/ Apr 4, 2017

Concussion lawsuit could impact rugby

A landmark concussion lawsuit by a former National Rugby League player has rocked Australia’s sporting community and could have far-reaching consequences for how the condition is diagnosed and treated. While sport often dominates headlines in Australia, experts want more focus on head knocks — ...

Severe floods overwhelm Australian towns after cyclone

Mar 31, 2017

Severe floods overwhelm Australian towns after cyclone

Tens of thousands of people have evacuated from towns in two Australian states as authorities warned Friday there could be deaths from severe flooding caused by a powerful tropical cyclone. Category four Cyclone Debbie hit northeastern Australia on Tuesday between Bowen and Airlie Beach ...

Mar 29, 2017

Arrest in China unnerves Australia

China's detention of a Sydney professor spotlights its questionable record when it comes to respect for academic freedom and human rights, and casts a shadow over Sino-Australian relations.