Australia

Australia raises outlook for inflation and wages, sees higher rates

by SWATI PANDEY / pic BLOOMBERG AUSTRALIA’S central bank boosted its forecast for core inflation this year and is trying…

10 months ago

Oz faces housing crisis as population increases

AUSTRALIA is battling a housing supply crunch driven by government failure to plan for a rapidly rising population, the Property…

10 months ago

Australia set to push rates to 10-year high as prices spiral

Australia’s central bank is all but certain to increase interest rates at its first meeting of the year, with some…

10 months ago

Australia to legalise MDMA and magic mushrooms for medical use

SYDNEY – Australia's drugs watchdog on Friday announced that psychedelic substances MDMA and psilocybin -- more commonly known as ecstasy…

10 months ago

Australia to remove British monarch from banknotes

SYDNEY – Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II's image on its…

10 months ago

Asian shares edge higher on optimism about slowing inflation

SYDNEY -- Asian stocks rose broadly on Tuesday after Wall Street stocks ended higher overnight for a second straight session,…

10 months ago

Australian rangers find ‘monster’ 2.7 kg cane toad

SYDNEY – Australian rangers have killed an invasive “monster” cane toad discovered in the wilds of a coastal park –…

11 months ago

‘Highly motivated’ Nadal ready for Djokovic challenge in Australia

SYDNEY – A “highly motivated” Rafael Nadal (picture) welcomed rival Novak Djokovic’s much-anticipated return to the Australian Open as “good for tennis”…

11 months ago

Spinach-eaters’ hallucinations caused by deadly weed in harvest

A PLANT that led almost 200 spinach-eaters to suffer delirium and hallucinations after finding its way into their shopping bags…

12 months ago

Messi magic helps send Argentina into World Cup last eight

DOHA – Lionel Messi produced a moment of trademark quality to score the opener in a 2-1 win over Australia…

12 months ago

Best still to come from World Cup favourites after shocks galore

DOHA – The World Cup in Qatar has already delivered plenty of major shocks but as it moves into the…

12 months ago

Argentina, Netherlands eye quarters as World Cup last 16 kicks off

DOHA – Australia take on Lionel Messi’s (picture) Argentina in a David v Goliath World Cup showdown while the United States look…

12 months ago

Report lays bare Australia’s ‘sobering’ climate challenge

RISING temperatures are fuelling widespread environmental degradation across Australia and supercharging natural disasters, according to a government report released on…

1 year ago