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Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians told to prove their citizenship

Australian politicians will have to prove they are not foreign citizens under plans proposed on Monday as the conservative government grapples with a constitutional crisis that has cost it a majority in parliament.

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia snubs New Zealand offer to take refugees

Australia on Sunday snubbed New Zealand's renewed offer to resettle 150 refugees held at remote Pacific camps, despite the closure of one detention centre in Papua New Guinea.

Australian government to build Sydney's second airport

Australian government to build Sydney's second airport

The Australian government said on Tuesday it will build a A$5bn ($3.76bn) second international airport in Sydney, ending decades of indecision on the project which private investors deemed too risky and expensive.

Australian bushfires ease as damage mounts

Australian bushfires ease as damage mounts

Australia was counting the cost to property and livestock on Monday after firefighters battled weekend blazes in some of the hottest conditions on record.

Trump defends 'tough phone calls' with world leaders

Trump defends 'tough phone calls' with world leaders

US President Donald Trump defended a series of "tough phone calls" with world leaders after reportedly exchanging harsh words with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Melbourne vigil for shopping mall dead as suspect charged

Melbourne vigil for shopping mall dead as suspect charged

Thousands of people attended a vigil Monday in memory of the five victims mowed down by a car at Melbourne's busiest mall last week as police charged the suspected driver with murder.

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia will spend A$1.3bn ($965.3mn) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef to prevent the World Heritage Site being placed on the United Nations "in danger" list.

Australia slaps down ex-PM Rudd's bid for top UN job

Australia slaps down ex-PM Rudd's bid for top UN job

Australia refused on Friday to back former prime minister Kevin Rudd's bid to be the next Secretary General of the United Nations, saying he was not suited to the job.

Australia plans indefinite detention of convicted extremists

Australia plans indefinite detention of convicted extremists

Australia will indefinitely detain people convicted of terrorism-related charges if it feels they pose an ongoing danger to society upon their release, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday.

Australian PM not declaring victory yet in cliffhanger election

Australian PM not declaring victory yet in cliffhanger election

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull slapped down an ebullient colleague on Friday who declared his struggling coalition "an election-winning machine" as the leader wooed more independent lawmakers.

Australia PM calls election for July 2

Australia PM calls election for July 2

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Sunday called an election for both houses of parliament on July 2 as he seeks his own mandate with the public just eight months ...

Airport security in spotlight after Brussels attacks

Airport security in spotlight after Brussels attacks

Several countries have tightened or reviewed airport security following twin explosions at Brussels Airport, as Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blamed Europe's porous borders and lax security for the attack.