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Australia retains world’s top LNG exporter position

According to consultancy EnergyQuest, Australia will certainly retain its title as the world's greatest exporter of liquefied natural gas in 2021, with shipments reaching...

Australia to waive off visa fees for international students, backpackers

On Wednesday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the government would waive visa fees for overseas students and backpackers to help with the...

With 74 fatalities, Australia sees worst day of Covid pandemic

On Tuesday, Australia had its deadliest day of the pandemic, as a fast-moving Omicron outbreak pushed hospitalisation rates to new highs, despite a minor...

Australia PM’s ratings fall months before elections, poll shows

According to a widely respected poll released on Tuesday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval ratings have fallen as a result of his management...

Ahead of elections, Australia’s opposition toughens China stance

Anthony Albanese, Australia's opposition leader, said the government must respond to Beijing in a firm but diplomatic manner, toughening his stance on China ahead...

Underwater volcanic eruption: Aus, NZ braces up to aid tsunami-hit Tonga

On Monday, Australia and New Zealand sent surveillance planes to Tonga, which was cut off from the rest of the world when an underwater...

Djokovic 3-year visa ban can end early: Australian PM

Following his expulsion, tennis star Novak Djokovic may be able to return to Australia sooner than expected, according to the country's prime minister. On Sunday,...

Australian Navy: HMAS Newcastle completes final international deployment

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) today celebrated the completion of the final overseas deployment by an Adelaide Class guided missile frigate, with HMAS Newcastle arriving back...

Covid-19: 95% Australians jabbed with first dose, fatalities continue to rise

Greg Hunt, Australia's health minister, claims that 95 percent of Australians aged 16 and older have had their first dose of vaccination, and that...

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Australia retains world’s top LNG exporter position

According to consultancy EnergyQuest, Australia will certainly retain its title as the world's greatest exporter of liquefied natural gas in 2021, with shipments reaching...