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Australia still open for business despite bushfires – Phillipa Harrison

Although the devastation of Australia's unprecedented bushfire crisis has been widespread, the nation's top tourism boss is adamant that Australia is still open for...

Heavy rain in Australia prompts warnings over world’s most dangerous spider

The world's most dangerous spider is on the move Down Under according to animal experts on Wednesday, with recent heavy storms creating perfect conditions...

Bushfire smoke threatens Australian Open in Melbourne

Dense bushfire smoke is threatening the start of the Australian Open with a potentially hazardous fog lingering over Melbourne less than a fortnight before...
plastic waste

Aussie scientists find a profitable way to recycle plastic waste

Although plastic is a strong, cheap and hygienic material, its durability presents major problems when it comes to the environment. Unable to...
Qantas says it has been hurt by rules limiting foreign ownership of the airline to just 35%

Qantas grounds Boeing 737 plans after investigation reveals structural cracks

Australian airline Qantas has pulled three of its Boeing 737 aircraft out of service on Friday, after an inspection revealed "pickle fork" cracks, where...
Wpid Webengaged

Aged Couple in Australia Mistakenly receive large methamphetamine

An elderly couple in the Australian state of Victoria were the surprise recipients of around 20 kg of the drug crystal methamphetamine which was...

Aussie Research Discovered World’s Oldest Tattooist Tools Made from Human Bones

Tools made from human bones make up part of the oldest tattoo kit in the world, Australian researchers said on Tuesday. The kit, consisting...
Dead fish along the Darling River bank in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

Australia’s biggest river body to be served oxygen to save fish

Aerators will be used to pump oxygen into Australia's biggest river system, after the discovery of around 1 million dead fish earlier in the...
Aussie scientists make major breakthrough in capabilities of ultrasound

Aussie scientists make remarkable discoveries in ultrasound technology

Researchers at Australia's University of Queensland (UQ) have made a major breakthrough in ultrasound technology which they believe could greatly improve technologies, from medical...
Driver Using Mobile Phone

Sydney installs cameras to grab drivers using phones

After a successful trial period in October last year that nabbed over 11,000 drivers with fines, world-first camera technology will be permanently in place...

Research shows that school bags are not responsible for back pains

Heavy schoolbags do not cause back pain in children, despite common concerns about students straining under the backpacks, according to a latest Australian research....

PNG outfits given an 18 month grace period for plastic bag ban

Authorities in Papua New Guinea are rolling out an 18-month grace period before a total ban on plastic bags, giving businesses and consumers time...
Gold Coast 2018 XXI Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games: 6 Cameroon Athletes Disappear

A total of six Cameroonian athletes remain unaccounted for on Wednesday, after failing to appear for their events at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games...

Sydney Seaplane Crash leaves Six dead

Australian New South Wales (NSW) Police confirmed on Sunday that six people have been killed after a seaplane crashed into Jerusalem Bay near the...

Sydney Football Stadium renovation cost shoots up

A war is brewing on Friday, over the spiraling redevelopment costs of Sydney's ANZ stadium in Australia. Budgeted at around 700 million...

Australian State hospitals to ban sugary drinks to combat obesity

The Australian State of New South Wales' (NSW) health department announced Thursday that it will ban sugary soft drinks in all hospitals and care...

Online child sex abuse a “global crime pandemic”

Online child sex abuse is a global crime pandemic, Australian researchers warned on Thursday, as a new study painted a disturbing picture of the...
Breast Cancer

Moderate alcohol consumption increases likelihood of breast cancer relapse

Breast cancer survivors who consume even a small amount of alcohol have a higher chance of suffering a relapse than those who don't, an...

Australians Becoming More and More Addicted to skin whitening

A rise in the number of people in Australia's Asian community using skin whitening products is alarming dermatologists, local media reported Wednesday. "I use this...

Plan for Australia’s largest solar farm awaits approval

A plan for Australia's largest solar farm has been lodged to the local Council in the township of Gympie by Queensland State company Solar...
A model walks the ramp for Hu Sheguang & Huqiu Bridal City Collection during the China Fashion Week S/S in Beijing, China, Oct. 29, 2015. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli) (zhs)

Australian fashion retailers graded poorly on worldwide labor rights

Australian fashion retailers are not paying enough attention to the conditions of workers who are providing the materials for and creating their products, according...
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Researchers in Australia find ways to preventing mutation, spreading of cancer

Australian scientists have made a breakthrough in preventing cancer from mutating in the body. The team from Melbourne's Olivia Newton-John (ONJ) Cancer Wellness and Research...
Accra floods

Australia declares flood-affected areas natural disaster zone

Australia has declared five regions in the north a natural disaster zone on Friday, offering disaster assistance to residents in affected areas. ...
Tropical Cyclone Pam

Shark found in Australian floodwaters following cyclone Debbie

Australian authorities have issued warnings for people in affected areas not to enter flood waters on Friday, after a. 1.5-meter bull shark was found...
credit cards

Australian police call for strict limits on ‘tap-and-go’ credit card transactions

Australian police are calling for strict limits on 'tap-and-go' credit card transactions as the rate of deception crimes skyrockets. Using tap-and-go, credit...
Li Keqiang

Chinese premier’s outdoor diplomacy in Australia invigorates ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang took a casual harbor walk and watched an exciting Australian football game with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull here on...

Australia has fastest mobile broadband speeds in Asia-Pacific

A report released on Monday has shown that Australia has the fastest mobile broadband speeds in the whole of the Asia-Pacific region. ...
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Australia’s national broadcaster to cut staff by hundreds

Australia's government owned national broadcasting and media service, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), announced on Tuesday it will fire 150 to 200 staff members...

Trial of female traffic light figures begins in Australia

A ground-breaking trial of female traffic light signals aimed at tackling sexism has begun in Melbourne. Ten female figures will be installed...
Sydney bus drivers strike

Hundreds of bus drivers go on strike in Sydney, passengers stranded

Bus drivers across Sydney walked off the job on Tuesday as part of a dispute of pay increases, leaving passengers stranded. Hundreds...