Australia's conservative government remained hopeful on Wednesday of clinging to power after weekend elections turned too close to call. But the opposition leader warned that even if the government musters a majority, it will emerge a divided administration without a mandate for its agenda.
An "enraged" Australian man phoned police to complain that his father had burned his prized cannabis plants, authorities said Wednesday.
Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative coalition seemed "absolutely certain" to emerge as frontrunner following the general election, a leading analyst predicted Wednesday, and may even secure a majority.
With Australia's government in chaos amid a dramatic national election that failed to deliver an immediate winner, the country's opposition leader called on Monday for the prime minister to resign, dubbing him "the David Cameron of the southern hemisphere."
Australia's opposition leader says the result of the nation's election is too close to call in a race that could end with neither side able to form a majority government.
Australians flocked to vote in national elections Saturday with conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull appearing to have a slight edge over Labor's Bill Shorten, culminating a marathon race where economic management has become a key issue in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Tough border protection and asylum-seeker policies are critical to preserve multiculturalism, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday, pointing to Britain's vote to exit the EU because of "anxiety over immigration."
Thirty Vietnamese found illegally fishing in Australian waters were Tuesday handed suspended jail sentences and had their boats destroyed in what authorities said was a strong deterrent message.
A piece of debris that washed up on an island off Australia's south coast was not from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials said Wednesday as they confirmed there are no plans to extend the underwater search for the plane.
A huge cattle station that pours sediment into the Great Barrier Reef was bought Wednesday by the government as efforts are stepped up to help the World Heritage site bounce back from mass bleaching.