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Australia defends hardline immigration policy as keeping out 'undesirables'

Sep 02 2017

Australia said on Sunday it is stopping "undesirables" such as terrorists, pedophiles, organized criminals and drug smugglers from boarding flights to the country, defending its hardline immigration policy that has drawn criticism from rights groups.

Adani at odds over royalty negotiations for Australian coal mine: paper

Sep 02 2017

MELBOURNE Adani Enterprises appears to be at odds with the state of Queensland over royalties for its Carmichael coal project, according to a media report, just days after the Indian company said it would soon break ground on the Australian mine.

Australia, East Timor reach agreement on maritime border

Sep 02 2017

MELBOURNE/THE HAGUE Australia and East Timor have reached a breakthrough agreement on a maritime border, ending a decade-old row between the two nations that has stalled a $40 billion offshore gas project.

Liberty House to invest $1 billion in Australian steelworks to meet infrastructure boom

Sep 02 2017

MELBOURNE Liberty House says it will pump A$1.26 billion ($1 billion) into steel-making capacity in Australia to meet the demands of a decade-long infrastructure boom in the country, months after acquiring a steelworks which was in voluntary administration and billions of dollars in debt.

Australian PM urges developers to design protection from vehicle attacks

Aug 20 2017

Melbourne Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on Sunday for developers to incorporate safety features into their projects to prevent militant attacks with vehicles and other weapons as he announced new plans to protect the public.

Australian men charged with terrorism over mosque fires

Aug 19 2017

MELBOURNE Australian police have charged three men with committing terrorist acts on suspicion of starting fires at a Shiite Muslim mosque in Melbourne last year, inspired by Islamic State and intending to divide the Muslim community.

Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

Aug 19 2017

MELBOURNE A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.

Police charge Australian man over weapons after 'IS-inspired' plane plot raids

Aug 06 2017

MELBOURNE An Australian man who was detained during raids to disrupt what authorities described as an Islamic State-inspired plot to bomb an Etihad Airways flight has been charged with weapons offences and released on bail, police said on Sunday.

Australia sends navy ships, divers after aircraft crash, three U.S. Marines missing

Aug 06 2017

MELBOURNE The Australian government said on Sunday it would deploy its armed forces to assist in recovery efforts after the U.S. Marine Corps suspended a search for three Marines missing since their aircraft crashed off Australia's northeast coast a day earlier. | Video

Army steps in as severe storms cause chaos in New Zealand

Jul 21 2017

The largest city on New Zealand's south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm which has already seen hundreds of homes evacuated across the Pacific island nation, highways cut and soldiers called in to help provide emergency services.

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