AJ Impact

India's Adani wins approval for long delayed Australian coal mine

The project's supporters say it will boost the economy, but environmental groups say it will damage marine ecosystems.

India's Adani wins approval for long delayed Australian coal mine

AJ Impact

US joins Canada, Australia to curb dependence on China minerals

The three nations join forces to help countries develop mineral reserves and lessen dependence on Chinese rare earths.

US joins Canada, Australia to curb dependence on China minerals

Sport

India cricket captain defends Australia rival from boos

A section of India supporters heckled Smith over a ball-tampering scandal last year that embarrassed Australia.

Cricket captain Virat Kohli stands up for Steve Smith at the Oval

Weather

Flight delays and diversions as fog blankets Sydney

Stunning aerial pictures show the tops of Sydney’s skyscrapers emerging from the gloom.

Flight delays and diversions as fog blankets Sydney

Asia Pacific

Australian police seize 1.6 tonnes of drug 'ice' in record bust

Officers discovered the drugs in vacuum-sealed packages hidden inside stereo speakers shipped from Thailand.

Australian police seize 1.6 tonnes of drug 'ice' in record bust

Syria's War

Why are Syria's hospitals under attack?

The Stream discusses attacks on Syrian healthcare facilities, a social media warning from Bahrain, and police raids on Australian media.

Why are Syria's hospitals under attack?

Australia

Media raids to have 'chilling effect' on whistleblowers

Police raids against two news outlets renew calls for safeguards for whistle-blowers and freedom of speech protections.

Widespread concern after Australian police media raids

Asia Pacific

Australian police raid ABC over 2017 Afghan report

Police search the TV corporation's offices in Sydney in second high-profile probe into news outlets in 24 hours.

AJ Impact

Australian economy grows at slowest pace since 2009

Household spending has plunged as consumers brace themselves for more weakness in the economy.

Australian economy grows at slowest pace since 2009

Australia

Top aide to pope appeals child sex convictions

Former aide to pope serving a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two choirboys appears in Victoria Supreme Court.

Australian Cardinal George Pell appeals child sex convictions

Australia

At least 4 killed in gun rampage in northern Australia

Man fires pump-action shotgun at Palms Hotel in Darwin suburb going room to room 'looking for somebody', witness says.

At least 4 killed in gun rampage in northern Australia

AJ Impact

Australia cuts key rate to record low, ending near 3-year pause

The cut is a response to weakness in Australia's economy due to falling house prices and the US-China trade war

Australia cuts key rate to record low, ending near 3-year pause

Asia Pacific

The Australian Chinese granted residency after Tiananmen Square

Thousands of Chinese studying in Australia at the time of the 1989 killings were allowed to stay and build new lives.

The Australian Chinese granted residency after Tiananmen Square

Environment

Sydney enters the rainy season with water restrictions

Australian cities face the winter with low water storage levels and poor rain prospects.

Sydney enters the rainy season with water restrictions

Australia

Australian 'Egg Boy' donates $70,000 to Christchurch victims

Will Connolly came to be known as 'Egg Boy' when he cracked an egg over controversial ex-Senator Fraser Anning's head.

Australian 'Egg Boy' donates $70,000 to Christchurch victims