Weather

Bushfires break out across Australia, destroy homes

Drought, early season heat and blustery winds set off blazes in Queensland and New South Wales.

Bushfires break out across Australia, destroy homes

AJ Impact

King coal reigns supreme in Australia, at least for now

Energy minister says renewables are reducing power supply reliability, but a critic says coal is a 'dinosaur'.

King coal reigns supreme in Australia, at least for now

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.

Iran

Australian couple charged with spying in Iran released

Jolie King and Mark Firkin were accused by the Iranian government of using a drone to take pictures of military sites.

Australian couple charged with spying in Iran released

Australia

Australian policeman under investigation for stoning wombat

Politicians and animal rights groups express outrage over killing that was filmed and shared on social media.

Australian policeman under investigation for stoning wombat

United States

Trump sought Australia's help on Russia inquiry origins

US Justice Department says Trump made calls to foreign leaders regarding Russia probe on Attorney General Barr's behalf.

Trump sought Australia's help on Russia inquiry origins

Weather

Hottest September on record in Australia's Perth

Driest September in 42 years has residents concerned as sizzling spring and summer beckons.

Hottest September on record in Australia's Perth

AJ Impact

Australia's central bank slashes interest rates to record low

The Reserve Bank of Australia signaled that it may cut rates further as unemployment is expected to rise.

Australia's central bank slashes interest rates to record low

Australia

NSW becomes last Australian state to decriminalise abortion

The move to decriminalise brings Australia's most populous state in line with the rest of the country.

NSW becomes last Australian state to decriminalise abortion

AJ Impact

Australia PM joins call to label China a 'developed economy'

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison echoes US President Donald Trump in first public remark on China's WTO status.

Australia PM joins call to label China a 'developed economy'

AJ Impact

'How dare you?' asks Thunberg at the UN Climate Summit

World leaders gather for one-day event to discuss measures to try to reverse global warming and cope with its effects.

Environment

'No Planet B': Millions take to streets in global climate strike

From New York to Istanbul, young activists abandon school to demand immediate action on climate change.

AJ Impact

US, Australia to unveil rare earth mineral supply plan

Leaders of the US and Australia are expected to announce a plan to reduce dependence on China for the minerals.

US, Australia to unveil rare earth mineral supply plan

AJ Impact

Huawei battles Trump administration in US courts

Huawei tries to overturn US ban that cites ‘cyber-exploitation’ risk, arguing the law is unconstitutional.

Huawei battles Trump administration in US courts

Australia

Australia gets ready for potentially catastrophic fire season

Australia has had to rethink firefighting strategies to protect people and property as another baking summer looms.

Australia gets ready for potentially catastrophic fire season