CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday told police to consider the importance of a free and open press when investigating leaked documents after raids on journalists'...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has rebuked an Australian government lawmaker for saying that it threatens to diminish Australia's sovereignty and freedoms.
Australia proposes new laws to keep extremists in prison
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government introduced legislation to Parliament on Thursday that would give authorities more power to keep extremists behind bars after they have served...
BANGKOK (AP) — Australia on Thursday launched a new 80 million Australian dollars ($55 million) program to help Southeast Asian nations combat human trafficking.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament has approved the ratification of a maritime boundary treaty signed with East Timor 16 months ago and the government is now under pressure to...
Wallabies to debut Naisarani against Springboks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Melbourne No. 8 Isi Naisarani will make his debut for Australia against South Africa in the Rugby Championship on Saturday, and prop Harry Johnson-Holmes is set for his maiden...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian government minister on Friday rejected a national broadcaster's demand that police drop an investigation of two journalists who reported classified...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on two media organizations have come under question as new...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The National Rugby League's Canberra Raiders have signed Super League five-eighth George Williams to a three-year contract beginning in 2020.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A parliamentary committee on Friday announced an inquiry into the impact of Australian law enforcement and intelligence powers on press freedom following police raids on...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government on Thursday proposed new laws that would prevent extremist Australians from returning home for up to two years, as the country prepares for the...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he has no news on the fate of an Australian citizen since he vanished in North Korea a week ago.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Thursday it was "urgently seeking clarification" on reports that an Australian had been detained in North Korea, which the...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their...
Home advantage pays off in Super Rugby playoffs
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The power of home advantage in Super Rugby playoff matches was emphasized again over the weekend as all four home teams advanced to the semifinals.
Pete Samu to miss Brumbies’ Super Rugby semifinal
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wallabies and former Crusaders back rower Pete Samu has been ruled out of the ACT Brumbies' Super Rugby semifinal against Argentina's Jaguares next weekend with a...
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Huawei continues sport sponsorship deal in Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Huawei renewed its sponsorship deal with an Australian rugby league team for another two years and said Thursday it hopes the country will lift its ban on the Chinese...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security but...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's opposition on Wednesday called for a parliamentary inquiry into press freedom after police raids on a media organization's Sydney headquarters and a...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of Australia's public broadcaster ABC said she has "grave concern" about a recent police raid on the corporation's headquarters in connection with a 2017 story...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Monday his nation will boost spending on infrastructure in the Solomon Islands, but noted the increased aid commitment was not linked...
BEIJING (AP) — Australian navy helicopter pilots were hit by lasers while exercising in the South China Sea, forcing them to land as a precaution, a witness said, describing the latest incident in...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A top U.S. diplomat for Southeast Asia on Friday urged Pacific island nations not to withdraw diplomatic recognition of Taiwan, warning that Chinese pressure to change...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's conservative prime minister has predicted a close result at elections on Saturday as his rival used a campaign rally to revel in the memory of one of his...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister played down Thursday any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle...
Australian election on May 18 appears likely
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — May 18 appears the most likely date for Australia's next election at which the conservative government faces an uphill battle to win a third three-year...
SYDNEY (AP) — Canberra prevented an opponent from scoring a point for the first time in six years by beating the Gold Coast Titans 21-0 Sunday in the opening round of Australia's National Rugby...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to Australia said Wednesday that he's concerned about the way China lends money to developing Pacific nations in what he describes as "payday...
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Asylum seekers who are allowed to leave Australian-run migrant camps in Pacific nations to get medical treatment will be sent to a prison-like facility on a remote...
Dutch golfer Anne van Dam wins Canberra Classic
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Anne van Dam won her fourth Ladies European Tour event with a final-round 6-under 65 and a three-stroke victory in the 54-hole Canberra Classic at Royal Canberra Golf...
Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country's federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation.
Lawmakers and staff in the capital, Canberra, were made to change their passwords on the system after the overnight breach.
Australia beats Sri Lanka by 366 runs for 2-0 series win
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mitchell Starc bowled with recharged confidence to take innings figures of 5-46 and match figures of 10-100 as Australia trounced Sri Lanka by 366 runs in the second cricket test to sweep the two-match series.
One of the most intimidating bowlers in the world at his best, Starc appeared low on confidence during Australia's previous series against India, taking 13 wickets at an average of 34.5 across four tests.
Starc has 5 wickets, Khawaja 101 for Australia vs Sri Lanka
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Mitchell Starc took five wickets and Usman Khawaja looks to have retained his Ashes spot with a century as Australia set Sri Lanka a victory target of 516 runs late on the third day of the second test on Sunday.
Sri Lanka was 17 without loss at stumps, still needing 499 runs to win, with Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne both on eight not out.
