Category Archives: Australia

Australia’s conservative coalition secures parliamentary majority after shock election victory

Australia’s conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.

Australia’s conservative coalition secures majority after shock election victory

Australia’s conservative coalition secured an outright parliamentary majority on Monday following a shock election victory, allowing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to progress his legislative agenda without the support of independents.

Australia’s conservative coalition close to securing majority after shock election victory

Australia’s ruling conservative coalition is set to secure a governing majority in its shock election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the national broadcaster ABC projected Monday.

Australian conservative PM hails ‘miracle’ election victory

Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison claimed a stunning victory on Saturday in a national election result that defied pre-poll projections and led to favourite Bill Shorten resigning his leadership of the Labor party.

Australian conservatives tipped to secure shock election win

Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media projected, though it is unclear whether it can govern with an outright majority.

Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in prison for sex abuse

Cardinal George Pell was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday by an Australian court for sexually abusing two choir boys in Melbourne during the 1990s.

Cardinal George Pell jailed for 6 years in sexual abuse case

Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was on Wednesday sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two choirboys, in what the judge lambasted as a “brazen” attack and “grave” abuse of power.

Cardinal George Pell jailed for six years in sexual abuse case

Disgraced Australian Cardinal George Pell was on Wednesday sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two choirboys, in what the judge lambasted as a “brazen” attack and “grave” abuse of power.

Disgraced cardinal Pell remanded in custody in sex abuse case

Cardinal George Pell was ordered held in custody Wednesday following his historic conviction for child sex crimes, capping an extraordinary fall from grace for one of the most powerful men in the Catholic Church.

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal Pell found guilty of child sex crimes

Australian Cardinal George Pell, who helped elect popes and ran the Vatican’s finances, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys, becoming the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

Australia says ‘state actor’ hacked major political parties

A cyber attack on Australian lawmakers that breached the networks of major political parties was probably carried out by a foreign government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, but did not name any suspects.

Australia to reopen controversial island detention centre

Australia will reopen a controversial detention centre for asylum seekers, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday after an embarrassing defeat in parliament that allows migrants in offshore camps to receive medical care in the country.

Is Australia targeting Saudi women fleeing oppression?

An investigation by Australian journalists found that authorities in that country are blocking Saudi women suspected of wanting to seek asylum from entering the country.

Rising Australia floodwaters force hundreds to evacuate

Australia has deployed soldiers to tackle devastating “once-in-a-century” floods that have inundated homes, schools and airports in the northeast, forcing hundreds to flee and bringing crocodiles onto the streets.The Australian Defence Forces delivered 70,000 sandbags, deployed amphibious cargo vehicles and helped pluck flashlight-wielding residents from their rooftops Monday, as monsoon rains drenched the northern state of Queensland.The recent downpour has seen some areas get a year’s worth of rainfall in a week.Authorities were forced to open floodgates of a major dam late Sunday, unleashing what they called “dangerous and high velocity flows”, Agence France-Presse reported.In hard-hit Townsville, cars were mostly submerged, with picket fences barely poking through waist-deep flood waters.