SYDNEY, Aug 31 Thousands of people turned out on
Friday night to celebrate East Timor's independence on the 20th
anniversary of the 1999 referendum that led to the end of
SYDNEY Liquefied natural gas producer ConocoPhillips announced new production sharing contracts with East Timor for the ageing Bayu Undan gas field on Saturday, following the implementation of a new maritime border with Australia.
(Corrects paragraph 12 of this August 25 story to show SKY Network Television Ltd was fined, not Sky News New Zealand.)
SYDNEY, Aug 25 Australia will block access to
internet domains hosting terrorist material during crisis events
and will consider legislation to force digital platforms to
improve the safety of their services, officials said on Sunday.
SYDNEY Emergency services are searching for a man buried alive when a wall collapsed in a manganese mine in Australia's Northern Territory, police said on Sunday.
SYDNEY A split has opened in Australia's ruling coalition government over a lawmaker's comparison of the rise of China to that of Nazi Germany.
SYDNEY New Zealanders have handed over more than 10,000 guns, weapons parts and accessories in the first week of a buy-back scheme prompted by the country's worst peacetime mass shooting, police figures released on Sunday show.
SYDNEY, July 21 Tumbling Australian home prices
may have found solid ground amid the worst property downturn in
a generation as the real estate industry experiences a revival
in auction demand, data showed.
SYDNEY Australia's Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday.
SYDNEY Volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) have forced 15,000 villagers in the country's northeast to flee their homes, aid agencies said on Sunday.