A teenager who ran away from Australia to join jihadists in Iraq and Syria has reappeared months later in a video of the Islamic State group, vowing to “not stop fighting,” reports said Tuesday.
Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam, a towering figure who led the nation through a period of massive change and remains the country's only leader to be sacked, died Tuesday aged 98.
Australia's Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened.
Australian banks' confidence in the investor property market is a sign that property loans are expected to hold up for a while more.
Virgin on Friday took full control of budget carrier Tigerair Australia, buying the remaining 40 percent it did not already own for AU$1 (88 U.S. cents) from its Singapore-listed parent.
Lawyers Thursday said they will urgently appeal a court decision that a baby born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents is not entitled to refugee status, with the fate of 100 other children resting on the outcome.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday his government is not considering a national version of the Northern Territory's public sex offender website as he is “disinclined to single out particular crimes.”1 Comment
Australia's Environment Minister Greg Hunt has pledged to end the extinction of native mammal species by 2020, with a focus on culprits such as feral cats.
Australia said Tuesday it would introduce a “premium investor visa” to give immigrants permanent residency after a year if they invest AU$15 million (US$13 million) in the country.
Australia's prime minister warned Monday that he intends to use tough language with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Australia next month in demanding full cooperation from Russia with the Dutch investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in July.