Australia’s population hit 25 million decades ahead of time

Australia’s population to hit 25 million – a decade earlier than forecast Australia’s population has officially hit the 25 million mark, almost a decade earlier than projected, according to projections from the Australian... Read more »
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Australia to introduce new visa to attract entrepreneurs, boost economy

The proposed visa would facilitate foreign entrepreneurs and investors The Australian Government is set to introduce a new visa for people willing to establish businesses in the country. The visa will not require... Read more »
Some of 43 snake eggs removed by wildlife rescue group Fawna from a school sandpit in Laurieton, New South Wales. Photograph: Fawna

Mysterious ‘snake eggs’ found in Australian school leave experts baffled

A child digging through a sandpit in Australia uncovered 7 deadly snake nests Alarm bells went off when a child discovered nests of eggs in a New South Wales school sandpit —... Read more »
The storm ripped roofs off a number of buildings in Maclean, including the Clarence Hotel. Photo: James Ryan

Wild weather hits NSW north coast with more storms forecast

Wild weather causes extensive damage to northern NSW, flooding in Queensland The roof of a small town pub has been ripped off by severe winds in NSW while motorists have been stranded... Read more »
New Year's fireworks are seen above the Opera House and Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia. Over a million people gathered around the harbor to watch the 12-minute celebration for the start of 2018.

Australia welcomes 2018 in style with spectacular fireworks display

Australia rang in the New Year Sunday with a spectacular display of fireworks cascading from Sydney Harbor Bridge, as people partied amid tight security. About 1.5 million people packed the city’s foreshore... Read more »
Australian police stand near a crashed vehicle after they arrested the driver of a vehicle that had ploughed into pedestrians at a crowded intersection near the Flinders Street train station in central Melbourne, Australia, December 21st, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Luis Ascui

Melbourne car attack man charged with 18 counts of attempted murder

Melbourne car attack suspect charged with attempted murder The driver accused of ploughing his car into pedestrians in Melbourne was charged with 18 counts of attempted murder Saturday. Afghan refugee Saeed Noori,... Read more »
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Air China introduces Brisbane to Beijing direct flights

Brisbane Airport welcomes new direct Air China flights to/from Beijing The first Air China flight from Beijing to Brisbane has landed safely at Brisbane Airport on December 11, setting new heights of... Read more »
NSW is the most popular Australian tourist destination

NSW is the most popular Australian tourist destination

NSW is the most popular Australian state for international visitors with 4.1 million arriving from overseas in the past year. NSW continues to lead Australia in attracting overseas visitors and the tourist... Read more »

Bitcoin surges above $12,000 for the first time

$12,000 and rising: Bitcoin’s price hits new all-time high Bitcoin climbed 3.86 percent on Tuesday, crossing the $12,000-per-coin mark for the first time despite worries about the bubble burst. According to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price... Read more »
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Adelaide coffee named best in Australia

Patio Coffee Roasters in Glandore have won the milk coffee gold medal at Australia’s Golden Bean Awards. Patio Coffee Roasters in Glandore, a suburb of Adelaide,  just won the gold medal for milk coffee... Read more »
Tesla to install world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia

Tesla switches on world’s largest battery in South Australia

Tesla beats deadline, switches on gigantic Australian battery array Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery to feed Australia’s shaky power grid, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build... Read more »

NSW to become a greener, healthier State

The Greener Places policy aims to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable urban environment The NSW Government will create a greener Sydney and State to improve the health, economy, environment, infrastructure and biodiversity for all... Read more »
A policeman takes a picture of a car burned during clashes near the Faizabad junction in Islamabad, Pakistan November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz.

Pakistan’s religious parties call off protests after minister resigns

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. After the weeks-long protest that paralysed the capital, the Pakistan... Read more »

Australia and Japan collaborate to unveil the secrets of hidden ‘continent’ of Zealandia

Scientists from Australia and Japan are attempting to unlock the secrets of the “lost continent” of Zealandia by investigating the huge underwater landmass east of Australia that has never been properly studied.... Read more »

Koala found dead and mutilated in ‘disgusting’ incident in Warrnambool

Disgusting and disturbing: Koala found dead and mutilated in Warrnambool, Victoria’s south-west A koala has been found dead and mutilated in Australia in the latest spate of animal mutilations that police on... Read more »

Self-driving bus crashes on first day to work in Las Vegas

Self-driving shuttle made by French startup Navya collides with a truck in Las Vegas on its first day A self-driving shuttle bus in Las Vegas was involved in a crash on its... Read more »
Malcolm Turnbull, bottom right, makes an address at Parliament after he was sworn in as prime minister in Canberra, Australia, Sept. 15, 2015.

Australia proposes lawmakers prove they’re not dual citizens

Australia goes tough on dual citizenship, forces lawmakers to declare statuses Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull proposed on Monday that all lawmakers prove they are not dual citizens in a move that... Read more »

Saudi prince killed in helicopter crash

Saudi deputy governor and 7 others killed in helicopter crash A helicopter carrying several Saudi officials, including a high-ranking prince, has crashed in the kingdom’s southwest near the border with Yemen, the... Read more »

Australia and Sri Lanka sign new agreement to boost trade ties

Australia and Sri Lanka sign new agreement aimed at boosting economic ties between the two countries. Australia and Sri Lanka has signed a framework agreement to boost international trade and investment during... Read more »
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Netflix exploring ‘House of Cards’ spinoff amid Kevin Spacey allegations

Actor Kevin Spacey is embroiled in Hollywood’s latest sexual misconduct scandal Hours after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against the TV star Kevin Spacey, Netflix acted quickly and announced that next season of House of Cards will... Read more »

Refugees refuse to leave Manus Island amid security fears

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers refuse to leave the camp as food, water and power are cut Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers inside the Manus Island detention centre are refusing... Read more »
Ofo, which operates 10 million bikes in 180 cities worldwide, is launching in Sydney on Wednesday. Photograph: Ofo

China’s bike-sharing company Ofo launches in Sydney

China’s bike-share company Ofo has entered Australian market with 200 bikes deployed in Sydney China’s bike-sharing company ofo has launched its dockless bike system in Sydney, Australia on Thursday. Chinese company Ofo,... Read more »
Australia's deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce

Australia’s deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce disqualified from Parliament

Australia’s deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce is disqualified from Parliament because he’s a Kiwi Australia’s High Court on Friday has ruled the deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce ruled ineligible to sit in... Read more »
Professor Gordon Wallace named 2017 NSW Scientist of the Year

Wollongong’s professor named 2017 NSW Scientist of the Year

University of Wollongong’s Professor Gordon Wallace wins top gong A University of Wollongong researcher known for his groundbreaking work fusing robotics with human biology has been named the NSW Scientist of the... Read more »