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Australia says Chinese spy ship has been hugging west coast

May. 13, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's defense minister said Friday that a Chinese warship with spying capabilities had been hugging the nation's western coastline in what amounted to an “aggressive act.” Minister Peter Dutton said the ship was sighted Friday morning heading...

Australian opposition targets inflation in campaign launch

May. 01, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s opposition party officially launched its election campaign on Sunday with an emphasis on cutting costs of living for voters as inflation surges to its highest rate in 21 years. The center-left Labor Party started campaigning in the west...

Australia commemorates war dead with few COVID restrictions

Apr. 24, 2022 22:24 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Large crowds gathered in Australia on Monday to pay tribute to their war dead on Anzac Day largely free of pandemic restrictions for the first time since 2019. Australia and New Zealand commemorate Anzac Day every April 25 — the date in 1915 when the...

Australia and India thank Quad for new free trade deal

Apr. 06, 2022 05:56 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — India and Australia’s trade ministers say a shared security partnership with the United States and Japan has helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on exports to China. Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal is...

Australia fully open to travel as last state reopens border

Mar. 02, 2022 19:41 PM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia was fully open to vaccinated travelers after Western Australia on Thursday became the last state to lift border restrictions. Western Australia, which covers one third of the nation’s land area, closed its borders to most international and...