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A University of technology Sydney professor and critic of growing Chinese government influence in Australia says he is heading back to Sydney after allegedly being prevented from boarding a flight home from China on Friday.
Australia defence industry Minister Christopher Pyne visited Riyadh in December to promote Australian materiel to senior government figures including Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the head of the National Guard. "The minister ...
The Northern Territory government will abandon its election commitment to return the budget to surplus by 2019-20, Treasurer Nicole Manison has confirmed.
... acceptable." Australia's late turn-around came after human rights groups condemned Canberra for calling on Myanmar to conduct its own investigation with international help into the atrocities in the country's Rakhine State, home to more than one ...
The Federal government dismisses criticism its childcare package will force vulnerable children out of early education, after the sector says it is disappointed by ...
Seven projects will share in US$4.2 million (AU$5.6 million) from the first round of funding from the South Australian government's Future Mobility Lab Fund to drive local development of autonomous vehicle technology. Autonomous cargo pods for the ...
The Australian government is operating a private beta test of a new digital identity platform designed for users of online government services to provide authentication without having to continuously resubmit their identifying documents, according to a ...
The heads of Australia's states and territories have called on the Federal government to fund PrEP and make it accessible to more people to prevent HIV.
"The Australian government's $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund is designed to provide the creative solutions defense needs and at the same time benefiting Australian industry. This is the first time ever any Australian government has used ...
Attorney-General George Brandis has put up a spirited defence of reforming Section 18C, invoking left leaning writers Salman Rushdie, Noam Chomsky in his ...
John Quiggin and Danny Price have resigned from the climate change Authority, with Quiggin speaking out against the lack of government interest in the...
The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models.
The government of Australia has put forward a set of proposals to reform the country's coastal shipping sector in a newly released discussion paper.
government to subsidize fish exports to Australia Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi (right) and the ministry's sea transportation director Tonny Budiono speak to journalists in Jakarta.
The Australian government has dropped plans to extend safe harbours from a new piece of legislation that will amend the country's copyright laws.
The Nick Xenophon Team demanded the government maintain $61.8m in existing childcare funding for Indigenous, remote and disadvantaged communities, and commit an additional $49m for services in remote communities or highly disadvantaged ...
Beijing has invited Canberra to align the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility - a A$5 billion ($3.82 billion) government program - with B&R. Chinese President Xi Jinping first floated the idea last year and Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated ...
The Australian Immigration Minister has suggested that a postal public vote could be a "sensible" way to decide on the issue of same-sex marriage.
A marsh area in the Simpson Desert. Two climate change experts have quit the government's advisory panel over its refusal to tackle rising emissions.
Most of the gas from Australia's large gas reserves is exported, and now the government wants the states to lift their bans on coal seam gas (CSG) mining rather than move toward renewable power.
The South Australian government's energy plan, drawn up in the wake of the state's recent blackout woes, has been given a tentative tick of approval by the global credit ratings agency Moody's.
Relaxed new liquor licensing laws proposed for Canberra will help local night-life flourish, the ACT government says.
The South Australian government, in partnership with Adelaide Airport, has kicked off a AU$2.8 million trial of driverless shuttles, used to transport passengers to and from the airport's terminal and the long-term carpark.
Australia's space industry has launched a campaign calling on its Federal government to establish a national space program and an Australian Space Agency. Despite having a long history in the industry, including test ranges in South Australia, the ...
A statement issued by One Nation said the government could not expect to "prioritise tax dodging multinationals before Australians" and expect support for cuts to welfare and family payments detailed in the omnibus welfare bill.
Tech giants Google and facebook are now paying taxes in Australia based on revenues made in the country, instead of shifting income abroad to low-tax countries, the government has said. Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison told the Australian parliament ...
The private phone numbers of some of Australia's top politicians were left exposed online for months after an oversight by a government department.
... their presence in Canberra amid a heightened political debate over Medicare and the rebate freeze, calling for the establishment of a new body to review public healthcare services to cut down on waste and potentially deliver the government much ...
