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.
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By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister said his country’s relationship with the United States remained “very strong” but refused to comment on a newspaper report on Thursday that an angry President Donald Trump cut short their first telephone call as national leaders.
CANBERRA, Australia — Police in Australia have detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day attacks using explosives, knives and a gun in the heart of the country’s second-largest city, officials said Friday.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government struck a deal with a minor party on Thursday on a tax rate aimed at encouraging foreign travellers to pick fruit on the nation’s farms.
The conservative government and the left-wing Greens party reached a compromise on how much vacationers should be taxed on income earned picking farm produce next year, officials said.
CANBERRA, Australia — Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Tuesday.