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‘Our babysitting club was a great way to build community and make friends on our estate.’ File photograph: Getty Images

Having relied for many years on grandparents, siblings, nephews and nieces to babysit our own children, we now, happily, find ourselves as grandparent(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

A cyberattack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, prime m(...)

Australia’s minister for trade Simon Birmingham, pictured  in 2014. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Australia’s trade minister has said his country is ready to sign a fast-tracked trade agreement with the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but pour(...)

Casley founded the principality of Hutt River – about 500km north of Perth – in 1970 after a dispute with the state government over wheat production quotas

Leonard Casley, a former Western Australian wheat farmer who seceded from Australia to form the micronation Hutt River, has died aged 93. Better know(...)

Hakeem al-Araibi, a Bahraini refugee and Australian resident, being escorted to a courtroom in Bangkok on February 4th. He is on his way back to Australia. Photograph:  Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images

A refugee footballer has been freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition t(...)

England’s Ben Stokes gestures during  second Test  of the crushing defeat to West Indies at the  Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda. Photograph: Ricardo Mazalan/AP

The traditional role of Poms in Australia is to accept graciously the humorous insults directed at the England cricket team, responding politely witho(...)

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qanun posing for a photo at the UNHCR office in Bangkok before her departure for Canada. Photograph: Khaled Ibrahim/UNHCR/AFP/Getty Images

An 18-year-old Saudi woman who said she was abused by her family and feared for her life if deported back home has left Thailand for Canada, which has(...)

Some 371 Irish people were arrested abroad in 2018, up from 316 arrests in the whole of the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

The number of Irish people arrested abroad last year rose by almost a fifth from 2017, according to final end-of-year figures released by the Departme(...)

The US Capitol Building Washington at sunset in this week. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Ireland’s hopes of securing a new class of visa for Irish citizens have been effectively dashed after the proposal failed to get sufficient support fr(...)

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: a confidant said it wrong to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city of Jerusalem. Photograph: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia’s recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of prime minister Binyamin Neta(...)

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