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Australia says diplomats should not undermine rights, after HK protest

Jul 26 2019

MELBOURNE Foreign diplomats in Australia should respect the right to free speech and peaceful protest, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said, following tension between pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protesters at a university.

New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

Jul 13 2019

MELBOURNE Police on Saturday labeled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch. | Video

RPT-Australian property auction clearance rates firm in wake of interest rate cuts -data

Jul 07 2019

MELBOURNE, July 7 Australia's housing market has shown early signs of improved buyer confidence at property auctions, according to data from a major analysis firm, days after the country's central bank cut interest rates again in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

Australian property auction clearance rates firm in wake of interest rate cuts: data

Jul 07 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's housing market has shown early signs of improved buyer confidence at property auctions, according to data from a major analysis firm, days after the country's central bank cut interest rates again in a bid to boost the sluggish economy.

Australian opposition wants more details before supporting tax reforms

Jun 22 2019

MELBOURNE Australia’s main opposition party said on Sunday it wanted more information on the government's tax cuts before committing to supporting the full A$158 billion ($109 billion) package when parliament resumes next month.

Australians brave the chill for nude solstice swim in Tasmania

Jun 22 2019

MELBOURNE More than 1,900 people rose early on Saturday to take a chilly plunge on the Australian island state of Tasmania. | Video

Australia PM in Solomon Islands to build ties with eye on China

Jun 02 2019

SYDNEY Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in the Solomon Islands on Sunday, the first visit by an Australian leader in more than a decade as Western nations seek to rein in China's influence in the Pacific.

Australia's PM launches official campaign six days out from election

May 12 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially launched his party's election campaign on Sunday, less than a week before the May 18 vote that opinion polls have consistently indicated he will lose.

Dutch adventurer finishes three-year electric car journey in Australia

Apr 07 2019

MELBOURNE As Wiebe Wakker turned off his car in Sydney, Australia on Sunday afternoon it marked the end of a more than three-year journey for the Dutch adventurer and Blue Bandit, his converted electric Volkswagen Golf.

Controversial Australian lawmaker 'egged' after comments on New Zealand mass shooting

Mar 17 2019

MELBOURNE Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration program. | Video

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