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.
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.
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.
MELBOURNE Australia aims to ban private or religious schools from expelling students on the basis of their sexuality, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday.
MELBOURNE An Australian filmmaker arrived in Sydney on Sunday after a pardon by Cambodia's king released him from a six-year jail sentence for espionage that he received after flying a drone over an opposition rally. | Video
MELBOURNE The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges said on Saturday it was happy the "nightmare" came to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.
(This version of the September 16 story corrects paragraph 4 to show a service provider has been shut monthly, not daily, over the past year)
MELBOURNE, Sept 16 Australia will begin a public
inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country's aged-care
sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a
"disturbing trend", Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on
MELBOURNE Two people died, a dozen more were hospitalised and hundreds others sought medical assistance after suspected drug overdoses at a music festival in Sydney, the police said.
MELBOURNE The skies over Australia's northern coastline were filled with air force pilot top guns from 16 nations on Saturday in one of Asia-Pacific's largest air force training exercises.