Australia's government refuses to comment on refugee protests

The Australian government has failed to resettle a large number of refugees and refuses to talk about refugee protests both inside and outside Australia against their seemingly indefinite detentions.


Australian bank data breach 'affected 12 million'

Revelation comes as country's financial sector faces intense scrutiny by royal commission searching for misconduct.

Australia's Commonwealth Bank admits 2016 data breach


Former pope aide to face trial on sex abuse charges

Australian court rules that top-ranking Vatican cardinal must stand trial on historical sexual offence charges.


'Next time, just be careful': Rape on campus

Australia's reputation as a safe and sunny place to study is under threat after widespread reports of rape and assault.

Global Warming

Australia pledges $400m to save Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government hopes its conservation efforts to restore the embattled natural wonder will inspire other countries to follow its lead.

Asia Pacific

Australia faces rubbish crisis as China bans waste import

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable waste, but a ban on certain imports has left nations scrambling to find new dumping grounds for growing piles of rubbish.

101 East

Australia: Rape on Campus

A rape crisis at Australian universities threatens the country's $18bn international student industry.


Australia's climate of fire

Australia's autumn heatwave is attributed to a changing climate by scientists expert in the field.

Australia's climate of fire

Aboriginal Australians

Is Australia creating a new stolen generation?

A decade after Australia's stolen generations apology the number of indigenous children in out-of-home care has doubled.

101 East

Australia's New Stolen Generation?

101 East investigates why more Australian indigenous children are being removed from their families than ever before.


Pressure piles on Australian PM after opinion poll loss

The poll milestone sets off flurry of speculation about Turnbull's future despite election being a year away.

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull loses 30 opinion polls in a row


Oz's hot and wet continental divide

A cyclone revolves off the Queensland coast while Western Australia harbours record heat.

Oz's hot and wet continental divide

Asia Pacific

Caribbean athletes want to do their traumatized country proud

Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit most of the Caribbean countries which have athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games.


What are the Commonwealth Games?

A look at the competing nations, sports and 'colonial legacy' of one of the world's biggest multisport events.


Nauru abolishes appeal deal with Australia's High Court

Nauru abolishes decades-old legal agreement with Australia, removing the Pacific island's highest court of appeal.

Pacific Island of Nauru scraps link to Australian appeal court