Australian Parliament to ban extremists from coming home

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is set to pass laws as early as Wednesday that would allow the government to prevent suspected extremists from returning home for up to two years while Australian ...

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Aussie coast

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Four children aged 10 to 14 packed fishing rods in a parent's SUV, left a farewell note then drove more than 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) down the Australian east coast befo...

Huawei continues sport sponsorship deal in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Huawei renewed its sponsorship deal with an Australian rugby league team for another two years and said Thursday it hopes the country will lift its ban on the Chinese commun...

Former Australian army lawyer in court over leak to media

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security but conceali...

Policy differences at stake in Australian federal election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The policy differences between the two major political parties vying for power at Australian elections on Saturday have been described as the widest divide at a federal cont...

Australian opposition leader favorite to win election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bill Shorten, the man most likely to become Australia's prime minister in elections on Saturday, has the solid support of his center-left Labor Party behind him. But the Aus...

A mystery to many, Australian PM is a tough sell at election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison has carried an unusual burden for an Australian prime minister campaigning for election on Saturday. As well as explaining why Australians should vote for him...

Candidates vow next Australian prime minister will last

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Both candidates vying to become Australia's prime minister in Saturday's elections are promising to stay in the job for the entire three-year term and shut the revolving doo...

Australian political parties woo Chinese-Australian voters

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Chinese diaspora in Australia, long regarded as a politically apathetic ethnic minority, are being wooed like never before by political parties who see them as key to wi...

Australia's Nine media sells 170 newspapers for $81 million

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A major Australian media company announced on Tuesday it has agreed to sell 170 regional and rural newspapers for 115 million Australian dollars ($81 million). ...

Australian election May 18 to be fought on refugees, economy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. ...

Trump critic is favorite to become Australian prime minister

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — If Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten becomes prime minister and visits the U.S., he can expect questions about a radio interview he gave three years ago in which he ...

'Accidental Prime Minister' has short run-up to Aussie vote

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison was labeled the "Accidental Prime Minister" when he was thrust to the top of a bitterly divided Australian government facing likely defeat in elections only m...

Australian election on May 18 appears likely

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — May 18 appears the most likely date for Australia's next election at which the conservative government will seek a third three-year term. Government source...

AP Explains: How tough new Australian social media law works

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia hopes its new laws that threaten prison and major fines for social media executives who fail to quickly remove violent livestreaming from their platforms will beco...