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has lashed out over the state's energy crisis, claiming Labor's relentless pursuit of renewables had no impact on the power grid and independent advice to government in 2009 warning of destabilisation from ...
Meanwhile in Canberra the federal Coalition has chosen today, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to sign off on a plan to substantially weaken Australia's race hate laws in a deliberate bid to make it easier to insult ...
Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the Australian government was providing consular assistance to "a number of Australian citizens detained" on the island. "Due to privacy obligations we are unable to provide further information ...
And as the nation's politicians returned to Canberra, the most recent Newspoll showed voters have responded to the Coalition following Mr Turnbull's plan to expand the Snowy Mountains power scheme, with the polls cutting Labor's lead from 52 to 48 per ...
Southern cassowaries, orange-bellied parrots, Leadbeater's possums, and Australia's only purple wattle are among the threatened species the government is seeking conservation investment for under its recently released threatened species prospectus.
Asked by Anne Aly -- the Labor MP for the West Australian seat of Cowan -- what forms of racial speech the government wanted people to be able to say, Mr Turnbull argued there was a need to lift the "pall of insecurity" over writers, students and ...
The Australian Grand Prix should be stripped of government funding until "grid girls" are scrapped from the event, the Victorian Greens say.
As a government body, the ASIC is Australia's Financial Services regulatory that also oversees financial markets and the country's corporate infrastructure.
The ACT government needs to "set a community standard" and take a firm stance against mixed martial arts (MMA) and other combat sports, doctors' groups say.
[Shanghai] A Chinese court has sentenced a senior police officer to 17 years in prison for his part in a bribes-for-projects scandal, proceeds from which were used to buy two homes in Australia, according to court documents. The corruption case comes ...
I welcome that," Mr Turnbull told reporters in Canberra today. "But as to the ... "I mean, this idea that the State government can put out a press release and say, "Give us the money on the basis of the press release", Australians would not think well ...
Australia's federal government is sticking with its plans for a federated identity service, but disruption minister Angus Taylor has moved to quell fears of a revived ...
Migrants are being warned that "practices and behaviours that undermine" Australian values and sense of "fair go" have no place in Australia, in a new government multicultural statement to be released today. Called "Multicultural Australia: United ...
At the time, the government pledged AU$48 million to improve the STEM literacy of students in Australia, along with a AU$51 million commitment to assist Australian teachers and students to embrace the digital age. The government began its search for ...
This "no jab, no play" proposal is part of the Australian government's efforts to raise the number of children that have received standard childhood inoculations from 93 percent to 95 percent.
As it stands, the Japanese government collects more direct tax on Australian gas than we do. Our five new offshore LNG projects are selling their gas overseas at a premium price when Australia is suffering from a domestic shortage. This needs to change ...
The lawyer for Australian-Bulgarian citizen John Zakhariev, who is facing a terrorism trial in Bulgaria, said the Australian government sent the Bulgarian government a letter warning his client was "interested" in terrorism. Speaking from the capital ...
Treasurer Scott Morrison has fuelled speculation the government may allow first homeowners to access their superannuation to break into the market after he said the cost of entering the housing market was causing couples to put off having children ...
Singapore - Singapore-Australia cooperation on science, technology and innovation received a boost with the launch of the Australian Landing Pad at one-north yesterday. ... Invitrocue executive director Steven Fang told TODAY that the company has ...
At last Saturday's state election, intense hostility toward the political establishment, at both state and federal levels, has produced the largest ever swing in Western Australia (WA) against a sitting government. The Liberal Party government suffered ...
solar power and battery storage project developer, Lyon Solar, says it could have large-scale battery storage up and running in South Australia before next summer. 'We've been talking to the South Australian government for some time,' Lyon Solar ...
The South Australian government will today unveil a plan for "dramatic" intervention in the National Electricity market, promising to address high energy prices and the insecure power grid by seizing back the state's sovereignty.


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