Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce: revealed to hold New Zealand citizenship and may be ineligible to sit in parliament under the Australian constitution, which disqualifies dual nationals. Photograph:  Lukas Coch/EPA

Australia and New Zealand have become embroiled in an extraordinary diplomatic spat over claims the New Zealand opposition colluded with the Australia(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull  poses for a selfie during a street walk in Melbourne on Friday. Photograph: AAP/David Crosling/AAP/ Reuters

Australia’s Liberal-National coalition has been returned to power, six days after counting started, after three crossbenchers said they would back Ma(...)

Swinburne University, Melbourne

Arriving early for meetings one morning at the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, I took a stroll through the quadrangle at the c(...)

Labor MP Deborah O’Neill, a former Sydney Rose of Tralee, who faces an uphill battle to hold her seat in next month’s Australian election.  Photograph:   Alan Porritt-Pool/Getty Images

If the Irish Labor candidates don’t retain their seats in the forthcoming Australian election, then Labor is very unlikely to retain power.Wicklow-bor(...)