Australia's pins-in-punnets strawberry crisis prompted a spate of social-media driven hoaxes, but sites like Facebook and Twitter are also helping stir a revival in sales that has left some farmers struggling to meet resurgent demand.
Australia will begin a public inquiry, or Royal Commission, into the country’s aged-care sector as a spike in cases of elderly abuse creates a “disturbing trend”, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
Australia’s government has banned major Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for the country’s planned 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking.
Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to A$1.8 billion ($1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the country’s prime minister said Sunday.
Australia’s Gippsland Homelessness Network met with a number of local politicians ahead of Homelessness Week this week to discuss what can be done to assist community members who are, and are at risk of, homelessness.
The United States, Japan and Australia are collaborating to form an alliance that will aim to finance infrastructure projects across Asia. The partnership is a move to lower China’s influence on the Indo-Pacific region through the Chinese government’s Belt and Road initiative.