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Australian minister for women to quit politics at election

19 Jan 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year's election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation.

Australia urges Thailand to release refugee Bahrain footballer

09 Dec 2018

MELBOURNE Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged Thai authorities on Sunday to release a footballer who holds a refugee status in Australia and who has been detained in Bangkok since late November.

Australia's minister says translation glitches delay trade deal with Indonesia

18 Nov 2018

Australia's trade minister said translation issues were behind the delay of a billion-dollar free trade agreement with Indonesia, downplaying a friction between the countries over Australia's possible Jerusalem embassy.

Homeless man who helped thwart Australia attack charged with burglary, theft

17 Nov 2018

MELBOURNE A homeless man who used his shopping trolley to help thwart an attack by a knife-wielding Islamic State sympathiser in Australia this month has been charged with five offences, including burglary and theft.

Australia trade minister to visit China in sign of thaw

03 Nov 2018

MELBOURNE Australia's trade minister will travel to China on Sunday, in a sign that political tensions between the two countries may be easing.

Australia trade minister to visit China in sign of thaw

03 Nov 2018

MELBOURNE Australia's trade minister will travel to China on Sunday, in a sign that political tensions between the two countries may be easing.

Special Report: Why Poland fell out of step with Europe

18 Oct 2018

WARSAW Last winter, Monika Pawlik spent her days crawling through mud and digging trenches in frozen ground, training for Poland's home guard. Her daughter, Helena, hadn't yet turned 2 years old.

Australia gives $37-million boost to spending on youth mental health

14 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE Australia will spend an extra A$51.8 million ($37 million) on support to young people with mental health issues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.

New Zealand activists raise funds for Palestine charity after fine by Israel

14 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE Two New Zealand pro-Palestinian activists have raised NZ$14,000 (6,923 pounds) as of Sunday for charity after being fined by an Israeli court for their alleged role in persuading pop star Lorde to cancel a concert in Tel Aviv last year.

United Nations urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

13 Oct 2018

MELBOURNE The United Nations has asked Australia to urgently evacuate detainees from the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, saying it bears responsibility for their deteriorating health conditions.

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