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07 Nov 2017


China hopes India-US-Australia-Japan doesn't harm "third party"

China is worried that the revival of the India-US-Japan-Australia quadrilateral security dialogue would seek to undermine its global influence.

28 Oct 2017


New Delhi "open" to US-India-Japan-Australia quadrilateral strategic dialogue

Japan and America are reportedly urging India to join them and Australia to form a quadrilateral strategic dialogue to counter China's growing regional assertiveness.

27 Oct 2017


Court disqualifies Australian deputy PM, Turnbull govt. loses Parliamentary majority

The High Court of Australia has disqualified Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians from office, saying they were wrongly elected as they held dual citizenship.

27 Oct 2017


Japan to propose strategic dialogue with India-US-Australia to counter China

Japan will be proposing the creation of a strategic dialogue between it and the US, India, and Australia, according to Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono.

12 Oct 2017

Data Leak

Australia loses sensitive defense data in an 'extreme' hacking incident

Hackers have reportedly stolen sensitive information related to Australia's defense programs.

07 Oct 2017

Adani Group

Thousands of Australians protest against Adani coal mine

Massive protests were held across Australia against Indian mining giant Adani Enterprises' proposed $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland state.

21 Sep 2017


Discrimination: Australian school didn't allow Sikh student to wear turban

An Australian tribunal has ruled that a Melbourne school discriminated against a five-year-old Sikh boy by barring him from enrolling because he wore a turban.

20 Sep 2017

Donald Trump

US to resettle 50 refugees from Australia's controversial offshore centers

A group of 50 refugees housed in Australia's controversial offshore detention centers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea (PNG), are the first to be accepted by the US under a resettlement deal.

Actress Rebel Wilson wins $4.56m damages in record libel settlement

Australian actress Rebel Wilson has been awarded $4.56m along with interests and court costs, in what is regarded as the largest defamation payout in Australia's legal history.

Refusal to speak to wife, consummate marriage not cruelty: SC

The SC has quashed a case under Section 498A against a man, ruling refusal to talk to the wife doesn't amount to cruelty.

06 Sep 2017

Aksai Chin

Are Chinese students undermining freedom of expression in Australian universities?

In recent months, there have been at least four prominent cases of Chinese students at Australian universities complaining about teaching materials which China considers incorrect or insulting.

05 Sep 2017


Australia: High Court hears challenges to controversial same-sex marriage vote

The High Court of Australia has started hearing petitions challenging the government's bid to conduct a national vote to gauge citizens' support for legalizing same-sex marriages.

Kent Heckenlively: "World's # 1 anti-vaxxer" denied Australian visa

In a bid to keep out "dangerous anti-vaccination advocates," Australia has denied a visa to Kent Heckenlively, an American author who has been dubbed the "World's #1 anti-vaxxer."

27 Aug 2017

Web Series

Game of Thrones' incest plot causes Australian street name change

The idea of naming an Australian road, in Charlemont Rise, a suburb of Geelong, Victoria to Lannaster Road after Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime from the hit TV series Game of Thrones, didn't go so well.

18 Aug 2017

Australian Politics

Australia's dual citizenship crisis: Will the Malcolm Turnbull government fall?

Another MP's name has emerged in Australia's dual citizenship crisis. Government Senator Fiona Nash, a UK citizen, will now have her eligibility decided by the High Court.

18 Aug 2017

Australian Politics

Australian Senator walks into parliament in burqa to protest it

The Australian Senate saw a dramatic debate on banning the burqa as Senator Pauline Hanson of the far-Right One Nation party walked into the House wearing one.

05 Aug 2017


Australian police thwart ISIS-sponsored plot to bomb commercial airplane

Australian police said a terror suspect attempted to smuggle a bomb on an airplane by planting it into the luggage of his unsuspecting brother.

03 Aug 2017


Over 300 scam trading apps removed from Google, Apple stores

There are a lot less misleading financial apps in Google and Apple app-stores now, thanks to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

30 Jul 2017


Australian police thwart terror plot to bring down plane

In a major joint-counter terrorism operation, the Australian police stopped a suspected plot to bring down a plane.

