Australia, Oceania will compete at first Asian Games in 2022

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Athletes from Australia and the rest of Oceania have been invited to compete at the 2022 Asian Games, Australian Olympic chief John Coates says.

NEW POWERHOUSE. Australia, which won 8 gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, will add tough competition to the Asian Games beginning in 2022. Photo by François-Xavier Marit/AFP

Media faces Australia shake-up with reforms agreed

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:19 AM

The reforms will likely result in significant concentration of ownership but also a probe into the impact of platforms like Google and Facebook on the industry

NEWS SOURCES. A man leaves a newsagency shop in Sydney on September 14, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Controversial Australia vote on same-sex marriage begins

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:52 PM

If most Australians vote yes to same sex marriage the government will move to hold a parliamentary free vote on changing the marriage laws

FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY. This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows demonstrators taking part in a same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. Saeed Khan/AFP

Australia gay marriage debate highlights church divisions

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Although attitudes to same sex marriage vary across denominations and congregations many Australians view the church as the greatest source of resistance to such unions

OPPOSED. This picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows protesters holding up banners at an anti same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. Peter Parks/AFP

Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma speading

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world s deadliest form of skin cancer – melanoma – in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs

UNDER THE SUN. Tourists sunbathe on a beach of Barcelona on August 21, 2017. Josep Lago/AFP

Thousands rally in support of Australia gay marriage as polls narrow

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says if a majority votes yes they will ensure a bill legalizing same sex marriage is presented to the parliament

Hate law plan in Australia ahead of gay marriage vote

Sep 08, 2017 - 4:08 PM

Same sex marriage advocates have opposed the voluntary postal ballot that opens next week arguing it could turn ugly and expose gay people and their families to abuse

Australia court dismisses challenge to gay marriage postal vote

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The decision means ballot papers will be sent out as scheduled next week with results known in November

'VOTE YES.'A woman looks at a Vote Yes sign in a shop window supporting same-sex marriage in Sydney on September 7, 2017. William West/AFP

Asylum detainees awarded $56-M in Australia class action

Sep 06, 2017 - 12:04 PM

Asylum seekers and refugees held in a remote Pacific camp are awarded Aus 70 million 56 million for being illegally detained and treated negligently

In this file photo, asylum seekers stand behind a fence in Oscar compound at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea, Friday, March 21, 2014. Eoin Blackwell/AAP/MINDS/AFP

Australia economy strengthens after weak start to year

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Economic growth for the second quarter was 0 8 after 0 3 in January March to take the annual rate of expansion to 1 8 the Australian Bureau of Statistics says

A man walks past the Reserve Bank of Australia sign in Sydney on June 6, 2017. William West/AFP

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Same sex marriage advocates launch legal action in Australia s highest court against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue calling it divisive and harmful

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia expands cashless welfare card to tackle alcohol, drugs

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The card is designed to limit people s access to cash with 80 of a recipient s welfare quarantined and not able to be used to buy alcohol or to gamble

Australia proves fertile talent pool for NBA

Aug 30, 2017 - 1:47 PM

The success of home grown talent like Ben Simmons and Patty Mills has given hope to other young Aussies of making it to the NBA

GOLDEN AGE. Patty Mills is one of the Australian players who has made his impact in the NBA. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Australia offers to train Philippine troops in ISIS fight

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Australia which has an extensive defense cooperation program with Manila has already deployed two high tech AP 3C Orion aircraft for surveillance and is keen to provide further help

In this file photo, smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, June 6, 2017. Noel Celis/AFP

VIRAL: Sopir taksi Blue Bird protes mobilnya ditabrak pegawai kedutaan

Aug 28, 2017 - 11:10 PM

“Emang gue takut sama loe? Ini Indonesia you know Bukan bule bukan Amerika ujar sopir taksi yang terekam dalam video

DITABRAK. Video yang tengah viral menunjukkan seorang sopir taksi marah dan memprotes pegawai kedutaan yang menabrak mobil armadanya. Ilustrasi: Rappler

Call for papers: 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:18 PM

The 5th International Research Forum on the Philippines is on November 23 to 24 at La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia

Nervous wait for Australia government over citizenship crisis

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:40 PM

There is an obscure constitutional rule in Australia which bars dual citizens from parliament The High Court will hear 5 cases related to this in October

Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce addresses a press conference in Sydney on July 5, 2016.  Three days after polls closed the result is still too close to call, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's Liberal/National coalition and the opposition Labor party each short of the 76 seats needed to govern, raising the prospect of a hung parliament. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls for respectful debate on an upcoming same sex marriage vote

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia Deputy PM Baa-naby's Kiwi woes create chaos in Canberra

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Australia s top court will this week examine a constitutional crisis threatening to topple the conservative government

In this file photo, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce addresses a press conference in Sydney on July 5, 2016. William West/AFP

Online piracy sites blocked in Australia crackdown

Aug 18, 2017 - 5:25 PM

Australia is one of the world s top illegal downloaders of shows such as Game of Thrones

Objects spotted near suspected MH370 crash site – Australia

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Two new studies say photos taken by French military satellites two weeks after the plane s disappearance but not released to the public showed at least 70 identifiable objects floating close to the so called northern area

MH370 SEARCH. In this photo taken from a Royal New Zealand Airforce (RNZAF) P-3K2-Orion aircraft, co-pilot and Squadron Leader Brett McKenzie helps to look for objects during the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, off Perth, Australia, April 13, 2014. Greg Wood/Pool/AFP

Sheepish Aussie deputy PM drops Kiwi citizenship

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Australia s accidental Kiwi deputy prime minister renounces his New Zealand citizenship amid sheep jokes Hollywood taunts and conspiracy theories

'ACCIDENTAL KIWI' In this file photo, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce addresses a press conference in Sydney on July 5, 2016. William West/AFP

Australia deputy PM caught in dual citizenship crisis

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Barnaby Joyce says he might have New Zealand citizenship by descent but did not quit cabinet or parliament and instead referred his election to the High Court

IN TROUBLE? A file photo taken on July 5, 2016 shows Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (R) listening to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) during a press conference in Sydney. William West/AFP

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Don't tell us what to do, PH tells countries on sea dispute

Aug 09, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The problem of territorial disputes between China and the Philippines is between China and the Philippines says Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano

SEA ROW. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano holds a press conference on August 8, 2017, that tackled a range of topics including the Philippines' dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Oral computer test deems native English speaker not fluent enough

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:47 PM

A native English speaker fails the oral component of a computerized English language test needed for her visa

This general view shows the central business district behind the iconic Opera House in Sydney on September 17, 2015. Peter Parks/AFP

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Polls indicate popular support in Australia for marriage equality but the issue has dragged on for more than a decade amid political wrangling over the best way to vote on the issue

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

PH, Australia pilot online cultural exchange course in Makati high school

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:01 PM

The Australian government will also bring the cultural learning program to high schools in Camarines Sur Iloilo City and Bacolod City this year

NEW PARTNERS. Makati High School students, DepEd Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan, and Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely talk to St Paul's College Kempsey students. Photo by Mara Cepeda / Rappler

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Aug 08, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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Australia donates nearly P800 million for Marawi

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says this donation will be given to the Philippines over a period of 4 years

TOP DIPLOMAT. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop attends ASEAN meetings hosted by the Philippines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Australia plans postal vote on gay marriage

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Australia will hold a voluntary postal vote on whether to legalize gay marriage if parliament rejects plans for a plebiscite on the contentious issue Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says

EQUAL RIGHTS. Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

'Escalating crisis' as Pacific refugee camp closure looms – UN

Aug 08, 2017 - 2:14 PM

The death on Manus Island of a 28 year old Iranian refugee highlights the precarious situation for vulnerable people there the UN Refugee Agency says

Asylum seekers stand behind a fence in Oscar compound at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea, March 21, 2014.  Eoin Blackwell/AAP/MINDS via AFP

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Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

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Maranao in Melbourne helps bring MSU students back to school

Aug 06, 2017 - 7:02 AM

A PhD student at the University of Melbourne starts BalikMSU to encourage students displaced by conflict to finish their education

TRUE MARANAO. PhD student Elin Anisha Guro started BalikMSU to bring normalcy back to the lives of students in Marawi City. Photo by David Lozada/Rappler

