who has become the sixth refugee fatality on Manus Island in four years had been facing rape charges... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 203

HOW AUSTRALIANS THINK ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, MAPPED


A quick look at the colouring reveals that, even in most of rural and regional Australia, a majority of voters support same-sex marriage... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 33333

MACKLEMORE CAUSES SPORTING STIR IN SYDNEY


American artist Macklemore sang in support of gay rights at one of Australia's biggest annual sporting events during the country's vote on same-sex marriage... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 137

COURTING CHINESE, AUSTRALIAN REALTORS HOPE NEW RULES DON'T SPOIL GOLDEN WEEK


Chinese vacationers, six million of whom traveled overseas during last year's Golden Week, have become increasingly important to Australia... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 160

TESLA CHOOSES SAMSUNG OVER PANASONIC FOR WORLD'S LARGEST BATTERY IN AUSTRALIA


Tesla Chooses Samsung Over Panasonic For World's Largest Battery In Australia... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 22

CAREFUL, MR DUTTON, DONALD TRUMP MIGHT HEAR YOU


So it was a nasty, jarring note when Immigration Minister Peter Dutton marked their departure with a derogatory spray... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 2263

ARE CURRENT LAWS PUNISHING STUPIDITY AND NAIVETY RATHER THAN CRIMINALITY?


The new laws Australia now has more states and territories with specific revenge porn laws than those without... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 17

ADF'S BOMBING RAIDS COULD HAVE KILLED TWO CHILDREN IN IRAQ


Two children are feared to be among those killed in separate bombing raids in Iraq involving the Australian Defence Force... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 260

TESLA'S BIG BATTERY RACES TO KEEP SOUTH AUSTRALIA'S LIGHTS ON


Construction at the site is already well underway, South Australia Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis told Reuters... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 862

'I KNOW IT'S A TIGER': TRIO RELEASE FOOTAGE CLAIMING TO BE TASMANIAN TIGER SIGHTING


Footage of a purported Tasmanian tiger sighting is released in Hobart... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 6518

AUSTRALIA SHOULD PREPARE FOR NORTH KOREAN ATTACK, EXPERT WARNS


Australia must develop greater missile defences to ward off a strike from North Korea, a former high-ranking Pentagon official says... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 3120

WELLNESS BLOGGER FINED FOR FAKE CANCER TALE


Belle Gibson, 25, gained fame in Australia after she claimed to have beaten brain cancer using natural remedies and nutrition... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 718

AUSTRALIA'S WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR COMING MONTHS REVEALED


It was a very wet month for western Tasmania and rainfall above average for Victoria, northern Western Australia, and the Gulf of Carpentaria region... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 555

RUGBY-SPRINGBOK CAPTAIN WHITELEY TO RETURN FOR EUROPEAN TOUR


South Africa play Australia in their penultimate game in Bloemfontein on Saturday and complete their programme against world champions New Zealand in Cape Town on Oct. 7... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 0

WHY IMMIGRANTS ARE A FINANCIAL BOON FOR THE U.S.


President Trump's adviser Stephen Miller, an ardent supporter of immigration restrictions, then reportedly attempted to censor the report, removing all mention of refugees' tax contributions... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 85

AUSTRALIA'S CBA TO SELL LIFE INSURANCE UNIT TO AIA GROUP FOR $3 BILLION


CBA shares rose as much as 0.5 percent in morning trade while the broader Australian market was down 0.7 percent... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 0

MAIDEN MID-AIR REFUEL ENSURES SUPPLIES TO ANTARCTIC RESEARCH STATION


Conditions on the ground were ideal for the airdrop it was overcast, minus 18 degrees and light winds, Davis station leader Kirsten le Mar said... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 0

AUSTRALIA JOBS PICK-UP TO CONTINUE, BUT LEAVE WAGES BEHIND


Balancing the risks from record-high private debt amid tepid inflation, the RBA has held rates at 1.50 percent after last easing in August 2016... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 0

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP DAY: THOUSANDS WELCOMED IN CEREMONIES AROUND THE COUNTRY


Thousands of people from 131 countries have been granted citizenship as part of Australian Citizenship Day, with major ceremonies held across the nation... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 523

ITS NOT ABOUT MARRIAGE. ITS ABOUT GENDER.


