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Australia

Australian military halts all prisoner transfers amid torture concerns in Afghanistan
Australia is refusing to hand over captured prisoners to Afghan authorities, citing reports of detainee torture. The UK has also been holding on to its Afghan prisoners amid similar concerns, with critics dubbing the action a ‘British Guantanamo’.

03.06.2013 07:39

Worldwide protests planned on eve of Bradley Manning trial
Rallies are planned this weekend in dozens of cities across the globe in support of Private first class Bradley Manning as the former Army intelligence analyst prepares to stand trial for the largest intelligence leak in United States history.

31.05.2013 15:59

3D-printed gun malfunctions ‘will kill at both ends’ – Australian police
$35 dollars, 16 parts, 27 hours, a high-tech printer and instructions from the Internet were all it took for Australian police to fabricate a 3D gun powerful enough to penetrate 17 centimeters – a shot that could be fatal.

24.05.2013 14:05

Protect your sources: Australia’s WikiLeaks Party calls for journalism shield law
Julian Assange’s newly formed Australian WikiLeaks Party (WLP) announced that if elected, it will immediately introduce a national shield law to protect a reporter’s right not to reveal a source, as current state-based shield laws are “inadequate.”

13.05.2013 09:38

Cross-dressing at 30,000 feet: British billionaire dons skirt, lipstick to honor bet (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
British billionaire Richard Branson cross-dressed to work as a flight attendant for a rival airline after losing a bet to Malaysian airline tycoon Tony Fernandes. Branson served drinks and meals and made flight announcements during the six-hour trip.

12.05.2013 14:26

'Ring of fire’ solar eclipse seen in Australia (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
People in remote parts of Northern Australia were recently treated to a rare nighttime sight: An annular solar eclipse in which the moon blocks the Sun, leaving a thin 'ring of fire' uncovered.

10.05.2013 08:34

Self-proclaimed 'LulzSec leader' arrested by Australian police
A man claiming to be the leader of the Lulz Security hacking group has been arrested by the Australian Federal Police on the New South Wales central coast.

24.04.2013 00:18

Poll predicts WikiLeaks Party grabbing seats in Australian Senate
Having secured over 1,000 dues-paying members this past month, the WikiLeaks Party submitted its registration to the Australian Electoral Commission on Tuesday. A recent poll suggests the party has a strong chance of winning influence in the Senate.

23.04.2013 08:49

UK expenses on Ecuadorian embassy surveillance ‘utterly absurd’ – Assange
By spending $4.5 million on ensuring a whistleblower does not escape from an embassy, Britain has overstepped the bounds of common sense, according to Julian Assange, who does not believe the 2015 UK election will bring any change to his fate.

22.04.2013 11:08

330,000 adventurers vying for Australia’s ‘Best Job in the World’
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Easier said than done? Not for 330,000 enthusiasts from 196 countries who signed up to apply for one of the six 'Best Jobs in the World' offered by Tourism Australia.

11.04.2013 05:49

WikiLeaks Party raises senate bid in Australia
At least three Australian states will be able to vote for WikiLeaks Party candidates in the September federal election, Assange’s campaign director announced on Saturday. The WikiLeaks founder’s running mate is to be announced soon.

06.04.2013 09:52

‘Assange chances very good in Australian senate election’
Julian Assange’s chances to snatch a seat in the Australian Senate are pretty high, his campaign manager Greg Barns told RT, adding that the WikiLeaks founder would force the country’s government run their policies more honestly if that happens.

02.04.2013 13:16