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Australian prime minister Scott Morrison during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas via Reuters

Australians will go to the polls on May 18th after the prime minister, Scott Morrison, visited the governor general – Queen Elizabeth’s representative(...)

Singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah, Meghan Markle, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Camfed Regional Director Zimbabwe’s Angeline Murimirwa attend a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Meghan Markle said on Friday she hoped the baby she is expecting this spring with Britain’s Prince Harry will follow in her feminist footsteps. The e(...)

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(...)

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