Working holiday visa programmes, which allow Irish people aged 18 to 30 to travel and work  for up to two years in Australia and a year in New Zealand, will continue as they are.

In the past two days, Australia, the US and New Zealand - three of the most popular destinations for Irish emigrants - have all announced plans to res(...)

Incoming paper passenger cards would be abolished under the plan for airports.

A radical overhaul of security at Australia’s international airports is the first step towards the government’s goal of automating 90 per cent of air (...)

Anna Neistat, senior director for research with Amnesty International, talks to journalists behind a copy of a report she co-authored titled ‘Island of Despair - Australia’s “Processing” of Refugees on Nauru’ in Sydney, Australia, on Monday. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Amnesty International has condemned Australia’s offshore detention regime on Nauru as an “open-air prison” and akin to “torture”, where refugees and a(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott and Russian president Vladimir Putin cuddle koalas before the start of the first G20 meeting in November 2014. Photograph: Andrew Taylor/G20 Australia/Getty Images

The personal details of world leaders such as US president Barack Obama and British prime minister David Cameron, including passport numbers and visa (...)

A man with an extensive criminal history in Ireland has been deported from Australia

A man with an extensive criminal history in Ireland has been deported from Australia. The 28-year-old, who is from Northern Ireland, cannot be named f(...)