Nov 22, 2015

China pledges $14.5 million in search for MH370

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged an additional $14.5 million to fund the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. Li made the announcement on Saturday during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm ...

Take a walk on the wild side Down Under

Nov 21, 2015

Take a walk on the wild side Down Under


It can be hard to hear an Australian accent while walking along the waterfront esplanade in the far northern city of Cairns on the Pacific. Tourists from across the globe flock to Cairns for easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and some of ...

Nov 19, 2015

Australia bars foreigners from buying world's largest ranch

The Australian government has had barred foreigners from buying a company that owns the world’s largest cattle ranch and other Australian farmland greater in area than South Korea. The company, S. Kidman & Co. Ltd., owns 10 cattle ranches, a bull breeding stud and ...

Nov 18, 2015

Australia court fines Japanese firm $700,000 for killing whales

A Sydney court fined a Japanese firm 1 million Australian dollars ($709,300) Wednesday for repeatedly killing Antarctic minke whales in an Australian Southern Ocean sanctuary. The Federal Court found that Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha harpooned the animals in contravention of parts of Australia’s Environment Protection ...

Nov 13, 2015

Australia reveals shortlist for first nuclear waste dump

Australia on Friday announced six sites, including some in Outback areas, on a short list for the nation’s first nuclear waste dump, risking fresh controversy after an earlier plan was scuttled by opposition from Aboriginal landowners. The government said it had received 28 applications ...

Nov 13, 2015

Australia welcomes Indonesia's plans to join TPP

Visiting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday that his government will back Indonesia’s intention to join the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact. “We would welcome Indonesia becoming a part of the TPP,” Turnbull told Jokowi when ...