Australia says it’s open to moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem — and it could affect the country’s trade deals

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images Indonesia may be considering killing off a trade deal with Australia after it raised the idea of moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Morrison told reporters he was “open-minded” on moving Australia’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The statement provoked Indonesia, has the largest Muslim population in the world, […]

Meghan Markle and Harry in pictures: Meghan beams as she arrives in Australia for royal to

Meghan Markle beamed as she arrived at Sydney airport to begin her to much-anticipated royal tour. The 37-year-old former actress and her husband Prince Harry, 34, will tour Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand over the next two weeks. The royal couple announced today that they are expecting their first child in […]

Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change

Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

After working with Tesla’s Australia battery, wind company wants more batteries

Enlarge / Bloomberg Best of the Year 2017: Powerpacks which will be used to form the world’s largest lithium-ion battery stand on display during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (credit: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the first half of 2018, energy […]

‘Philosophical debate’: Australia, RSA could miss out on 2027 RWC

WORLD Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont suggested Thursday the World Cup could be held in non-traditional rugby nations following France in 2023, as he hailed the game’s growing popularity in Asia due to Japan’s hosting of the tournament next year. The comments will likely send a shiver down the backs of Rugby Australia, who last December […]

More than just desert: The Larapinta Trail is (still) as good as Australia gets

Huw Kingston September 19, 2018 Share this article Close to 20 years after he first traversed—and fell in love with—Australia’s 225-kilometer-long Larapinta Trail, adventurer Huw Kingston revisits the Northern Territory to see if the trail still holds his gaze. “Bad country, bad country.” These were the only words the old Vietnamese man mustered as we […]

People have been hiding needles in strawberries in Australia, and it’s put at least 2 people in hospital

Sky News Australia/Youtube People across Australia have been finding small sewing needles hidden inside their store-bought strawberries. Eleven people from six Australian states have found needles in their strawberries so far. Two of them were taken to hospital with abdominal pain. Authorities are scrambling to find the perpetrators, with the government offering US$ 72,000 for […]

Award Space Alert: United Business Class to Australia in Summer 2019

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Chelsea Manning may be banned from visiting Australia because she doesn’t meet the country’s ‘character’ test

The Australian government is preparing to ban whistleblower and activist Chelsea Manning because she does not meet the country’s “character requirement.”  The former soldier spent seven years in prison for releasing a trove of classified military documents to Wikileaks.  Manning had previously been denied entry to Canada in 2017 because of her criminal record.  The […]