PNG police start evicting refugees from Australia camp: detainees

2017-11-23 08:49

Police began forcibly removing refugees from a shuttered Australian camp in Papua New Guinea, detainees say, as authorities tried to end a standoff that has drawn world attention to Canberra's tough policy on asylum-seekers.

Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment in Australia - probe

2017-11-17 17:09

Aboriginal children are subjected to 'shocking' treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation has revealed after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Diplomat playing game of 'trust' dies in fall off building terrace

2017-11-16 10:22

An Australian diplomat who had angered a woman's husband and then sought to prove himself with a risky game of trust on a 7th-floor terrace near the Empire State Building fell to his death, police have said.

Aussie Parliament loses 8th legislator in citizenship crisis

2017-11-14 23:26

An independent Australian senator who is British by descent has become the eighth lawmaker to leave Parliament in recent months over a 116-year-old constitutional ban on dual nationals running for office that threatens to bring down the government.

Eight-year-old driver killed in Australia drag race crash

2017-11-13 12:14

An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior dragster during a test run in Western Australia, police say.

2 young children killed as car crashes into classroom in Australia

2017-11-07 13:15

Two young children have been killed and three seriously injured after a car ploughed into their classroom at a Sydney school, with witnesses and emergency services describing 'pandemonium' at the scene.

Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

2017-11-04 18:53

Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz has quit as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

Siege fears as Australia asylum-seeker camp in PNG closes

2017-10-31 08:45

Hundreds of "scared" asylum seekers are refusing to leave an Australian detention camp in Papua New Guinea which that is due to close, as detainees and advocates expressed fears they could be forcibly removed by authorities.

One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliens

2017-10-27 19:34

It may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth - and help create a new kind of space archaeology.

Papua New Guinea skull 'world's oldest tsunami victim'

2017-10-26 09:05

A 6 000-year-old skull found in Papua New Guinea is likely the world's oldest-known tsunami victim, experts have said after a new analysis of the area it was found in.


Neuville wins Australian rally, Ogier takes world WRC title

2017-11-19 22:09

Belgium's Thierry Neuville won the 2017 Australian WRC by 22.5 seconds as torrential rain added drama to the last day of the final race of the season.

Australian Parliament launches debate on LGBT rights in marriage bill

2017-11-16 12:17

A gay lawmaker has started the Australian Parliament's debate on legal recognition for same-sex marriage with an emotional speech in which he warned against winding back LGBT rights.

Celebrations as Australians back same-sex marriage

2017-11-15 07:43

Australians have voted decisively in favour of allowing same-sex couples to marry, even though the change must still be enshrined in law.

Surfing doctor 'punches' leaping shark, escapes mauling off Australia coast

2017-11-14 08:39

A young British doctor has described punching a shark that leapt from the water to attack him as he surfed off Australia's eastern coast, escaping with bite marks to his shoulder and arm.

'Quite the surprise' - Family finds huge python curled-up on car's engine

2017-11-11 12:21

The last thing an Australian family expected to find under the bonnet of their car was a massive python.

No 'excuse' for being behind Verstappen - Ricciardo

2017-11-06 08:53

Daniel Ricciardo says he has no "excuse" for being regularly humbled by his young teammate Max Verstappen this year.

Black Lives Matter award spotlights Australia racial issues

2017-10-31 11:46

The awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to the Black Lives Matter movement for its work highlighting American race issues, has put the spotlight on Australia's own struggles with race relations.

Convicted Australian paedophile in Cape Town appeals extradition

2017-10-27 21:26

Australian paedophile Anthony Peter Freedendal is to appeal a ruling that found him liable to be extradited to his home country to face child sex charges, his attorney William Booth has confirmed.

Australia government in turmoil after dual citizenship ruling

2017-10-27 09:25

The Australian government has been thrown into turmoil after losing its one-seat majority with the nation's deputy prime minister kicked out of parliament over his dual citizenship.

Drunken tourist can't recall attack during Zombie ride

2017-10-25 12:02

A tourist from Australia has told police officers she was drunk and doesn't remember attacking a 68-year-old rider in the annual Zombie Bike Ride in the Florida Keys.

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