Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The population of 26 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
In the early 2000s, students in NSW were performing among the highest in the world in international test results, but have since been falling behind year after year at an "unmatched" rate. The Age - Published
A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate from China. Diplomatic staff and citizens of other countries currently in parts of China hit by the coronavirus are..
A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating diplomatic staff and citizens from China. The widespread evacuations are in response to the new coronavirus. Australia will evacuate more..
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday he was pleased that volunteer firefighter Paul Parker had not been dismissed following his viral tirade against the prime minister himself. Emer..
U.S. President Donald Trump brushed aside the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to end a decades-old military agreement with United States on Wednesday, saying he didn't really mind and..
For all the relief felt in other parts of eastern Australia as torrential rain in the past few weeks doused wildfires and filled reservoirs, the tiny township of Murrurundi, one of the driest places in.. Reuters - Published
Abla Kadous started life in Egypt before moving to Australia and helping set up the country's first welfare service for Muslim women. At 70, she reflects on her career and why she would "never send.. SBS - Published
The father of AFL star Dustin Martin has again attempted to re-enter Australia after being deported, claiming he is Indigenous in the wake of the High Court deciding Aboriginals cannot be deported. The Age - Published
Antonios 'Tony' Kontellis's love of wrestling saw him travel the world and become a TV star in Australia where he was adored particularly by migrant communities. At 85, he reflects on an extraordinary.. SBS - Published
Australia got plenty from Holden/GM and the other carmakers in return for the billions in assistance over the years, including capital investments that tally many times the amount taxpayers.. The Age - Published
Australia's New South Wales state said on Tuesday it will ease water restrictions after a deluge of rains filled dams across the country's east coast to their highest levels in more than two years. Reuters - Published
Britain is ready to trade with the European Union on basic international terms that the bloc currently follows with Australia if a more ambitious free trade agreement cannot be reached, Prime Minister.. Reuters - Published
Britain's negotiator with the European Union said on Monday that London was prepared to accept an "Australia-style" free trade agreement with the bloc if its member states continue to have doubts about.. Reuters - Published
A report on Queensland’s bid to make it illegal to change or suppress a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation through so-called ‘therapy’ is due this week, with Victoria continuing to.. SBS - Published
Migration law experts have warned against rushing to deport asylum seekers who arrived by plane after new figures revealed nearly 50,000 people who had their claims rejected remain in Australia. SBS - Published
Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on.. Reuters - Published Also reported by •SBS
When Holden closes at Elizabeth on October 20, so too will the era of car manufacturing in Australia. The industry was a huge employer of post-war European migrants. Former SBS Chief Political.. SBS - Published
About 200 Australians stranded on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship off Japan are waiting to find out whether they will be flown home as American passengers were taken off the virus-hit ship. SBS - Published
A long-term Labor minister, now the chairman of the Australia-Korea Business Council, writes that Australia can ride a global wave by becoming a leader in hydrogen energy. While it will take decades,.. The Age - Published