Asia Pacific

Indonesia to send waste back to Australia

Environmentalists are concerned about the high level of plastic and household waste in wastepaper imports.

AJ Impact

Australia jobless rate stuck at 5.2 percent as growth slows

Policy stimulus needed to cut Australia's jobless rate to 4.5 percent mark as growth slows to decade lows, analysts say.

Australia jobless rate stuck at 5.2 percent as growth slows

Uighur

Australia calls on China to allow Uighur mother and son to leave

The decision comes after an Australian man pleaded for his Uighur wife and son, an Australian citizen, to be united.

Australia calls on China to allow Uighur mother and son to leave

Cricket World Cup

Hosts England beat Australia to reach World Cup final

Century stand by England openers carried on the bowlers' good work to seal a spot in Sunday's final against New Zealand.

England trounce Australia to reach Cricket World Cup final

101 East

Australia's Vegan Fight

101 East follows Australia's animal rights activists as they go head-to-head with the country's farmers.

Australia

Australia vows vote on recognition of indigenous people by 2022

Australia has struggled to find reconciliation with its 700,000 indigenous people who have long endured discrimination.

Australia vows vote on recognition of indigenous people by 2022

Indonesia

Indonesia to return 210 tonnes of waste to Australia

Hazardous material and household rubbish found in containers that should have had only waste paper, authorities say.

Indonesia to return 210 tonnes of waste to Australia

AJ Impact

Indian billionaire defends controversial coal mine in Australia

Gautam Adani says renewable sources won't meet India's energy needs in spite of criticism the mine produces poor coal.

Indian billionaire defends controversial coal mine in Australia

North Korea

North Korea says freed Australian student was spying

Sigley was caught spreading anti-Pyongyang propaganda and engaged in spying, North's official news agency reports.

North Korea says Alek Sigley was detained and expelled for spying

Australia

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Refugee advocates say medical care bill is vital to ensuring the health of refugees in offshore processing centres.

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Australia

Australian student arrested in North Korea 'released'

The 29-year-old student had safely left the reclusive country, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced.

Alek Sigley: Australia student arrested in North Korea 'released'

AJ Impact

Risky business: The allure of liquefied natural gas

Energy companies have big plans for more export terminals in North America, but a new report calls them into question.

Risky business: The allure of liquefied natural gas

Australia

Australia investigates claims its national detained in N Korea

Government seeking urgent clarification on whereabouts of student Alek Sigley who was reported missing by friends.

Australia investigates claims its national detained in N Korea

Australia

Australian media giants demand legal protection for journalists

A rare show of unity by Australia's usually tribal media shows concern about a lack of legal safeguards for journalists.

Australian media giants demand legal protection for journalists

Weather

Cold Australian nights, even in the tropics

Severe frosts in South Australia are rare enough, now with unusual cold in the tropics too.

Cold Australian nights, even in the tropics