26 Jul 2017

Sexual Assault

Sexual abuse: Cardinal Pell, Vatican treasurer, to plead not guilty

The lawyer of Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican treasurer, has said that he will plead not guilty to all allegations of sexual abuse.

21 Jul 2017


Minneapolis police regrets Australian woman's shooting

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said the fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an Australian woman, by a police officer "should not have happened."

08 Jul 2017

Elon Musk

Tesla building world's largest lithium ion battery in Australia

Elon Musk's electric car firm Tesla is partnering with energy company Neoen to build the world's largest lithium ion battery in the Australian state of South Australia.

29 Jun 2017

Sexual Assault

Vatican treasurer Cardinal Pell charged with sexual offences

On 29th June, Australian police charged Cardinal Pell, treasurer and the third-ranking official of the Vatican for historical sex offences.

26 Jun 2017

Donald Trump

Strengthening ties? Church present makes light of Trump-Turnbull feud

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull was left bemused after receiving a rather cheeky present by Sydney's Coptic Orthodox church.

20 Jun 2017


Scholarship of Rs. 1cr for UG programs in Australia

Good news for Indian students. Sydney-based Macquarie University is launching the second edition of 0the Big History International Student Undergraduate Scholarship.

19 Jun 2017


Indians can now apply online for visitor visas to Australia

Starting July 1, Indians will be able to apply online for a visitor visa for Australia.

17 Jun 2017


US to soon decide on resettling Australia's Manus Island detainees

As the Australian government prepares to close down its detention centre in Manus Island, US is set to decide soon on whether they would take the detainees in, as per the terms of a previous agreement.

15 Jun 2017

Papua New Guinea

Australia pays $53 million compensation for harsh asylum policy

Australian government has decided to pay $53 million in compensation to the asylum-seekers whom it kept detained at the Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG) between 2012-16 under harsh conditions.

02 Jun 2017


Study reveals AI can predict time of death rather accurately

Researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, have developed an AI software which can predict how long a person will live pretty accurately after analyzing photos of the person's organs.

22 May 2017


Indian taxi driver beaten, racially abused in Australia

Pradeep Singh, a 25 year old taxi driver in Tasmania, Australia was assaulted and racially abused by his passengers at the Sandy Bay McDonald's drive-through in Tasmania. He is currently in hospital.

10 May 2017


Larissa Waters is first Australian politician to breastfeed in Parliament

Larissa Waters, an Australian senator, became the first politician to breastfeed in the country's Parliament.

03 May 2017


PM Modi brings up visa revamp with Australian PM

Australia's decision to abolish the 457 visa facility, which was useful for many Indians, was met with a strong objection amongst Indians.

02 May 2017


Sydney to soon have second international airport

Sydney is soon going to have a second international airport. It will be located at Badgerys Creek, about 50 km west of the city's heart.

20 Apr 2017


After abolishing visa programme, Australia tightens citizenship norms

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed stricter norms for getting Australian citizenship, on the heels of scrapping the 457 visa regime for foreign workers.

18 Apr 2017


Australia abolishes visa programme used majorly by Indians

Australia has abolished its 457 visa programme which is used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, a majority of whom are Indians.

29 Mar 2017


Cyclone Debbie: Queensland prepares for floods

According to authorities, a 1,300 kilometre stretch of Australia's north-east coast in Queensland is susceptible to dangerous flooding after cyclone Debbie.

28 Mar 2017


Cyclone Debbie makes landfall

Following mass evacuations on Monday, Cyclone Debbie, termed Australia's most devastating since 2011, made landfall in Australia's Queensland coast. Queensland Police noted, "the storm made a landfall between Bowen and Airline beach".

03 Mar 2017


Australia to curb fast-food visas

The Australian government is considering limiting the number of visas it issues to workers to be employed in fast food chains like McDonald's, KFC and Hungry Jack's.

14 Feb 2017

South Africa

Govt announces reward for victorious blind cricket team

Karnataka Government announced a cash prize of Rs 7 lakh for Prakash Jayaramaiah and Sunil R, members of the T20 World Cup winning blind cricket team.

12 Feb 2017

Sri Lanka

T20 WC for the Blind: India retain the cup

India defeated Pakistan in the finals of T20 Blind Cricket World Cup to lift the coveted trophy for the second time.

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