Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday called a national election for May 18, firing the starting gun on a campaign set to focus heavily on climate and the economy.
: A far-right Australian senator who said the Christchurch mosque massacre was the result of Muslim immigration into New Zealand was censured for his “ugly and divisive” comments by his parliamentary peers on Wednesday.
A Japanese woman appeared in court on Wednesday after being detained at the Melbourne International Airport for attempting to smuggle 19 lizards out of the country, officials said.
Australia’s opposition Labor party is on course to win power at this weekend’s national election, a widely watched poll showed on Thursday, as conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison fails to woo voters with his promise of economic stability.
Hawke, 89, served from 1983 to 1991 and counted floating the Australian dollar among his crowning achievements.
Australia’s political leaders on Thursday made their last big pitch to voters ahead of a May 18 election, with the death of Bob Hawke, the opposition Labour party’s longest-serving prime minister likely to loom over the political scene in coming days.
Australians campaigning to end the former colony's allegiance to the British monarchy “warmly” congratulated Harry and Meghan on Tuesday on the birth of their son.
Australia’s ruling conservative coalition is set to secure a governing majority in its shock election victory over the centre-left Labor Party, the national broadcaster ABC projected on Monday.
The number of Australians making online queries about migrating to New Zealand has surged after conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s shock election win, official data showed on Tuesday.