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.

Human Rights

Manus Island: Police raid former camp

The asylum seekers say police 'attacked' the facility and were "destroying everything" inside.

Manus Island: Police raid former camp

Australia

Australia's youth prisons accused of abuse

An inquiry into abuse at youth prisons in Australia's Northern Territory has called for the closure of one of the detention centres.

Australia's youth prisons accused of abuse

Human Rights

Manus Island refugees dig for water as Australia closes camp

About 600 refugees, mostly from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq, have barricaded themselves inside a recently closed Australian-run detention centre because they are worried about attacks from hostile locals.

Manus Island refugees dig for water as Australia closes camp

Australia

Australia: Constitutional crisis over deputy PM ruling

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is judged to have dual citizenship, which disqualifies him from office.

Australia: Constitutional crisis over deputy PM ruling

Asia Pacific

China: Telling the Xi Jinping story in his home village

China's President Xi Jinping is at the centre of the party's image and the story of his rise to power has been carefully crafted, highlighting his early years living with poor farmers in the rural village of Liangjiahe.

China: Telling the Xi Jinping story in his home village

Australia

Australia launches campaign to curb racism

Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world.

Australia launches campaign to curb racism

Business & Economy

Australia closes its last car factory

Australia's last car factory will close on Friday.

Australia closes its last car factory

Asia Pacific

Australia court set to rule on MPs' dual citizenship cases

Australia's highest court is set to decide this week whether seven members of parliament should be sacked for having dual citizenship when they were elected, which is banned under the country's constitution.

Australia court set to rule on MPs' dual citizenship cases

Asia Pacific

Concerns over Australia measures to track ‘terror’ suspects

Australia is setting up a huge database of photographs and live video recordings to help track so-called 'terrorist' suspects. The plan is part of beefed-up security agreed between Australia’s federal government and state leaders.

Concerns over Australia measures to track ‘terror’ suspects

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