Australia wants to open 17 percent more of its marine sanctuary network, including near the Great Barrier Reef, to commercial fishing, but environmentalists are slamming the move.
Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Sydney on Sunday for a special Australia-ASEAN summit, sparking human rights protests over her attitude towards Rohingya genocide.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says Canberra is considering fast-tracking visas for white farmers so they can flee their "horrific circumstances". South Africa dismiss Dutton's out of hand comments.
A hearing began last week in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to put the Vatican's former treasurer, Australian Cardinal George Pell, on trial.
Despite the loss in the 29th career meeting between the two sisters, Serena, who is still shaking off the rust after a long layoff, leads their career series 17-12.
A new danger has appeared in the form of crocodiles as floodwaters in Australia's Queensland recede.
Trump pulled the US from the pact but the remaining 11 members pressed ahead, saying they were showing resolve against protectionism through global trade.
US President Donald Trump says that Australia and others could be exempt from trade tariffs - in addition to America's neighbors and NAFTA partners Mexico and Canada.
The bottle was discovered in January, half-buried in sand dunes near Wedge Island, some 160 kilometres (99 miles) north of the Western Australian capital, Perth.
Top-ranking Cardinal George Pell's alleged victims have begun testifying against the top Vatican official in a hearing to decide whether the case should go to trial.
After weeks of pressure over his extra-marital affair with his former media secretary, Barnaby Joyce says he will quit his post on Monday.
The Australian government needs to be held to account for its shameful treatment of refugees and asylum seekers. The government's policies fly in the face of the core values that underpin Australian society and history.
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