Australia’s Queensland has suspended its bid to host the 2032 Olympics recently as the state government focuses on economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bitter row has broken out between Australian states, with some refusing to reopen domestic borders to outsiders despite a steep drop in coronavirus infections.
Almost 600,000 Australians lost their jobs as the virus shutdown took hold in April.
Against such a backdrop, growing concern over potential retaliatory measures from China seems totally justified given Australia’s heavy economic reliance on China.
Australians use app designed to make Coronavirus contact tracing easier.
Australia’s current success in fighting the virus is attributed to several factors.
A search warrant used to raid a prominent Australian journalist’s home in an operation that sparked wide-ranging debate over press freedom was overturned by the country’s High Court on Wednesday.
Australian police and military will soon begin helicoptering doctors to several cruise ships stranded near Sydney to assess nearly 9,000 crew for COVID-19, officials said Thursday.
Football might have ground to a halt across the world, but not in Australia where they are soldiering on, with a handful of fans turning up to cheer on their teams outside shuttered grounds this weekend.
Australia’s central bank moves to pump billions into the financial system.
As events are scrapped around the world to counter the threat of coronavirus, a handful of Australia’s main sports are doggedly pressing ahead, spurred by fear of financial ruin.
Australia unveiled a massive US$11 billion spending plan yesterday, designed to curb the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and avert the country’s first recession in 29 years.
A direct charter flight from Australia to Cambodia has been proposed.
Dams near Sydney overflowed Thursday after days of torrential rain, as Australia braced for more storms expected to bring dangerous flash flooding to the country’s east.
Australian government provided $10 million for landmine clearing in the Kingdom.
Tropical cyclone Damien battered northwestern Australia’s resource-rich Pilbara.
Strengthened by climate change, the Indian Ocean Dipole has made Australia drier while countries such as Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia become wetter and more hospitable to desert locusts.
Australia to assist Cambodia on construction safety standards: New ambassador.
A large water-bombing plane crashed while fighting fires southwest of Sydney on Thursday, killing all three US crew on board, Australian officials said.
Thunderstorms and giant hail battered parts of Australia’s east coast on Monday after “apocalyptic” dust storms swept across drought-stricken areas, as extreme weather patterns collided in the bushfire-fatigued country.
True, climate change cannot start a wildfire, or any fire for that matter. But the effects of climate change can exacerbate bushfires.
Firefighters say they had finally brought their largest “megablaze” under control.
Cambodians living in Australia declare they do not want their country to fall into war.
Bushfires flared in southern Australia on Thursday as a heatwave expected to bring renewed misery set in, and officials warned some areas are “just at the beginning” of the devastating crisis.
Smoke from bushfires raging across Australia reached Brazil on Tuesday, an arm of the National Institute for Space Research said on Twitter.
Nathan Lyon captured five for 50 and 10 match wickets as Australia crushed New Zealand by 279 runs on Monday, capping a golden domestic summer as they swept the three-Test series.
Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis.
Stunned Australians on Sunday counted the cost from a day of catastrophic bushfires that caused “extensive damage” across swathes of the country and took the death toll from the long-running crisis to 24.
Australia orders evacuation of residents from fire-ravaged coastal communities.
Thousands of holidaymakers and locals were forced to flee to beaches in fire-ravaged southeast Australia on Tuesday, as blazes ripped through popular tourist areas leaving no escape by land.