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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison says Australia will meet its Paris Agreement target of a 28 per cent reduction in emissions on 2005 levels by 2030. Photograph: EPA/ Joel Carrett

When Australia introduced a carbon price of AU$23 (€14.77) per tonne on July 1st, 2012, the plan was it would transition to a cap-and-trade emissions (...)

Alice Albright, chief executive of the Global Partnership for Education, visits students at  Presentation Secondary School Warrenmount.

Ireland has emerged as a world leader in its commitment to helping boost the prospects of young people in developing countries, according to the world(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison (centre)  delivers a formal apology to Australia’s victims of child sex abuse in the House of Representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: AP

The Australian government has formally apologised to victims of child sexual abuse, after a five-year inquiry found governments, schools, sporting clu(...)

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Not that long ago I was at a business conference in Berlin where I heard a woman from a very large company say something so surprising that at first I(...)

Newly installed Australian prime minister Scott Morrison speaks during a cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

If the main reason for changing your party’s leader is to make the party more popular, last week’s ritual bloodletting in Australia was an epic fail. (...)

Germaine Greer, recently named Australian of the Year, pictured at an area of rainforest on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photograph: Newspix/REX

One-time feminist firebrand turned anti-feminist troll Germaine Greer has lashed out at the #MeToo movement, claiming the women accusing Harvey Weinst(...)

At the height of the global financial crisis, tens of thousands of Irish workers were coming to Australia every year, many of them under the 457 visa scheme.

Over the past decade, many Irish people have relied on the 457 visa programme as a route into Australia; a pathway to permanent residency and a long f(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks  in the house of representatives at Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP via Reuters

Any good drama should open with a high-octane, thrilling first episode. Having gone to the July election with a massive 30-seat majority, and returne(...)

Charlotte Wood: the novel “has struck a big note I didn’t know it was going to strike [in Australia]”. Photograph: Wendy McDougall

Two women wake from a drugged sleep to find themselves in a broken-down property in the middle of a desert. They quickly discover that they – along w(...)

Malcolm Turnbull, sworn in as Australia’s sixth PM in eight years, has pledge to revitalise an economy battered by the slowdown in China. Photograph: Mark Graham/Bloomberg

When he was 21, Malcolm Bligh Turnbull told friends he wanted to be prime minister one day. It took him another 39 years, but he finally got there on (...)

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