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Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Australia: Senator Fraser Anning seeks drastic cut in student visas

15 Aug 2018

Australia: Senator Fraser Anning seeks drastic cut in student visas

An Australian senator has called for drastically reducing the student visa numbers in the country, where India is the second largest source of international students after China.

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

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.

India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon

10 May 2017

India likely to receive higher than average rainfall this monsoon

India is likely to receive above-average monsoon rainfall this time after El Nino conditions eased in the last few weeks, said the India Meteorological Department.

Cyclone Debbie: Queensland prepares for floods

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.

Cyclone Debbie makes landfall

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".

Report concludes Australian weather bureau hacked by 'foreign spies'

12 Oct 2016

Report concludes Australian weather bureau hacked by 'foreign spies'

An official report has concluded that a major hacking-incident that targeted the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in December 2015 was indeed carried out by 'foreign spies'.