Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Aug 11, 2015

Australia pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030

Australia plans to reduce carbon emissions by at least 26 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Tuesday, but environmentalists said the target fell well short of what was needed to tackle global warming. Abbott said his conservative government’s target ...

Aug 10, 2015

Fed-up Aussie dad asks MPs to fund family holiday

An Australian father outraged by taxpayer-funded travel perks for politicians and their families has turned the tables by asking members of parliament to help fund his own vacation with his children. Australian politics has been consumed with stories about the “entitlements” elected representatives are ...

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Jun 13, 2015

Indonesia demands answers from Australia on asylum boat 'payment'

Indonesia’s foreign minister Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat back to Indonesia after Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to deny the allegations. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia would be “really concerned” if ...