Australia is better at keeping Aboriginal people in prison than in school, the country's indigenous rights commissioner said Friday, describing the phenomenon as an “urgent issue.”
Australia's conservative government on Friday further tightened immigration laws by introducing controversial temporary visas for refugees that do not allow them to settle permanently in the country.
Australia's Parliament on Thursday appeared close to passing a bill creating a new class of temporary visas for refugees that will allow them to stay and work in the country for three to five years but prevent them from making Australia their permanent home.
Australia's government is taking steps to curb Australian travelers' soaring expectations of what help they can get from their embassies, such as a loan to pay a prostitute in Thailand or assistance to evict a polecat from above a ceiling in the United States.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday weighed in on a debate about gender-specific toys in the lead-up to Christmas, saying boys should be boys and girls should be girls.
Australia's conservative federal government was Sunday assessing the opposition Labor party's comfortable victory in the Victoria state election, with some citing the national government's unpopular policies as a key factor.
An Australian family Friday spoke of their shock after a man jumped out of bushes and drove off in a hearse carrying the body of a relative just before his funeral.
Australia should hold a public inquiry into abuse at a prestigious military academy, a long-awaited report into disturbing mistreatment within the defense force found Wednesday.
A 30-year-old Sydney mother has been charged with trying to kill her newborn son by abandoning him in a roadside drain for five days before passers-by heard his cries, police said Monday.
More than 400 jobs could be lost at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), the head of the organization said Monday, after the government cut funding.
Thousands of rapturous supporters Monday flocked to hear a public address by Narendra Modi on the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Australia in 28 years, many declaring their love for him.
Australia arranged a warm and fuzzy welcome for the world's most powerful leaders at this weekend's G-20 summit with a campaign dubbed “koala diplomacy,” in which top politicians cuddled the shy native marsupials.
The world's most powerful economies urge “strong and effective action” on climate change, catapulting the issue up the G-20 agenda in a new boost for campaigners after a surprising Sino-U.S. breakthrough.
Australia said Thursday it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef as environmentalists called for the government to go further and commit to a total halt.