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Hutt River micronation to rejoin Australia due to debt caused by Covid-19

August 06, 2020 6:25 pm

 Burdened with a flailing tourism sector and seemingly insurmountable debt, the Principality of Hutt River has announced that it will be reintegrating with Australia, more than 50 years after it first seceded from the country following a dispute over wheat production quotas.

New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city

August 06, 2020 5:44 pm

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that the lockdown was expected to cost the national economy up to 9 billion Australian dollars (USD 6.5 billion) in the September quarter.

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.

TV reporter apologises after accidentally using swear word during live bulletin

August 05, 2020 6:37 pm

As the segment from the afternoon bulletin started doing rounds across social media platforms, the reporter issued an apology on Twitter and also explained what went wrong, as many wondered why the gaffe wasn't edited out.

New Zealand-Australia travel bubble delayed by Victoria outbreak

August 03, 2020 9:01 am

While New Zealand has no community transmission of the virus, and has so far caught and quarantined anyone infected as they arrive at the border, Victoria has gone into a second lockdown as the outbreak there shows no signs of abating.

Australia Says Chinese Students Are Targets in ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scams

July 29, 2020 1:34 pm

Since at least the 1990s, criminal gangs from Taiwan and China to Mexico and Cuba have been persuading families to pay ransom for simulated kidnappings.

Indians lead in acquiring Australian citizenship in 2019-20

July 29, 2020 12:21 pm

Out of the over 200,000 people who became Australian citizens in 2019-2020, 38,209 were Indians, the highest number on record, followed by 25,011 Britishers, 14,764 Chinese and 8821 Pakistanis.

Coronavirus pandemic to cost Australia government $131 billion this year

July 23, 2020 2:10 pm

The government has spent 289 billion dollars ($206 billion) in pandemic relief measures to save jobs and businesses.

Qantas's last Boeing 747 draws airline's iconic logo in the sky during final flight

July 23, 2020 12:12 pm

The plane bound for retirement in the Mojave Desert made the special sign for one last time before leaving Australian airspace. The pilots traced the shape of the company's logo in the flight path before the jet continued on its final journey.

Time to unwind with Australia’s soothing shades of Blue

July 16, 2020 7:09 pm

No matter where you are on Earth, these swirling shades of Australian blue will whisk you away...

AUSTRALIA PHOTOS

Australia wildfire crisis has spread to capital Canberra

February 03, 2020 1:54 pm

The fires threaten Canberra’s southern suburbs and the nearby village of Tharwa, which has been cut off by road closures since Saturday morning.

Australia bushfires: Cooler weather brings respite, situation still volatile

January 05, 2020 10:55 am

The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land. That's more than any one year in the US since Harry Truman was president.

Australia sends aid by sea to towns cut off by wildfires as residents flee to shoreline

January 01, 2020 5:29 pm

Since Monday, seven people have died as destructive wildfires tore through communities in New South Wales and Victoria states on Australia's southeast coast.

ICC Women’s World T20: West Indies create history with maiden title

April 03, 2016 7:48 pm

West Indies chased down Australia 148 with eight wickets and three balls remaining to win their maiden World T20 title.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli takes India into T20 World Cup semi-finals

March 28, 2016 5:52 pm

Virat Kohli masterclass ends Australia's WT20 run after virtual quarter-final in Mohali.

Pakistan crash out, deny skipper Shahid Afridi final hurrah!

March 26, 2016 12:06 pm

Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs to send the Shahid Afridi-led unit out of this year's ICC World T20.

AUS vs BAN: Australia survive collapse, seal crucial win in World T20

March 22, 2016 2:50 pm

Australia survived a mid-innings collapse to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in the ICC World Twenty20 contest in Bangalore on Monday.

Aus vs NZ: New Zealand bowlers shine in gloomy Dharamsala

March 18, 2016 9:00 pm

New Zealand come up with another inspiring performance to defend 142 and beat Australia by 8 runs.

Australia cricketers dazzle with their WAGs at Allan Border medal ceremony

January 29, 2016 12:04 am

Australia cricketers were present at the Allan Border ceremony with their wives and girlfriends.

Shane Watson draws curtains on Test career

September 06, 2015 8:06 pm

Shane Watson amassed 3,731 runs for Australia in Test cricket which included 4 centuries.

AUSTRALIA VIDEOS

India VS Australia: Team India practices at Adelaide

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Indian cricket team arrived at Adelaide ahead of the second ODI match. They were seen practicing ahead of the second ODI. The second match is scheduled to be played on January 15.

India vs Australia: India scripts historic series win in Australia

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Seventy-one years after they first toured Australia, India finally has a series win in Australia to its name. Lets see why this victory is so historical for India.

India exploring Australian gas supplies for clean, affordable power: Piyush Goyal

February 08, 2016 4:49 pm

Brisbane, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Government of India is willing to consider long term fixed price contracts with Australia for the supply of gas which will enable power producer to enter into a power supply contract at an affordable price. Goyal is leading a delegation for the 3rd India-Australia Energy Security dialogue in Australia.While addressing a roundtable in Brisbane earlier today on the business opportunities for LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and Coal Bed Methane, Goyal stated that additionally, opportunities to control the entire value chain right from gas production, liquefaction, shipping, re-gasification and power generation can be evaluated at the current historic low prices of many of these activities. He also stressed that since coal based power is available in India at less than 5 cents per unit, the LNG providers should consider supplying gas to India at a price that is comparable.

Would like to finish tour strongly: Virat Kohli

January 22, 2016 12:06 pm

Sydney, Jan 22 (ANI): The Indian Cricket team is trailing behind in the five-match ODI series by 4-0, but vice-captain Virat Kohli is optimistic about the remaining matches. Addressing a press conference in Sydney on Friday, Kohli said the team has played competitive cricket so far, but has not been able to capitalise important moments. Giving credit to Australia, Kohli added that international cricket is all about capitalising key moments, which the hosts have done better. Kohli became the fastest batsman in the world to reach 7,000 ODI runs. He achieved the mark in 161 innings beating AB de Villiers’ 166 innings. When asked about this, Kohli said that he doesn’t pay attention to statistics.

Dhoni says Australian bowlers executed their plans well

January 16, 2016 5:06 am

Brisbane, Jan 16 (ANI): India’s ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the Australian bowlers executed their plans well after his team lost second one-day by seven wickets in Brisbane. Rohit Sharma burnished his reputation in limited-overs cricket with a second successive century but could not stop Australia from winning the second one-day to consolidate their lead in the series. Dhoni admitted that the major problem in his side was of execution and the Australian bowling made it difficult for the Indian batsmen to score at the later stage of the innings. Australia's opening pair eventually fell in quick succession after identical knocks of 71, but George Bailey added 78 runs with skipper Steven Smith (46) and George Maxwell (26 not out) hit the winning run to complete the chase with one over to spare. Aaron Finch said his 145-run partnership with Marsh gave them an advantage and also praised counterparts’ bowling attack. Bailey followed his 112 in Perth with a 58-ball knock that included six boundaries and a six. The third ODI between the two teams will be played on Sunday in Melbourne.