Australia

Tech Sector Meekly Waves Arms In Another Bid To Get Oz To Amend Its Crypto-busting Laws

Rather than binning them and starting again Comment  An alliance of Australia's tech and industry advocacy groups hopes, yet again, to have the country's encryption-busting legislation tweaked before the government goes to an election no later than...

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South Australia Heatwave Smashes Record Temperatures

Temperatures in southern Australia topped 49 degrees Celsius on Thursday, shattering previous records as sizzling citizens received free beer and heat-stressed bats fell from trees.

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Australia Confirms Detention Of Australian-chinese In China

The Australian government has confirmed that a dual Chinese-Australian dissident and writer has been detained in his native country. Yang Hengjun, a former Chinese diplomat turned democracy activist and novelist, was detained by security agents at...
Related topics: China, Activism

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Dozens Of Wild Horses Were Found Dead At A Dried-up Waterhole In Australia As The Region Continues...

Dozens of dead horses were discovered at a dried-up waterhole 56 miles east of Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia's Northern Territory.

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Protecting Your Security And Rights Online

Credit: Dinh Manh TaiBy Rebecca RicksCAMBRIDGE, MA, USA, Jan 23 2019 (IPS)On December 6, the Australian parliament rushed to pass a bill that could weaken security on the phones and software people rely on every day, in Australia and worldwide. The...

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Australia's Commonwealth Bank Now Supports Apple Pay

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today implemented support for Apple Pay, making it the second of Australia's "Big Four" banks to offer the payments service. CBA is the biggest retail bank in Australia and was a notable Apple Pay holdout. Multiple...
Related topics: Banking, Apple (AAPL)

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Two-headed Lizard Surprises Keepers At Reptile Park In Australia

An extremely rare, two-headed blue tongue lizard is the surprising new star of a reptile park in Australia, after it was handed in by a member of the public. Keepers at Australian Reptile […] The post Two-Headed Lizard Surprises Keepers at...

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Instagram-famous Us Tennis Star Collins Turns Heads At Australian Open

Given Collins' failure to grab a win during her so far five appearances at Grand Slams, the star’s unexpected results in Australia have indeed come as a surprise.
Related topics: Instagram, Us Open Tennis

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'barbecued Chicken': Tiafoe's Australia Run Ended By Nadal

Rafael Nadal eliminated 21-year-old American Frances Tiafoe to get back to the Australian Open semifinals        
Related topics: Rafael Nadal

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Langer Calls On Batsmen To Step Up Against Sri Lanka

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) – Coach Justin Langer on Tuesday said senior batsman Usman Khawaja must convert solid starts into hundreds, as Australia look to bounce back from a crushing loss to India when they face Sri Lanka this week. Australia...
Related topics: Sri Lanka, India

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Another Late Penalty Rescues Uae At Asian Cup As Ryan Saves Aussies

Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Hosts United Arab Emirates ended Kyrgyzstan’s fairytale with a controversial extra-time penalty to reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Monday as holders Australia and Japan also advanced. A knee-wobbling,...
Related topics: United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, Kyrgyzstan, Japan

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Huawei Case Could Herald Tech 'cold War': West Looking To Take Advantage - Prof

Germany is considering blocking Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its newest mobile phone network. Media reports suggest that stricter security requirements may be applied to keep Huawei products away from the country’s 5G network. The US,...
Related topics: Huawei, Germany

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South Australia 'like Hell' Due To Record Hot Weather (photos)

Record high temperatures in parts of Australia, including the states of New South Wales and Victoria, resulted in melting roads, the death of animals and outbreaks of fires.
Related topics: World Photos

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Australia’s Climate Stance Still Fuels Friction With Neighbors

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has wrapped up a three-day trip to the South Pacific to reassure vulnerable island nations that Canberra is serious about tackling climate change. Morrison told Pacific Island leaders that Australia would...

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Queensland Family Finds Python In Their Toilet (photo)

Australia is a beautiful, sunny continent, with a diverse array of flora and fauna, and rich in marine life. However, it is also home to more venomous snakes than any other country.
Related topics: World Photos

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Supermodel Mom Christie Brinkley Dishes On Daughter Sailor's 'bumpy' Move To...

After daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook, 20, moved to Australia to pursue her own modeling career, there were a couple of panicked calls home to Mom.        

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Socialist Utopia 2050 …

… what could life in Australia be like after the failure of capitalism? That’s the title of my latest piece in The Guardian . It’s had quite a good run, but of course, plenty of pushback, mainly along the following...

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Saudi Teen Who Fled Family To Canada Drinks Wine, Smokes Rolled-up Cigarette

The girl grabbed the international spotlight earlier this month after fleeing her Saudi family and barricading herself in an airport hotel in Bangkok. She sought refuge in Australia after she allegedly sustained emotional and physical violence at...
Related topics: Canada, Airports, Thailand, Bangkok

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Germany Considers Locking Huawei Out Of Its Network

Germany would be joining the ranks of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Norway and others in hiking suspicion of the Chinese telecom. The post Germany considers locking Huawei out of its network appeared first on Pocketnow.
Related topics: Germany, Huawei, New Zealand, Japan, Norway

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Toxic Masculinity Message In Front Of Aussie Fire Dept. Forced Down, Sparking Outcry: 'stop...

In the wake of the controversial Gillette ad against " toxic masculinity," a fire station in Sydney, Australia, decided to send a message of its own on the subject. The Newtown branch of NSW Fire and Rescue did so by updating a sign in front of...

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