Firefighter killed as wildfires ravage Australia
A firefighter has been killed and three more have been taken to hospital as wildfires in Australia continue to ravage the country.
Sydney NYE fireworks to go ahead despite calls to spend money on fighting wildfires
Sydney’s firework celebrations on New Year’s Eve will go ahead, despite the wildfires currently ravaging the country.
Malcolm Turnbull becomes fourth Australian PM ousted in ten years after party coup
When Malcolm Turnbull rode to power in Australia in 2015, he did so on a wave of optimism, saying he would bring stability to a troubled parliament. But his moderate leadership was always under attack from right wingers in his own Liberal Party. Last night he became the fourth Australian Prime Minister to be ousted in a…
What’s going on with Australia’s latest bruising political leadership battle?
Once again the knives are out down under, Canberra is living up to its reputation as the world’s back stabbing capital and now Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has issued an ultimatum – threatening to step down on Friday if his rivals push through another leadership vote. The entire parliament has been suspended while the…
Cardinal Pell: Vatican official charged with sex offences in Australia
The Vatican’s third highest ranking official has been charged with a series of sex offences in Australia after a two year investigation.
London Bridge victims from all over world
A nurse, a chef. a bartender, an au pair – they came from France, from Spain, from Canada, Australia and the UK. Eight people are now confirmed to have died in the attacks after a body was found in the Thames. Some 29 victims are still in hospital, and today one A&E nurse spoke about…
Debate: trade deals in a post-Brexit world
We speak with Australia’s High Commissioner Alexander Downer, Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg and French political commentator Agnes Poirier about the merits and drawbacks of doing deals in a post-Brexit world.