Government And Politics

Biographer: Animosity toward US drives Philippine president

Jun 1, 2018

The author of the first biography of Rodrigo Duterte says the maverick Philippine president is gravitating toward China partly because of a personal animosity toward the United States and its criticism of his human rights record

Amazon to block Australians from global websites due to tax

Jun 1, 2018

Amazon will block Australians from buying from its international e-commerce websites and restrict them to a smaller local platform from July in response to new tax rules

Churches, Scouts and YMCA join Australian abuse redress plan

May 31, 2018

Four in five victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions will be eligible for compensation after three churches, the Scouts movement and the YMCA joined a redress plan

Australian says China uses different tone in private talks

May 31, 2018

An Australian official says China uses a different tone in private talks than it used in a recent public statement that demanded Australia take off its "tinted glasses" and take "concrete actions" to improve bilateral ties

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May 29, 2018

The head of a US technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 says he is disappointed it wasn't found

Australian Senate to vote in June on corporate tax cuts

May 28, 2018

The Australian government has announced the Senate will vote in June on cutting corporate tax rates after an opinion poll suggested the contentious reform had popular public support

Australia to hold 5 by-elections due to citizenship crisis

May 24, 2018

Australian will hold an unprecedented five by-elections on the same day in July due to a political crisis over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens holding seats in Parliament

New Zealand minister's wings clipped for phone call on plane

May 24, 2018

New Zealand's transport minister will no longer oversee aviation safety after he broke the rules by making a cellphone call while on a plane

Wallaby prop James Slipper banned for positive cocaine test

May 24, 2018

Australia test prop and Queensland Reds captain James Slipper has been suspended for two months for twice testing positive for cocaine

Australian lawmaker accuses billionaire in UN bribe scandal

May 23, 2018

An Australian government lawmaker has accused a China-born Australian billionaire who generously donates to Australian political parties of conspiring to bribe a top United Nations official

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