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 neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 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.
According to CNN.com, "Scientists in Australia have set a new record by using the world's oldest known viable semen to impregnate dozens of merino sheep. The sperm had been frozen since 1968, but the..
Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast related to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city..
Reuters reports New Zealand police said they will have a high presence as schools and businesses in Christchurch reopened on Monday, following a shooting at two mosques in the city last week in which..
The death toll from the terror attacks at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch has risen to 50. New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush says 50 others were injured, 36 of whom remain..
According to Reuters, after a devastating series of shootings that took place at New Zealand mosques, the main suspect in the case has been charged with one count of murder. The man was charged a day..
The career of Milo Yiannopoulos took another hit on Saturday when the Australian government canceled a visa it had granted just a week ago to the heavily indebted right-wing troll for a speaking tour..
According to Reuters, Australian Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday after 49 people were killed and dozens wounded in mass shootings at two New Zealand..
New Zealand Police said they would remain highly vigilant and highly present across the country after an attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens, prompting the prime minister to vow reform of..
The Brazilian government on Monday waived visa requirements for visitors from the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan, a measure to boost tourism that was first temporarily adopted before the.. Reuters - Published
Australia's neighbour - and the largest Muslim country in the world - has condemned Senator Fraser Anning's comments that linked the deadly Christchurch terror attack to Muslim immigration. SBS - Published
Despite once approving the offshore processing of refugees, Sprent Dabwido – who has terminal cancer and is receiving treatment in Australia – says he now wants to see an end to the practice. SBS - Published
Australian police have searched two homes in towns on the New South Wales (NSW) mid-north coast linked to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city of.. Reuters - Published
Australian police said they had executed two search warrants in towns on the New South Wales mid-north coast related to the investigation into Friday's mass shootings at mosques in the New Zealand city.. Reuters - Published
Australia Street is an SBS News digital video series filmed in the diverse, marginal Sydney seat of Banks in the run-up to the 2019 federal election. It is also an opportunity for you to have your say.. SBS - Published
The latest attempt to make it harder to become an Australian citizen came this week as the government spends $9 million to deal with an application backlog thought to be more than 200,000. SBS - Published
Australian police said they were investigating after a teenager smashed an egg on a controversial right-wing lawmaker who had blamed New Zealand's mass mosque shootings on the country's immigration.. Reuters - Published
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed "peace and love" will triumph against the hate that motivated the Christchurch terror attacks as police have increased their presence at mosques across Australia.. SBS - Published
Almost 128,000 Australians who have been approved for in-home aged care are still waiting for the support they need, with funding taking so long that some people have died before before they receive.. The Age - Published