Updated Monday, September 22, 2014 0:00 am TWN
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids on Thursday detained 15 people and foiled an alleged plot by Islamic State (IS) jihadists to conduct “demonstration killings,” including beheading a random member of the public.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who recently abolished a carbon tax on greenhouse gas emissions, said Tuesday he would skip a United Nations climate change summit attended by 125 other world leaders.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott shifted his office to a tent in an isolated Aboriginal community Monday, keeping a promise made when he came to power despite having just committed troops to the fight against Islamic State.
Environmentalists criticized a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of U.N. concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Australia Tuesday rejected United Nations criticism that its treatment of asylum-seekers was “leading to a chain of human rights violations” with Canberra saying abuses in Syria and Iraq were worse.
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