A New Zealand man working in a farm in Australia has been jailed for 14 days and fined AU$2,500 for poisoning 406 wedge-tailed eagles. Murray James Silvester, 59, pleaded guilty to killing the protected birds in east ...
New Zealand Herald. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:04:06 +1200.
The Australian share market looks poised to fall in the wake of global markets losing ground overnight, but energy stocks could be set to rally as oil prices surge to four-year highs.
Stephanie Chalmers. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:13:04 +1000.
American Airlines announced last week that it will begin nonstop flights to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) starting February 16, 2019.
Travel Industry Wire. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 07:09:15 EST.
Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. ...
Yahoo. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:39:47 -0400.
WELLINGTON (AFP) - The Australian strawberry scare has spread to New Zealand with a supermarket chain announcing on Sunday (Sept 23) that needles were found in a box of the fruit sourced from the neighbouring country.
Straits Times. Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:43:13 +0800.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Darwin in November in a first for a Japanese leader since the Japanese imperial army bombed the Australian city during World War II, Australian media reported on Saturday.
Reuters. Sat, 22 Sep 2018 02:54:19 -0400.
PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) - An Australian filmmaker was awaiting deportation from Cambodia on Saturday after receiving a royal pardon for his conviction on spying charges for flying a drone over a political rally. ...
Sopheng Cheang. Washington Times. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 22:49:06 -0400.
Strawberries with needles inserted have been reported in Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and New South Wales. Some growers are dumping fruit and installing metal detectors.
Merrit Kennedy. NPR. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:01:48 -0400.
In healthy elderly people who never had a heart attack, the widespread practice of taking a baby aspirin every day may do more harm than good, according to a U.S.-Australian study of more than 19,000 volunteers.
Fox News. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 17:18:00 GMT.
Australia's strawberry needle sabotage has spread to two more states there, police said on Monday, broadening a health scare that has caused supermarkets to recall brands and farmers to dump fruit amid the peak growing season.
Newsmax. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 07:54:30 EDT.
Facts About Australia
The Commonwealth of Australia is a Southern Hemisphere nation which
occupies the continent of Australia and a number of nearby islands.
Its capital city is Canberra, and its national currency is the Australian
Dollar. English is the primary language spoken by Australians, and
in 2007, Australia's estimated population was 20,434,000.