Early Australians fought giant killer lizards
Early Australians fought giant killer lizards

During the last Ice Age, Australia's first human inhabitants had to contend with giant killer lizards, reveals new research that unearthed fossils of giant killer lizards.

Australia to introduce counter-terrorism citizenship changes

 Australia is set to introduce new counter-terrorism laws, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday, with the package expected to include stripping dual nationals who are linked to terrorism of their citizenship.

100 people evacuated by Australia from Nepal

Over 100 people, including 66 Australians, have been evacuated from Nepal by the Royal Australian Air force flight which also delivered humanitarian aid to the quake-hit country.

New smartphone app may help tackle alcohol dependence

A smartphone app designed specifically to help Australians reduce their dependence on alcohol has been launched.

Australians take NASA balloon for UFO

Many people in Victoria took a NASA balloon for an unidentified flying object (UFO) and one of them even called police, the Southland Times reported.

Fury as Australia PM calls Aboriginal communities a 'lifestyle choice'

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott faced a wave of criticism Wednesday, including that he was unfit to be leader, after describing living in remote Aboriginal communities as a "lifestyle choice".


UN brushes off Australia PM`s angry asylum-seeker response

The United Nations` special rapporteur on torture Tuesday brushed off Australia`s "intemperate" response to his finding it had violated the rights of asylum-seekers, saying at least it stirred debate.


Indonesia moving 2 Aussies, 5 other foreigners for execution

Indonesian officials on Monday said that eight convicted drug smugglers, including seven foreigners, would be transferred to a prison island this week for imminent execution despite international appeals for clemency.

Australian Open: Madison Brengle slops on sunscreen and slips into fourth round
Australian Open: Madison Brengle slops on sunscreen and slips into fourth round

Madison Brengle could conceivably be the new face of advertising campaigns Down Under that urge people to `slip, slop, slap` during the scorching summer months to help Australians and New Zealanders to lower the risk of skin cancers.

Australia to erect permanent memorial for Sydney siege victims

Australia will built a permanent memorial to remember the victims of the Sydney cafe siege, officials said on Sunday as they vowed never to forget the two hostages who died in the stand-off.

Wallabies look to capitalise on Conrad Smith`s likely absence

The Wallabies say they will target rookie centre Malakai Fekitoa as they set out to end 11 years of Bledisloe Cup misery against the All Blacks in Sydney on Saturday.

Alcohol kills 15 Australians every day

Alcohol causes 15 deaths and hospitalises 430 Australians every day with the numbers rapidly increasing over the past decade, a new study released Thursday said.

Australia warns citizens against Pakistan travel

Australia Wednesday issued a travel advisory for its citizens against travelling to Pakistan, asking them to reconsider their travel plans in the wake of a volatile security situation across the country.

Protection-shy players run risk of developing skin cancer

Slapping on the sun cream may be second nature to Australians but it seems some of the world`s leading players are taking unnecessary risks by not wearing any protection against skin cancer at the opening grand slam of the year.

Botham confused over England `crawling into shells` in `celebratory` Boxing Day Test

Former England Test captain Sir Ian Botham has expressed his confusion over what England was scared of and why they `crawled into their shells` and refused to come out in the first day of the Boxing Day Ashes Test, which is a game worthy of celebration.

Brit media says England`s glory days are over

While Australians rejoice at their cricket team`s rise like a phoenix from the Ashes with a second Test win in Adelaide, the English are burying themselves in gloom as evidenced by reports in the British media.

English media likens Clark to `graceless, chinless weasel`

English media has reportedly compared Australian captain Michael Clark to a `graceless, chinless weasel` while likening Australians to Franco Begbie, sociopath played by Robert Carlyle in the cult classic Trainspotting.

Jayant Patel`s trial costs Australians $3.6 million

The seven year-long trial of Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel, accused of manslaughter of several patients in Australia, has cost the country a whopping 3.5 million dollars.

Cyber crime targets 5.4 mn Australians

About 5.4 million Australians were targeted by cyber crimes, which cost the country 1.65 billion Australian dollars ($1.68 billion) in the past 12 months, according to Norton`s Cybercrime report 2012 released Thursday.

‘Afghan troop boasts of shooting Australians’

An Afghan soldier who opened fire on
Australian troops at a remote base last year has claimed he and his fellow Army recruits had often discussed killing the