Website of the  Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. Its head, Roman Quadvlieg, has said a new investigations division was being created to target “entities seeking to commit visa fraud here in Australia”.

The Australian offices of construction company Murphy Pipe and Civil (MPC) have been raided, and documents seized, in an investigation into alleged wo(...)

The five men are due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on February 12th. File photograph: Joosep Martinson/Getty Images

Five Irishmen have been charged in Western Australia over alleged fraudulent roof repairs.The men are part of a group of 26 Irish people, including 19(...)

The court fined McMahon AU$900 (€636) and also ordered him to pay $1,700 for damages to the club’s roof and a non-essential call out of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service. Photograph: Getty Images

An Irish backpacker who tried to sneak into a Queensland nightclub, after twice being thrown out of it, became stuck in an air vent in the early hours(...)

Brothers Barry (left) and Patrick Lyttle from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Patrick is critically ill in an Australian hosptal after Barry is alleged to have struck him.

An Irish man was last night granted bail by an Australian court after being charged over an assault in Sydney that has left his brother in a critical (...)

It had been alleged that the woman hid the newborn and did not tell her friends what had happened for several days. When they found out, she was taken to hospital, where staff notified Western Australia Police. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

The case against an Irish woman who was accused of unlawfully concealing the birth of a child in Western Australia has been dropped.The woman (25), ha(...)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard during question time in Canberra, Australia. Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia is set to have a new prime minister after Julia Gillard lost a battle for the leadership of the ruling Labor Party to her predecessor Kevin (...)

The issue of asylum-seeker boats is set to play a huge part in the Australian federal election on September 14th. Opposition Liberal party leader Tony Abbott has promised he will “stop the boats” if he wins power. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Up to 55 people are feared dead after a suspected asylum-seeker boat sank near Christmas Island, off the northwest coast of Australia. A massive air a(...)

Clare’s Cian Dillon and Patrick O’Connor tackle Maurice Shanahan of Waterford at Semple Stadium. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-20 Waterford 1-15: A much improved second half saw Clare achieve a first Munster championship victory in five years when they finished stro(...)

Eamon Eastwood, Taste Ireland in Australia

It started with a bedroom full of cheese and onion crisps, but now anyone in Australia buying Tayto, Barry’s tea or McDonnell’s curry sauce can(...)

The gastric-brooding frog, which swallowed its eggs, grew its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth, became extinct about 30 years ago

In a process that sounds like Jurassic Park (...)