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Australian PM calls on regulator to prosecute disgraced bankers

30 Sep 2018

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday it was up to the country's financial regulator to prosecute bankers following the release of a scathing report which found some institutions had pursued profit at the expense of honesty.

Five people found dead in Australian city of Perth - police

09 Sep 2018

SYDNEY Australian police found up to five dead people including a woman and children on Sunday in a suburb of the western city of Perth, a senior officer said.

China engages in Australia's largest maritime drill for first time

09 Sep 2018

SYDNEY China is participating for the first time in Australia's largest maritime exercise as more than 3,000 personnel from 27 countries engage in joint training off the strategic northern port of Darwin.

Australian voters vent anger over turmoil to deal coalition defeat in state poll

09 Sep 2018

SYDNEY Australia's ruling coalition is facing a major defeat in a state by-election after voters vented their frustration over recent political infighting that led to a change in prime minister.

Australian groups launch global wave of climate protests ahead of summit

08 Sep 2018

SYDNEY Tall ships carrying climate change banners sailed into Australia's Sydney Harbour on Saturday launching a wave of protest across 95 countries organised by New York-based lobby group 350.org.

Australian foreign minister resigns amid Cabinet revamp

26 Aug 2018

SYDNEY Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop resigned from new Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Cabinet on Sunday, two days after a bruising leadership battle that toppled former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and led to a major ministerial shake-up.

Trump congratulates new Australian PM after week of political chaos

25 Aug 2018

SYDNEY New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday he had spoken with President Donald Trump and been congratulated by the U.S. leader, who got off to a famously rocky start with former premier Malcolm Turnbull.

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts, forcing villagers to flee

25 Aug 2018

SYDNEY An island volcano on the north coast of Papua New Guinea erupted early on Saturday, forcing 2,000 villagers to flee from lava flows, the National Disaster Centre said.

New Caledonia restricts tourism, bans fishing at Pacific reefs

14 Aug 2018

SYDNEY The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Tuesday imposed restrictions on tourists and fishing boats accessing its coral reefs in an effort to protect the underwater ecosystem and create a sanctuary for hump-back whales and other marine life.

Record wool prices deliver Australia's golden fleece

15 Jul 2018

SYDNEY Australian sheep farmers are confident restricted supply will underpin high wool prices for years to come as the fiber continued its stellar run in the last sales before winter recess.

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