Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas

After 11 years based in his native London, Andrew moved to Sydney with his Australian wife tasked with bringing all things Antipodean to Al Jazeera English. Since he started in December 2010, Andrew has covered a long line of natural disasters and the very human responses to each: the Christmas Island asylum boat sinking, the floods in Queensland and Victoria, the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and the triple-whammy of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. In London, Andrew worked for Channel 4 News and at the BBC's Newsnight.

Asia Pacific

North Korea tensions impact tourism in South Korea

With a potential nuclear conflict on the Korean Peninsula again being discussed by the world's media, the tourism industry in South Korea is suffering. The number of visitors from China has already fallen by 70 percent.

North Korea tensions impact tourism in South Korea

Asia Pacific

Should immigrants be tested on 'Australian values'?

Australia's government is struggling to introduce controversial changes to its citizenship requirements.

Should immigrants be tested on 'Australian values'?

Middle East

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity condemns Qatar blockade

A report by an international human rights group has condemned the countries that have organised a blockade against Qatar.

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity condemns Qatar blockade

Asia Pacific

Australians 'think' they found flight MH370's crash location

Australian space agency officials "think" they have pinpointed the area where Malaysia Airlines flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean.

Australians 'think' they found flight MH370's crash location

Asia Pacific

Australia: Miners discuss how global events affect the industry

Some of the leading players in global mining have gathered in Western Australia to consider the challenges facing their industry, including how world events might affect prices.

Australia: Miners discuss how global events affect the industry

Asia Pacific

Australia hosts commodity conference as prices fall

More than 2,000 people are meeting in a remote town in Australia for one of the world's biggest mining conferences.

Australia hosts commodity conference as prices fall

Asia Pacific

Asylum seeker limbo as Manus Island refugee prison set to close

The Manus Island detention centre is set close by the end of October, but it is not clear where the men living there will go.

Asylum seeker limbo as Manus Island refugee prison set to close

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea election sees more women running than ever

Papua New Guinea is three days into its national elections. The voting process will take two weeks because of the country's difficult terrain.

Papua New Guinea election sees more women running than ever

Asia Pacific

PNG election: O'Neill faces pressure over corruption allegations

Papua New Guinea's two-week general election has begun. Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is facing pressure over corruption allegations and a collapsing economy.

PNG election: O'Neill faces pressure over corruption allegations

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea: Corruption allegations highlighted in elections

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says he believes he will be re-elected, but allegations of corruption, vote buying and poor handling of the economy have dogged him during the campaign.

Papua New Guinea: Corruption allegations highlighted in elections

Asia Pacific

Sydney Film Festival takes international stage

The Australian city of Sydney hosts one of the world's longest-running film festivals, which wraps up on Sunday.

Sydney Film Festival takes international stage

Australia

VR films big hit at Sydney Film Festival

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas finds out if 'virtual reality' could be the next stage in movie evolution at the Sydney Film Festival.

VR films big hit at Sydney Film Festival