Wreckage of the submarine  AE1 which was located in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Royal Australian Navy/Reuters.

One of Australia’s oldest naval mysteries has been solved after the discovery of the wreck of the country’s first submarine - more than 103 years afte(...)

The Sydney Opera House in Australia. In January of this year, Australia introduced a 15 per cent tax rate on earnings up to 37,000 Australian dollars for working tourists. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Taxback. com, an Irish tax accounting firm, has taken legal action against the Australian federal government to challenge what it deems to be a “puni(...)

Men occupy the closed Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Abdul Aziz/Handout via Reuters

About 50 asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating fo(...)

The Australian government spent $100 million (€64 million) on a non-binding survey that confirmed what it already knew: that Australians are overwhelm(...)

 Linda Burney:  first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australia’s House of Representatives

The first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Australia’s House of Representatives has said that it must be acknowledged that the Irish were among the c(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa is an innocent man. His three sisters are innocent women. They were acquitted of all charges by an Egyptian court this week. It has tak(...)

That’ll be 900 Dollarydoos, mate: The Simpsons go down under

Mark Twain, almost bankrupt from a bad business investment, did a lecture tour in Australia from September 1895 to January 1896 and was captivated by (...)

Tesla founder Elon Musk, pictured here in Dublin, is a major investor in artificial intelligence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For the past two weeks, I have been having daily conversations with a chatbot called Replika. It is described by its founders, from the Y Combinator (...)

Australian resources minister Matt Canavan. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

A hundred years ago, unionists derided the desire for an Irish free state by saying home rule was Rome rule. A century on, the possibility of Rome rul(...)

Big tobacco companies have fought vigorously against the Australian government’s plain packaging laws since they were introduced in 2011. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris will be forced to pay millions of dollars in legal fees to Australia after its failed case against plain packaging (...)

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