Refugees

'I never ever thought I'd end up in America'

After being detained for years in Australia's prison on Manus Island, refugees restart lives in US under Obama-era deal.

A refugee's journey from Manus to US: 'I can't believe I'm here'

Asia Pacific

New app aims to help women report cases of harassment

An international charity has made an app which women worldwide can use to mark where they have felt particularly safe or unsafe, when, and why.

Refugees

Born landless: Manus Island's refugee babies

Children fathered by refugees on Manus Island could be marginalised by patrilineal clan structures, says Father Taulam.

Manus Island's refugee babies: Q&A with Father Clement Taulam

Earthrise

Life in the urban jungle: Can Australia save its koalas?

We travel to Brisbane to meet scientists and volunteers trying to prevent the extinction of Australia's iconic koala.

Life in the urban jungle: Can Australia save its koalas?

Asia Pacific

Over 200 athletes seek asylum in Australia

Athletes who went to Australia for Commonwealth Games in April have not returned home over fears of persecution.

Asia Pacific

Australia: Government refuses to ban live shipments during summer

Animal welfare groups are angry at the government’s refusal after thousands of sheep died while being transported between Australia and the Middle East.

Interactive

No way, you won't stay: Explore the Manus Island story via chat

Investigate Australia's offshore processing of asylum seekers by chatting to those at the heart of the story.

No way, you won't stay: Explore the Manus Island story via chat

Earthrise

Human-wildlife conflict: Learning to live together

A look at how locals are finding ways to coexist with their animal neighbours in Australia and Bangladesh.

Australia

Southeastern Australia hit by severe storm

Strong winds and flooding rain have caused havoc across Victoria and Tasmania.

Southeastern Australia hit by severe storm

Refugees

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.

Australia

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

Vatican

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.

Rape

'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.