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Australia's NSW state premier resigns over corruption probe amid COVID-19 battle

Oct 01 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -The premier of Australia's biggest state economy New South Wales (NSW), Gladys Berejiklian, resigned on Friday after a corruption watchdog said it was investigating whether she was involved in conduct that "constituted or involved a breach of public trust". | Video

Australian Chinese language newspapers print censored news - report

Sep 29 2021

SYDNEY Chinese language community news groups in Australia are publishing news censored by translators they use in China to avoid potential repercussions in Beijing, an Australian think tank said.

Australia disputes French version of submarine letter

Sep 23 2021

SYDNEY Australia denied on Thursday an assertion by France that Canberra had re-committed to a $60 billion contract to buy French submarines in a letter sent just before it announced it was buying subs from the United States and Britain instead.

Australian documents showed French submarine project was at risk for years

Sep 22 2021

SYDNEY France should not have been surprised that Australia cancelled a submarine contract, as major concerns about delays, cost overruns and suitability had been aired officially and publicly for years, Australian politicians said. | Video

Australian documents showed French submarine project was at risk for years

Sep 21 2021

SYDNEY, Sept 21 France shouldn't have been surprised that Australia cancelled a submarine contract, as major concerns about delays, cost overruns and suitability had been aired officially and publicly for years, Australian politicians said.

Australia at centre of Indo-Pacific alliances to counter China

Sep 17 2021

SYDNEY Australia finds itself as the common link in a new mesh of global alliances centred on the Indo-Pacific that are all but in name aimed at countering China's rising military power and economic clout.

Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific security pact

Sep 16 2021

SYDNEY Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under a new Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which will see the pact as an attempt to contain it. | Video

Australia to build eight nuclear-powered submarines under new Indo-Pacific pact

Sep 16 2021

SYDNEY Australia will build eight nuclear-powered submarines under an Indo-Pacific security partnership with the United States and Britain that analysts say will likely rile China, which denounced the creation of blocs intent on harming others. | Video

Australian university says Chinese Uyghur study breached ethics code

Sep 15 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) -An Australian university said on Wednesday that it has asked journal publisher Wiley Online Library to retract a research study conducted by a former faculty member that helps Chinese facial recognition software better identify ethnic Uyghurs.

Australian university says Chinese Uyghur study breached ethics code

Sep 15 2021

SYDNEY, Sept 15 An Australian university said on Wednesday that it has asked journal publisher Wiley Online Library to retract a research study conducted by a former faculty member that helps Chinese facial recognition software better identify ethnic Uyghurs.

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