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

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

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