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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (centre)  delivers a formal apology to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: AP

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clu(...)

Prime minister Scott Morrison is discussing overturning decades of Australian foreign policy and moving Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison, whose government faces a crucial by-election that could weaken its grip on power, said on Tuesday Canberra w(...)

Jarrad Butler: “I’ve been learning on the fly a little bit.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For less time than people might have believed, it was impossible to conceive how Connacht were going to fully function without John Muldoon front and (...)

Dublin man Gregor McGuckin on his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance off Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in June. Photograph: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR/PA Wire

An Irish sailor has been rescued from the Indian Ocean after his yacht was damaged when he tried to help an injured rival during the Golden Globe Race(...)

 Strawberry punnets in a supermarket in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Erik Anderson/EPA

The Australian government will introduce new penalties for food contamination in the wake of the strawberry contamination scare, which ministers and p(...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Graham /AFP/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull clung to power on Wednesday as rebel Liberal Party deputies pressed for a second leadership contest just a(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, South Australian premier Steven Marshall, left, and Liberal candidate for Mayo Georgina Downer. Photograph: David Mariuz/EPA

As Australia’s national capital, Canberra, wakes up to subzero temperatures, the city empties of politicians for the winter recess. But by-elections a(...)

The golden beaches, clear blue skies and laidback lifestyle are hugely attractive for many who choose to move to Australia. One of the main draws for (...)

Australian prime minister Malcom Turnbull: We must do everything in our power to honour the bravery of the thousands of people who came forward. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Wednesday he will deliver a national apology to victims of institutional child sexual abuse and the(...)

 Tony Abbott:   “My issue is not immigration, it’s the rate of immigration.” Photograph:  Michael Masters/Getty Images

For decades, Australian opposition to immigration was almost the sole preserve of the far right. The only exceptions were a small minority on the left(...)

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