Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow.
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.
Conclusions by German intelligence should force the Australian leader to take back his harsh words regarding Russia’s alleged involvement in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, a top Russian MP has said.
Excerpts from a proposed international trade agreement leaked to the web this week suggest that the United States is pushing for changes that would make it more difficult to get life-saving drugs overseas.
A Russian diplomat in Australia called the remark of Australian PM Tony Abbott about his intention to “shirtfront” Vladimir Putin “immature.” He reminded the Aussie politician that he might be “very fit” but Putin is “a professional judo wrestler.”
Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has apologized for "inadvertently" putting on sale a singlet bearing the slogan, “If you don’t love it, leave” alongside an Australian flag. Social media had exploded with outrage at the slogan, calling it racist.
A 57-year-old nurse has been isolated in Cairns, Australia, with suspected Ebola following her return from Sierra Leone, one of the centers of the epidemic. Health officials have confirmed the information.
Following Australia’s passing of draconian anti-terror laws late September, the country took another step in the direction. This may allow its security services to detain anyone without charge even before other methods of questioning have been exhausted.
Danish scientists have invented a revolutionary crystalline material that can absorb and store oxygen in high concentrations. A bucket of such material can suck the oxygen out of a room, which could potentially wave goodbye to heavy oxygen masks.
As a Western country Australia is automatically a target of terrorism and the fact that it is sending troops and committing to the war in Iraq doesn’t make much of a difference, Shahram Akbarzadeh, Research Professor, Deakin University told RT.