Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022

australia news


Amitabh Mattoo writes: Amidst domestic churn, new Australian PM signals foreign policy continuity

May 24, 2022 5:56 am

The new Labor government has shown a commitment to the Quad, relations with India

Australia records first Omicron death, authorities stick to reopening plan

December 27, 2021 12:21 pm

The death of the patient in his 80s with underlying health conditions, marked a grim milestone for the country which has had to reverse some parts of a staged reopening after nearly two years of stop-start lockdowns, due to the fresh outbreak.

Australian man jailed for punching, stomping on pregnant Muslim woman at cafe

October 04, 2020 4:31 pm

Rana Elasmar, a 32-year-old mother of four, was 38 weeks pregnant when a man named Stipe “Steven” Lozina walked up to her, punched her several times and then stomped on her head at Bay Vista cafe in Sydney on November, 2019.

Australia expects unemployment to peak near 10% after COVID-19 shutdowns

August 06, 2020 11:23 am

Australia previously saw unemployment hitting a high of 9.25% this year. But after Victoria, the country's second-most populous state, ordered a six-week lockdown around Melbourne, unemployment will peak at about 10%, Morrison said.

Fires force thousands onto beaches as Australia crisis worsens

December 31, 2019 8:45 am

About 4,000 holiday-makers and locals gathered on the foreshore in the town of Mallacoota in Victoria state as an out-of-control bushfire bore down on the remote community.

Australia's Crown says all staff held in China now free

August 15, 2017 12:05 am

"Crown is pleased that all of our employees have now been released and reunited with their families and loved ones," said executive chairman John Alexander.

Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

December 12, 2013 10:53 am

PM Tony Abbott opposes gay marriage and his coalition blocked two federal bills last year.

Three injured in Australian helicopter crash in Antarctica

December 02, 2013 2:48 pm

It is the second time in little more than a year that Antarctica has seen an emergency rescue mission.

Australia records its first dengue case in 70 years

October 31, 2013 12:41 pm

A number of West Australians have been infected with Dengue in recent times.

Australia warns against abuse of 457 visa programme

October 21, 2013 11:03 am

New government has faced pressure from business to take urgent action on the visa class.