Californian solo sailor Abby Sunderland said on Thursday her "heart skipped a beat" with news that the yacht she abandoned in the remote Indian Ocean in 2010 during and ill-fated round-the-world attempt had been found off the Australian coast.
Australian officials have raised with Thai authorities the plight of an Australia-based refugee professional soccer player who was detained in Bangkok and fears deportation to his native Bahrain, Australia's foreign minister said Friday.
Australia revealed plans on Thursday to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.
Australia's prime minister accused senior Muslim community leaders on Wednesday of "continuing down a path of denial" after they refused an invitation to a meeting to discuss the threat posed by Islamic extremists.
A former Australian prime minister has warned the government to expect a negative reaction from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Starting a new life in Australia might not come with views of the Sydney Opera House or surfing at the city's Bondi Beach with the government considering a ban on some immigrants from settling in big cities.
An Indian and an Irish sailor rescued from damaged sailboats in the remote southern Indian Ocean will be delivered to land on Tuesday when they reach an island and undergo medical assessments, an official said.
The first asylum seeker boat has reached Australia in more than four years, a government minister said Monday, as new concerns were raised about the psychological state of children who arrived earlier and were banished by the government.
Three senior Cabinet ministers have told Australia's prime minister he has lost his government's support and must hold an internal ballot to elect a new leader quickly, in a major blow to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's chances of surviving his current political crisis.
A government lawmaker said on Wednesday he was planning a second challenge against Australia's prime minister after losing a leadership ballot, ensuring that Australia's political instability continues.