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(...)

Senior Counsel speaking at a commission into child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church  in Sydney, Australia last week. Photograph: EPA

Australia’s Catholic Church has paid 276 million Australian dollars (€200 million) in compensation to thousands of child abuse victims since 1980, a g(...)