Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull talk to the media at Kirribilli House in Sydney. Photo: David Moir/EPA

Australia and Japan to strengthen defence ties

Australia and Japan will strengthen military ties as leaders of both the countries recommit to ensuring regional stability and strong trade links. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo... Read more »
Australia Chooses French Design for Future Submarine

Australia and France seal AU$50 billion submarine deal

The new submarines are part of Australia’s new defence strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia and France have inked an agreement for a French defence contractor to build 12 cutting-edge submarines. The... Read more »
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New Zealand to keep its current flag after spending $17.6m in referendum

Ten months, 10,000 designs yet no new flag for New Zealand WELLINGTON (New Zealand) — Ten months, 10,000 new designs and $17.6 million later, New Zealanders have decided to keep their current... Read more »
Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city: EIU report

Singapore is world’s most expensive city for third year in a row, says EIU report For the third year running, Singapore is the world’s most expensive city in the world, though Zurich... Read more »
Australia's Northern Territory

Northern Australia vision to make region an ‘economic powerhouse’

The government has released a $1.2bn plan to make northern Australia an “economic powerhouse”, which includes greater temporary migration and expediting native title claims. The white paper on developing northern Australia also... Read more »