Category: Australia & NZ

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 ...

staffAugust 25, 2017

Four hurt in baseball bat attack at Australian university

Four people have been injured by a student wielding a baseball bat in a classroom at an Australian university, according ...

staffAugust 25, 2017

Olympic cyclist Jack Bobridge accused of selling drugs

A two-time Olympic medal-winning cyclist, Jack Bobridge, has been accused of dealing drugs in his native Australia. Mr Bobridge, 28, ...

staffAugust 24, 2017

Australian spy chief criticised for Duterte fist photo

The boss of Australia’s foreign intelligence agency has been criticised for clenching his fist in a photo with Philippines President ...