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.
Australia agreed to settle nearly 2,000 refugees held offshore in exchange for UNHCR facilitating a swap deal with the US.
Australia said it will pursue “every legal avenue” and urged Russia to comply with a UN Security Council resolution that “calls on all states to cooperate.”
Liu Xiaobo, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition calling for political reform.
The criticism follows an acrimonious January telephone call between Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Anthropologist Percy Leason thought he was painting the extinction of Victoria’s indigenous aborigines in the 1930s. He was wrong, but his portraits are surprisingly sympathetic.
While China has the ability to lead on climate change, efforts to develop efficient coal plants are held back by regional differences in energy development.
The decision allows Australia’s conservative government to dodge political embarrassment and potential damage to the country’s lucrative tourism industry.
Australia has made it clear it wants tech companies to cooperate much more and will push for more powers at the meeting of ministers from the “Five Eyes” intelligence network.
The bombings took place in 2002 where two Islamist bombers detonated explosives and killed over 200 people.
Police shot dead gunman Yacqub Khayre, who they said had a long criminal history, on Monday night after he killed a man in Melbourne in a siege this week.
The mine has been delayed due to opposition from environment groups who argue it will contribute to global warming and damage the Great Barrier Reef.
A gunman in Melbourne had been holding a woman hostage, in an attack which was a apparently response to Australia’s role in the action against ISIS in Syria.
Protests have intensified after the Commonwealth Bank decided to fund Adani’s Carmichael mining project.
The reef is facing a number of threats, including poor water quality due to agricultural runoff, climate change, illegal fishing and coastal development.
Some 250 Aboriginal leaders have been meeting at the sacred monolith landmark of Uluru in central Australia to decide how they should be recognised.
A spokesman for New South Wales police declined to make immediate comment but suggested that police would hold a new conference later in the day.
The US said that the agreement to offer refuge to up to 1,250 asylum seekers in the centres would progress only if refugees satisfied strict checks.