Police searching Outback for missing woman find body

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police found a body on Wednesday they suspect is the only casualty among three people who became stranded in the arid central Australian Outback almost two weeks ago. ...

Australia's highest court agrees to hear cardinal's appeal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his l...

Australia defeated party urged to keep strong climate policy

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An opposition review of the Australian conservative government's shock election win has urged the dispirited Labor Party to stick with strong policies on climate change. ...

Swedes used towels, rope on shark bite victims in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Swedish nurses say they used towels and rope to stop the bleeding from two British men's injuries in a shark attack on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ...

Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop...

Tens of thousands join climate protests before UN summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters joined rallies on Friday as a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action against climate change began ahead of a U.N. summit in New Y...

Chinese-born Australian lawmaker fights election challenge

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Lawyers for the first Chinese-born lawmaker to be appointed to Australia's Parliament and for a senior government minister appeared in a court on Wednesday to fight challeng...

Australia concerned for 3 held in Iran on spying charges

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian government minister on Wednesday expressed concern for three Australians arrested in Iran on suspicion of spying and separated their plight from a tense stando...

Chinese-born Australian lawmaker under fire over past links

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The first Chinese-born lawmaker to be elected to Australia's Parliament has come under attack over her links to the Chinese foreign influence network. Glad...

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...