Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he would accept 55 suggestions from the country’s human rights commissioner to tackle a problem that has been festering for years in politics.
More and more women are describing Parliament House as a sexist backwater. A staff member’s accusation of rape — in a minister’s office, no less — was the catalyst.
The attorney general and the defense minister, tied to separate scandals, will stay in the government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
The protests in at least 40 cities represented an outpouring of anger over the treatment of women at the highest levels of power, organizers said.
Brittany Higgins has filed a formal police report against a former government employee who she said raped her in Australia’s Parliament House in 2019, roiling the government.
Australia’s ruling party defends its own, even when colleagues spread misinformation about the Capitol siege and the coronavirus. Why?
Australians are facing a messy patchwork of border restrictions that lock out both the coronavirus and fellow citizens. A new ad offers a biting, if humorous, commentary on the state of affairs.
The words “we are young and free” were changed to “we are one and free.” The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have lived on the continent for more than 60,000 years.
China has officially blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions. For Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, the decision is a gut punch.
Of the dozens of coronavirus vaccines being tested worldwide, the one under development at the University of Queensland was the first to be abandoned.
The post, with a doctored photograph showing an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of an Afghan child, sent relations between the two countries to a new low.
Embracing solar panels to save money, homeowners have made the country a powerhouse in renewable energy.
Limits on the number of Australians who can return have spurred a growing uproar over the country’s hard-line approach to the coronavirus.
The Black Lives Matter movement has offered a rare moment for the descendants of plantation laborers brought aboard ships in the 19th century to make their family histories known.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said visas for Hong Kongers already in Australia would be lengthened by five years, and suggested businesses should move from the city to his country.
Officials promised to recruit at least 500 cyberspies and build on the country’s offensive capabilities to take the online battle overseas.
Australia is pouring millions into the male-dominated construction industry while ending free child care. Critics say that is illogical and reflects sexist biases.
The prime minister wants answers after officers in riot gear dealt roughly with the two Channel 7 journalists, who were covering a protest outside the White House.
How a government both sectarian and divisive learned (briefly) to become inclusive.
A double disaster unlike anything the country has seen before is raising concerns about victims’ mental health and safety.
Five weeks into Australia’s coronavirus lockdown, the sound that bursts forth each afternoon of kids shouting, dogs barking and couples arguing is welcome relief from the quiet of isolation.
Swift action, compassion and trust in science mark the most effective responses to the coronavirus.
The two countries, led by ideological opposites, are converging on an extraordinary goal: eliminating the virus. Their nonpolitical approach is restoring trust in democracy.
But his announcement that he would freeze the U.S.’s contributions to the organization in the middle of a pandemic was denounced by Democrats as well as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.