Australia

AMA accuses Pete Evans of endangering lives with unscientific health advice

Australia’s peak medical body criticises My Kitchen Rules star’s ‘extreme advice’ on fluoride and calcium, saying celebrity chefs shouldn’t ‘dabble in medicine’<p>The Australian Medical Association has accused the celebrity chef Pete Evans of endangering lives with his unscientific advice on fluoride, …

Indigenous Australians

Barnaby Joyce wants Australia's Leadbeater's possum off endangered list to boost logging

Deputy prime minister calls for critically endangered status to be downgraded to try to save Victorian logging jobs<p>Barnaby Joyce is pushing for the conservation status of the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum to be downgraded to open up areas of protected forests in Victoria for logging, in …

Barnaby Joyce

Sydney house prices increased 20% in a year, and Melbourne isn't far behind

There's just no slowing the relentless march higher for Sydney property prices. According to latest figures released by CoreLogic earlier today, …

Australian Economy

9 ways to deal with foes at work, if you want to be a success

Unless you're a genetic anomaly, it's likely you will meet people you don't like throughout your lifetime. Whether it's your mother-in-law or one of …

Business (Australia)

The real problem with 18C is the fragile white people who abuse it

The political drama surrounding section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act has featured a polarised cast of characters: on the one side we have …

David Leyonhjelm

NT government slams NBN's 'technically inferior' satellite service

NBN should cut the cap, move more users onto fixed-wireless services, and improve its Sky Muster satellite service reliability, the Northern …

Northern Territory

Looking back, and angry: what drives Pauline Hanson's voters

In an extract from his new Quarterly Essay, David Marr finds that One Nation voters are richer, more urban and more liberal than you might expect. But they are profoundly nostalgic, display an unusual gloom and share a vehemently anti-government streak<p>Australia came late to the game. Since 1948, …

Democracy

Sydney academic stopped from leaving China

<b>A Sydney university professor has been stopped twice from leaving China.</b><p>Dr Chongyi Feng, a Chinese-born academic at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), was halted at Guangzhou airport.<p>Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan said officials had contacted relatives of Dr Feng, who is an …

Australian News

'The Melbourne Jacket' is kinda crazy, but so is Melbourne's weather

The weather in Melbourne, Australia is notoriously erratic — you basically need to carry around your entire wardrobe just to cope.<p>The morning might start off sunny, but you'll get caught in the rain at lunch, be sweating by tea time and then freeze on your way home.<p>But never fear: There's a piece …

Humor

There is no gas crisis in Australia, but there is an attack on our natural assets

Governments are using the confected gas crisis to push destructive projects like the Pilliga gas project on communities that don’t want them<p>It’s ludicrous to say there is a gas crisis in Australia when we are set to overtake Qatar to become the world’s biggest gas producer. Australia has plenty of …

Australian News

Why Australia must learn from our mistakes in Iraq

Donald Trump is proposing a $54 billion increase in US defence spending. He says this is needed to ramp up the fight against ISIS. His Secretary of …

Australian News

Scott Morrison on Hanson vote boycott: Australians don't expect politicians to strike – politics live

As One Nation threatens to boycott the company tax cut vote until the sugar issue is resolved, the treasurer says voters expect their parliamentarians to turn up for work. Follow it live...

Prime Minister of Australia

North Korea’s Next Target? Rocket Technology To Bring Australia Within Nuclear Attack Range: Report

North Korea has developed a rocket technology that would bring Australia within the range of Pyongyang’s nuclear attack, the commander of the United …

North Korea

Kerala man assaulted, racially abused in Australia's Hobart city: 33-year-old to meet Indian envoy

An Indian man from Kerala was assaulted by a group of teenagers in Australia’s Hobart city, in an alleged case of racial abuse. Limax Joy, who hails …

Hobart

Bunnings, Foxtel and Caltex join YouTube ad boycott

Bunnings, Foxtel and Caltex have joined the cascading global advertiser boycott of YouTube, as Australian companies lose faith in the Google-own …

Business (Australia)

In the battle for the planet's climate future, Australia's Adani mine is the line in the sand

Australians must decide whether they continue to support coal or whether the future is renewable. Without a doubt, Malcolm Turnbull will be left on the losing side<p>There is nowhere else on the planet right now where the dichotomy between two potential futures – one where we address the climate …

Renewable Energy

Indian Taxi Driver from Kerala Racially Attacked by Teenagers in Tasmania, Australia

Within a week of an Indian Catholic priest's subjection to a suspected racial attack in Australia, another Indian had to bear the brunt of racial discrimination on Saturday. The 33-year-old Li Max Joy, a Malayali taxi-driver, was attacked by a group of five Australian teenagers including a woman, …

Tasmania

Company tax cut support outweighs opposition

Treasurer Scott Morrison is highlighting a new poll showing more Australians support company tax cuts than oppose them but Nick Xenophon says the …

Nick Xenophon Team

Brisbane’s Golden Vessel explores unconditional love on exceptional “Tell The-Girl”

Brisbane, Australia-based producer Golden Vessel's latest single "Tell The-Girl" is the first to be taken from his forthcoming sophmore EP. Last year …

Brisbane

Melbourne weather: Temperature to plummet 10 degrees in an hour as fierce winds sweep Victoria

A cool change is set to sweep across the state on Monday afternoon as fierce winds and thunderstorms bring with them an expected temperature drop of …

Climate

Caternow to disrupt event catering sector

Australian start up Caternow believes it has the potential to be the 'Airbnb' for the food catering sector and in the process disrupt the $530 …

Startups (Australia)

Cyclone Debbie forces evacuations in Australia

<b>Residents in northern Australia have begun evacuating as a cyclone carrying winds up to 230km/h (143 mph) moves towards the Queensland coast.</b><p>Cyclone Debbie is tipped to become a Category 4 system - the second most severe - when it arrives early on Tuesday local time, authorities said.<p>Some people …

Australian News

Full Show: Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia (03/27)

Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia hosted by Haidi Lun and Betty Liu. Guests include former American Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert …

Cyclone Debbie Update: ‘Monster’ Storm Could Reach Category Five Before Striking Queensland

Cyclone Debbie is expected to be the worst storm to hit Australia's north-east coast in more than five years.

Queensland

Nick Xenophon signals support for tax cuts in exchange for emissions intensity scheme

Senator criticises Coalition for abandoning intensity scheme for electricity once championed by Malcolm Turnbull<p>The key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon has signalled publicly to the Turnbull government he will look at cutting tax for big companies if the government guarantees it will implement a …

Nick Xenophon Team

‘Australia is dangerous — if you’re a dumbass’

'Croc Kid' explains why he jumped in dangerous crocodile infested waters 0:34<p>'Croc Kid' explains why he jumped in dangerous crocodile infested waters …

Australian News

How the government swapped rational policy for confused political symbolism

In normal times the government's plan right now would be wonderfully straightforward. But these, friends, are not normal times.<p>Historically, the plan …

Prime Minister of Australia

The humanitarian crisis: Australia fiddles while the world burns

<i>The Turnbull Government denies human rights to those who seek asylum while simultaneously lessening its efforts to prevent the conditions from which</i> …

Refugees

'No common bond': Supreme Court judge scuppers Christmas Island class action

Thousands of asylum seekers who were detained on Christmas Island will no longer be able to jointly sue the Commonwealth for false imprisonment, with …

Christmas Island

Aust economy risks 'genuine crisis': report

Prominent businessman Tony Shepherd warns the Australian economy risks a 'genuine crisis', although he won't go as far as calling it a 'banana …

Economics