Government And Politics

January was officially Australia's hottest month on record

Feb 1, 2019

Australia has sweltered through its hottest month on record in January and the summer of extremes continues with wildfires razing the drought-parched south while expanses of the tropical north are flooded

Australia's TPG abandons mobile network plan over Huawei ban

Jan 29, 2019

Australian company TPG Telecom is abandoning the rollout of its mobile network because of the government's ban on Chinese giant Huawei, which was to be main equipment vendor

Australian prime minister warns of recession risk after vote

Jan 29, 2019

Australia's prime minister has raised the prospect of the nation suffering its first economic recession in 28 years if the opposition wins general elections due by late May

Artifacts discovery halts some work at Marine base on Guam

Jan 28, 2019

Work has stopped in part of the new U.S. Marine Corps base under construction on Guam following the discovery of artifacts

Australia urges China to treat detained dual citizen fairly

Jan 24, 2019

Australia has urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently almost a week after he was detained in what a friend suspects is part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive.

Australia urges Indonesia to respect Bali bombing victims

Jan 22, 2019

Australia's prime minister says he would be disappointed if radical cleric Bashir were released from prison early and urged Indonesia to show respect for the victims of the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings he inspired

Singapore actor Aloysius Pang injured in military exercise

Jan 21, 2019

Singapore's defense ministry says actor Aloysius Pang has been seriously injured during a military training exercise in New Zealand

Australian prime minister begins 2-day visit to Fiji

Jan 17, 2019

Australia's prime minister has sidestepped a diplomatic dispute over a suspected extremist's nationality and brushed off criticism that he is burdening Pacific neighbors with unsustainable debt as he begins a two-day visit to Fiji

Australian prime minister backs security treaty with Vanuatu

Jan 16, 2019

Australia's prime minister has brushed off Vanuatu's resistance to a bilateral security treaty after a meeting in the South Pacific island nation that comes amid concerns about growing Chinese influence in the region

Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

Jan 15, 2019

An Australian state government has announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions

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