Australia’s plan to bring ISIS brides home

Mariam Dabboussy with her daughter, who was born in Syria. Picture: Four Corners/David Maguire Australia is preparing to rescue and repatriate up to 60 ISIS brides and their children who have languished for years in Syrian detention camps. The rescue plan, which successive governments have wrestled with for years, will see the return of 16 … Continue reading Australia’s plan to bring ISIS brides home

Australia calls on China to help end the Russia-Ukraine war

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong called on China to use its influence to end Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Wong spoke to reporters Thursday after a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where she held a 'constructive' meeting with her Chinese counterpart. Australia … Continue reading Australia calls on China to help end the Russia-Ukraine war

Australian PM announces new ministry

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday revealed the first ministry of his new Labor government, featuring record 13 women in the 30-member team. Linda Burney will become the first indigenous woman -- and second indigenous person -- to serve as the minister for Indigenous Australians. Ed Husic and Anne Aly will become the first … Continue reading Australian PM announces new ministry

Australia to hasten development of  hypersonic missiles

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Under an updated timetable, Australian fighter jets would be armed with advanced U.S.-manufactured air-to-surface missiles by 2024, three years earlier than planned. Its navy frigates and destroyers would be equipped with Norwegian-made missiles by 2024, five years ahead of schedule. Australia also has plans to build its own next-generation missiles, … Continue reading Australia to hasten development of  hypersonic missiles

Holland and Australia sue Russia for downing MH17

The Dutch and Australian governments have launched a legal case against Russia to hold it accountable for its alleged role in shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in 2014, which led to the deaths of all 298 people on board. The case has been filed at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada. … Continue reading Holland and Australia sue Russia for downing MH17

How could Djokovic commit such error?

Australia revoked Novak Djokovic's World Tennis visa for the second time, AND FOR THE RIGHT REASON, BBC reported. Immigration Minister Alex Hawke's decision means Djokovic must be deported. The tennis player was in Australia to participate in the Australian Open, but entered the country on January 6 without being vaccinated, citing a permit granted on the basis of a medical exception. His visa was revoked at the border on … Continue reading How could Djokovic commit such error?

Tennis star Novak Djokovic detained in Melbourne, facing deportation

Novak Djokovic’s lawyers filed court papers Saturday in his challenge against deportation from Australia that show the tennis star tested positive for COVID-19 last month and recovered, grounds he used in applying for a medical exemption to the country’s strict vaccination rules. Novak Djokovic The No. 1-ranked Djokovic was denied entry at the Melbourne airport … Continue reading Tennis star Novak Djokovic detained in Melbourne, facing deportation

Lady rejecting suspected scam call finds out she won $1.47m lotto

An Australian woman who dodged multiple calls from what she suspected to be scammers was shocked when she finally answered the phone and learned she had won a nearly $1.5 million lottery jackpot. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The Launceston, Tasmania, woman told The Lott officials she had been avoiding their phone calls because she didn't recognize … Continue reading Lady rejecting suspected scam call finds out she won $1.47m lotto

Chilling phone call reveals pretty Melbourne teacher was murdered in Georgia

A Melbourne woman found dead in Georgia is suspected to have been murdered, with a friend revealing chilling details of her final phone call. Shanae Edwards, 31, is believed to have been an English teacher in Tbilisi, whose body was found just outside the city on July 31. Shanae Brooke The discovery followed an hours-long … Continue reading Chilling phone call reveals pretty Melbourne teacher was murdered in Georgia

Sydney goes into lockdown to control spread of the deadly Delta variant

Australia's largest city Sydney begins a two-week lockdown on Saturday to contain a rapidly spreading outbreak of the Delta variant. A woman walks her dog past the St. Vincent's Hospital drive-through clinic in Sydney on the first of lockdown. AFP Millions of residents woke on Sunday to the first full day of coronavirus lockdown, as … Continue reading Sydney goes into lockdown to control spread of the deadly Delta variant

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Chinese govt bans Australian goods

As tensions between Australia and China rise, Beijing is expected to ban imports of Australian wheat, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) has reported. From Friday, barley, sugar, red wine, timber, coal, lobster, copper ore and copper concentrates from Australia, are expected to be barred from China even if the goods have been paid for … Continue reading Chinese govt bans Australian goods

Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021

Australia will receive the first doses of an AstraZeneca and Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine in January 2021 if trials prove successful after Canberra agreed a deal to purchase a second potential vaccine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday. Australia said in August it had signed a preliminary agreement with AstraZeneca for enough doses for … Continue reading Coronavirus Vaccine: Australia to receive first batch of AstraZeneca in Jan 2021