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(...)

Olivier “Max” Caramin, a 27-year-old Belgian man,  died in Queensland in November after collapsing while picking pumpkins in 35 degree heat. Photograph: Remembering Olivier Max Caramin on Facebook

Martin Hand knew something was wrong as he watched a fellow backpacker stagger down the road in the searing heat of a Queensland summer. Hand, a Brit(...)

The National Lottery has described lotto-betting firms such as Lottoland and Jackpot.com as “parasites”. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Government is expected to come under pressure to crack down on so-called “synthetic lotteries” after Australia last week moved to ban third-party (...)

Barnaby Joyce has resigned as deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals. Photograph:  AAP/Lukas Coch/via Reuters

The difference between Dynasty and the Australian government is that one features a scandalous affair, an angry, scorned wife, a pregnant younger love(...)

‘Irish citizens are in a particularly privileged position when it comes to planning a move to Canada.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty Images

When Siobhán Young was told after nine years in Sydney that she had just 28 days to leave Australia, it was, as she calls it, “the worst moment of my (...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government has zeroed in on Susan Lamb in recent weeks over her efforts to renounce UK citizenship. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

The Australian government intends to persist with pressuring the Labor member for Longman, Susan Lamb, about her eligibility to sit in parliament desp(...)

It is important the discussion around digital safety issues does not to default to a more limited focus on children, as has begun to happen here.

Government and Opposition support to appoint a digital safety commissioner, as recommended in a 241-page report by the Law Reform Commission published(...)

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(...)

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