May 12, 2016

Two more pieces of debris 'almost certainly' from Flight 370

Malaysia’s government said Thursday that two more pieces of debris, discovered in South Africa and Rodrigues Island off Mauritius, were “almost certainly” from Flight 370, bringing the total number of pieces believed to have come from the missing Malaysian jet to five. The aircraft ...

Millionaire Turnbull gambles in calling Australian elections

May 8, 2016

Millionaire Turnbull gambles in calling Australian elections

Rich and famous, Malcolm Turnbull was already known as a brilliant lawyer, strident republican, successful tech entrepreneur and millionaire banker before he entered politics. He had long been seen as prime ministerial material, and his toppling of unpopular conservative colleague Tony Abbott in September ...

May 3, 2016

Tobacco tax hike to add billions to Australia's coffers

Smokers in Australia could pay approximately $40 Australian dollars ($30) for a pack of cigarettes from 2020, under revenue-boosting budget measures announced Tuesday. The cost of cigarettes will rise 12.5 percent every year, starting from 2017, with a packet currently costing around AU$25, according ...