Australia

Extra-marital affair rocks Australian government

Barnaby Joyce has so far resisted calls to quit his seat and cabinet spot, including a call by the Senate to resign.

'Sex affair' rocks Australian government

Asia Pacific

'All We Can't See': Illustrating refugees' words in Nauru files

Commissioned artists were asked to imagine and then paint scenes described in real "incident reports" involving refugees held in off-shore detention centres in Nauru.

Australia

Australia former PM talks about indigenous abuses

Ten years ago, Kevin Rudd, Australia's then-prime minister, apologised in parliament to generations of Aboriginal children who were forcibly taken from their homes and put in state institutions.

Asia Pacific

10 years since apology for 'stolen' Aboriginal children

Ten years ago, Kevin Rudd made a historic apology to the Aboriginal people of Australia. Today, we talk to him about what has been achieved since then.

In the Field

Behrouz Boochani: Living in limbo on Manus Island

Iranian journalist and refugee Boochani talks about life in detention and the closure of the Manus Island refugee camp.

Human Rights

Australia prisoners with disabilities 'sexually abused'

Human Rights Watch report details how people with disabilities suffer sexual and physical abuse in Australian prisons.

Australia prisoners with disabilities abused: HRW

Weather

Storms set to break the New Zealand heat

Tropical Cyclone Fehi heads towards the South Island with hurricane force winds and flooding rains.

Storms set to break the New Zealand heat

Australia

Heat wave causes blackout in Victoria

50,000 customers lose power as cooling devices cause a surge in demand.

Australia: Heat wave causes blackout in Victoria

Australia

Australia's immigration policy highlighted in Sydney festival

An annual arts festival in Australia is turning the spotlight on the country's immigration policies.

Aboriginal Australians

Australia's national day fuels debate on colonial past

Indigenous Australians call the day marking arrival of British prisoners in 1778 'Invasion Day' and demand date change.

Australia's national day fuels debate on colonial past

Weather

Sydney's National Park remains closed after wildfires

Temperature in the Australian city continues to climb with the peak expected on Monday.

Sydney's National Park remains closed after wildfires

Weather

Joyce brings joy to Western Australia

Rain from a long-lived tropical cyclone promises a good harvest for Australian farmers.

Joyce brings joy to Western Australia

Australia

What are the facts about Australia refugee resettlement?

Australia is known for its tough stance towards refugees, particularly those who arrive by boat. But is this one aspect of Australian immigration policy overshadowing the country's largesse and hospitality?

Australia

#AfricanGangs: Australia's Africans respond to racism

The African community in Australia used the hashtag #AfricanGangs to show how educated and diverse Australia's African communities are.

Weather

Hundreds of bats die in Sydney heatwave

More than 200 flying foxes reportedly succumbed to heat stroke amid soaring temperatures in the Australian city.

Hundreds of bats die in Sydney heatwave