Australia promises national referendum on recognition of indigenous people within 3 years

The Australian government has said the nation will ask the citizens of the country to decide on the long debated issue of recognizing the indigenous people – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders... Read more »
Australian PM Scott Morisson with family. AP/Rick Rycroft

Australia votes conservative: PM Morrison celebrates ‘miracle’ win, opposition Labor’s Shorten resigns

On Saturday, Australians made to choose between a greater degree of action on climate change and income equality, or economic stability, cuts to immigration and affordable housing, chose the latter. Australia’s ruling... Read more »

Former Vatican treasurer Pell jailed for six years for sexually abusing choir boys

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday by an Australian court for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne in the 1990s,... Read more »
A Boeing 737 Max 8 model by Reuters.

Australia and Singapore ban airspace for Boeing 737 Max series

Australian and Singaporean aviation authorities have temporarily banned all Boeing 737 Max series aircraft flying in and out of their airspace.  The decision comes as a precautionary measure  following similarities in ‘nature... Read more »

Australian government says future ‘lone wolf’ attacks hard to prevent

Future “lone wolf” attacks in Australia will be difficult to stop despite heightened security in the aftermath of an Islamic State-inspired attack in Melbourne last week, a senior government minister said on... Read more »
A whale carcass at Wattamolla beach, NSW

50 ton whale carcass in remote Sydney beach has authorities baffled

A 50 ton whale carcass surfaced in a popular beach in Sydney’s south almost a week ago, and authorities are posed with a huge dilemma. The whale carcass, estimated to be 20... Read more »

Australian PM Turnbull ousted, Scott Morrison to be new PM

After a week long leadership crisis in Canberra, PM Malcolm Turnbull has been ousted – the fourth PM to be ousted due to internal rivalry since 2010. Scott Morrison, who is the... Read more »

Dutton challenges Turnbull again, Turnbull says will not contest if ‘motion is carried’

Former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton after narrowly losing a leadership vote on Tuesday to Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has called for a second vote. Turnbull, in a response has said he... Read more »

Vienna beats Melbourne to ‘World’s most liveable city’

London (AFP) – Austria’s capital Vienna has beaten Melbourne to be ranked the “world’s most liveable city” in a new annual survey released Monday, ending the southern Australian city’s seven-year reign. It... Read more »

Australian govt to investigate fraudulent practices against international students

Acting upon the increasing amounts of complaints of fraudulent practices and mistreatment of international students by migration agencies and student agencies, the Australian government on March decided to investigate the matter. ‘The Joint... Read more »