A view of Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, the day before a permanent ban on climbing the monolith takes effect. Photograph: Stefica Bikes/Reuters

Indigenous traditional owners in Ausrtralia have watched tourists climb over their sacred rock Uluru for the final time after years of pleading for pe(...)

Visitors will no longer be able to scale the Australian landmark, formerly known as Ayers Rock, from October 26th.

Thousands of people are rushing to climb Australia’s Uluru, ignoring the calls of indigenous people to stay off what they consider a sacred monolith, (...)

Australia’s federal election is two weeks away, but about half a million people have already cast their ballot. The opposition Labor Party says it’s b(...)

Paddy Moriarty (70): missing since December 2016. He was last seen in the Australian outback town of Larrimah, where he lived. Photograph: courtesy ABC News

Dusk was falling on the sweltering hot day of December 16th, 2017, when Irishman Paddy Moriarty went to the Pink Panther, the only hotel and bar in th(...)

Venture North camp in Northern Territory, Australia

The oval cocoon of leaves is pulsating. Within seconds, a nest of green ants surges out. They spill out in vast numbers, justifiably angry that their (...)

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 (...)

Paddy Moriarty (70): missing since December 2016. He was last seen in the Australian outback town of Larrimah, where he lived. Photograph: courtesy ABC News

It was an appallingly hot October day in 2015 when I stood in Larrimah’s small bush cemetery with Paddy Moriarty. The temperature was stretching for 4(...)

Robert  Curgenven in St Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria

When you enter CIT’s Wandesford Quay gallery in Cork, there is a maze made of black fabric. Inside the maze, voices speak over one another: tongue-twi(...)

Despite a slowdown in the Australian economy, there are still almost 200 occupations on the Skilled Occupations List, which is a good indicator of your chances of finding a job.

 Australia may no longer be the dream destination it was for Irish people seeking work abroad but it still has lots to offer offer – and n(...)

Antoinette Carroll, from Dublin, a youth justice advocate in Alice Springs, Australia.

In the past month, the name Dylan Voller has become synonymous with the treatment meted out to some youth offenders in Australia’s Northern Territory.(...)

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