Australian pension funds are sitting on a A$245 billion ($167.38 billion) ‘wall of money’ that will probably flow overseas because of a lack of domestic options, asset managers say.
Australia moved to counter foreign interference at its universities on Wednesday, establishing a task force to help protect sensitive research, cyberdefences and free speech.
The long-term outlook for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was downgraded to “very poor” for the first time on Friday by the official agency charged with managing the world heritage site.
Australia’s domestic football league on Saturday appointed its first female referee, with Kate Jacewicz set to take charge of men’s games during the upcoming season.
Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned online journalist and blogger, was last week formally arrested by Chinese authorities, seven months after he was detained in the country.
Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls, including England captain Joe Root for a golden duck, to leave Australia on the brink of retaining the Ashes at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Sydney: Australia on Saturday head into their final game before leaving for Japan, fielding a makeshift team as key players are kept in cotton wool and others are given a last chance to stake
Australia ordered internet providers on Monday to block eight websites that published content linked to the Christchurch mosque massacre — a first under new censorship rules.
Strong winds fanned bushfires in two Australian states on Monday, with flames out of control in some areas ravaging thousands of hectares of land, fire services officials said.