Recent opinion polls have put the opposition Australian Labor Party led by Anthony Albanese ahead of the Liberal Party of Australia led by incumbent PM Scott Morrison.
Andrew Symonds, who was 46 and played 26 Tests for Australia, was involved in a single vehicle incident in Hervey Range, 50 km from Townsville on Saturday night.
The ship "has been in close proximity to military and intelligence installations on the west coast of Australia", said the country's defence minister.
PM Manasseh Sogavare rejects criticism of the new maritime investment deal with Beijing, saying it's a "normal bilateral development initiative" that is yet to be formalised.
A recent report found that all three major regions of the reef experienced bleaching after waters began to warm last December.
Three-days of clan fights in the town of Paiam and nearby Porgera of Papua New Guinea have killed at least 17 people.
Millions of Australians are expected to cast their votes in person over the next two weeks at over 500 early-voting centres nationwide.
PM Manasseh Sogavare asks all allies, neighbours and friends to respect the Pacific nation's sovereign interests, saying cooperation with Beijing is not directed at any countries or external alliances.
Opposition Australian Labor Party criticises Prime Minister Scott Morrison for failing to set up a federal integrity commission, claiming governing conservative coalition has "integrity problems".
On the first day of campaigning, polls show Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's Liberal-National Party coalition could lose 10 seats to the opposition's centre-left Labor Party.
The 24-year-old dominated the Australian Grand Prix from start to finish to take the chequered flag ahead of Red Bull's Sergio Perez by more than 20 seconds.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called federal elections for May 21, launching a fight to hold onto power after three years rocked by floods, bushfires and the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.
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