Australia

3 Australian properties worth $4.2 million forfeited to Commonwealth

The Melbourne Supreme Court today ordered the forfeiture of three Victorian properties worth $4.2 million to the Commonwealth. This is the first forfeiture action...

Australia’s hypersonic ‘spaceplane’ to launch tiny satellites

In central Sydney, a hypersonic 'spaceplane' is being constructed, but the passengers will be gadgets rather than people. Delta Velos is a streamlined spacecraft that...

Omicron: Covid infections hit record in Australia

With a runaway Omicron epidemic driving up hospitalisation rates and putting tremendous strain on supply networks, Australia recorded its largest pandemic caseload on Thursday,...

Djokovic faces deportation after Australia cancels visa for second time

Novak Djokovic's visa was refused for the second time by the Australian government on Friday, citing the world tennis no. 1's lack of COVID-19...

Australia’s views on climate crisis ‘backward’: Human Rights Watch

According to a renowned human rights organisation, Australia's "backwards" attitudes on global warming and asylum seekers are becoming increasingly unacceptable to the rest of...

OPINION: Should Australia review its Antarctica policy?

Since 1961, the Antarctic Treaty System has overseen the continent's affairs. However, it is now battling strategic power competition as well as new challenges...

OPINION: Australian air quality standards can combat Covid

According to Raina MacIntyre, a senior epidemiologist, Australia's focus on hand hygiene has been about as effective as telling people that mosquitoes will give...

Job vacancies surge in Australia as labour shortage bring crisis

As the lockdowns ended last year, job openings soared across Australia, exposing staff shortages that are now hampering economic activity as Covid cases rise. The...

OPINION: As elections knock door, Morrison caught in own Covid web 

Scott Morrison has refused to make quick antigen tests free for a straightforward reason that has nothing to do with the budget or the...

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On Wednesday, Asian equities slumped in cautious trade after Wall Street stocks hit a new low for the year. Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, and Sydney all...

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...