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Australia says China transfers writer Yang to detention in Beijing

18 July, 2019

MELBOURNE – China has moved Australian writer Yang Hengjun to a detention centre in the capital, Beijing, Australia’s foreign ministry said, just as a measure to detain him without legal

18 July, 2019

Sour taste: Australian celebrity chef underpaid employees $5.62 mln

SYDNEY – An Australian celebrity chef said he had underpaid hundreds of his restaurant employees by nearly $8 million over six years. George Calombaris – who shot to worldwide fame

16 July, 2019

PNG leader to visit Australia as it seeks to shore up its Pacific influence

SYDNEY – Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape will make a state visit to Australia, its government said, as it seeks to cement its position with Pacific island’s new

10 July, 2019

Australia’s Morrison calls for more prayer and religious freedom

SYDNEY – Australia needs more prayer, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, a devout Christian, has said, vowing that his administration would do whatever needed to be done by way of legislation

10 July, 2019

Australia promises national vote on recognition of indigenous people by 2022

SYDNEY – Australia will hold a national vote within three years on whether to include recognition of indigenous people in its constitution, the government said, an issue that has spurred

10 July, 2019 | Australia News

Freed Australian denies North Korean spy charges, says no plans to return

SEOUL – The Australian student released last week after being detained in North Korea said on Tuesday Pyongyang’s accusation that he was a spy was “pretty obviously” false, but that

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09 July, 2019 | Australia News

Australians rush to receive tax rebates hopes will spur growth

SYDNEY – Nearly a million Australians have lodged their tax statements in little more than a week as they rush to receive rebates that the country’s central bank hopes will

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08 July, 2019 | Australia News

Australia tracks Chinese warship headed towards US-Australia war games

SYDNEY – Australian defence officials say they are tracking a Chinese surveillance ship that is expected to position itself just outside of its territorial waters to monitor military exercises between

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05 July, 2019 | Australia News

Australian govt warns released student not to return to N.Korea

SYDNEY/STOCKHOLM – Australia’s government has warned a student not to return to North Korea, a day after he was released from detention by Pyongyang under mysterious circumstances. Alek Sigley, who

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04 July, 2019 | Australia News

Australian student missing in N. Korea is safe in China: NK News

SYDNEY – An Australian student who went missing in North Korea is safe and sound in China, North Korea-focused news site NK News reported, citing unidentified sources. Alek Sigley, 29,

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