Australia on Thursday passed a law criminalizing travel to terror hotspots, a tough counter-terrorism measure aimed at stopping jihadists from going to Iraq and Syria to fight.
Australia said Monday it was suspending migration from Ebola-hit West African nations to try to prevent the virus from crossing its borders, as a teenager who arrived from Guinea tested negative for the disease.
Australia is poised to help China seize assets from corrupt officials and assist Beijing in extraditing economic fugitives, a report said Tuesday.
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