Category: Australia & NZ

staffOctober 4, 2017

Sydney and Melbourne could face 50C days ‘within decades’

Australia’s two biggest cities could swelter through 50C days within a few decades, a study has found. Sydney and Melbourne ...

staffOctober 3, 2017

‘Get real President Trump’: Australia’s message for US

The man charged with selling Australia’s tough gun laws to regional Australia, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer, says US ...

staffSeptember 25, 2017

Sydney mayor moves to have free same-sex weddings

The sky-high cost of a wedding could be slashed for all gay couples wanting to marry in Sydney’s inner west ...

staffSeptember 20, 2017

Australia: First wave of refugees to US from Pacific camps imminent

A first wave of refugees will leave remote Pacific detention camps and be resettled in the US in coming weeks, ...

staffSeptember 19, 2017

Some Auckland petrol stations run out of fuel after burst pipe

Several petrol stations in Auckland have been hit by fuel shortages as problems caused by damage to a pipeline in ...

staffSeptember 18, 2017

New Zealand fuel shortage hits flights

Thousands of airline passengers were stranded in Auckland on Monday after a burst pipeline cut jet fuel supplies to New ...

staffSeptember 8, 2017

Australian fundraiser Connie Johnson dies hours after receiving honour

An Australian campaigner has died hours after she was awarded one of the country’s highest honours for her work raising ...

staffSeptember 7, 2017

Australia to vote on same-sex marriage, after court challenge fails

Australia’s High Court has ruled that a national postal vote on same-sex marriage will go ahead, after a challenge by ...

staffAugust 31, 2017

Australian politician ‘targeted by massage scam’ at New York hotel

An Australian politician has said he was targeted by a blackmail scam after booking a massage to a New York ...

staffAugust 30, 2017

Chinese men sent home in Australia people-smuggling probe

Australia has sent five Chinese men home after an alleged people-smuggling boat was intercepted in a strait bordering Papua New ...