Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
When Mari Paz Moreno arrived in Australia in 1960, the government hoped she would quickly marry one its many single Spanish sugarcane workers looking for love - but she had other plans. SBS - Published
Sporting stadiums converted into quarantine camps, police guarding medical stockpiles and schools temporarily shut down are some of the actions authorities are prepared to take if Australia succumbs to.. The Age - Published
Flooding caused by torrential rain paralyzed large parts of Indonesia's capital on Tuesday (February 25), as major streets were inundated with murky, brown flood water and power supplies cut in certain..
An ex-rugby player killed himself in Australia after allegedly dousing his family with petrol and setting them alight in their family car in Brisbane on Wednesday (February 19), local media reported...
A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate from China. Diplomatic staff and citizens of other countries currently in parts of China hit by the coronavirus are..
A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating diplomatic staff and citizens from China. The widespread evacuations are in response to the new coronavirus. Australia will evacuate more..
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he was pleased that volunteer firefighter Paul Parker had not been dismissed following his viral tirade against the prime minister himself. Emer..
The Australian government has activated its emergency response plan to an impending coronavirus pandemic, foreshadowing fever clinics, fast-tracked vaccines and severe pressure on hospitals, blood.. The Age - Published
Hundreds of Spanish women board a plane bound for Australia in the 1960s, in search of a better life. What they didn't know was the Spanish and Australian governments had a plan to marry them off to.. SBS - Published
When globetrotting Wall Street Journal correspondent Bill Hartley came to Australia in 1969 to write political and financial pieces, ACTU president Bob Hawke half-jokingly told him he was “the.. The Age - Published
Australia is under an "unprecedented" threat of foreign espionage and interference, one of the country's most senior spy chiefs said in a rare speech, citing the case of a "sleeper agent" who spent.. Reuters - Published
An Australian theme park on Monday was referred to an industrial prosecutor by the coroner looking into an accident on a river rapids ride that killed four people, saying the operator ignored warnings.. Reuters - Published
266 Australians are finally home after a long journey from Wuhan, China and 14 days in quarantine. But the ordeal is not over for at least 100 Australian residents and citizens stuck in the epicenter... SBS - Published
Families, firefighters and politicians gathered in a solemn public ceremony in Sydney on Sunday to honor the 25 people killed in recent bushfires that tore through the country's most populous state. Reuters - Published
Immersing children in unstructured free play in nature like the bush, green spaces and gardens has a myriad of benefits, according to a world-first Australian review of studies into nature play. The Age - Published
By Lidia Kelly MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian government said on Saturday it will allow the return of some Chinese high school students who have been blocked from entering the country due.. WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Witnesses at Australia's Royal Commission have implicitly described an experience common to many with cognitive disabilities - being treated as 'sub-human'. Attitudes need to change, they say. SBS - Published
Scientists around the world are working at lightning speed to make a COVID-19 vaccine – and Australian experts are bringing breakthrough technology to the effort. How do you make a vaccine and what's.. The Age - Published
In a major step forward for the international effort to fight the rapidly-spreading disease, a factory in Melbourne has started producing a test dose of a potential coronavirus vaccine, The Age can.. The Age - Published