Stranded by floods and lost, a German backpacker survived for about two weeks in Australia's inhospitable Outback on a diet of insects, police said Friday.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was accused Wednesday of mounting “a massive assault on the environment” after he warned too much Australian forestry was closed to logging and there were enough national parks.
Australia will suffer more days of extreme heat and a longer bushfire season as greenhouse gases force temperatures to continue rising, a new report warned Tuesday.
A huge snake has won a life and death battle against a crocodile in Australia, swallowing the animal whole after a lengthy struggle before amazed onlookers.
A new weekly newspaper launched in Australia on Saturday, bucking the trend of closures and the focus on digital with the editor saying demand remained for quality journalism.
Australia on Friday said it will buy eight Poseidon aircraft for AU$4 billion (US$3.6 billion), which will form the core of its surveillance and maritime strike capacity for decades to come.
Police in Papua New Guinea opened fire after hundreds of men pushed down the perimeter fence and broke out of an Australian-run detention camp for asylum seekers during a violent protest in which one inmate was killed and scores were injured, an Australian official said.
The Australian navy violated Indonesian territorial waters six times between December and January as part of border security operations, an official report revealed Wednesday.
A violent protest culminated in a breakout from an immigrant detention camp Australia runs in Papua New Guinea where one asylum seeker was killed and scores were hurt, an Australian official said Tuesday.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday his government used intelligence material “for the benefit of our friends” and “to uphold our values” following fresh reports it spied on Indonesia.