Gulf Times - Australia
Australia to invest $680 mn in dams for drought-stricken region

Australia to invest $680 mn in dams for drought-stricken region

Australia will invest A$1 billion ($678.70 million) to revamp water infrastructure in rural and regional communities in the drought-stricken New South Wales.

Australian homes destroyed by spring fires in 'horrible' warning

Australian homes destroyed by spring fires in 'horrible' warning

More than 20 homes have been destroyed by spring fires in Australia, officials said on Wednesday, straining communities already suffering under the region's worst drought conditions in living memory.

Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17

Netherlands, Australia vow to pursue convictions for downing of MH17

Australia and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they will pursue criminal prosecutions for those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that killed 298 people even if it takes many years.

Teens questioned over bushfires raging in eastern Australia

Teens questioned over bushfires raging in eastern Australia

Police launched an investigation on Tuesday into whether the bushfires that have destroyed dozens of properties and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes on Australia's Queensland coast ...

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Tamil family

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Tamil family

Thousands of people protested in cities and towns across Australia Sunday against the government's efforts to deport a Tamil family back to Sri Lanka.

Australia moves Tamil toddlers to remote island detention centre

Australia moves Tamil toddlers to remote island detention centre

A Tamil family of four -- including two Australian-born toddlers -- have been moved to a remote island off the coast of Indonesia, despite a court order blocking deportation, their lawyer said Saturday.

Australia moves to protect universities from foreign interference

Australia moves to protect universities from foreign interference

Australia moved to counter foreign interference at its universities Wednesday, establishing a task force to help protect sensitive research, cyberdefences and free speech.

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

Former human rights lawyer wins Nauru presidency

A former human rights lawyer was elected Nauru's new president Tuesday, following calls for widespread reform in the tiny Pacific nation which Australia uses as a detention centre for asylum seekers.

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia to block internet domains hosting extremist content during terror attacks

Australia will block access to internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.

Australia seizes 766 kg of drugs in major bust as four Brits arrested

Australia seizes 766 kg of drugs in major bust as four Brits arrested

Australian police seized 766 kilograms of MDMA powder and six people, including four British men, were arrested in New Zealand, Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) ...

Australia pledges hundreds of millions to Pacific for climate action

Australia pledges hundreds of millions to Pacific for climate action

Australia announced a Aus$500 million ($340 million) climate change package for Pacific countries Tuesday but received a lukewarm response from low-lying island nations ...

Police recommend charging Israeli deputy minister in Australia extradition case

Police recommend charging Israeli deputy minister in Australia extradition case

Police recommended on Tuesday indicting Israel's deputy health minister on suspicion he tried to bolster the case of a former Australian school principal pleading mental illness