Coalition ministers attack anti-immigration detention protesters

CANBERRA - In the last sitting week of the House of Representatives, refugee advocates stormed into a session of Question Time chanting slogans condemning...

Cocktails can Kill

Iris Segers, Editor (Oceania)   NEW SOUTH WALES - The Australian liquor authority has banned the use of liquid nitrogen in cocktails after Gaby Scanlon, an 18-year-old...

Gun Violence on the Rise in Australia

Cate Reynolds-Foote , Correspondent (Oceania)   TASMANIA — A short time ago, in the United Kingdom, I was having a discussion with a friend about the best place...

Green and gold spirit abundant in Rio

CANBERRA - Despite a strong effort by the Australian Olympians in Rio, the team has fallen short of the same successes as in previous games. With...

Nauru Files condemn Australia’s asylum seeker policy

YAREN DISTRICT - The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton dismissed damning evidence against the government's asylum seeker policy as nothing more than "hype", following...

Rio’s Olympic Village: from zero to hero in 24 hours

RIO DE JANEIRO - Less than two days after it was deemed ‘unliveable’, the Olympic Village apartment block built to accommodate the Australian team...

Prime Minister reshuffles ministry

CANBERRA - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has conducted a minor ministry reshuffle, re-appointing all cabinet ministers from last term with only minor changes of roles and...

Australian Special Forces to be Deployed to Iraq

Australia has reached a deal with Baghdad to deploy 200 special forces to assist Iraqi troops fighting against ISIS CANBERRA - Australian Foreign Minister Julie...

From Papua New Guinea to the Vatican

PORT MORESBY - Papua New Guinea has had its first cardinal appointed to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis. Archbishop Sir John Ribat was...

Banking inquiry exposes wrongdoing by big banks

CANBERRA - In recent weeks the Australian government conducted an inquiry into Australia's four major banks: Westpac, ANZ, NAB and the Commonwealth Bank. The inquiry exposed...