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Australian heatwave causing roads to melt in outback town

2017-01-13

The Australian outback township of Bourke in New South Wales state is on track to break the state's record for 22 consecutive days above 40 degrees Celsius as the country's scorching heatwave continues Friday.

Australia following Britain in parliamentary entitlement reform after scandals

2017-01-13

Australia will model their parliamentary entitlements reform on Britain following a payments scandal that has claimed a senior leader.

Aussie state government refuses to cooperate with watchdog inquest into phone monitoring

2017-01-13

​The Victorian State government in Australia has refused to cooperate with a privacy watchdog probe into an audit of ministers' phones being undertaken by the government.

Aussie Trade Minister Ciobo defends taxpayer-funded travel

2017-01-13

​ Australia's Trade Minister Steve Ciobo on Friday defended his use of taxpayer' dollars to attend a football match, amid a wave of criticism on "out-of-control" MP expenditure.

Temperatures to soar above 40 degrees as heatwave sweeps eastern Australia

2017-01-12

A heatwave predicted to stretch across 1,000km of eastern Australia has prompted warnings for the public to avoid physical activity in the sun and stay alert for signs of heat-related illness in others, especially children and older people.

South Australia power company to pay 15 mln USD compensation for "lengthy" blackouts

2017-01-12

​ South Australia Power Networks said Thursday that it would pay more than 15 million U.S. dollars in compensation to customers who were subject to unnecessary lengthy blackouts late last year.

Australian police probing 1MDB-linked firms

2017-01-11

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Tuesday they are working with international law enforcement agencies to investigate companies associated with Malaysia’s scandal-hit sovereign wealth fund.

Homeless campers removed from Melbourne CBD ahead of Australian Open

2017-01-11

​ Australian authorities have begun to clear homeless people out of Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open in late January.

Australia bows to East Timor to kill controversial gas field treaty

2017-01-10

Australia and East Timor have agreed to begin negotiations on a permanent maritime boundary between the two countries, potentially ending years of dispute over the lucrative oil-rich Timor Gap and closing a chapter of mistrust and enmity between the two neighbours.

Why has there been a spike in drownings in Australia?

2017-01-05

Since Christmas Day, the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has endured a devastating 17 deaths by drowning.