Foiled Australia plane plot directed by Islamic State – police

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED Two men have been charged with terrorism offenses and were refused bail on Friday August 4 with a third still being questioned

Australia's biggest bank accused of 'breaching terror-financing laws'

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:41 PM

AUSTRAC says it is taking civil action against the Commonwealth Bank in the Federal Court for allegedly breaching the laws 53 700 times

UNDER SCRUTINY. A pedestrian passes a Commonwealth Bank branch in Sydney on August 10, 2016. Peter Parks/AFP

Airport security loophole fears after Australia plane plot

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Major security gaps persist at Australian airports despite authorities efforts to tighten screenings after thwarting an alleged terror plot to blow up a plane the pilots union warns

AIRPORT SECURITY. Police help screen passengers at Sydney Airport on July 30, 2017. William West/AFP

Australian plane plot may have involved bomb or gas – reports

Jul 31, 2017 - 9:46 AM

UPDATED Four men accused of plotting to bring down a plane planned to use poisonous gas or a crude bomb disguised as a meat mincer reports say

Passengers queue at a security check point at Sydney Airport on July 30, 2017. William West/AFP

Australia foils 'terror plot' to bring down airplane

Jul 30, 2017 - 9:29 AM

Officials did not specify if the alleged plot involved a domestic or international flight but Sydney s Daily Telegraph reported that a local route had been the objective

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Cardinal Pell denies sex abuse charges in Australian court

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell a top advisor to Pope Francis denies all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (C) arrives under heavy police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on July 26, 2017. Mal Fairclough/AFP

Cebu Pacific to start daily Manila-Sydney flights

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Cebu Pacific holds a seat sale for the Manila Sydney route for one week in July with prices as low as P9 100

Police chief resigns, US protesters confront mayor in Australian's slaying

Jul 22, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The fallout intensifies from the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman as Minneapolis s police chief resigns an angry crowd shouts down the mayor and protesters fills streets for the second day in a row

PROTEST. Valerie Castile, center, mother of Philando Castile who was killed by a police officer last year, marches in memory of Justine Damond on July 20, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen / AFP

Australia creates counter-terror super ministry

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:41 AM

The new Home Affairs portfolio – which uses Britain s Home Office as a template – will be run by Immigration Minister Peter Dutton in a major shake up of national security arrangements

SECURITY BARRIERS. Pedestrians walk past newly-installed concrete security bollards outside the Lindt Cafe on July 17, 2017, scene of the 2014 Sydney cafe seige, in which two hostages and the gunman were killed. William West/AFP

Filipino students in Australia to form nationwide alliance

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:02 PM

For the first time in the history of Filipinos in Australia the creation of a nationwide student alliance comes closer to reality

 PHILIPPINE PRIDE. Filipino student participants pose for a photo with Ambassador Minda Cruz (lowest, 3rd from left), Philippine Honorary Consul of Victoria Felix Pintado (lowest, 2nd from L), and Minister and Consul General Nina Cainglet (lowest, 1st from L). Photo courtesy of FASTCO.

Refugee fears over Australia-U.S. resettlement plan

Jul 16, 2017 - 1:28 PM

The abrupt departure of American officials from an Australian Pacific island refugee camp fans fears among asylum seekers that plans to resettle them in the US may not go ahead

This file undated photo obtained from the Refugee Action Coalition on February 18, 2014 shows a man walking between tents at Australia's regional processing centre on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Refugee Action Coalition/AFP

MH17 lawyer tells Putin to 'make amends' over crash

Jul 12, 2017 - 3:24 PM

My clients have waited 3 years Mr Putin There is still no accountability says Jerome Skinner an American lawyer representing victims from Australia Malaysia New Zealand and the Netherlands

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Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to face a Melbourne court on July 26 for a preliminary hearing on multiple sexual assault charges related to offenses allegedly committed decades ago

AirAsia jet returns to Australia after suspected bird strike

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The flight from Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur carrying 345 passengers and 14 crew was diverted to Brisbane airport just north of the eastern city and landed safely

INSPECTION. This picture taken by Calvin Boon on July 4, 2017 and released to AFP shows fire rescue personnel beside the starboard engine of an AirAsia Airbus A330, after the aircraft on flight D7207 made an emergency landing at the Brisbane International Airport. Calvin Boon/AFP