The abuse report is one of the world’s biggest inquiries into child abuse and has detailed tens of thousands of child victims citing an uncertainty over the exact number.
The election campaign in the blue-ribbon Sydney seat of Bennelong has been bitterly fought between the centre-right government’s candidate John Alexander, and the Labor opposition’s Kristina Keneally.
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.
Australians overwhelmingly endorsed legalising same-sex marriage in a postal survey run by the national statistics agency and the bill easily passed the Senate by 43 votes to 12.
Australia’s 116 year old constitution bans dual citizens from holding national office, in a bid to prevent split allegiances.
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.
Australia’s High Court ruled on Friday that Turnbull’s deputy, Barnaby Joyce, and four other lawmakers should be expelled from parliament because they held dual nationality.
The three-month amnesty was the first in 20 years in Australia and the weapons collected will be destroyed.
According to media, immigration officials prevented 1,043 passengers from boarding flights to Australia since 2013.
Canberra pledged to take an unspecified number of Central American refugees under a deal struck with former US president Barack Obama late last year.
The criticism follows an acrimonious January telephone call between Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
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.
Relations were strained after an acrimonious telephone call shortly after Trump’s inauguration, during which Trump labelled the Australia-US resettlement swap agreement with the former US President Barack Obama as a “dumb” deal.
The day marks the landing of troops from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on April 25, 1915.
Pence sought to defuse any tension arising from an acrimonious phone call early in Trump’s term with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about refugees.
Under the new reforms, applicants must be permanent residents for at least four years – three years longer than at present – and must be committed to embrace “Australian values”.
Opposition parties and the central bank have called for a review of current policies, citing low wages growth and soaring house prices spurred by the immigration influx.
India will soon have the largest economy in the world. A way for Australia to benefit is to collaborate with universities.
The countries also pledged to expand counter-terror operations and take action against those financing and providing sanctuary to terror groups.
Bangladeshi and Nepalese asylum seekers on Manus Island are being repeatedly called to meet with Australian officials and pressured to take amounts of up to $25,000 to return to those countries, or face deportation.
A slew of protests erupted across the country after details about an acrimonious phone call between Trump and Australian PM regarding refugee settlement emerged.
As part of the deal, Washington had agreed to resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.
For many Aborigines, January 26 is “Invasion Day” as it celebrates the arrival of white settlement and beginning of colonial subjugation.
Trump announced US withdrawal from the TPP because he favours one-on-one agreements with other nations over multilateral pacts.
The unprecedented accessibility to the president-elect was highlighted as he returned calls to reporters trying to get in touch with him.
The Indian Ocean sea floor had been the focus of an almost-three-year long search.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull agreed to deepen defence ties by stressing the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in a meeting in Sydney.
Afraid that the coal mine, if approved, will harm the Great Barrier Reef, protestors took to the streets as Gautam Adani met with the prime minister.
Turnbull has seen his poll numbers slide to their lowest levels since he assumed the leadership in September 2015, and his future as the prime minister has been questioned by political commentators as public confidence in the country’s fourth leader in the last six years erodes.
Should Trump veto the deal with Australia, the detainees would be left with the choice of returning to their home countries or remaining in Nauru or Papua New Guinea.
Rights group Amnesty International claims refugees on Nauru are held “amount to torture”.
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For human rights groups who have been campaigning against the Australian immigration policy, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s words of self-praise are a little hard to digest.
In an unconventional move, Malcolm Turnbull declared Kevin Rudd unfit for the post of UN Secretary General.
Turnbull’s cabinet will discuss the nomination, while his Liberal-National coalition is divided over supporting Labor Party member Rudd for the top UN job.
A look at how Australia’s new government is being perceived in the UK, US, New Zealand and Indonesia.
The expected tight win has generated scepticism in his party and earned coalition members significant bargaining power, splintering his political support.
Turnbull will still need the support of independents to pass key legislation, which raises doubts over his government’s long-term functioning.
Minor parties and independents have emerged in an even more powerful position, making it less likely Turnbull will be able to push his reformist economic agenda.
Turnbull is blamed for a series of missteps, leading to calls for his resignation, and independents are set to occupy significant seats in parliament.