The first of more than 250 collections to be held nationwide was in Christchurch, where 51 Muslim worshippers were gunned down while at prayer less than four months ago.
Minister Ken Wyatt promised a referendum on changing the constitution to recognise the nation’s first peoples within the next three years.
The journey of an Australian filmmaker from giving birth prematurely to a ship full of volunteer doctors sailing to West Africa.
People of Aboriginal descent make up about three percent of Australia's population – but they have far higher poverty rates and lower life expectancy than non-indigenous Australians and make up about 28 percent of the prison population.
The company faces a lawsuit filed by Australia's consumer watchdog over alleged misleading advertising that could result in multi-million dollar fines.
The proposed law could also apply to Australians whom intelligence agencies assess to be a "risk to security for reasons related to politically motivated violence."
Australian media organisations want journalists to be exempt from national security laws passed since 2012 which "would put them in jail just for doing their jobs."
Ex-Australian military lawyer David McBride exposed the mismanagement of the country's troops in Afghanistan and is facing 50 years behind bars.
The Australian man accused of murdering 51 people attending Friday prayers at two mosques pleads not guilty to all 92 charges against him.
David William McBride appears in court on charges relating to the leaking of classified documents about Australian Special Air Service involvement in Afghanistan to ABC journalists.
The US ride-sharing firm said it will start its first international test flying taxi service in Australia's second-largest city of Melbourne in 2020.
New Zealand's deployment in Iraq had been scheduled to end in May 2017, but successive New governments extended the date.
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