In this weeks newsletter, a look at Australias same-sex marriage debate and what it means to be a boy or girl... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 549

ASIAN AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE BACKS 'YES' VOTE


Same-sex marriage Asian Australian Alliance backs 'Yes' vote... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 2368

UNTIL MY SON BECAME DEPENDENT, DRUGS WEREN'T PART OF MY WORLD. I HOPE THEY'RE NEVER PART OF YOURS


Twenty years ago I knew nothing about drugs, nothing about addiction... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 1525

AUSTRALIAN SENATE SET TO CLEAR WAY FOR RIVAL BID TO CBS'S TEN TV


Australia's communications minister, Mitch Fifield, said the overhaul of the pre-internet age laws will boost the long-term viability of Australian media... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 0

CALLS FOR MONUMENT TO HONOUR THE LATE AUSTRALIAN ATHLETE PETER NORMAN'S BLACK POWER STAND


Despite running an Australian record in 1968, Norman was not selected for the 1972 Munich Games and retired from athletics... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 8579

AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR SAYS MONEY-LAUNDERING CASE NO CHALLENGE TO CBA STABILITY


Australian Prudential Regulation Authority APRA Chairman Wayne Byers told a parliamentary committee in Canberra the bank was financially sound despite recent falls in its share price... READ MORE

13th September, 2017 12

INDIA RAISES 'OFFENSIVE' LAMB ADVERT WITH AUSTRALIA


India has lodged a diplomatic protest with Australia over an advert depicting the Hindu god Ganesha enjoying lamb... READ MORE

11th September, 2017 3269

HURRICANE IRMA: NATIONAL GUARD SUPPORTS EMERGENCY EVACUATION IN FLORIDA


Seventy years after the partition of India, we examine the troubled legacy of the event that shaped the subcontinent... READ MORE

10th September, 2017 6

WHY HASN'T AUSTRALIA DEVELOPED MORE DIVERSE REGIONAL ACCENTS?


But we have a lot of trouble identifying reliably whether someone's from Brisbane or Melbourne or Sydney or Perth... READ MORE

9th September, 2017 14636

U.S.-LED SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT LEAVE AREA NEAR ISLAMIC STATE CONVOY IN SYRIA


U.S.-led surveillance aircraft leave area near Islamic State convoy in Syria... READ MORE

8th September, 2017 307

AUSTRALIAN COURT DISMISSES CHALLENGE TO GAY MARRIAGE SURVEY


Opinion polls show that most Australians want same-sex marriage legalized, but many advocates question how representative of Australian attitudes the postal survey would be... READ MORE

7th September, 2017 79

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HOW CHRIS UHLMANN'S REPORT ON DONALD TRUMP AT THE G20 STRUCK A NERVE AROUND THE WORLD


How Chris Uhlmann's report on Donald Trump at the G20 struck a nerve around the world... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 18945

CSIRO BREAKTHROUGH COULD TURN RENEWABLE HYDROGEN INTO EXPORT BOOM


It means Korea, Japan, the whole of South-East Asia can now import Australian renewable energy in the form of renewable hydrogen... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 14588

CLINTON PRYOR FINISHES YEAR-LONG WALK FOR ABORIGINAL JUSTICE


A corroboree was held at the tent embassy on Sunday afternoon to celebrate Mr Pryor's arrival, as crowds chanted always was, always will be, Aboriginal land ... READ MORE

5th September, 2017 11818

'ENERGETIC, FUNNY AND CHEEKY': FAMILY CONFIRMS THE DEATH OF JULIAN CADMAN


Barcelona Seven year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman was killed in the Barcelona terror attack, his family and Spanish officials have confirmed... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 11057

PAULINE HANSON WEARS BURKA IN AUSTRALIAN SENATE


In an emotional speech, Mr Brandis said Ms Hanson's actions risked alienating approximately 500,000 Australians who adhered to the Islamic faith... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 10419

'YOU ARE WORSE THAN I AM'


Donald Trump told Malcolm Turnbull 'you are worse than I am' on refugees during call, leaked transcript reveals... READ MORE

10th August, 2017 8276

'AMERICAN NIGHTMARE': KILLING OF AUSTRALIAN BY US POLICE SPARKS OUTRAGE ON OTHER SIDE OF WORLD


That view has changed now with the fatal shooting by police of Sydney woman Justine Ruszczyk Damond in the suburb of Fulton, Minneapolis... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 7177

ANTI-MUSLIM AUSTRALIAN POLITICIAN ATTEMPTS BURQA STUNT


-- Senator Penny Wong SenatorWong August 17, 2017 Parliament House briefly segregated women wearing face veils in 2014... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 6196

AFGHAN FILES EXPOSE DEADLY SECRETS OF AUSTRALIA'S SPECIAL FORCES


Secret defence force documents obtained by the ABC give an unprecedented insight into the clandestine operations of Australia's elite special forces in Afghanistan... READ MORE

20th July, 2017 5952

SEVEN-YEAR-OLD AUSTRALIAN-BRITISH BOY MISSING AFTER BARCELONA ATTACK


Please share if you have family or friends in Barcelona, said Tony Cadman, whose Facebook profile says he lives in Australia and is originally from Dorset... READ MORE

18th August, 2017 5481

HEALTHCARE STUDY RANKS AUSTRALIA SECOND BEST IN DEVELOPED WORLD, WHILE US COMES IN LAST


American researchers find Australia's healthcare system is the second best in the developed world with the US' named the worst... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 5149

