Australia said on Friday it would consider calls for a national inquiry into a major financial scandal at the country's biggest listed firm, but would not rush a decision.
Investigators looking into the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane are confident it was on autopilot when it crashed in a remote stretch of the Indian Ocean, Australian officials said Thursday as they announced the latest shift in the search for the jet.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott reintroduced legislation to the Australian Parliament on Monday that would repeal a carbon tax that the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters have to pay.
Australia is offering asylum-seekers in its Pacific immigration camps up to AU$10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, a report said Saturday, prompting outrage from refugee campaigners.
Hundreds of teenage boys suffered brutal physical and sexual abuse at an Australian naval base, a taskforce said Wednesday, as it slammed the Defence Force for failing to protect them.
Australia is home to some of the most pristine environment on Earth, but two of its most high-profile protected areas face threats to their status as World Heritage Sites at a UNESCO meeting starting Sunday in Doha.
Thousands of Australians rallied Saturday against the proposed logging of protected forests in rugged Tasmania ahead of a UNESCO World Heritage meeting where the issue will be discussed.
Australia's unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent for the third straight month in May, data showed Thursday, with the total number of jobs falling in a mixed outlook for the economy.
An Australian woman who deliberately poisoned her four-year-old daughter with cancer drugs then detailed the girl's “fight for life” on Facebook to garner attention for herself was Wednesday jailed for six years.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye Tuesday nominated a political novice and former journalist as prime minister, as she reshuffles her cabinet in response to intense criticism over the handling of April's ferry disaster.