A first wave of refugees will leave remote Pacific detention camps and be resettled in the US in coming weeks, Australian authorities said Wednesday, under a deal that has rankled President Donald Trump.
Canberra sends asylum-seekers who try to enter the country by boat to processing facilities on Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island, with those found to be refugees barred from...
Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in New Zealand's largest city spread.
Z Energy confirmed to the BBC that 13 service stations had run out of 95 octane petrol by Tuesday.
The firm said fuel was being trucked into the city and it did not expect the problem to worsen.
Fuel supplies to cars and planes in Auckland...
Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New Zealand's largest airport.
The damaged pipeline is Auckland Airport's only source of jet fuel.
The disruption is expected to last at least a week as work continues to repair the pipe, the operator said.
Fuel supplies have been rationed and airlines are looking to refuel...
An Australian campaigner has died hours after she was awarded one of the country's highest honours for her work raising funds for cancer research.
Connie Johnson, 40, had terminal breast and liver cancer.
In a Facebook post, her brother, actor Sam Johnson, wrote: "We lost Connie today. Or, as she asked me to say, she died of cancer today."
He added: "She went so richly, and with such...
Australia's High Court has ruled that a national postal vote on same-sex marriage will go ahead, after a challenge by marriage equality advocates failed.
Same-sex marriage advocates had taken the government to court over the postal vote which they argued was both unnecessary and an illegal use of public funds.
But in decision Thursday, the High Court ruled the national survey could go...
An Australian politician has said he was targeted by a blackmail scam after booking a massage to a New York hotel.
Gareth Ward, a New South Wales assembly member, said he was confronted by two "aggressive" visitors at his room.
They began filming him before demanding a "quantity of money", US police said.
Mr Ward said in a statement: "I asked for a massage - but when it became clear that...
Australia has sent five Chinese men home after an alleged people-smuggling boat was intercepted in a strait bordering Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Two others on board, a Chinese man and a PNG man, were charged with people smuggling, Australian authorities said.
The boat made it to land on Australia's Saibai Island, 4km (2.5 miles) from PNG, on 20 August, local media said.
On Monday, Australia's...
Four people have been injured by a student wielding a baseball bat in a classroom at an Australian university, according to police.
The suspect, an 18-year-old man, had been seated when he rose and assaulted a lecturer at the Australian National University in Canberra, police said.
He then allegedly attacked students who went to her aid, before being subdued.
Police said it was too early...
A two-time Olympic medal-winning cyclist, Jack Bobridge, has been accused of dealing drugs in his native Australia.
Mr Bobridge, 28, was arrested in Perth on Wednesday on five charges of selling and supplying MDMA, including two of a trafficable quantity, police said.
He was granted bail on Thursday and will face court again next month.
Mr Bobridge retired from cycling last year because of...
The boss of Australia's foreign intelligence agency has been criticised for clenching his fist in a photo with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Mr Duterte used the pose in his 2016 presidential campaign, a symbol of his tough and controversial crime policies.
Critics said the photo of Nick Warner, the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (Asis) director-general, sent an inappropriate...