Australia

Dinosaur discovery a world first- and it hails from Australia

The world has a new dinosaur: a barrel-bellied giant herbivore that stood as tall as a giraffe and grazed the grasslands of what is now central-west Queensland. While its height of up to six metres places it alongside the dainty giraffe, that’s where the similarities end. This newly discovered cretaceous creature named Savannasaurus elliottorum had stumpy legs, which it needed ...

Welcome to Australia celebrate refugees

Thousands of people have taken part in Walk Together rallies across Australia in a gesture to welcome refugees and immigrants to the country.Thousands of people have taken part in Walk Together rallies across Australia in a gesture to welcome refugees and immigrants to the country. Tasmanian Governor Kate Warner took part in the Hobart march and called on Australians to ...

AUSTRALIA’S relationship with China is getting increasingly complex

AUSTRALIA’S relationship with China is getting increasingly complex. There’s no denying it. On one hand, China is our biggest trading partner, and we’re mutually reliant on one another. On the other, we have a duty to support the United States in opposing the rising superpower’s claims to the South China Sea. Last month, one of the United States’ most senior ...

Traditional Marriage, A red line Not to be crossed!

Yes we know, it is a hot topic these days! Traditional marriage vs same sex marriage! But while we still have some freedom to express our opinion, we might take the chance to say what we believe – and I think the majority of the Australian people believe too- that is, traditional marriage as it is now in our constitution ...

Australia’s ODI whitewash to South Africa shows second string side is below international standard

Australia have lost 0-5 in a five-match ODI series for the first time ever. They lost 0-2 in a two-match series against England in 1980 and 0-3 in a three-match series to the same opposition in 1997, but this is the first time that they have been on the end of a whitewash over these many matches. More worrying than ...

Dinosaur-era ‘swordfish’ discovered in outback Australia

“Extremely rare” fossils from a swordfish-like creature which lived 100 million years ago have been discovered in the Australian outback. Two families on holiday unearthed the prehistoric predator at a free fossil-finding site in north-west Queensland. The remains are thought to be from the Australopachycormus hurleyi, a 3m-long ray-finned fish with a pointed snout. “Part of what makes this specimen ...

Netball: NZ Silver Ferns shock Australian Diamonds 53-51 in Launceston test

Australia has faltered in game two of the Constellation Cup, falling 53-51 in a thriller second netball Test against New Zealand in Launceston. After a crushing 68-56 victory in the first Test in Sydney, the Diamonds couldn’t handle a lift in defensive pressure by the Kiwis. With the remaining two matches in New Zealand, the loss is a big blow ...

Proteas whitewash Australia in ODI series

Australia have slumped to a 31-run defeat in the fifth one-day international against South Africa at Cape Town despite a sensational 173 by David Warner. The left-handed opener’s heroics weren’t enough to prevent Australia making history by losing five matches in a bilateral ODI series for the first time. The Proteas’ 5-0 whitewash was secured thanks to Rilee Rossouw’s third ...

The coolest 100 people in Australian tech

The past 12 months have proved to be a coming of age for Australian tech. While Australia has always produced a steady stream of entrepreneurs and innovators with a global profile, the Nasdaq listing last December of Atlassian – now a $US6 billion company having been founded 14 years ago in Sydney on a $10,000 credit card – has redefined ...

Vows we can’t make: The faces of Australia’s same-sex marriage ban

Like many committed partners, they want to get married. They’ve already written their vows. But unlike most couples, Des and Rex will have to keep waiting. Same-sex marriage isn’t legal in Australia and that’s not likely to change anytime soon, as the government reached a deadlock this week over how to move forward. They can’t wait much longer though — ...

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