Australia

Australian government defeated in parliament for first time in 78 years

The Australian government has suffered an historic defeat, losing a vote on the floor of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1941. The Opposition Australian Labor Party (ALP) joined forces with the Greens and independent Members of Parliament (MPs) to pass the medical evacuations...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:11am

Aussie PM commits funding to fight domestic violence, terrorism

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a major funding package to combat "new and emerging threats" to community safety. Addressing the National Press Club (NPC) in Canberra on Monday, Morrison committed 78 million Australian dollars (55.3 million U.S. dollars) to protect...

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 2:33pm

Newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Morrison takes oath of office

Former Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison was sworn in as the country's prime minister in the Government House, located in the country's capital of Canberra, on Friday, finalizing the ouster of Malcolm Turnbull, The Guardian newspaper reported. According to The Guardian, Morrison was...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 5:29pm

Australian Prime Minister sets conditions for resignation

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Thursday he would step down if his ruling Liberal party called a leadership ballot. "I now await a letter with signatures of a majority of the party room. That’s 43. If I receive that I will convene a new party room meeting," he said...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 10:44am

China's Huawei rebuts Australian security concerns amid Sino-Canberra tensions

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies refuted Australian claims it poses a security risk, calling the criticism “ill-informed” in an open letter on Monday that threatens to inflame already heightened Sino-Canberra tensions. Australia is likely to ban Huawei from...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:25am

Australia keeps China out of internet cabling for Pacific neighbor

Australia has agreed to fund underwater internet cables and a cyber security center for the Solomon Islands, forestalling plans by Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that could have compromised Australian internet security. The arrangement was announced on Wednesday in a joint-...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:59am