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Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia

Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia

Koala screwed to post sparks anger in Australia 11 January 2018 Image copyright KOALA RESCUE QUEENSLAND Image caption The incident has drawn widespread condemnation Australian animal welfare authorities are investigating the discovery of a dead koala that was screwed...
Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017

Australia had third-warmest year on record in 2017 10 January 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australia endured one of its hottest years on record in 2017 Australia experienced its third-warmest year on record in 2017, according to the nation’s...
Bats' brains boil in Australia heatwave

Bats' brains boil in Australia heatwave

Hundreds of bats have died in a scorching heatwave in Australia as the soaring temperatures “fried their brains”, experts have said. The mercury rose to 45C (113F) in Sydney’s western suburb of Campbelltown on Sunday. Wildlife officials said...

Gay marriage: First couples wed in Australia

Some of Australia’s first same-sex marriages have taken place, following a 30-day notice period after new legislation was signed into law in December. Among the first couples to tie the knot, were Commonwealth Games sprinter Craig Burns and his partner, fellow...
Thousands flee fireworks explosion at Australia beach

Thousands flee fireworks explosion at Australia beach

Thousands flee fireworks explosion at Australia beach 1 January 2018 Image copyright Pip Cleaves Image caption Thousands got off to a scary New Years Eve Two people were injured when a barge carrying a New Year fireworks display caught fire at an Australian beach. A...
Melbourne car attack: Australia police charge man

Melbourne car attack: Australia police charge man

Melbourne car attack: Australia police charge man 23 December 2017 Image copyright Reuters Image caption The car ploughed into Christmas shoppers near Flinders Street railway station A man accused of driving his car into pedestrians in the Australian city of Melbourne...
Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated

1 December 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Reuters Image caption The battery has been installed in Jamestown, South Australia The world’s largest lithium ion battery has begun dispensing power into an electricity grid in South Australia. The...
Australia bans use of vaginal mesh implants

Australia bans use of vaginal mesh implants

An Australian watchdog has banned the use of controversial vaginal mesh implants for prolapse after a review found “the benefits do not outweigh the risks these products pose to patients”. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has decided to remove the use...

Australia seal win to take Ashes lead

Australia completed a thumping 10-wicket victory over England midway through the fifth morning to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series. SCORECARD | TOUR SCHEDULE Resuming on 114-0 and needing just 56 more runs to win in Brisbane, David Warner (87no) and Cameron...

Australia claim first blood in Ashes

The second Test begins in Adelaide on Saturday (03:30 GMT) First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day five of five) England 302 & 195: Root 51, Hazlewood 3-46, Starc 3-51 Australia 328 & 173-0: Warner 87*, Bancroft 82* Australia won by 10 wickets; go 1-0 up in...

Australia votes to legalise same sex marriage

Australians have voted to legalise same sex marriage in a national survey. Some 61.6% of voters supported their country becoming the 26th nation to legalise same-sex marriage, with 38.4% opposing. The poll is non-binding but the government had promised to allow...
Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash

Junior drag car driver, 8, dies in Australia crash 13 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images An eight-year-old girl has died after crashing her junior drag racing car on a track in Western Australia. Anita Board was on a solo “test...
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