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

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

Australia

Australia elections: Vote counting under way

There are 151 electorates in Australia, with 76 seats delivering a majority.

Australia elections: Vote counting under way

Asia Pacific

Australia elections: Polls predict change of government

According to opinion polls, Bill Shorten - leader of the opposition Labor party - will be Australia’s next PM.

Australia elections: Polls predict change of government

New Zealand

First person killed in Christchurch mosque massacres buried

Funeral held for Haji Daoud Nabi, the first person shot to death in the attacks on mosques in New Zealand last week.

First person killed in Christchurch mosque massacres buried

Asia Pacific

New Zealand to mark one week since Christchurch mosque attacks

PM Ardern says her country will mark the one-week anniversary of Friday's attack, with a two-minute silence.

New Zealand to mark one week since Christchurch mosque attacks

Asia Pacific

Christchurch attacks force New Zealand to see 'racist underbelly'

The mass shootings at mosques in New Zealand is prompting examination of racism in a society believes itself multicultural and tolerant.

Christchurch attacks force New Zealand to see 'racist underbelly'

Asia Pacific

Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand mourns

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reiterates a need for policy change as New Zealand mourns the lives lost.

Christchurch mosque shootings: New Zealand mourns

Asia Pacific

Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence

Analysts say Australia sees China's influence as a potential threat to sovereignty, independence, stability and even to peace.

Australia courts Vanuatu to tackle China's influence

Asia Pacific

Vanuatu considers suing major polluters over climate change

The Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu is considering legal action against big polluters thousands of kilometres away.

Vanuatu considers suing major polluters over climate change

Asia Pacific

Vanuatu trials vaccine drone deliveries

It is innovative, it is ambitious, but Vanuatu's government wants to know if drone delivery of vaccines to remote locations is also practical and financially viable.

Vanuatu trials vaccine drone deliveries