December 19, 2021
December 19, 2021

Four dead in Australia light plane crash

A light plane crashed into waters off Australia's east coast on Sunday morning, killing all four people on board including two children, police said.

December 17, 2021
December 17, 2021

Five children killed in Australia bouncy castle tragedy

Five schoolchildren were killed and several others were seriously injured when a gust of wind blew their bouncy castle into the air at an end-of-term party in Australia yesterday.

November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021

Australia deploys peacekeepers as riots rock Solomon Islands

Australia rushed peacekeepers to the Solomon Islands yesterday hoping to quell riots that threatened to topple the Pacific nation’s government and left its capital ablaze.

November 25, 2021
November 25, 2021

Australia lists Hezbollah as ‘terrorist organisation’

Australia yesterday listed all of Hezbollah as a “terrorist organisation”, extending an existing ban on armed units to the entire

November 18, 2021
November 18, 2021

Australia looks to wall off sensitive tech from China

Australia yesterday announced measures to ring-fence dozens of sensitive technologies from foreign interference, stepping up efforts to safeguard against “national security risks” from China and others.

November 10, 2021
November 10, 2021

Australia bumps up investment in EV chargers

The Australian government on Tuesday pledged A$178 million ($132 million) to ramp up the rollout of hydrogen refuelling and charging stations for electric vehicles, but did not offer EV rebates or set targets to phase out petrol cars.

November 3, 2021
November 3, 2021

Australian Police weep with relief after rescuing child

Police smashed their way into a suburban house on Wednesday and rescued a 4-year-old girl whose disappearance from her family’s camping tent on Australia’s remote west coast more than two weeks ago both horrified and captivated the nation.

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

Asean announces new strategic pact with Australia

Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) agreed at a summit yesterday to establish a “comprehensive strategic

October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021

Indigenous Australians sue govt over climate change

Indigenous residents of low-lying islands off northern Australia filed a landmark lawsuit yesterday aimed at forcing the government

October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021

Australia sets 2050 net zero emissions target

Coal-rich Australia unveiled a much-delayed 2050 net zero emissions target yesterday, in a plan that pointedly dodged thorny details or near-term goals ahead of a landmark UN climate summit.