Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Apr 23, 2015

Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Crews began the “immense task” of clearing up Thursday after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas. While the low pressure system that caused relentless gale force winds and torrential rain ...

Apr 18, 2015

Australia arrests teens over planned ANZAC Day attack

Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC ...

Apr 17, 2015

Most refugees snubbing Australia's offer for Cambodia resettlement

Australia is struggling to convince refugees held in offshore detention to voluntarily resettle in Cambodia under a bi-lateral deal, a refugee advocate group said on Friday, despite the government insisting that the first transfers are imminent. Australia has been criticized at home and abroad ...

Apr 15, 2015

Australian supermarket pulls controversial ANZAC ad

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media and from the government, which said it trivialized the memory of ANZAC soldiers who fought in World War I. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson criticized the campaign for relying ...

Apr 14, 2015

Australia targets anti-vaccers in 'no jab, no pay' move

The Australian government has ramped up pressure on parents who oppose vaccination by threatening to withhold child care and other payments from families that fail to immunize their children. The government announced this week that families could lose up to 15,000 Australian dollars ($11,400) ...