The full extent of damage caused by Cyclone Gita is still being assessed.
Eight people rescued from an drifting dinghy on the weekend said the ferry broke up soon after setting out on January 18 and that they had seen other passengers scramble aboard a liferaft.
Australian’s parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage in December after a nationwide postal survey returned an overwhelming majority in favour of the unions.
Cannabis cultivation in Australia is still relatively small and the government hopes domestic medicinal use, legalised last year, and exports will rapidly boost production.
The wreckage will be examined, and investigators also hope to find personal phones or other electronic devices that may have been on board when the plane crashed, which could help to piece together what happened.
When scientists pored over data from satellites, they found whirlpools of water moving in strange directions, and ten times faster than they usually do.
When we look at median personal income, even where indigenous Australians are more likely to be working, non-indigenous Australians are still being paid more.
Police have said Noori, 32, is known to have mental health problems and use drugs and they did not believe the attack was terrorism-related.
The incident took place on Flinders street, a major road that runs alongside the Yarra River, in the central business district of Australia’s second-biggest city.
The company said it remained committed to the project, which has been delayed for years due to numerous court challenges from green groups.
Relations between Australia and China have become strained since Canberra announced it would ban foreign political donations, aimed at preventing external influence in domestic politics.
The victory of the Australian Labour Party – which has promised to veto a prospective Federal government to the Adani group – is bad news for the company.
Three sitting Australian prime ministers have been ousted by their own parties since 2010, dumped by their colleagues almost as soon as their popularity began to wane.
About 380 asylum seekers have shut themselves inside the Manus Island centre for more than three weeks, defying attempts by Australia and PNG to close it, in a standoff the UN described as a “looming humanitarian crisis”.
While India’s coal imports have dropped 12% over the last three years, as the Modi government pursues a domestic strategy, they have picked up in recent times and are likely to continue to rise.
Australia’s 116 year old constitution bans dual citizens from holding national office, in a bid to prevent split allegiances.
The UN claims the substitute site for the Manus Island refugees is unfinished and inadequate.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident that parliament will legislate to permit same-sex marriage before it breaks in December.
While support for the controversial mine exists in rural areas – where the narrative of jobs finds resonance – it is opposed in metropolitan centres where a more definitive acceptance of the threats from climate change defines attitudes.
Australia will become the 26th nation to formalise the unions if the legislation is passed by parliament, which is expected despite some vocal opposition within the government’s conservative right wing.
Turnbull’s centre-right government has already lost its majority in parliament, accounting for four of the eight lawmakers to be forced out or to resign from parliament in recent weeks because they were dual citizens.
About 600 men remain barricaded in the Manus Island centre without electricity, water or food for the sixth day since the camp’s closure.
About 600 men have barricaded themselves inside the camp on remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea, defying efforts by Australia and PNG to shut it.
Annastacia Palaszczuk reversed her previous support for Gautam Adani’s application for a concessional Australian government loan to pay for a rail line from the outback mine site to a coastal port.
With the $16-billion Adani coal mine dividing the Australian public, The Wire looks at the country’s environmental concerns and how the Carmichael project adds to them.
Lawyers for some of the 600 men have filed a last-minute lawsuit in PNG seeking an injunction to prevent the camp’s closure and the relocation of the men to a third country.
Human rights advocates are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis when the Manus Island centre closes if the men are not properly resettled, with hundreds of the detainees refusing to leave the centre for fear of being targeted by locals.
The Australian dollar fell a quarter of a US cent after the court announced its ruling and ordered that Joyce must seek a new mandate in his rural New South Wales state electorate.
The announcement follows the end of the 154-day battle for Marawi city which stunned Philippine’s military inexperienced in urban combat.
Australia refuses to allow asylum seekers arriving by boat to reach its shores, detaining them in offshore centres on Manus and the South Pacific island nation of Nauru instead.
From environmentalists to politicians to indigenous groups, there is strong local opposition to the Adani project in Queensland. The Wire examines the factors at play and how the Adani Group is responding.
A massive $16.4 billion proposed coal mine has sparked protests and a heated debate. As the Adani project becomes a symbol of Australia’s future, The Wire examines the issues at stake.
Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said proposals were received from US-based seabed exploration firm Ocean Infinity, Dutch firm Fugro and an unidentified Malaysian company.
The three-month amnesty was the first in 20 years in Australia and the weapons collected will be destroyed.
While the group has informed Australian authorities that Atulya Resources is the holding firm for the company’s operations, ABC alleges that it is actually a holding firm in the British Virgin Islands controlled by Vinod Adani.
Despite overwhelming public support, the issue of same-sex marriages has faced a political deadlock, with the Australian high court stepping in recently to give a go-ahead for the vote.
The advertisement was released last Monday by the Meat and Livestock Australia, triggering protests from the Indian community in the country.
According to media, immigration officials prevented 1,043 passengers from boarding flights to Australia since 2013.
High-grade military explosives used to build the bomb were sent by air cargo from Turkey as part of a plot by the militant ISIS group.
Stricter screening of passengers and luggage at Australian airports, introduced after police foiled an alleged “Islamic-inspired” plot for a bomb attack on a plane, will remain in place indefinitely, Australia’s immigration minister said on Monday.