Feb 8, 2017

Australia striving for 'TPP minus 1' after Trump withdraws

Australia will push the case for a Pacific trade deal without the U.S. at a meeting with other potential members in Chile next month, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said. The Trans-Pacific Partnership remains “absolutely” relevant without the U.S. and the text of the accord ...

Feb 8, 2017

Scientists find huge ancient landslide on Great Barrier Reef

A massive underwater landslide that could have triggered a towering tsunami some 300,000 years ago has been discovered in the depths of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, scientists said Wednesday. The ancient landslide, likely caused by a strong earthquake that could have generated a tsunami ...

Feb 6, 2017

One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, “shocking and indefensible” data showed Monday during an inquiry into pedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child ...

Trump's clash with Australia strains alliance

Feb 3, 2017

Trump's clash with Australia strains alliance

For decades, Australia and the U.S. have enjoyed the coziest of relationships, collaborating on everything from military and intelligence to diplomacy and trade. Yet an irritable tweet President Donald Trump fired off about Australia and a dramatic report of an angry phone call between ...

Toyota announces closure date for plant near Melbourne

Jan 31, 2017

Toyota announces closure date for plant near Melbourne

Toyota Australia has announced that it will end vehicle production at its Altona plant near Melbourne in early October, more than halving its local workforce. Toyota said in 2014 it would end production in Australia this year but had not set a closure date ...

Jan 31, 2017

Stanford to open 2017 season in Australia

Stanford will open the upcoming football season in Australia against Rice. Stanford announced Monday that the schools had gotten approval to move the game that had been scheduled to be played in Houston to Sydney. The game will be moved up a week and ...