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Australian state begins legislating to ban the swastika

Aug. 09, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state took a major step toward banning Nazi symbols on Tuesday when the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house passed a bill that would criminalize their display. The bill must pass the upper chamber to become law. ...

Australia to protect Barrier Reef by banning coal mine

Aug. 04, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government announced on Thursday it plans to prevent development of a coal mine due to the potential impact on the nearby Great Barrier Reef. Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said she intends to deny approval for the Central...

Brisbane 2032 marks 10 years out from Summer Olympics

Jul. 22, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Brisbane 2032 Olympic officials staged an event Saturday that not many other previous host cities have had the opportunity to celebrate: 10 years out until their Games begin. The east coast Australian city and capital of Queensland state was awarded the...

British Open win makes golfer THE Cameron Smith in Australia

Jul. 17, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Yes, Cameron Smith’s dad was kicking himself he didn’t make the journey to St. Andrews to see his son win the 150th British Open. Smith mentioned in his championship winner’s news conference that his father, Des, made the late decision not to fly...

Australian state outlaws public displays of Nazi swastikas

Jun. 22, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has become the first in the country to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas, as concerns grow about the rate at which local young people are being radicalized. The Parliament of Victoria, Australia’s second-most...

Australian prime minister launches campaign days before poll

May. 15, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s embattled prime minister on Sunday officially launched his conservative party’s campaign less than a week before elections, highlighting the nation’s early success in containing the pandemic and its strong economic recovery. Prime...

Kim Jong Un lookalike disrupts Australian election campaign

May. 13, 2022 00:57 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A man impersonating North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday disrupted the Australian election campaign when he burst into an event that Prime Minister Scott Morrison was attending with lawmaker Gladys Liu. The impersonator, who later identified himself by the stage...