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 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(...)

 Peter Dutton:  the minister intervened in the cases of three European women and their visas were reinstated. Photograph: EPA/Mick Tsikas

In his maiden speech to the Australian parliament in 2007, Scott Morrison said “my greatest concern is to be on God’s side”. In the 11 years since, M(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison after being sworn in at Government House in Canberra. “We are on your side,” he said. Photograph:  Martin Ollman/Getty Images

Scott Morrison, who has been sworn in as Australia’s fifth prime minister in five years after the Liberal Party deposed Malcolm Turnbull, sought immed(...)

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull: played hardball with his challengers, but seemingly in vain.  Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA

In the end, politics always comes down to the numbers. Australia’s ruling Liberal-National coalition used its one-vote majority in the lower house of (...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull attends a press conference in Parliament House in Canberra on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Graham /AFP/Getty Images

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull clung to power on Wednesday as rebel Liberal Party deputies pressed for a second leadership contest just a(...)

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (second left) answers a question from the opposition in parliament as minister for home affairs Peter Dutton (right) listens  in Canberra on Monday. Photograph: Sean Davey/AFP/Getty Images

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s prime minister, has shelved his government’s flagship energy policy, threatened to break up power companies and dumped n(...)

Dan Hall lives with his wife Virginia and their three children in New South Wales.

An Irishman who lives in Australia with his wife and three children is facing deportation following a series of delays in his visa application process(...)

Australian minister Peter Dutton: In 2016 he composed a text message describing a female journalist as a “mad f**king witch”, but inadvertently sent it to her. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/Pool via Reuters

Peter Dutton, minister for home affairs and a former policeman, is supposed to be the right-wing hard man in Australia’s Liberal-National government.&(...)

Men occupy the closed Manus Island immigration detention centre in Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Abdul Aziz/Handout via Reuters

About 50 asylum seekers departed an Australian-run detention camp in Papua New Guinea on Thursday after police moved into the complex, confiscating fo(...)

Australia’s opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten’s ad  about its “Australians first” jobs policy caused uproar as almost all of the actors portraying the “ordinary workers” are  white.

Sometimes an ideology that looks like a political winner collapses just as you copy it. For Australia’s opposition Labor Party, that idea is fervent n(...)

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