CANBERRA, Australia --- Lawyers representing 26 babies born in Australia to asylum-seeker parents have threatened urgent court action unless Immigration Minister Scott Morrison pledges that the families will not be sent to Nauru or Manus Island.
SYDNEY, Australia ---Japan's whalers expect to return to the Antarctic, despite losing an International Court of Justice case brought against them by Australia banning their current hunt.
MELBOURNE, Australia -----Melbourne's Samoan community has held a tournament for their own unique version of cricket, known as kilikiti.
CANBERRA, Australia ---- Asylum seekers on Nauru could find themselves in Cambodia if Australia seals a deal with the two countries.
CANBERRA, Australia ----Some asylum seekers held in detention on Nauru will be able to temporarily resettle on the island if they are found to be refugees.
PERTH, Australia ----US exports of liquefied natural gas are set to pose a competitive threat to high-cost Australian producers, even if their domestic gas prices rise, according to experts.
SYDNEY, Australia ---Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has announced a five-year multi-million dollar contract to host its SAP infrastructure in IBM’s Sydney data centre.
CANBERRA, Australia -----Public servants at the merged foreign affairs department are on a collision course with their bosses after left-leaning AusAID trade unionists crushed their conservative DFAT colleagues in an internal power struggle.
CANBERRA, Australia ---A former navy pilot who transferred to the RAAF as a young officer will be named this week as the new chief of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
CANBERRA, Australia -----The Australian immigration department will brief minister Scott Morrison on the latest findings into the death of an asylum seeker at Manus Island.
SYDNEY, Australia ---- A new business model has been introduced in Solomon Islands, specifically designed to take account of Melanesian culture.
CANBERRA, Australia --- As some Melanesian women start to reap the benefits of economic empowerment, they're also becoming more vulnerable of falling victim to jealousy, according to the International Women's Development Agency.
CANBERRA, Australia ---- Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has defended Papua New Guinea's moves to end a judicial inquiry into human rights inside the Manus Island detention centre.
CANBERRA, Australia ----- The Australian Government has welcomed Fiji's inclusion in the Commonwealth Games before the country's return to democracy later in the year, and is pushing for it to be welcomed back into the Commonwealth itself.
SYDNEY, Australia ---- An Australian academic has called for sanctions on Fiji's government to be dropped immediately.
ADELAIDE, Australia ----- A fleet of surveillance drones based at Adelaide's Edinburgh air force base will play a vital role in the country's defence systems, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
CANBERRA, Australia --- Australian foreign minister Julie Bishop has claimed asylum-seekers on Papua New Guinea enjoy better conditions than the general living standards on Manus Island.
CANBERRA, Australia ---- Australians may not see the full report by Robert Cornall into the fatal riot on Manus Island, because both the Australian and Papua New Guinean governments will receive an account in which immigration officials have already “merged” the findings of investigations being undertaken by each country.
CANBERRA, Australia --- Labor’s immigration spokesman Richard Marles has “no doubt” the riot at Manus Island will be raised when he holds asylum seeker talks with Papua New Guinea's foreign minister.
SYDNEY, Australia --- Foreign Minister Julie Bishop believes PNG is one of Australia's highest foreign policy priorities and is committed to strengthening ties with PNG.
SYDNEY, Australia ----The governments of Nauru and Papua New Guinea are complaining about media reports surrounding asylum seeker detention centres they host.
MELBOURNE, Australia --- The Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University wants to see more rigorous scrutiny of attempts to pool resources in the Pacific.
Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists accuse government of failing to take action against Japanese whalers
HOBART, AUSTRALIA ---- Conservationists blocked from protesting against Japanese whaling are appealing for stronger action by the Australian government over the high-seas conflict.
CANBERRA, Australia ----- Scott Morrison says he is developing “a clearer picture” of what occurred during the Manus Island riot, although he still does not know who killed asylum-seeker Reza Berati.
SYDNEY, Australia ----Tripadvisor has named the world's best islands in its Traveller’s Choice Island Awards.
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