Category: Australia & NZ

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staffOctober 10, 2018

Australia sorry for vaginal mesh ‘agony’

The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of “agony ...

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staffOctober 9, 2018

Australia may restrict where migrants live

The Australian government has unveiled a proposal to force new migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne. The policy would ...

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staffSeptember 26, 2018

Australian scientists: Mystery of sudden purple orange solved

Australian health authorities say they have solved a mystery that prompted much speculation earlier this month. It began when a ...

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staffSeptember 23, 2018

Needles found in New Zealand strawberries

The Australian scare over needles found in strawberries has spread to New Zealand after needles were found in a punnet ...

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staffSeptember 21, 2018

Australia emu video investigated for ‘horrific cruelty’

Animal welfare authorities in Australia are investigating a video which appears to show a motorist deliberately running over several emus. ...

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staffSeptember 20, 2018

Australian police arrest boy for hiding needles in strawberries

Police in New South Wales, Australia, arrested a young boy who confessed to putting needles inside strawberries, something authorities described ...

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staffSeptember 19, 2018

Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

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staffSeptember 19, 2018

Qantas to have Inflight gyms

Australian airline Qantas has said it is considering putting gyms on the planes making its planned non-stop flights between London ...

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staffSeptember 19, 2018

Aboriginal man fights to stay in Australia

An Aboriginal man has launched legal action against Australia over what he argues is an attempt to deport him to ...

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staffSeptember 17, 2018

Australia’s strawberry needle scare widens

Australia has ordered an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles hidden in strawberries, amid growing alarm over scares across ...