Australia

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer to stand down

Since the AUSTRAC scandal broke, the Westpac board held at least two board meetings with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanding the board show some accountability.

Dr Karl is first Australian to win UN’s UNESCO Kalinga Prize

“I’m ever so honoured by this prize. I simply couldn’t have achieved what I have without the nurturing environment that the University of Sydney provides for people like me who are perhaps not quite normal or in the mainstream,” said Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

It’s Sydney, not India’s Kolkata

The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued a stern warning for most of the state, urging those with respiratory conditions such as asthma to stay inside where possible, use reliever medication and seek medical help if needed.

Fancy living in Australia for good? You can now

"By requiring migrants to live and work in regional areas for three years before they can get permanent residency, we are encouraging them to put down roots and settle in these areas long term."

Australia’s killer bushfires – worst still to come

NSW in Australia remains in a state of emergency, with high temperatures, strong winds and low humidity causing treacherous conditions for some 3,000 firefighters battling blazes. A statewide total fire ban remains in place.

Australia’s biggest city on highest fire alert ever

“Catastrophic is the highest level of bush fire danger,’’ the Rural Fire Service said. “Homes are not designed to withstand a fire under these conditions. If a fire starts and takes hold during catastrophic fire danger conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.’’