Benjamin Cooper

Australians protest against unfolding 'emergency' in offshore detention camp

Nov 04 2017

SYDNEY More than 1,000 people protested in Australia on Saturday against the treatment of hundreds of asylum seekers in an offshore detention center that the United Nations has described as an "unfolding humanitarian emergency". | Video

Amazon allowed by law to undercut Australian businesses: regulator

Nov 04 2017

SYDNEY Competition laws will allow Amazon to undercut local businesses with loss-making prices when it opens for business in Australia, expected to be later in November, the Australian competition regulator said on Saturday.

Australia to tighten airport security further after foiled attack

Oct 21 2017

SYDNEY Australia will introduce random searches of workers entering and inside its airports as it increases security after a recent foiled terrorism plot, officials said.

Qantas flight to San Francisco turns back after 'technical issue'

Oct 21 2017

SYDNEY A Qantas jumbo jet bound for San Francisco was forced to return to Australia on Saturday after a "technical issue" 90 minutes into its flight, the airline said.

Thousands rally for gay marriage before Australian postal vote closes

Oct 21 2017

SYDNEY - Thousands of people rallied around Australia on Saturday urging the legalization of same-sex marriage, one week before final ballots can be submitted in a contentious postal survey on the issue that has divided the country.

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Oct 09 2017

SYDNEY The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia's tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. | Video

Thousands protest across Australia against giant Adani coal mine

Oct 07 2017

SYDNEY Large protests were held across Australia on Saturday against Indian mining giant Adani Enterprises' proposed Carmichael coal mine, which would be the country's largest coal mine but has been delayed for years over environmental and financing issues.

First refugees taken from offshore detention under U.S. refugee swap deal

Sep 24 2017

Sydney Refugees have left one of Australia's offshore detention centers on Sunday for the United States, an asylum seeker and a refugee advocate said, as part of a swap brokered by former U.S. president Barack Obama last year.

Australian Hindus protest meat advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha

Sep 24 2017

SYDNEY Hundreds of people attended rallies in Australia's major cities on Sunday to protest an advertisement the Indian community described as "highly insulting" in its depiction of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha.

Damaged New Zealand fuel pipeline restarted -officials

Sep 23 2017

SYDNEY, Sept 24 A damaged pipeline that resulted in a fuel shortage across New Zealand and grounded hundreds of flights was restarted on Sunday after repairs were completed, officials said.

World News