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...

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...

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...

New Zealand Prison Conditions Under the Spotlight

The United Nations have released a report criticising the conditions of New Zealand's prisons.  WELLINGTON – In a report by the United Nations (UN) committee, it has...

The Micronesian Island of Guam legalises gay marriage

HAGÅTÑA - On June 5, The Micronesian Island of Guam has become the first US territory to recognise gay marriage following a ruling by a Federal...

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...

What Jessica Mauboy’s Eurovision Performance Means for Australia

What does Australian Jessica Mauboy's performance at Eurovision mean? CANBERRA — Australian pop-culture icon and Australian Idol winner Jessica Mauboy performed for almost 180 million viewers on...

New Zealand Botulism Scare Generates Mass Global Recall

Samrawit Gougsa, Correspondent (Oceania)   WELLINGTON — New Zealand authorities have generated a global recall of up to 1,000 tons of dairy products across seven countries after...

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...