Australia


Oz toughens property ownership for foreigners

2015-05-03 17:15

Foreigners who break rules on buying Australian real estate will face up to three years in jail or fines under tougher new rules.

Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

2015-05-02 12:01

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he is confident Australia could restore its relations with Indonesia despite anger over the execution of two drug convicts, whose bodies have reportedly returned home.

Australia calls for regional fight against drugs after executions

2015-04-30 11:47

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is calling for a regional approach to tackle drug trafficking, saying the death penalty would not halt the illegal trade after Indonesia executed seven foreigners sparking international anger.

Mother of death row Australian says he'll be executed at midnight

2015-04-28 12:31

The mother of an Australian drug trafficker on death row in Indonesia says he will be executed by firing squad at midnight.

Alleged corruption in Bali Nine trial sparks international row

2015-04-27 10:34

Australia made a last-minute plea for a stay in the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers in Indonesia, saying that reports their trial had been tainted by corruption needed to be investigated.

Record crowds as Aus, NZ mark Anzac Day

2015-04-25 18:45

There was tight security when record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out in Canberra to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Families of death row inmates, fearing worst, head to Indonesia

2015-04-24 18:03

Relatives and diplomats have scrambled to visit several foreign drug convicts on death row in Indonesia as authorities, defying international outrage, made final preparations to execute them.

Australian health blogger lied about cancer treatment

2015-04-23 12:47

An Australian blogger who found fame after claiming she was conquering brain cancer through natural therapy, her app even getting chosen for the new Apple watch, admitted she never had the disease.

Clear-up in Australia after destructive storms

2015-04-23 07:42

Crews have began the 'immense task' of clearing up after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas.

Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia

2015-04-21 17:16

A fierce storm is lashing southeast Australia has stranded dozens of people in swirling floodwaters and may have led to three deaths.

 

Death toll rises in Australian floods

2015-05-03 11:29

The death toll from heavy rains that inundated Australia's east coast has climbed to six, as flood warnings continued following a severe deluge.

Cannabis revellers trapped by floodwaters in Australia

2015-05-02 09:27

An Australian town has been cut off by floodwaters, trapping hundreds of people attending the town’s annual cannabis festival.

Australia wary of escalating rift after Indonesia executions

2015-04-29 22:04

Australia said it would withdraw its ambassador to Indonesia after two Australians were among eight drug traffickers executed by the country.

Anguished families say goodbye before Indonesia executions

2015-04-28 08:21

The families of two Australian convicts facing execution in Indonesia have paid an anguished final visit to their loved ones, wailing in grief as ambulances carrying empty white coffins arrived at their prison.

1 000s beg Australia not to deport autistic Filipino boy

2015-04-27 07:23

The mother of an autistic Filipino boy she says faces deportation because he would be a burden to the Australian taxpayer has presented a petition signed by tens of thousands of people begging authorities to let him stay.

Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia

2015-04-25 16:12

Two Australian drug convicts have been notified that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source says.

First carbon auction to help Australia meet pledge

2015-04-24 08:47

Australia says its plan to pay polluters to reduce carbon emissions blamed for climate change was off to a good start and would help the nation become a world leader.

Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

2015-04-23 09:40

An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might 'lose their virginity'.

Australian super storm declared a catastrophe

2015-04-22 05:57

A cyclonic storm lashing Australia's east coast for a third day has been declared a catastrophe after destroying houses, cutting power to more than 200 000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage.

Another Australian charged with terror-related offences

2015-04-21 17:10

Australian police have charged a second man with terrorism-related offences, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged the public not to be deterred by fears of an alleged plot inspired by ISIS.

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