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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

Australia seeks to settle migrants outside major cities

SYDNEY, (AFP) - Australia is drawing up plans to require migrants to temporarily settle in regional and rural areas to

Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism

Journalism is getting something of a battering in Australia. At the parliamentary level, laws have passed that would be inimical

US looks to trump China’s Huawei in Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY, (AFP) - The United States and Pacific allies will counter a bid from Chinese telecoms giant Huawei to build

Parasitic and Irrelevant: The University Vice Chancellor

They are some of the most remunerated officials of one of Australia’s most importantly lucrative sectors, drawing huge “packages”, as

The Woes of Climate Change States

As Australia’s tattered yet new government, led by the increasingly oafish and amateurish Scott Morrison trundled into its post-climate phase,