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.

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

Asia Pacific

World War II shipwrecks: Australian couple battle oil leaks

The duo will sail a former New Zealand naval ship to some of the Pacific Ocean battle sites in a plan to stop the oil leak.

World War II shipwrecks: Australian couple battle oil leaks

Asia Pacific

Koalas among species threatened by Australia deforestation

A new study says that the country's east coast is likely to lose three million hectares of trees in the next 15 years.

Koalas among species threatened by Australia deforestation

Asia

India 'Whatsapp murders': Phone rumours spark frenzied mobs

The Indian government is under pressure to take action against Whatsapp. Fake news spread by the messaging service is considered responsible for a string of horrific murders.

India 'Whatsapp murders': Phone rumours spark frenzied mobs

Asia Pacific

Australia under pressure to release held child refugees

Recent election results show growing momentum against government policy to keep refugees in detention centres on Nauru.

Australia under pressure to release held child refugees

Asia Pacific

Australia gives drought-stricken farms billion-dollar aid package

Australia's national and state governments are supporting drought-stricken communities by subsidising transport costs, offering low-interest loans and giving cash payments to farmers.

Australia gives drought-stricken farms billion-dollar aid package