Recent News Headlines : Canberra - Australia

'WHAT A DAY FOR LOVE': AUSTRALIA'S FIRST SAME-SEX WEDDING COULD HAPPEN NEXT YEAR


The Australian Parliament voted 146 to 4 in support of same-sex marriage... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 987

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT ALLOWS SAME-SEX MARRIAGES


It was proposed by Attorney-General George Brandis and supported by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, both gay marriage supporters... READ MORE

7th December, 2017 832

BEIJING ACCUSES TURNBULL OF BIAS AND AUSTRALIAN MEDIA OF RACISM


China had no intention to interfere in Australia's internal affairs or exert influence through political donations, said foreign ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang, in Beijing... READ MORE

6th December, 2017 595

FOREIGN POLITICAL DONATIONS TO BE BANNED UNDER SWEEPING NEW ANTI-ESPIONAGE LAWS


Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull made the announcement on Tuesday in what he labelled the most significant reforms to foreign interference laws in decades... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 0

LAWMAKER PROPOSES DURING AUSTRALIAN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE


The House of Representatives is holding its final two-week session of the year, which is giving priority to lifting the ban on same-sex marriage ion Australia... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 0

'A STUNNING VICTORY': BARNABY JOYCE CLAIMS NEW ENGLAND BY-ELECTION WIN


Barnaby Joyce and Malcolm Turnbull hail the strength of the coalition as the former deputy PM claims victory in the New England by-election... READ MORE

2nd December, 2017 1221

BULLET FOUND AT NEW ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL POLLING PLACE AHEAD OF JOYCE BY-ELECTION


New England will vote in a by-election this weekend, with Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce the overwhelming favourite despite running a low-key campaign... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 0

AUSTRALIA IS WORRIED ABOUT CHINA'S ACTIVITIES -- HERE'S WHY


Why Australia is worried about China's activities in South China Sea... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 121

SHORTEN ASKS DASTYARI TO RESIGN FROM SENIOR POSITIONS, BUT NOT THE SENATE ITSELF


He said he asked Senator Dastyari to inform the Senate of the resignations as soon as possible... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 0

GRAPHIC AUSTRALIAN VIDEO OF JAPANESE WHALING RELEASED


The Australian Government has chosen to side with the poachers instead of defending the whales of the Southern Ocean, he said... READ MORE

29th November, 2017 0

'WE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT'


The US last week raised pressure on Pyongyang by unveiling new sanctions targeting North Korean shipping... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 124

WORLD'S BIGGEST BATTERY TO BE READY THIS WEEK IN AUSTRALIA


The South Australia battery will store energy from Neoen's Hornsdale Wind Farm near Jamestown... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 10

AUSTRALIA CALLS FOR US ENGAGEMENT IN REGION AMID CHINA RISE


The United States has been the dominant power in our region throughout Australia's post-Second World War history... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 0

PNG POLICE END LONG STANDOFF WITH REFUGEES AT AUSTRALIA DETENTION CAMP


Around 600 men, most of them with refugee status, were left stuck on Manus since 2013 with diminishing hope of resettlement... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 0

WHAT DOES IT SAY, AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN?


But the White Paper's authors insist Australia must keep on trading... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 251

ALL MANUS REFUGEES REMOVED FROM DETENTION CENTRE


All Manus refugees removed from detention centre PNG police... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 1846

BEIJING CRITICISES AUSTRALIA OVER SOUTH CHINA SEA POLICY


China has criticised Australia for making irresponsible remarks over the South China Sea in a policy paper... READ MORE

24th November, 2017 140

AUSTRALIA WARNS U.S. AGAINST ASIA DISENGAGEMENT AMID CHINA'S RISE, IN FIRST FOREIGN POLICY WHITE PAPER IN 13 YEARS


Australia warned Thursday against American disengagement from Asia at a time of rising Chinese power, as traditional U.S. allies grow nervous about Preside... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 2

AUSTRALIA CALLS FOR US ENGAGEMENT IN REGION AMID CHINA RISE


Australia calls for US engagement in region amid China rise... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 2

PNG POLICE ORDER PROTESTING ASYLUM SEEKERS OUT OF AUSTRALIAN-RUN CAMP


Australia opened the camps in a bid to stem a flow of asylum seekers making dangerous voyages by boat to its shores... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 9

