'Five Eyes' alliance demands ways to access encrypted apps
The "Five Eyes" intelligence alliance demanded Sunday that tech companies insert "backdoors" in encrypted apps to allow law enforcement agencies the access they say they need to police
Australia sees record deficit as virus spending increased
Australia is on track to post a record budget deficit this year, the government admitted Tuesday while unveiling plans to further open the spigot on pandemic stimulus spending. Government finances are forecast to be more than Aus$200 (US$143) billion in the red, even if a Covid-19 vaccine is found, according to a budget unveiled to…
WHO warns 2 million virus deaths possible, Australia urges vaccine-sharing
Coronavirus deaths could more than double to two million without collective action against the pandemic, the World Health Organization...
Australia recession adds to global economic virus woes
Australia has fallen into recession for the first time in three decades and Brazil's economy shrank by almost 10 percent because of the coronavirus, leaving China as the only major nation still recording economic growth during the pandemic.
NAFDAC warns Nigerians against apple, blackcurrant from Australia
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians to stop the consumption of an organic apple and black currant originating from Australia.
Big fines for infected Australians breaking quarantine orders
Hundreds of coronavirus-infected people in Australia's worst-hit state have been caught flouting stay-at-home orders, authorities said Tuesday, prompting tougher fines.
Storm lashes Australian coast threatening homes
Homes perched on Australia's stunning eastern coast were at risk of being swept away Tuesday, after days of driving rain, high winds and monster swells smashed
China halts HK extradition treaties with Canada, Australia, UK
China announced the suspension Tuesday of Hong Kong's extradition treaties with Canada, Australia and Britain in a tit-for-tat move following similar decisions by those countries over a controversial new security law.