The tough new legislation will be brought to parliament next week as Canberra pushes for social media companies to prevent their platforms from being "weaponised" by terrorists in the wake of the mosque attacks in New Zealand's Christchurch.
The multi-billion-dollar agreement is signed in Jakarta after months of diplomatic tensions Canberra’s contentious plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a "sophisticated" foreign government hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election, without naming any suspect.
Thailand is between a rock and a hard place trying to pick who it is more willing to upset; Bahrain and the GCC or Australia, human rights organisations, and football's governing bodies.
Suicide attempts and acts of self-harm are drawing attention again to the suffering of refugee children on Nauru, the tiny island of Oceania north of Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison presented Australian of the Year Award 2019 trophies to anesthetist Richard Harris and his dive buddy Craig Challen for their efforts to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad slams Canberra saying "Jerusalem has always been under Palestine... and [is] not the capital of Israel".
There were cheers and emotions as huge crowds paid tribute to the servicemen and women who gave their lives in the Great War.
Public pressure mounts on Canberra to shift refugee children detained on the Pacific island of Nauru to New Zealand, even as PM Scott Morrison says such transfers could cause new arrivals.
The Women's Premier League match was interrupted for over 30 minutes as players and officials tried to drive the unexpected pitch invader away by kicking balls at him with little impact.
The apology is for more than 8,000 cases of sexual misconduct largely committed at religious and state-run institutions responsible for the safety of children.
Suu Kyi was due to give a speech at Sydney's Lowy Institute on Tuesday but the institute said she had been forced to cancel as she was "not feeling well."
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