Mosque raided after Australia 'terrorism-linked' shooting

2015-10-04 14:05

An Australian mosque reportedly visited by a 15-year-old boy before he shot dead a civilian police employee in an "act of terrorism" has been raided, police say.

Gunman opens fire outside Sydney police headquarters

2015-10-02 16:04

A lone gunman has shot and killed a civilian police employee outside the police headquarters in Sydney, Australia before being shot down himself, police say.

Australia to deport American anti-abortion activist

2015-10-02 12:03

An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation’s highest court ruled that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.

F1 2016: Season to start earlier than planned

2015-09-30 16:26

The 2016 season-opening Australian GP in Melbourne will move forward to March 20, organisers said on Wednesday.

Bitter Abbott slams party for dumping him as leader

2015-09-29 09:16

Tony Abbott has slammed his party colleagues for dumping him as Australian prime minister two weeks ago, declaring he could have won the next election.

Australian ISIS fighters doubled last year

2015-09-28 13:24

The number of Australians fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq has doubled in the past year but was not expected to continue to grow so rapidly, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.

US, Australia embassies warn of terror attack in Malaysia

2015-09-25 09:28

The US and Australian embassies in Malaysia have warned of a potential terrorist attack at a popular hawker street in Kuala Lumpur.

Turnbull hints at change to Australia refugee policy

2015-09-23 14:56

New PM Malcolm Turnbull says he is concerned about the plight of asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention centres, and hinted at changes to the policy of his predecessor, Tony Abbott.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in poor health

2015-09-21 16:31

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in poor condition and the state of inshore areas along the 2 300km coral reef are not improving quickly enough.

Knights, dames dumped under new Aus PM - report

2015-09-20 21:46

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will will dump knights and dames from the country's honours list reintroduced under his predecessor, Tony Abbott, a local media report says.


Teen gunman's attack on Sydney police 'an act of terrorism'

2015-10-03 15:01

The teenaged gunman who opened fire on Sydney police officers, killing one, was committing an act of terrorism, the city's police chief says.

UK sentences 15-year-old boy for inciting terrorism

2015-10-02 14:14

A British court has ordered a 15-year-old boy to be detained for a minimum of five years after he was convicted of 'inciting terrorism' in connection with an alleged ISIS inspired plot in Australia.

UK boy, 14, convicted of plotting Aus terror attack

2015-10-01 19:48

A 14-year-old British boy has admitted to planning and organising a major terror plot to kill police officers in Australia that could have left several people dead.

Turtle-eating sharks help slow global warming, scientist says

2015-09-29 10:42

Sharks help to reduce global warming by eating sea turtles and other creatures that consume carbon-rich sea grasses, an Australian scientist says.

Aussies kill thousands of greyhounds annually

2015-09-28 22:45

Australia's greyhound racing industry is responsible for the deaths of thousands of the dogs each year.

'Bear Grylls' the Australian koala survives high-speed collision with a car

2015-09-25 14:07

A lucky koala has been nicknamed "Bear Grylls" after sustaining just a few scratches in a high-speed collision with a car at night in southern Australia.

Panic as wing catches fire on Cathay Pacific flight

2015-09-25 07:51

A Cathay Pacific flight from Australia to Hong Kong has been diverted to Indonesia due to an engine fault that a passenger says sent flame streaming from a wing and caused panic on board.

Australians welcome new PM Turnbull, poll shows

2015-09-22 10:52

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received a clear tick of approval from voters, with a poll suggesting he is the nation's most popular leader in more than five years.

New Australian PM doesn't plan constitutional change

2015-09-21 09:46

Australia’s new prime minister, Malcom Turnbull, has flagged that he is in no hurry to sever the nation’s constitutional links to Britain by appointing an Australian president as head of state.

Coal's image suffering in climate debate - BHP

2015-09-19 07:57

The coal industry is losing the public relations battle against environmental activists, mining giant BHP Billiton has warned, as it urged the sector to unite to fight back.

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