CANBERRA., Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China’s influence in those nations grows.
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By Rod McGuirk THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
CANBERRA, Australia — Wildlife rangers said Tuesday that they had trapped a 4.7-meter (15-foot) saltwater crocodile, the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River and in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved national security legislation on Tuesday that would ban covert foreign interference in domestic politics and make industrial espionage for a foreign power a crime.
CANBERRA, Australia — A four-year search of the depths of the Indian Ocean has failed to locate Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. But the unprecedented sonar seabed hunt for the missing airliner might be close to solving two 19th century mysteries the locations of two sailing ships that vanished with cargos of coal.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis, on Tuesday officially denied charges of sexual abuse spanning decades after his lawyers failed to sway a court to dismiss them.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australians gathered with descendants of former allies and enemies around the country, on a Turkish coast and in a French town Wednesday in dawn services to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I.
CANBERRA, Australia — A historian said on Tuesday she was appealing a court ruling that continued to keep secret letters that might reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative’s plan to dismiss Australia’s government more than 40 years ago.
CANBERRA, Australia — A flying drone has dropped a flotation device to two teens caught in a riptide in heavy seas off the Australian coast in what officials describe as a world-first rescue.
Monty Greenslade and Gabe Vidler got into trouble on Thursday at Lennox Head, 750 kilometres (470 miles) north of Sydney.
CANBERRA, Australia — An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended Friday that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.
CANBERRA, Australia — Tesla Inc. chief executive Elon Musk is on track to deliver on a promise by building the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery in the Australian Outback within 100 days, an official said on Tuesday.