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

Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test

Mountain biking has been an Olympic sport since 1996, yet lives in the shadow of road cycling attract big sponsors and money.

Crocodile Trophy: Australia's ultimate biking test

Asia

Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route

A direct flight from New York to Australia has touched down in Sydney, as part of Qantas's attempts to push the limits of commercial flight.

Qantas tests 19-hour New York-Sydney route

Asia Pacific

Australia's nursing homes routinely sedate elderly: Rights group

Seniors in Australian nursing homes medicated to keep calm, says Human Rights Watch.

Australia's nursing homes routinely sedate elderly: Rights group

Asia

Planet SOS: Bushfires threaten farmers in parts of Australia

The recent fires, combined with the worst drought on record, are having devastating consequences on farmers in Australia.

Planet SOS: Bushfires threaten farmers in parts of Australia

Asia Pacific

What's the economic cost of Hong Kong protests?

Future of Hong Kong's economy unclear but what has already been lost is Hong Kong's reputation for stability.

What's the economic cost of Hong Kong protests?

Asia Pacific

China condemns Hong Kong protesters as 'thugs'

Beijing vows all those involved in Hong Kong clashes and those behind the demonstrations will be punished.

China condemns Hong Kong protesters as 'thugs'

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong gov't warns protests pushing city to 'dangerous edge'

Hundreds of people blocked major roads after a largely peaceful protest earlier.

Hong Kong gov't warns protests pushing city to 'dangerous edge'

China

Hong Kong protests: Opinion split on the violence

July 1 was the climax of months of protests. No more have been planned but protesters say they are not over, either.

Hong Kong protests: Opinion split on the violence

Asia Pacific

Hong Kong protesters rally again to demand freedoms from China

Now in third week, demonstrations morph into wider call for civil liberties timed as G20 summit set to take off.

Hong Kong protesters rally again to demand freedoms from China

Asia Pacific

The Final Quarter: Australian football legend fights against hate

A football legend and target of racial abuse - Australia has had a difficult relationship with one of its greatest sportsmen.

The Final Quarter: Australian football legend fights against hate

New Zealand attack

Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

Australian-born Brenton Tarrant denies guilt in killing of worshippers at two Christchurch mosques in March.

Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

Asia Pacific

Indonesia protest: Calls for investigation into police violence

They say they were restrained, doing only what they had to, but Amnesty International says they 'treated everyone violently'.

Indonesia protest: Calls for investigation into police violence