SYDNEY Australian authorities moved on Friday to scupper protests inspired by the death of black American man George Floyd, saying large gatherings risk new coronavirus infections and banning the biggest rally planned for Sydney. | Video
SYDNEY Australian Associated Press (AAP) said on Friday it expects to be sold to a group of philanthropic investors, a reprieve for the news agency that had been facing closure, and for the industry, after a run of layoffs as advertising dwindles.
SYDNEY/BENGALURU Australia's Westpac Banking Corp said an internal investigation had concluded that child exploitation payments made through its system were the result of "faults of omission" and not intentional wrongdoing.
SYDNEY/BENGALURU Australian buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company Zip Co Ltd said it will buy New York rival QuadPay Inc in an all-share deal that values the target at $269 million, joining a rush of Australian companies to tap the world's largest consumer market.
SYDNEY/TOKYO Shinsei Bank Ltd said it will buy New Zealand's top non-bank finance provider, UDC Finance Ltd, for $480 million in its biggest overseas acquisition to date and marking the latest asset purchase by a Japanese company eager to move beyond a low-growth home market.
SYDNEY/BENGALURU Australian No. 2 shopping mall manager Vicinity Centres cancelled its dividend on Monday and said it planned to raise A$1.4 billion ($932 million), underscoring pressure on the retail sector from the new coronavirus outbreak.
SYDNEY An Australian court ruled on Friday that the country's archives must release letters between Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her local representative during the 1970s, a move which may shed light on the sacking of its then prime minister Gough Whitlam. | Video
SYDNEY The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said on Thursday it will stop printing more than 100 regional newspapers after the coronavirus shutdown gutted advertising revenue, accelerating a downturn in the country's media sector.
SYDNEY, May 26 A Kuwaiti livestock ship, without
animals aboard, was being held off Australia's west coast after
six crew members tested positive for the new coronavirus,
authorities said on Tuesday, heightening concerns over how
arrivals by sea are handled.
SYDNEY, May 26 A Kuwaiti livestock ship was
being held off Australia's west coast after six crew members
tested positive for COVID-19, authorities said on Tuesday,
heightening concerns over how arrivals by sea are handled.