MELBOURNE Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter said on Sunday that Canberra's new legislation legalising possession of small amounts of cannabis for personal use do not provide legal protection and clash with federal laws.
MELBOURNE Australia will invest A$1 billion ($678.70 million) to revamp water infrastructure in rural and regional communities in the drought-stricken New South Wales.
MELBOURNE Australia and Fiji will send a joint United Nations peacekeeping mission to a disputed region in the Middle East as soon as next week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said over the weekend.
MELBOURNE Australia will provide A$3 million (1.65 million pounds) for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health minister said on Sunday, as the demand for medicinal cannabis products grows rapidly.
MELBOURNE Australia will not extradite an Iranian academic to the United States, Australia's attorney-general said over the weekend, following a 13-month detention of the researcher for allegedly exporting American-made military equipment to Iran.
MELBOURNE/GENEVA An Australian couple who spent more than three months in a prison in Tehran has been freed, Australia's foreign minister said on Saturday, and an Iranian news agency later reported that an Iranian student was released from detention in Australia.
MELBOURNE Nearly a million New Zealanders face the risk that their medical data has been accessed illegally after a cyber attack on the website of Tū Ora Compass Health, the company said on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Oct 5 Nearly a million New Zealanders
face the risk that their medical data has been accessed
illegally after a cyber attack on the website of Tū Ora Compass
Health, the company said on Saturday.
MELBOURNE A Catholic bishop in New Zealand has resigned after a church body investigated a young woman's complaint against him regarding "unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature", a top church official has said.
MELBOURNE Australia is not getting involved with the United States in its pursuit of aims in relation to Iran, beyond a commitment to freedom of navigation in the region, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said after talks with U.S. President Donald Trump.