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.

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?

What are the facts about Australia refugee resettlement?

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea's forests are being destroyed

Is the government of Papua New Guinea turning a blind eye while the country's forests are destroyed?

Papua New Guinea's forests are being destroyed

Australia

Will Australia end celibacy in the Catholic Church?

After the results of a five-year inquiry into sexual abuse of children in Australia, results have found that the abuse was most rampant in the Catholic Church.

Will Australia end celibacy in the Catholic Church?

Refugees

Manus Island refugee: 'I was beaten with iron bars'

Footage shot by refugees appears to show police and Papua New Guinean immigration officers hitting refugees with metal bars.

Manus Island refugee: 'I was beaten with iron bars'

Asia Pacific

Manus camp removal: Uncertainty awaits refugees in PNG

Hundreds of refugees on Manus Island continue to insist they are unsafe among the general population of the island, claiming they are often attacked by young drunk men.

Manus camp removal: Uncertainty awaits refugees in PNG

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