Australian defence force personnel would be empowered to strike Islamic State ‘at its core’, Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Australia boost military’s powers to help police deal with terror threats

Australian Defense Force authorized to help Police during terror attacks Australia’s military will be more promptly deployed to respond to domestic “terrorist incidents” under proposed changes to laws by the government. According... Read more »
A photo of Justine Damond from her web site. The Sydney, Australia, native lived with her fiance in the Fulton neighborhood of Minneapolis.

Australian woman killed in shooting by US police in Minneapolis

Australian woman Justine Damond killed in police shooting in Minneapolis, U.S. A 40-year-old Australian woman was fatally shot by police officer in Minneapolis in the United States. Her family members said called... Read more »

Al Gore to PM: ‘Malcolm, don’t build the mine’

Former United States Vice President Al Gore has a message for Australian Prime Minister: “Malcolm, don’t build the mine.” Al Gore in his message is referring to the government’s plan to allow... Read more »

Arsenal in Sydney: Fans rejoice first encounter with Gunners

Arsenal superstars have touched down in Sydney ahead of the club’s pre-season tour Hundreds of diehard supporters of English Premier League team Arsenal braved the cold this morning to catch a glimpse... Read more »
Tesla to install world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia

Tesla to install world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia

Elon Musk’s Tesla to build world’s largest battery in Australia South Australia has picked Tesla to install the world’s largest grid-scale battery, which would be paired with a wind farm provided by... Read more »
Jim Maxwell says Australia' cricketers have long felt ignored by Cricket Australia. Photo: AP/Aijaz Rahi

Cricket pay dispute: Australia A tour of South Africa called off

Australian Cricket chief steps in but too late to save tour The bitter pay dispute in Australian cricket has intensified as ith the Australia A tour of South Africa officially cancelled on... Read more »
Gulfstream G550 aircraft

US approves $1.3bn sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $1.3bn foreign military sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia. Under the deal, Australia seeks to receive five Gulfstream... Read more »
Australian Prime Minister designate Malcolm Turnbull with Deputy Prime Minister designate Julie Bishop during a press conference in the Blue Room, after winning the Australian Federal leadership in a party ballot vote, at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. (AAP Image/Sam Mooy) NO ARCHIVING

PM Turnbull wishes Australian Muslims a joyful Eid

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has wished Australia’s Muslim community a blessed and joyful end to Ramadan. “From my family to yours, Eid Mubarak,” he said in a statement on Sunday evening. The... Read more »
Malaysian Muslims offer Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at the National mosque in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Manan Vatsyayana/ AFP

Australia, US, UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Europe celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Sunday

onSaudi Arabia, 16 other countries announce end of Ramadan, declare Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr Day Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and other Arab countries announced on Saturday that Sunday will be the first day of Eid... Read more »
Centennial Park in Sydney, Australia

$1.8 billion announced to protect NSW’s environment and heritage

The NSW Government has committed $1.8 billion in this year’s budget to protect the state’s environment and heritage, Environment and Heritage Minister Gabrielle Upton announced today. “The NSW Government’s priority is to... Read more »
NSW infrastructure

Billion dollar boost for regional NSW

NSW Government will invest in transport, energy, water and projects that turbocharge regional economies Regional NSW will receive record investment under the NSW Government’s $1.3 billion Regional Growth Fund, announced in the... Read more »
Australia's Social cohesion and multiculturalism stronger than ever

Australian multicultural communities to benefit from $23 million

The 2017-18 NSW Budget provides increased support for Community Language Schools and continues the important work in our diverse communities, Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams announced. “This budget confirms the NSW Government... Read more »
Tesla Powerpack

Tesla wins contract with Australian electric grid to bring more sustainable power

Tesla Wins Contract With Transgrid to deploy Powerpacks across several sites in Australia Tesla has won a contract with Transgrid, the company that operates the New South Wales (NSW) portion of Australia’s... Read more »
Chand Raat Eid Festival 2017 Australia

Chand Raat Eid Festival is a joyous opportunity to celebrate our various cultural and religious traditions says Australian PM Hon Malcolm Turnbull

Sydney (Tribune International); On the prestigious occasion of annual festivity of ending of Ramadan and celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitre, Australian Prime Minister Hon Malcolm Turnbull has released the following message for Chand Raat... Read more »
Justice Minister Michael Keenan (right) examines a range of weapons after announcing a new national gun amnesty in Canberra today. Picture: AAP

Australia announces three-month gun amnesty to combat terrorism

National Firearms Amnesty starts on July 1 Australia to hold first nationwide gun amnesty for 21 years. The National Firearms Amnesty will commence on July 1, giving Australians an opportunity to hand... Read more »
Chand Raat Eid Festival 2017 Australia

‘I urge everybody to head down and celebrate Chand Raat Eid’ at Werribee Racourse says Mayor Henry Barlow

Mayor Henry Barlow of Wyndham City Council, Victoria has given the following message for ‘Chand Raat Eid Festival (CREF) 2017′ Melbourne’s event to be held on Saturday 24th of June at Werribee Racecourse,... Read more »
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Australia’s Telstra says will cut 1,400 jobs in cost-cutting drive

Telstra has confirmed it will cut 1,400 jobs within Australia as part of a cost-cutting initiative. Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company, Telstra Corporation Ltd, will shed about 1,400 jobs as part... Read more »
A view of facilities at the Manus Island Regional Processing Facility in Papua New Guinea in 2012. For years, the facility has been used to indefinitely detain asylum-seekers; Australia and Papua New Guinea have now agreed to close it. Photo: Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship via Getty Images

Australia agrees to pay A$70 million to Manus Island refugees

The Australian government has offered compensation totalling A$70m (US$53m) to refugees detained in Papua New Guinea. The Australian government has agreed to pay detainees on Manus Island more than $70 million (US$53... Read more »
The Hermitage Gledswood Hills developed by Sekisui House

Greenfield Housing Code to make NSW suburbs greener

Greenfield Housing Code to ensure that new residential suburbs were leafier and more environmentally friendly A proposed new Greenfield Housing Code will increase housing supply by making it easier and greener to... Read more »
Vivid Sydney 2017, Sydney Opera House, Lighting of The Sails Audio Creatures 24/5/2017 Photo James Horan

Sydney lights up for annual Vivid Sydney Festival 2017

Sydney lights up with spectacular display of colour and creativity A brilliant array of colour, music and creativity will shine upon Sydney for the next 23 nights as the world’s largest festival... Read more »
Mehreen Ahmad, a Pakistani national, studying in Perth, was found unconscious in a stairwell in a Murray Street apartment

Pakistani student Mehreen Ahmad bashed, left in a pool of blood in Perth

Mehreen Ahmad was found unconscious on Saturday in a pool of her blood Mehreen Ahmad, a Pakistani national, studying in Perth, was found unconscious in a stairwell in a Murray Street apartment... Read more »
Queenslander Francesco Enrico Marchetti climbing Kala Pathar in Khumbu, Nepal. Facebook photo: Francesco Marchetti

Australian climber Francesco Marchetti dies on Mount Everest

An Australian man has died while descending Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. He died of suspected altitude sickness while trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday. The 54-year-old Queenslander,... Read more »
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Hunter’s first Water Education Centre launched

Minister for Energy and Utilities Don Harwin officially opened the $1 million Hunter Water Centre for Education and announced it is free for local school tours. Minister Harwin said the region’s first... Read more »
Darling Square Sydney

Approval of Darling Square to transform Sydney

The NSW Government has approved a plan to beautify and provide greatly improved facilities at the site of the former Entertainment Centre site, known as Darling Square, which is the final piece... Read more »