Top Australian universities warned Friday Chinese students may walk away from courses Down Under after Canberra extended a coronavirus travel ban, in a major blow to the multi-billion-dollar sector.
Facing a wobbly ally in the United States and an increasingly bellicose China, Australia’s military strategists are cautiously debating whether the country needs to consider developing its own nuclear deterrent.
Australia’s concerns over internment camps in China’s far west, where rights groups say up to a million people are being held without charge, will be raised this week when the country’s foreign minister visits Beijing, she said Tuesday.
The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the senators and Senate employees’ belated liquidation of P11.56 million in cash advances, or 92% of the total granted last year.
Deposed Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull officially resigned from parliament Friday, sparking a by-election for his Sydney seat that could threaten the government’s slim one-seat majority.
The tiny Pacific island of Nauru — home to a Canberra-funded refugee detention camp dubbed “Australia’s Guantanamo” — is limiting media access to the region’s largest diplomatic summit, sparking claims it is trying to muzzle the press.
Criminal charges against two men who exposed a secret Australian bugging operation in East Timor during a lucrative oil and gas deal must be dropped, the nation’s former president said Tuesday.
Tech giant Facebook has opposed calls by Australian media companies for digital platforms to be regulated, amid an inquiry into their impact on competition in news and advertising markets.
Canberra on Sunday warned Australian travellers in Russia of the risk of “anti-Western sentiment or harassment” as the diplomatic fallout builds over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants Australia to become a full member of ASEAN, signalling Friday he is keen on Canberra playing a bigger regional role in defence, trade and security matters.
Australia and East Timor will sign a new treaty next year setting maritime boundaries in an effort to settle lingering disputes over lucrative oil and gas fields in the East Timor Sea.
US President Donald Trump criticized Thursday the former administration’s one-time resettlement agreement with Australia and pledged to scrutinize it.