Australia

What would America’s withdrawal from the TPP mean for Australia?

DONALD Trump yesterday announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. “On trade, I am going to issue our notification of intent to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential disaster for our country,” he said. “Instead, we will negotiate fair, bilateral trade deals that bring jobs and industry back onto American shores.” The TPP would ...

Adele’s Australian tour: tickets offered by resale sites for $5,000 as they go on official sale

Tickets for Adele’s shows in Australia were immediately being resold for more than $5,000 after they were released on Monday. Tickets for the singer’s show at Perth’s Domain Stadium were on sale for $5,645.18 through Viagogo – more than 18 times the maximum ticket price of $308.77, with no guarantee of the seat number. Reselling sites were offering tickets for ...

Australia bank fire started by Myanmar asylum seeker

An asylum seeker from Myanmar has been identified as the man who set himself alight in a bank in the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday. The 21-year-old is under guard in hospital after the incident that injured 26 others. He arrived by boat three years ago and had been released from detention pending a decision on his case. It ...

Australia asylum: UN criticises ‘cruel’ conditions on Nauru

BY KALAHAN DENG Australia’s offshore detention policy for asylum seekers has been criticised by a top-ranking UN official. Australia sends asylum seekers who arrive by boat to centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island. Francois Crepeau, the UN special rapporteur on migrant human rights, has just finished an 18-day stint examining Australia’s immigration laws. He said in Canberra ...

As Trump Nears Office, Australian Deal to Move Refugees to U.S. Is in Doubt

CANBERRA, Australia — Barring some unexpected development, none of the refugees held in detention camps on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus are likely to be resettled in the United States before President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office, Australian and American officials said this week. The election of Mr. Trump, whose harsh talk about immigration and Muslims was central ...

Trump’s golf buddy Norman pitches Australia to lead diplomatic line

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became one of the first world leaders to speak to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump this week, but only after one of Trump’s old golfing buddies was asked to chip in. Turnbull confirmed that Australian golfing great and former world number one Greg Norman had been tapped to help facilitate the introduction to Trump, who includes ...

Australia can find a way out of the darkness

There is no doubt as to the severity of this beating. Australia came to Hobart believing they were the cricketing equal of South Africa, and have had that belief crushed. Steve Smith was quite beside himself at the television post-match interview; the blood drained from his face, the answers to questions coming in a gentle voice from a mind reeling ...

Moon Turned Back For Coming Too Close To Australia

Amateur astronomers are outraged today at a decision by the Australian government before this evening’s supermoon to tow back the moon for having come too close to Australia’s sovereign borders.   Immigration Minister Peter Dutton confirmed in a press conference that the Australian Border Force had taken steps to turn back the moon, citing the proximity of the moon at ...

Arts diary – November 11: What’s on in Canberra’s art scene

VISUAL: Bungendore Fine Art: As I See It. A contemporary and modern body of works in oil pastels, mixed media and acrylic by artist Roz Dibley. Until November 30. Open daily, 10am-4.30pm. 42b Ellendon Street, Bungendore. See: bungendorefineart.com.au. Form Studio and Gallery: The Nature of Things – Still Life Paintings. Three artists bring strongly individual perspectives to their portrayals of intriguing objects using the medium of oil paint. ...

More than 1000 Victorian health practitioners are being monitored by the health watchdog over concerns about their performance, conduct or health issues

More than 1000 Victorian health practitioners are being monitored by the health watchdog over concerns about their performance, conduct or health issues including drug and alcohol problems. While the number of complaints about Victorian practitioners remained stable over the past year, cases where the health watchdog’s concerns are strong enough to demand active monitoring of doctors, nurses and other registered ...

- - DCM - - - - - - - - - 00:00:00 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - AU 0 - - - - -