CANBERRA, Australia — All Australian senators have three weeks to prove they were not foreign nationals when elected under an agreement the major political parties reached Monday to resolve a deepening citizenship crisis that could upend the government.
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By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s rival political leaders attacked each other on Thursday over a parliamentary citizenship crisis that is threatening to ensnare a growing number of lawmakers.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s High Court will rule Friday on whether seven lawmakers including the deputy prime minister and two senior ministers are eligible to sit in Parliament in a case that threatens the conservative government’s slender majority.
CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co.’s last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday.
The nation has already begun mourning the demise of a home-grown industry in an increasing crowded and changing global car market.
CANBERRA, Australia — As Australia’s High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign citizenship, some in this nation of immigrants wonder whether it’s time to nix a constitutional ban on dual nationals serving in Parliament.
CANBERRA, Australia — A third Australian government minister revealed Thursday she might have been unlawfully elected to Parliament because of a constitutional ban on dual citizens that has snared six lawmakers since July in an unprecedented political crisis.
CANBERRA, Australia — Security remained heightened in airports around Australia with more intense screening of luggage after law enforcement officials thwarted what a police chief described on Monday as a “credible attempt to attack an aircraft.”
CANBERRA, Australia — As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world’s biggest coal mines nearby.
Coal mining and environmental tourism are cash cows for Queensland, a resource-rich northeast playground that promotes itself as Australia’s “Sunshine State.”
CANBERRA, Australia — A 73-year-old Australian fisherman said Monday that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 2.7-meter (9-foot) great white shark leapt into his boat, knocking him off his feet.
CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government on Tuesday shelved a planned extradition treaty with China rather than allow the Senate to reject it over human rights concerns.