AUSTRALIA ACCUSES NEW ZEALAND OPPOSITION OF TRYING TO BRING DOWN GOVERNMENT


The New Zealand foreign affairs minister, Gerry Brownlee, seemed to side with the Australian government... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 4616

AN AUSTRALIAN FAMILY TRIES TO UNDERSTAND WHY AN AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER KILLED THEIR DAUGHTER


Tears, confusion after 'peaceful' Australian woman killed by US police, the link to an Australian Broadcasting Corp.story read... READ MORE

17th July, 2017 4563

AUSTRALIANS SHOCKED BY BRIDE-TO-BE'S SHOOTING BY MINNEAPOLIS POLICE


Australian media coverage of Americas frequent mass shootings is often tinged with disbelief another day, another shooting in America is a common refrain on newscasts... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 4484

CHRISTIAN CHURCHES OFFER SANCTUARY TO ASYLUM SEEKERS AFTER WELFARE PAYMENT CUTS


Among them were pregnant women and women that came to Australia for treatment after being sexually assaulted on Nauru... READ MORE

29th August, 2017 3958

AN AUSTRALIAN SENATOR WORE A BURQA IN PARLIAMENT -- THEN CALLED FOR A BAN ON MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS


The woman was Sen. Pauline Hanson, one of Australia's most acerbic politicians, and she was about to make yet another long speech about Islam... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 3889

U.S. ADMIRAL STANDS READY TO OBEY A TRUMP NUCLEAR-STRIKE ORDER


Charlie Brown later said Swift's answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 3867

OVERSEAS ORPHANAGES UNDER SCRUTINY AS AUSTRALIANS TOLD TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT


Bangkok Australians are likely to be soon banned from supporting orphanages in countries like Cambodia... READ MORE

16th August, 2017 2699

A SYDNEY SUBURB BANS CONSTRUCTION OF A SYNAGOGUE BECAUSE OF TERRORISM FEARS


The temple was to be built in Bondi, a short walk from Australia's famous Bondi Beach... READ MORE

6th August, 2017 2617

FLOTILLAS OF FIRE ANTS ADD NEW LAYER OF HORROR TO POST-HARVEY FLOOD HAVOC


Despite the raft-making behaviour being well known to entomologists it was observed following hurricane Katrina, images of the ants sailing on floodwaters have caused panic online... READ MORE

30th August, 2017 2607

FORMER PM JOHN HOWARD SAYS AUSTRALIA CAN TRUST DONALD TRUMP


Mr Howard became Prime Minister halfway through Bill Clinton's presidency in 1996... READ MORE

14th July, 2017 2563

AUSSIE DANI STEVENS WINS SILVER IN WOMEN'S DISCUS AT WORLD TITLES


Australian Dani Stevens wins the silver medal in the women's discus at the world athletics championships in London... READ MORE

13th August, 2017 2501

AUSTRALIAN SENATOR RESIGNS AFTER LEARNING SHE'S ALSO CANADIAN


Larissa Waters, who represented the Greens, said in a statement she was born in Winnipeg in 1977 to Australian parents who were briefly studying in Canada... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 2455

$56M COMPENSATION AWARDED TO MANUS ISLAND DETAINEES


Australia will pay 70 million Australian dollars 56m to asylum seekers detained in Papua New Guinea PNG, after a senior judge approved a major compensation package... READ MORE

6th September, 2017 2104

'I GUARANTEE YOU THEY ARE BAD'


Donald Trump says he 'hates taking' asylum seekers 'I guarantee you they are bad'... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 2039

'FAKE DEAL, FAKE PROCESS': MANUS ASYLUM SEEKERS ANGRY OVER TRUMP-TURNBULL TRANSCRIPT


He also rejected Mr Turnbull's claim that most of those seeking asylum are economic refugees as disingenuous... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1908

DEBRIS FROM MV-22 OSPREY AIRCRAFT CRASH LOCATED


At the time of Saturday's accident, 26 military personnel were onboard the Osprey. Twenty-three were rescued... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 1905

MH370 SEARCH DATA UNVEILS FISHING HOT SPOTS, ANCIENT GEOLOGICAL MOVEMENTS


It was published online by Geoscience Australia on Wednesday, with a further tranche due to be published next year... READ MORE

19th July, 2017 1776

AUSTRALIAN SENATOR RESIGNS BECAUSE SHE'S ALSO CANADIAN


Larissa Waters, who represented the Greens, said in a statement she was born in Winnipeg in 1977 to Australian parents who were briefly studying in Canada... READ MORE

18th July, 2017 1713

SHORTEST POLITICAL INTERVIEW EVER? FEDERAL MP CUT OFF AFTER 29 SECONDS


Liberal MP Tim Wilson was invited on to Sky News on Thursday to discuss same-sex marriage and the ongoing developments in his party on the issue... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1697


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