Gulf Times - Australia
Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Bottas wins Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes

Valtteri Bottas capitalised on a late pitstop to upset his world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton and clinch the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday.

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Australia to send 57 refugees deemed a threat to island detention site for treatment

Fifty-seven male asylum seekers deemed to be a security risk will be sent to a remote Pacific island detention centre for medical treatment instead of Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.

Indonesia signs free trade deal with Australia

Indonesia signs free trade deal with Australia

Indonesia and Australia signed a landmark free trade agreement on Monday, ending nearly a decade of negotiations.

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

Five properties destroyed in Australian bushfires

At least five properties have been lost in two out-of-control bushfires and more are at risk in Australia's south-eastern state of Victoria, officials said Sunday.

Advisory Council Speaker holds meetings at UN

Advisory Council Speaker holds meetings at UN

HE the Speaker of Advisory Council Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud met separately with Chamber of Representatives

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Aussie rodent becomes first 'climate change extinction'

Australia officially declared a Great Barrier Reef rodent extinct on Tuesday, making it the first mammal believed to have been killed off by human-induced climate change.

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament

Australia on Monday said a ‘sophisticated state actor’ had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election.

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months, scientists warned Monday.

Australia announces reopening of offshore detention centre

Australia announces reopening of offshore detention centre

A controversial offshore migrant detention centre on Christmas Island is to reopen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, as he doubled down on hardline policies after a historic legislative defeat.

Australian government set for crushing election defeat - poll

Australian government set for crushing election defeat - poll

Australia's conservative government is facing a huge electoral defeat as it heads into the final sitting of parliament ahead of a national election expected in May, a widely watched poll found on Monday.

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Australian government seeks to block bid to relax tough law on migrants

Australia's prime minister and top colleagues campaigned over the weekend to block a bid to allow asylum seekers in offshore camps to come to Australia for medical treatment, saying tough rules on migrants should not be eased.

Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

Thousands without power as storm lashes Sydney

Thousands of Sydney homes were without power Saturday after severe storms hit Australia's largest city, causing transport hold-ups, inundating vehicles with floodwater and delaying a national football match.