AJ Impact

Australia's properties recover even as rest of economy struggles

GDP growth, retail spending, car sales and consumer and business confidence have all slowed as debt levels soar.

Australia's properties recover even as rest of economy struggles

AJ Impact

Volkswagen reaches Australian settlement over diesel cheating

Australian owners of affected Volkswagen cars who opted in to a lawsuit will each receive about $963.

Volkswagen reaches Australian settlement over diesel cheating

Weather

Bushfires continue to burn across east Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology warns the fire danger remains high throughout Queensland.

Bushfires continue to burn across east Australia

Iran

Australia PM 'pursuing' cases of three citizens detained in Iran

Two of the three detained Australians were arrested 10 weeks ago after allegedly flying a drone in Iran without permit.

Australia PM 'pursuing' cases of three citizens detained in Iran

Middle East

Iran holds 3 Australian nationals in Tehran prison

Two of the detainees, women with dual British nationality, are being kept in Tehran's notorious Evin prison.

Iran holds 3 Australian nationals in Tehran prison

Australia

Australians flee homes as fires rage; police investigate

More than 100 forest fires are burning in the states of Queensland and New South Wales, some thought to be suspicious.

Australians flee homes as fires rage; police investigate

AJ Impact

Australia's economy slows to decade low, rebound proving elusive

Gross domestic product grew 1.4 percent in the last quarter, matching the worst of the global financial crisis.

Australia's economy slows to decade low, rebound proving elusive

Al Jazeera World

Arabs Abroad: The Surgeons

Meet an Iraqi orthopaedic surgeon and a Jordanian cardiologist who have built successful lives in the West.

Australia

Great Barrier Reef's future looks 'very poor': Report

Window of opportunity to safeguard Great Barrier Reef is 'now', government agency warns amid mass coral die-off.

Australia lowers outlook for Great Barrier Reef to 'very poor'

Australia

Australia: Tamil family's deportation halted midair

The family, including two toddlers, get a temporary reprieve in a case highlighting country's strict immigration policy.

Australia court halts deportation of Tamil asylum seeker family

Australia

Australian spy denied legal aid in East Timor bugging case

Former spy denied legal aid in case over alleged bugging of East Timor government during negotiations on energy riches.

Australian spy denied legal aid in East Timor bugging case

Australia

Australian task force to prevent foreign meddling at universities

Move comes amid concerns that China's influence at Australia's education centres is growing.

Australian task force to prevent foreign meddling at universities

AJ Impact

Virgin Australia cuts 750 jobs, plans operational review

The downsizing, representing almost 8 percent of the China-backed airline's workforce, follows years of losses.

Virgin Australia cuts 750 jobs, plans operational review

AJ Impact

US looks to Australia to set up rare earths plant

The move aims to reduce US reliance on China for the minerals, which are used in military and other hi-tech equipment.

US looks to Australia to set up rare earths plant

Asia Pacific

Australian activist detained in China for 'espionage'

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says Yang Hengjun, an outspoken pro-democracy activist, is held under 'harsh conditions'.

Yang Hengjun arrested in China for 'espionage': Australia