Australia

Qantas flies to new places to increase services

“While our business has been challenged like never before by COVID-19, the launch of these flights is another step towards a recovery and getting more of our people back flying again."

Western Australia shows world how to fight coronavirus

"From tomorrow, one of the best things we can do is support each other through this pandemic and return to our favourite local cafe or restaurant, and resume our sport and recreation as well, and help get businesses back to work and back into operations," said Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Australia’s tallest health building ahead of schedule

The Westmead Precinct comprises over 400,000m2 of high-end health-related developments, including four major hospitals, four world-leading medical research institutes, two university campuses and the largest research intensive pathology service in NSW

Gold prospector’s miracle kangaroo find

"With the disastrous year that our wildlife has endured due to extreme weather and the worst bushfires in Victoria’s history, this story is even more special as so many of our animals have suffered and perished."

General Motors kill 160-years-old Australian brand Holden

“Holden will always have a special place in the development of our countries. As Australia and New Zealand grew, Holden was a part of the engine room fuelling that development,” said General Motors Holden Interim Chairman and Managing Director Kristian Aquilina.

Burns survivor Turia Pitt welcomes second baby

Turia Pitt suffered 65% burns to her body in a fierce grass fire during a 100km marathon. It took several hours before medical help arrived and when she was airlifted out she was barely alive and wasn't expected to survive.

Sydney in Australia receives most rain in 30 years

The Gospers Mountain fire, near the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, was 512,626 hectares in size. The area larger than Long Island and Manhattan in New York City combined had been burning but has since been put out by the heavy rain.