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Australia could jail social media execs for showing violence

ROD McGUIRK, CANBERRA, Australia, (AP) - Australia's Parliament passed legislation on Thursday that could imprison social media executives if their

Australian senator censured for blaming Muslim victims

By ROD McGUIRK, CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator was censured by his colleagues on Wednesday for seeking to

A Fancy Hypocrisy: China, Australia and Coal Mania

Fear them for their technology; fear them for their ideology and their authoritarianism. But embrace interference and involvement in the

The Cardinal Can Do No Wrong: George Pell’s Defenders

The powerful have always had defenders. Power seeps into the system, corrupts, controls and, ultimately, assumes an authority that does

Embattled Australian PM loses two more ministers

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australia's defence minister and his deputy both announced they were quitting politics on Saturday, bringing to five

Australian Cardinal Pell convicted of molesting 2 choirboys

By ROD McGUIRK, MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been

Turning Screws: China’s Australian Coal Ban

Overly reliant economies are dangerously fragile things. As it takes two parties, often more, to play the game, the absence

The Most Selfish of Virtues: Alan Bennett’s Lady in the…

It does seem specific. A middle class concern centred on a man and an elderly woman, a sort of surrogate,

NC calls for rescuing Nepali students in trouble in Australia

KATHMANDU: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has urged the government to immediately take necessary initiatives with the Australian government

Australia says ‘state actor’ hacked parties, parliament

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament,

Death by Video: Morrison Combats Refugees By Film

Caught in the backwater of the world’s existence, Australia struggles for relevance in various ways. It might show itself a

The Hand that Won’t Sign the Paper: Adani’s Stalling Project

It should be a sign for this Indian giant, a company that has done much to illustrate the ethical and

The Case that Dare Not Speak Its Name: The Conviction…

“Freedom of the press in the world will cease to exist if a judge in one country is allowed to

Be Offensive and Be Damned: The Cases of Peter Ridd…

It has been an ordinary year for universities in Australia. While the National Tertiary Education Union pats itself on the

A Parliament of Irresponsibility: Peter Dutton, Section 44 and Pecuniary…

It took place as the blades were being sharpened for a palace coup in August. On Radio National’s breakfast program,

New Zealand intelligence bans China’s Huawei from 5G rollout

WELLINGTON, (AFP) - New Zealand's largest telecoms carrier Spark said Wednesday that the country's intelligence agency had barred it from

The Disgruntled Former Prime Minister

The disgruntled former prime minister is a rather large, and growing club, on the Australian scene. The country has become

Shark Attack: Fearing Monsters in the Whitsundays

It begins with a gruesome account: a tourist, paddleboarding and swimming in an idyllic setting baked by sun – in

Australia hits five Myanmar generals with sanctions

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australia's government on Tuesday unveiled sanctions against five officers in Myanmar's powerful military who are accused of

Vanquishing the Republic: Harry and Meghan in Australia

“The establishment of a republic… means insurrectionary war, it means the desolation of a thousand households. When the question shall