Australian Federal Government inks major cloud deal with Microsoft

The Australian Government is accelerating its bid to transform into one of the world’s top three digital governments by 2025, signing a three-year agreement with … Read more

Photo Story: The 5th anniversary of the downing of flight MH-17

Tags with the names of all 298 passengers who lost their lives onboard MH17 are seen hanging between trees out the front of the Consulate … Read more

Earthquake rattles Western Australia

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake in the Indian Ocean has been felt across large parts of Western Australia.

The quake struck between Broome and Port Hedland at … Read more

Photo Story: United in Perth


Members of the public take pictures of the Crawley Edge Boatshed on the Swan river which has been covered in red to celebrate the … Read more

Chinese warship heads toward U.S.-Australia war games


Australian defense officials said they were tracking a Chinese surveillance ship that is expected to position itself just outside of its territorial waters to … Read more

Ronald Reagan Strike Group Arrives in Brisbane

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group arrived in Brisbane, Australia, July 5 for a regularly scheduled port visit.

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Read more

Australian student released from arrest in North Korea

Alek Sigley, an Australian student who went Sigley had been pursuing a graduate degree in Korean literature at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang. He … Read more

Australian bank bans credit card use for gambling

An Australian financial institution, Macquarie, has announced that it will no longer allow its bank-issued credit cards to be used for making gambling or lottery … Read more

Australian student arrested in North Korea

Australia says it is urgently seeking clarification of reports an Australian man has been detained in North Korea.

Australian and South Korea media have identified … Read more

Photo Story: Mad Hatter

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The Australian state of Victoria has enacted euthanasia laws

The Australian state of Victoria has enacted euthanasia laws to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with lethal medication. The first death could … Read more

Huge search in Australia for missing Belgian backpacker

Australian police so far have no clue as to what happened to Theo Hayez, a 18-year-old Belgian backpacker who disappeared two weeks ago in Byron … Read more

Photo Story: Record seizure of drugs in Melbourne

A handout photo made available by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on 07 June 2019 shows sealed packages containing illegal drugs in sound speakers after … Read more

Police search headquarters of Australian public broadcaster

Police have raided the Sydney headquarters of the Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC), in a second day of searches targeting journalists. The ABC has protested over … Read more

Australian helicopters targeted by lasers in South China Sea

CNN reports that Australian military helicopters were targeted with lasers during operations in the South China Sea this month. The lasers were pointed at them … Read more

PhotoStory: Woman found dead in Melbourne park

Police in Melbourne, Australia,  are treating the death of a woman whose body was found in an inner-Melbourne park as suspicious.

The woman, who is … Read more

PhotoStory: Preview of Vivid Sydney 2019

A series of photos from the streets of Sydney, Australia, of light projection during a preview of Vivid Sydney 2019 in Sydney, Australia, 23 May … Read more

Morrison set to secure an outright majority in Australian Parliament


Australia’s conservative coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison was on Monday poised to secure an outright majority following a surprise election victory.

This … Read more

Morrison thanks Australians for surprise victory


Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked “all Australians” for returning his conservative coalition to power in a shock general election result.

While the Labor … Read more

Polls show Australian Government heading for election defeat

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is on course for defeat at this weekend’s national election.

An Ipsos poll for the Sydney Morning Herald and The … Read more

Former Australia Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died

The former Australia Prime Minister died in his Sydney home on Thursday aged 89.

The former Labor leader, who was prime minister from 1983 to … Read more

Photo Story: Man shot by police at Campbelltown train station in Sydney

A general view shows the scene of a shooting at Campbelltown Train Station, in the south west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

According to … Read more

Spelling mistake on Australia’s A$50 note

Australia’s latest A$50 note was issued with an embarrassing typo hidden in the small print.

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) spelled “responsibility” as “responsibilty” … Read more

Top Australian DJ dies in Bali accident


Australian DJ Adam Sky has died in an accident while on holiday on the Indonesian island of Bali.

The 42-year-old is said to have … Read more

Australia’s Labor Party officially launches its election campaign


Australia’s opposition party officially has launched its election campaign, putting health care and climate change at the forefront of its bid for election within … Read more