News on Australia continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
2 hrs ago | Daily Times
SYDNEY Australia on Tuesday agreed to scrap a contested resources profits tax after the government struck a surprise deal with crossbench senators, including mining tycoon Clive Palmer.
6 hrs ago | Daily Mail
Ryan Corr is could be the next 'Al Pacino or Steve Buscemi' his lawyer says as the Australian actor pleads guilty to heroin possession Award-winning film and television star Ryan Corr has pleaded guilty to possessing heroin in court today as a who's who of actors from Australia and overseas supplied character references for him.
Thousands of people attended Labour Day celebrations Monday at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, including Jim Sinclair, president of the B.C. Federation of Labour, and Jim Iker, president of the BC Teachers Federation.
Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet.
The information sharing deal, part of the G20 talks in Australia this year, requires banks to pass on information about their customers to the Australian Tax Office.
Sir Anthony Hart is chairing public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland Children in institutions in Northern Ireland were exported to Australia like "baby convicts", a witness has told a public inquiry into historical abuse.
Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia's main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.
Japan and Australia are leaning towards a multibillion-dollar sale by Tokyo of a fleet of stealth submarines to Canberra's military in a move that could rile an increasingly assertive China, people familiar with the talks said.
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
Australian cheddar may be in demand overseas, although it is yet to reach the status that has Swiss authorities using DNA to ensure that its revered Emmental and Gruyere are not being knocked off by counterfeiters.
South Australian drivers face a number of important changes to road rules from this week affecting such things as speed limits and older motorists.
HEATH LEDGER'S DAD LISTS ACTOR'S AUSTRALIA HOME FOR $4.6 MILLION Heath Ledger's father Kim helped design a stunning home for his son in Perth, Australia, but sadly the actor passed away before he could move in and enjoy the residence.
Hundreds of protesters have marched through Bega in the New South Wales far south coast as part of a wave of anti-government rallies across the country.
Canberran Kurt Steel died in the crash when a bus returning to La Paz from the Salara de Uyuni salt flats crashed on Saturday.
There has long been talk of the need to more densely populate Australia's north, and Lake Argyle, on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, has been earmarked as the ideal location.
Updated: Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:15 am
Copyright © 2014 Topix LLC