Australia questioned on climate change policies at UN meeting in Germany

Advanced economies are on track to meet just 30% of the UN target to reduce warming, says lobby group, as Australia feels wrath of developing nations A view of Australia from space. Delegates have been defending the government’s direct action policies. Photograph: Chad Baker/Getty Images Australian delegates have been questioned about the government’s More...

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By RNSnews On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
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Unease grows over new Australian dual citizenship rules

Australia plans to revoke citizenship from dual nationals suspected but not convicted of terrorism It is a club where membership is a “privilege that offers enormous rewards”, but Australia is planning More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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The Australian shake-up of Eurovision

When Eurovision announced in February that Australia – which is distinctly not in Europe – would be taking part in this year’s contest, diehard Eurovision fans thought April Fool’s Day had More...

By RNSnews On Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Australian workforce sheds more jobs than expected in blow for Joe Hockey

Jobless rate rises to 6.2% as the workforce sheds 2,900 positions in April driven by a fall in full-time work for men and part-time roles for women Economists had predicted a 10,000-strong rise in the number of More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil

An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil. The leaders More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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Does Australia have double standards for Bali Nine duo?

The plight of the Bali Nine drug traffickers has attracted public attention Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are likely to be having their last meals. Kissing their families for the last time. Inhaling More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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Bali Nine executions: Tony Abbott to recall Australia’s ambassador to Indonesia

‘These executions are both cruel and unnecessary … both of these young Australians were fully rehabilitated while in prison,’ prime minister says Candles lit for the prisoners to be executed in Indonesia during More...

By RNSnews On Friday, April 24th, 2015
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Indonesia executions: Foreign envoys summoned to prison

Indonesia has summoned foreign embassy officials to the prison where nine convicted foreign drug smugglers and one Indonesian are due to be executed. Diplomats confirmed to the BBC that they had been told to go More...

By RNSnews On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Australia storms: Army deployed in massive clean-up

About 1,500 homes were damaged in Queensland, leaving many people homeless   Australian soldiers have been deployed in Queensland to help clean up after a powerful tropical cyclone caused widespread damage More...

By RNSnews On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Australia PM Tony Abbott to unveil anti-terror strategy

Tony Abbott: “The system has let us down”   Australian PM Tony Abbott is due to unveil a new anti-terrorism strategy and appoint a security tsar to tackle what he says are rising threats. He will More...