Sri Lankan opener out of hospital after hit by bouncer
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sri Lanka batsman Dimuth Karunaratne was released from hospital and could return to the crease on Sunday after being hit high by a short-pitched delivery during the second test against Australia.
Karunaratne retired hurt on the second day Saturday after ducking into a short ball from Pat Cummins while on 46.
Injury to Sri Lanka opener overshadows Day 2 in Canberra
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A frightening injury to Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne overshadowed other events on the field dominated by Australia on the second day of the second cricket test on Saturday.
Karunaratne was hit by a short-pitched ball on his helmet and was taken off the field at Manuka Oval on a motorized stretcher. He was later shown being taken to a hospital by ambulance, where he remained under observation.
Sri Lankan opener taken off field on stretcher after bouncer
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was hit by a bouncing delivery on his helmet and was taken off the field at Manuka Oval on a stretcher on the second day of the test match against Australia.
Karunaratne crumpled to the ground after ducking into a Pat Cummins bouncer which rocketed into the back of his helmet after tea on the second day Saturday.
Aussies in good place vs Sri Lanka after 1st day, 2nd test
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Three wickets down for just 28 runs after 45 minutes into the second test against Sri Lanka, it didn't look good for the home side.
But centuries from opener Joe Burns, his fourth in tests, and No. 5 batsman Travis Head, his first, helped Australia to 384 for four at stumps on Friday after winning the toss and deciding to bat.
Burns finished the day at 172 not out while Head was bowled out for 161 late in the final session Friday.
Australian rugby league team proud of Huawei sponsorship
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian rugby league team wants to continue Huawei's longest-ever sports sponsorship despite the Chinese communication giant's ban from Australia's 5G networks and legal wrangle with the United States.
Huawei has been the major sponsor of the Canberra Raiders, the national capital's only team in the National Rugby League, since 2012, and will consider this year extending its first sponsorship contract with a sports team anywhere in the world.
Sri Lanka looks for improvement in 2nd test vs Australia
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sri Lanka looks to overcome a heavy loss in the first test and some selection panel changes when it begins play in the second test against Australia at Manuka Oval on Friday.
Coach Chandika Hathurusingha was removed from the team's selection panel this week. Captain Dinesh Chandimal says Hathurusingha was disappointed with no longer being a selector, but the team had to focus on an improved showing in the second test after losing by an innings and 40 runs in Brisbane.
2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans to join what they thought was a hopeless mission to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand received one of Australia's most prestigious awards on Friday.
Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions.
Up to a million dead fish were found floating last week in the Darling River in western New South Wales state and the state government announced that 1,800 more rotting fish had since been found in Lake Hume in the state's south.
Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Saudi woman accepted as a refugee in Canada has said in an Australian television interview that she expected her experience would inspire other women to flee her homeland.
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview recorded in Toronto and broadcast in Australia on Tuesday that she hoped that the international attention on her flight from oppression in Saudi Arabia will be a catalyst for change.
Australia police examining packages left at consulates
SYDNEY (AP) — Several foreign diplomatic missions were evacuated in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Canberra on Wednesday after they received packages containing suspicious substances.
Police, fire crews and ambulances were seen at a number of foreign consulates in Melbourne, including those of India, Germany, Italy, Spain and South Korea. Officials at the U.S. and Swiss missions in the city said they had also received packages.
Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews to miss 2-test tour of Australia
SYDNEY (AP) — Former captain Angelo Mathews has a hamstring injury and won't be part of the Sri Lanka squad for its two-test series in Australia.
Team officials said Wednesday that Mathews tweaked his hamstring during Sri Lanka's tour of New Zealand and that he had been left out of a 16-man squad for tests in Brisbane and Canberra.
Australia, Malaysia trade words over Israel embassy shift
SYDNEY (AP) — A top Australian official seized Friday on past comments from Malaysia's prime minister seen as anti-Semitic, amid a diplomatic war of words over the possibility of Canberra moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad raised the potential embassy switch in a meeting with Australian counterpart Scott Morrison in Singapore on Thursday, later telling reporters such a move could increase the threat of terrorism.
Trial of former Australian spy could hear evidence in secret
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawyers prosecuting a former spy and his lawyer who accuse Australia of illegally bugging the East Timorese Cabinet while negotiating a deal to share oil and gas revenue have made an application that could lead to the court being closed during the trial.
South Africa loses by 4 wickets against Australian tour side
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — South Africa's tour of Australia started poorly with a four-wicket loss to Prime Minister's XI that had just three players with international experience.
The South Africans lost a wicket on the first ball of the match Wednesday and were all out for 173 after winning the toss and electing to bat.
Ex-Australia test batsman George Bailey helped the PM's XI reach the victory target within 37 overs.