AUSTRALIA WARNS OF ASIA POWER SHIFT TO CHINA IF U.S. WITHDRAWS


Australia opposes the use of disputed features and artificial structures in the South China Sea for military purposes... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 249

PNG POLICE ENTER MANUS ASYLUM CENTRE, AUSTRALIA CONFIRMS


Hundreds of men have refused to leave the Manus Island centre since it was shut down on 31 October, citing fears for their safety... READ MORE

23rd November, 2017 493

AUSTRALIA HANDS OVER JAPANESE COMPANY DOCUMENTS SEIZED DURING WORLD WAR II


His images, captured through a Japanese lens, of Australian life show important moments of intercultural encounters between Japanese and Australians in Sydney, Fricker said... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 0

AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST HUMAN REMAINS HEAD HOME


The remains of Mungo Man were taken to the Australian National University in Canberra to be studied... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 717

HOW COOPER CRONK PICKED HIS AUSTRALIAN HALVES PARTNER


Michael Morgan's selection as five-eighth for the rest of the World Cup is largely down to the growing influence of his halves partner Cooper Cronk... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 9

'IT'S BEEN THE MOST INCREDIBLE JOURNEY'


Australian senate debates marriage equality after yes vote... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 60

'LAWS BY CHRISTMAS' SAYS PM AS AUSTRALIA BACKS EQUAL MARRIAGE


Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 8

PENNY WONG BREAKS DOWN IN TEARS AS SHE HEARS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RESULT


An emotional Penny Wong broke down when she learned Australia had voted Yes to legalising same-sex marriage alongside her Senate colleagues... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 18553

AUSTRALIANS OVERWHELMINGLY VOTE TO LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE


Australians were asked to vote in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey whether the current laws should allow same-sex marriage... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 5721

RAINBOW CELEBRATIONS AS AUSTRALIANS VOTE FOR SAME-SEX MARRIAGE


Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said he was deeply disappointed that the likely result will be legislation to further deconstruct marriage and family in Australia ... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 5057

Trending News Headlines : Canberra

EXPLAINED: WHY MUSLIM WOMEN WEAR A BURKA, NIQAB OR HIJAB


Explainer Why do Muslim women wear a burka, niqab or hijab?... READ MORE

17th August, 2017 36575

WHY YOU'RE ABOUT TO PAY THROUGH THE NOSE FOR POWER


Right now, coal accounts for 76 per cent of our electricity generation... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 16692

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

'IT'S GOING TO RUIN EVERYTHING': THOUSANDS FLOCK TO NATIONWIDE PROTESTS TO FIGHT ADANI COAL MINE


Today on Sydney's famous Bondi Beach, located in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Wentworth electorate, at least 2000 protesters spelled out the words 'Stop Adani'... READ MORE

7th October, 2017 10828

NZ CONFIRMS BARNABY JOYCE IS A CITIZEN, HIGH COURT TO DECIDE ELIGIBILITY


The New Zealand government has no register recognising me as a New Zealand citizen, Mr Joyce said... READ MORE

15th August, 2017 7099

I'D LAUNCH NUCLEAR STRIKE AGAINST CHINA IF TRUMP ORDERED IT


A senior U.S. military official said Thursday that he would launch a nuclear strike against China next week if President Trump ordered it... READ MORE

27th July, 2017 5675

GOVERNMENT TO PUSH FOR POSTAL BALLOT IF SAME SEX-MARRIAGE PLEBISCITE FAILS IN SENATE AGAIN


Marriage equality advocates have already signalled they will challenge the legality of a postal ballot in the High Court... READ MORE

7th August, 2017 5613

INSIDE THE WORLD'S GREATEST SPACE MISSION


This is the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's JPL mission control for Nasa's Voyager spacecraft... READ MORE

20th August, 2017 5141

'HAS LONELY PLANET EVER BEEN TO CANBERRA?'


