4d ago| Australia

Australia starts building most powerful telescope

Australia yesterday started building a vast network of antennas in the Outback, its section of what planners say will eventually become one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world.

1w ago| Australia

‘Enough is enough’

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday said he had personally called on US officials to end legal proceedings against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, declaring: “Enough is enough.”

1w ago| Australia

Australia opposes UNESCO endangered status for Barrier Reef

Australia said today it plans to lobby against UN plans to add the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered UNESCO World Heritage sites..Conservation experts working with the UN warned on Monday that the world's largest coral reef would be added to the list of endangered World Heritage s

Great Barrier Reef sees fragile coral comeback

Parts of Australia’s beleaguered Great Barrier Reef now have the highest levels of coral cover seen in decades, a government report said yesterday, suggesting the aquatic wonder could survive given the chance.

Coral cover 36-year highest in parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Two-thirds of Australia's Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long term monitoring programme reported on Thursday.

Ukraine war: NZ PM decries UN ‘failure’

The UN Security Council has failed in its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said yesterday, describing Moscow’s role as “morally bankrupt.”

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Australia starts building most powerful telescope

Australia yesterday started building a vast network of antennas in the Outback, its section of what planners say will eventually become one of the most powerful radio telescopes in the world.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

‘Enough is enough’

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese yesterday said he had personally called on US officials to end legal proceedings against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, declaring: “Enough is enough.”

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Australia opposes UNESCO endangered status for Barrier Reef

Australia said today it plans to lobby against UN plans to add the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered UNESCO World Heritage sites..Conservation experts working with the UN warned on Monday that the world's largest coral reef would be added to the list of endangered World Heritage s

November 15, 2022
November 15, 2022

Flash floods in Australia's southeast cut off inland towns

Heavy rain triggered flash floods that cut off some inland towns in Australia's southeast on Monday, with fresh evacuation warnings issued for thousands of rural residents.

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

Australia PM decries ‘racially motivated’ killing of Aboriginal boy

Australia’s prime minister yesterday expressed his sorrow at the killing of a 15-year-old Aboriginal boy, insisting that the attack was clearly “racially motivated”.

October 19, 2022
October 19, 2022

Israel vexed as Australia reverses recognition of ‘capital’ Jerusalem

Australia said yesterday it would no longer recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a policy reversal that prompted a curt rebuke from the Jewish state but was cheered by Palestinians.

October 13, 2022
October 13, 2022

Race on to save ancient carvings

Researchers are scouring Australia’s desert outback to document ancient Aboriginal carvings on massive baobab trees, warning yesterday that the recently discovered artwork could soon be lost forever.

October 8, 2022
October 8, 2022

Australia seeks to grow plants on the moon by 2025

Australian scientists are trying to grow plants on the moon by 2025 in a new mission unveiled yesterday that they said could help pave the way for a future colony.

September 25, 2022
September 25, 2022

Boy dies as car swept away in Australian floods

Australian police yesterday located the body of a five-year-old boy trapped in floods west of Sydney, the latest death from a prolonged period of heavy rainfall.  

September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022

Australia passes landmark climate change bill

Australia yesterday passed its first major climate change bill in over a decade, codifying emissions targets and enshrining into its law for the first time a goal to reach net zero by 2050.