Category: Australia & NZ

staffMay 26, 2017

SOS mystery in remote Western Australia stumps police

An SOS signal made of rocks in a remote part of Western Australia has prompted fears that someone, or more ...

staffMay 22, 2017

Billionaire makes ‘biggest philanthropic gift’ by living Australian

Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m ($298m) to charity. PM Malcolm ...

staffMay 10, 2017

Australian politician becomes first to breastfeed in parliament

Australian Senator Larissa Waters has become the first politician to breastfeed in the nation’s parliament. Ms Waters, from the left-wing ...

staffMay 8, 2017

Revenge porn: Image-based abuse hits ‘one in five’ Australians

One in five Australians has suffered image-based abuse, according to the nation’s most comprehensive study on “revenge porn”. The national ...

staffMay 4, 2017

Mother ‘not responsible’ for killing eight children in Australia

An Australian woman who killed eight children in a stabbing attack at her home will not stand trial because she ...

staffMay 3, 2017

Playboy model angers Maori with nude shoot on sacred mountain

For many people, constantly on the hunt for a striking image to post on Facebook or Instagram, reaching the top ...

staffApril 20, 2017

Australia announces tougher new exams for citizenship

The Australian government has announced plans to make it tougher for foreigners to obtain citizenship with applicants now having to ...

staffApril 13, 2017

Evacuations ordered as Cyclone Cook takes aim at New Zealand

An approaching cyclone prompted New Zealand to declare regional states of emergency, evacuate coastal areas and close airports and schools ...

staffMarch 29, 2017

Cyclone Debbie: Experts fear damage to Great Barrier Reef

Cyclone Debbie is likely to have damaged Australia’s already beleaguered Great Barrier Reef, experts have said. The cyclone struck the ...

staffMarch 28, 2017

Cyclone Debbie makes landfall with destructive winds

Cyclone Debbie has made landfall in northeast Australia, with lashing rain and howling winds battering the area and towns going ...