Australians have taken to social media to mock travel guide Lonely Planet's decision to name Canberra the third-best city in the world to visit... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 5108

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

DONALD TRUMP'S ALLEGED RUSSIA LINKS WILL DWARF WATERGATE SCANDAL, SAYS JAMES CLAPPER


Mr Clapper said he would be very interested to hear Mr Comey's evidence -- who he said had been inexcusably sacked by Mr Trump... READ MORE

13th June, 2017 3742

RACE TO RENEW INDIA SUBMARINE FORCE AMID RISING CHINA THREAT


While the operational urgency cannot be undermined, there is a need for the Indian Navy to fight its wars with Indian-made submarines, said K.V... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 3521

'I HAVE THIS RUSSIAN GUY': AUSTRALIA'S MALCOLM TURNBULL MIMICS, MOCKS TRUMP


Australia's prime minister had some 'splaining to do after audio emerged of him mimicking and apparently mocking President Trump during a speech... READ MORE

15th June, 2017 3488

'CRIMINALLY OVERLOOKED': CANBERRA NAMED THIRD-BEST CITY IN THE WORLD TO VISIT


Canberra's dull reputation for politicians and roundabouts no longer fit with the attractive nation's capital, Lonely Planet's Chris Zeiher told AAP... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 3483

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

IN THE WORLD'S MOST LIVABLE CITIES, HARDLY ANYONE CAN AFFORD A HOME


The great Australian dream of home ownership is becoming a nightmare,'' said Brendan Coates, a housing policy expert at the Grattan Institute... READ MORE

5th October, 2017 3080

'RECKLESS, CRIMINAL' NORTH KOREA FIRES ANOTHER BALLISTIC MISSILE OVER JAPAN


The missile was launched from the Sunan district of the North Korean capital, Pyongyang and landed in the ocean east of Japan's north island of Hokkaido... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 2986

JACINDA ARDERN PLEDGES TO DECRIMINALISE ABORTION


New Zealand election Jacinda Ardern pledges to decriminalise abortion... READ MORE

6th September, 2017 2966

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

HANSON REFUSES TO RETRACT COMMENTS ABOUT CHILDREN WITH AUTISM


Federal Labor MP Emma Husar, who has a child with autism, has demanded an apology from Ms Hanson... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2512

STANISLAV PETROV, THE SOVIET OFFICER WHO SAVED THE WORLD FROM NUCLEAR WAR, DIES AT 77


Stanislav Petrov, who saved the world from nuclear war, dies at 77... READ MORE

19th September, 2017 2451

TESLA TO INSTALL WORLDS LARGEST LITHIUM-ION BATTERY IN AUSTRALIA. ALSO


Tesla to Install Worlds Largest Lithium-Ion Battery in Australia Also Reactions to North Korea... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 1829

DUTTON HAS 'THROWN UP WHITE FLAG' AS CITIZENSHIP BILL FACES SENATE DEADLINE


Dutton has 'thrown up white flag' as citizenship bill faces Senate deadline McKim... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 1701

CHINA'S IDEOLOGY BRINGS ENORMOUS BENEFITS TO ITS PEOPLE


The ideology of China has brought enormous benefits to the Chinese people, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has said... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 1646

MALCOLM ROBERTS 'A NATURAL-BORN INDIAN', LAWYER TELLS HIGH COURT


Malcolm Roberts tells High Court it would be un-Australian to kick him out of Parliament... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1599

UN HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF TELLS TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TO RESTORE SERVICES TO MANUS IMMEDIATELY


He called on the Australian Government to restore services immediately... READ MORE

4th November, 2017 1589

INDIA PREPARES TO TAKE DELIVERY OF ONE OF WORLD'S STEALTHIEST SUBMARINES AMID CHINA THREAT


Updated August 4, 2017 11 14 am Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari is escorted by tugboats as it arrives at Mazagon Docks Ltd, in Mumbai... READ MORE

4th August, 2017 1573

AUSTRALIA AND EAST TIMOR STRIKE 'LANDMARK' DEAL TO END GREATER SUNRISE DISPUTE


The two parties also agreed on central elements of a maritime boundary in the Timor Sea, it said... READ MORE

2nd September, 2017 1540

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

ANU STUDENTS, LECTURER BASHED WITH BASEBALL BAT IN ATTACK AT CANBERRA CAMPUS


Three students and a lecturer are injured in an attack by a baseball bat-wielding student in an Australian National University classroom... READ MORE

26th August, 2017 1417


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