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Australia investigates new COVID-19 variant found in South Africa

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday said it was investigating the newly identified COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa and warned it may close its borders to travellers from the…

Australia lists neo-Nazi group and Hezbollah as terrorist organisations

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia on Wednesday classified neo-Nazi organisation The Base and Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia Islamist political party and militant group, as terrorist organisations. The classification makes it illegal…

Australian government playing dangerous game over Taiwan – opposition

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The government of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is deploying a "dangerous election tactic" with its comments about joining the United States in any war over Taiwan,…

Australia calls for global action to fight online misinformation

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday called for governments around the world to agree on "rules of the road" to fight the spread of misinformation and state-backed…

Prime Minister to deliver keynote address at The Sydney Dialogue

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at The Sydney Dialogue on 18th November, 2021 at around 9 AM IST. He will speak on the theme of…

Australia toughens rules on foreign interference at universities

By Kirsty Needham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia says it has toughened foreign interference rules for universities to stop self-censorship on campuses and the covert transfer of sensitive technology, before hundreds…

‘Inconceivable’ Australia would not join U.S. to defend Taiwan – Australian defence minister

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It would be "inconceivable" for Australia not to join the United States should Washington take action to defend Taiwan, Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton said on Saturday.…

Preparations underway to hold next Quad summit in Japan – Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Preparations are underway to hold the next Quad group summit in Japan, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday. The Quad group, which comprises Japan, the United States,…

Australia’s foreign interference laws fuelled suspicion of Chinese community – report

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's adoption of foreign interference laws in 2018 helped to curb Beijing's overtures to the Chinese community there but led to tension that alienated many Chinese-Australians, the…

Messages from Macron to Morrison leaked amid submarine deal row

By Colin Packham CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian media on Tuesday published messages between French President Emmanuel Macron and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, as Canberra seeks to push back against…

PM Modi thanks H. E. Scott Morrison for Australia’s recognition of India’s COVAXIN

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has thanked the Prime Minister of Australia, H. E. Scott Morrison for Australia’s recognition of India's COVAXIN. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;…

Australia offers new permanent visas for Hong Kong nationals

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will introduce two permanent residence visas for Hong Kong citizens who have been living in Australia, the government said on Monday. About 9,000 Hong Kong citizens…