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...

New Caledonia, new president

New Caledonia has elected its first president after the position was left vacant for more than 100 days NOUMEA - New Caledonia finally elected Phillippe...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From Canberra to the United Nations

CANBERRA - Kevin Rudd has officially sought the support of the Australian government in his bid to become Secretary General of the United Nations. A...

Turnbull beefs up security laws amid terror attacks

CANBERRA - Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed beefing up security laws amid more terror attacks, most recently in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, France, in which two attackers captured...

Australia’s Politics Causing a Stir

It’s been an interesting week for Australian politics as a number of announcements, policy changes and decisions attracting bad press for the Coalition government. CANBERRA...