Australia's Catholic Church has paid 276 million Australian dollars (212 million US dollars) in compensation to thousands of people who were victims of sexual abuse by priests and other members of the church, an inquest was told on Thursday.
A bereaved British mother on Tuesday accused US President Donald Trump of falsely claiming her daughter was killed by a terrorist, after Trump listed the murder as one of 78 "under-reported" terrorist attacks worldwide.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday the refugee resettlement agreement between Australia and the US would be honoured, despite President Donald Trump calling it a "dumb deal" after a reportedly hostile phone conversation between the pair.
President Donald Trump is "unbelievably disappointed" in a deal struck with Australia to take hundreds of refugees from Australian-run detention facilities, the White House said Thursday, after Trump slammed the agreement as "dumb."
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday slammed what he called a "dumb deal" with Australia to take hundreds of refugees from Australian-run detention facilities on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.
A young child is among four people killed in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday when a man known to the police for domestic violence-related issues deliberately drove through a busy pedestrian mall, officials said.
Australia's immigration department cannot show a paper trail for payments worth 1.1 billion Australian dollars (820 million US dollars) for contracts related to the offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island, an audit report showed Tuesday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Australia on Saturday to meet counterpart Malcolm Turnbull to strengthen military ties and regional security while discussing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
Australian police have arrested 15 men including commercial fishing operators for allegedly importing more than a tonne of cocaine from Chile worth hundreds of millions of dollars, police announced Thursday.
BMW will have to pay back 72 million Australian dollars (53.8 million US dollars) to car buyers in Australia who were misled into believing they could afford the luxury German vehicles, the country’s corporate watchdog announced Tuesday.
The 21-year-old man who set himself on fire inside a Melbourne bank injuring 26 people, was an asylum seeker who was waiting for his immigration claim to be processed, a local community leader said Saturday.
Politicians and activists voiced serious concerns on Thursday regarding the lives of indigenous Australians who, according to a new damning report, are experiencing increasing levels of imprisonment, substance misuse and psychological distress.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Sunday that his government reached an agreement with Washington to move hundreds of refugees currently in limbo in offshore detention centres to the United States, where they are to be resettled.
Twenty-four countries and the European Union have reached a historic deal to designate 1.55 million square kilometres of the Ross Sea in the Antarctic region a marine protected area for the next 35 years, it was announced on Friday.
Australia will experience more extreme hot and dry days and a longer and fiercer fire season, while parts of the country will see worse droughts, as well as more flooding rains, a report by the country's top government scientists said.
Australia will push for a permanent end to all forms of whaling, including the "so-called scientific," environment minister Josh Frydenberg said ahead of the biennial meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Portoroz of Slovenia this week.
The Australian government has adopted a "system of deliberate cruelty" that has turned the Nauru-based asylum seekers detention facilities into "an open-air prison," Amnesty International said in a scathing new report on Monday.
A Somali refugee held at the Australia-run detention centre in Manus Island was viciously attacked over the weekend, a human rights group said Monday, asking the government to bring those being held to Australia.
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic held several bilateral meetings on the fringes of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, among else with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Iraqi President Mohammed Fuad Masum, the President's Office has reported.
Almost half of Australians support a ban on immigration for Muslims, a poll released Wednesday showed, revealing frustrations with their country's migration policy in the wake of a conservative lawmaker's call to bar entry to followers of Islam.
Amnesty International has criticized the Australian border control policy as "shameful," urging countries "to reject the model of abuse" that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is promoting, a statement said Tuesday.
US coalition partners Australia and Denmark expressed remorse on Monday for a weekend airstrike against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria that killed scores of Syrian soldiers and has pushed US-Russian relations to breaking point.
Australia is "in danger of being swamped by Muslims" and could be living under Islamic law if it does not act, Senator Pauline Hanson, a firebrand far-right politician, said Wednesday on her return to parliament.
An Australian court on Friday ordered an 18-year-old Sydney man to be hospitalized for psychiatric assessment after he allegedly threatened an attack at the Sydney Opera House and claimed he was instructed to do so by Islamic State.
Danish lawmakers have been forced to cancel a planned visit to the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru after three of the group were denied visas to the Pacific Island nation, they said Wednesday.
A lawyer and advisor to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the Australian native's government has done nothing for Assange despite repeated calls for assistance to help the whistleblower out of years of legal and diplomatic troubles.
A British man detained in connection with the death of a policeman on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted to hitting the officer with a beer bottle and binoculars, media reports said Tuesday.
Invented in 2004 by an Australian woman, the burkini has come under attack in Germany and France. Banning the full-body swimwear would rob many women of the freedom to have fun in public, says its creator.
Nine Australian athletes have been ordered to pay fines of 10,000 reais (3,121 dollars) each after using altered Olympic accreditations to attend a basketball semi-final match at the Rio Games, officials said Saturday.