Stories about Australia
5 February 2015
2 February 2015
The 2015 Asian Cup was won by Australia in an exciting final game against South Korea. It was Australia's first time as a champion in the regional football competition.
1 February 2015
Australia's Socceroos have won the 2015 Asian Cup in a tough, close contest against South Korea. A goal in extra time gave the home team a 2-1 victory in Sydney.
18 January 2015
9 January 2015
Australia has won the opening game of the Asian Cup 2015 at Melbourne's rectangular stadium 4-1 against Kuwait.
On the same day as the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in Paris, Queensland police arrest an activist at a political event who was wearing an 'I'm with stupid' T-shirt.
4 January 2015
15 December 2014
The #IllRideWithyou campaign was meant to show solidarity with Sydney Muslims who might feel uncomfortable taking public transport following the Sydney siege.
13 December 2014
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused critics of his chief of staff of being sexist. Abbot was famously the target of former PM Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech in 2012.
28 November 2014
A Sydney IT worker's Twitter tribute to Hughes, who died Thursday, has gone viral. Fans are posting photos of a cricket bat and cap placed outside their door.
25 November 2014
Given that climate change is causing increasing extreme weather, better waste management actually helps to prevent events like Super Typhoon Yolanda, which killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines.
18 November 2014
"#G20Brisbane will be remembered for Abbott's crushing failure to convince the rest of the world to ignore #climatechange"
15 November 2014
3 November 2014
The new series of human rights videos by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law include ‘What are Human Rights?’ and ‘Marriage Equality’.
28 October 2014
According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.
21 October 2014
Using hand carved canoes, the Pacific climate warriors, along with dozens of Australians in kayaks, were able to prevent 10 scheduled ships from passing through the Newcastle coal port.
"Like so many of my generation I owe Mr Whitlam the privilege of a university education because he made it free of financial charges. MERCI."
6 October 2014
8 September 2014
The Australian port of Newcastle is exporting destruction upon the Pacific Islands at an unprecedented scale, and plans for expansion are underfoot.
7 September 2014
An Iranian asylum seeker Hamid Kehazaei has been declared brain dead after suffering septicaemia from an infection contracted while in offshore detention. Many Australians have responded with compassion or anger.