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Australia: 7% of Catholic priests abused children, commission finds

2017-02-07

After years of investigations and hearings, the sheer scale of child sexual abuse within the Australian Catholic Church has been revealed.

Australian army chief to meet Indonesian military leaders after spat

2017-02-06

Australian army chief Angus Campbell will meet Indonesian military leaders in Jakarta on Wednesday, after defense cooperation was suspended last month over "insulting" teaching material found at an Australian base.

Opposition leaders criticize Aussie PM for hefty personal donation in election

2017-02-02

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of buying the 2016 federal election, after he admitted to have donated 1.75 million Australian dollars (1.32 million U.S. dollars) of his own money to the Liberal Party during the eight-week campaign.

Australian PM, other officials send Chinese New Year's greetings

2017-01-28

The dense Lunar New Year vibe in Australia was further lifted as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other officials gave new year greetings to Chinese at home and abroad.

Violence breaks out at Australia Day protests

2017-01-27

​An anti-Australia Day demonstration has turned violent in Sydney on Thursday, when scuffles broke out with police after a man allegedly set fire to an Australian flag.

Australia and New Zealand to pursue 'TPP 12 minus one'

2017-01-25

Australia and New Zealand say they are hopeful of pressing ahead with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, despite America's formal withdrawal.

Melbourne car deaths: Family mourns 'perfect little baby'

2017-01-24

The parents of a three-month-old boy killed in an allegedly deliberate attack by a motorist in Melbourne have paid tribute their son.

Australia, New Zealand pledge to salvage TPP after US exit

2017-01-24

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday (Jan 24) that they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord.

New Zealand Immigration Minister to hold refugee talks in Malaysia

2017-01-24

New Zealand Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse left for Malaysia Tuesday to oversee the selection of refugees for resettlement to New Zealand and to speak with United Nations refugee agency officials.

'Weather bomb' hits New Zealand with floods, snow in the summertime

2017-01-24

A powerful "weather bomb" has hit New Zealand, cutting off rural towns, flooding major roads and dumping snow on to bare alpine ski fields at what should be the height of the southern hemisphere summer.