Australia

How David Handley changed the face of Australia's Bondi beach

Al Jazeera spoke to David Handley the founder of Bondi's 'Sculpture by the Sea'. The Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney and Perth is Australia's largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Environment

Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole and El Nino

After a winter of drought, Australia faces failing summer rains too as the oceans adopt an unfavourable pattern.

Australia, the Indian Ocean Dipole and El Nino

Australia

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

Spate of attacks has left authorities struggling to explain an apparent escalation in danger in the water.

Man wields surfboard to fight off shark in Australia

Australia

McEvoy on Cross Counter wins prestigious Melbourne Cup 2018

Cross Counter, a four-year-old bay gelding based at Newmarket, England, was quoted early at 10 to 1.

McEvoy on Cross Counter wins prestigious Melbourne Cup 2018

Australia

Man dies in 3rd shark attack in Australian harbour

The attack occurred when the 33-year-old was swimming in Whitsundays' Cid harbour on the Great Barrier Reef.

Man dies in 3rd shark attack off Australia's Whitsundays Islands

Australia

Facing heat, Australia to take children off Nauru by year-end

Number of children held on Pacific island has more than halved in two months with refugee groups saying only 38 remain.

Facing heat, Australia to take children off Nauru by year-end

Asia Pacific

Koalas among species threatened by Australia deforestation

A new study says that the country's east coast is likely to lose three million hectares of trees in the next 15 years.

Battle for Jerusalem

Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Australia should stick to policy of more than 40 years that its embassy be in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, says former PM.

Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Cricket

'Arrogant' Cricket Australia slammed in damning report

Administrators partly to be blamed for ball-tampering scandal that led to the suspension of three players, says review.

'Arrogant' Cricket Australia slammed in damning report

Asia Pacific

Australia under pressure to release held child refugees

Recent election results show growing momentum against government policy to keep refugees in detention centres on Nauru.

Australia

Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

More than 15,000 survivors have given harrowing child sex abuse stories involving thousands of state institutions.

Australia apologises to child sex abuse victims

Australia

Sri Lankan to sue Australia police after 'terror' charge dropped

Business student was accused of writing in a notebook plans to kill top Australian officials and 'lone wolf' attacks.

Sri Lankan to sue Australia police after 'terror' charge dropped

Australia

Australia signals possible shift on New Zealand refugee offer

New Zealand offered to take 150 people in 2013, but Australia fears it would give refugees 'backdoor' entry to country.

Australia signals possible shift on New Zealand refugee offer

Australia

Pressure mounts on Australia over child refugees held in Nauru

Concern growing over health of children detained on remote islands under country's harsh immigration policies.

Pressure mounts on Australia over child refugees held in Nauru

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

PM: Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison denies controversial decision by US is influencing Canberra's possible embassy move.

PM: Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem