Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. France accused Australia of concealing its intentions to back out of the 90 […]

Australia to rent nuclear submarines from US as it waits for new ones

Australia poised to rent nuclear submarines in just a few years while it waits up to two decades for new fleet to be built with help from Britain and the US Australia in AUKUS security pact which includes building nuclear submarines Defence minister said government would consider leasing subs in the interim They will build […]

Australia admits war with China is possible in wake of AUKUS pact

Australia admits war with China IS possible over Taiwan amid warnings that Beijing could use nukes and fears that Britain could now be dragged into the conflict after signing AUKUS submarine pact Australian defence minister Peter Dutton warned war with China is possible and his country should prepare Said China and US have made their […]

Anti-lockdown rallies turn violent as police clash with protestors in Australia

Violence broke out in Australia as anti-lockdown protestors clashed with police during a series of so-called ‘Freedom rallies.’ Thousands of officers were deployed to disperse around 1,000 demonstrators in Melbourne who had pledged to defy the city’s stay-at-home orders. Stones, traffic cones and bottles were hurled at officers who used pepper spray and batons against […]

Amazon’s Bushfire Documentary ‘Burning’ to Reignite Debate About Political Response to Climate Change

“Burning,” Amazon’s first original feature-length documentary from Australia, about the devastating ‘Black Summer’ of 2019-20 Australian bushfires makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. There is every chance it will spark a political response. Co-produced by Propagate Content and Dirty Films (in which Cate Blanchett is executive producer) “Burning” is produced and […]

Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID-19 cases continue to grow as state ramps up vaccination measures; sharp increase in infections in Victoria

We have made our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription. Key posts 6.42amThis morning’s headlines at a glance 1 of 1 Where is Victoria’s lockdown exit plan? Top-level Victorian government officials are increasingly frustrated with the speed at which the state’s public health […]

Australia REFUSES Afghanistan Test after Taliban banned women playing

Australia ‘REFUSES’ to play Test cricket match against Afghanistan after the Taliban ‘banned women from playing’ as it ‘shows their bodies’ Cricket Australia to scrap Afghanistan Test over Taliban ban on women’s sport Taliban say women’s bodies could be exposed which is forbidden under Islam  First ever Test with Afghanistan was due to begin in […]

Wife reveals final touching act of husband killed in shark attack

A father-to-be was killed in a shark attack while surfing just hours after kissing his pregnant wife’s bump and saying goodbye. Tim Thompson, 31, took his board out in Coffs Harbour – about half way between Brisbane and Sydney – on Sunday morning, which was Father’s Day in Australia. He was heard shouting for help […]