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World 06 Oct 2017 | 1:38 PM

Australians give up 51,000 illegal guns as govt stands by tough laws

SYDNEY: Australians turned in 51,000 illegal firearms, ranging from 19th-century weapons to a rocket launcher, during a three-month amnesty that ended on Friday, and which prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said had helped avert Las Vegas-style mass shootings.

World 06 Oct 2017 | 10:22 AM

Influential Australian Senator Nick Xenophon resigns

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Senator Nick Xenophon, a key independent lawmaker, said on Friday he was resigning from national politics, potentially complicating Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's efforts to pass legislation.

Property 23 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Australia plans tax on ghost homes

ON a wet, midweek evening when most Australians are home cooking dinner, fewer than a third of the lights are on in the apartments in Melbourne’s Docklands. Most shops and restaurants are closed. The only people passing through seem to be on their way elsewhere.

Community 01 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Prestigious win for entrepreneur

IT WAS a memorable National Day present for a young entrepreneur who emerged one of the top winners in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA).

Community 31 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Entrepreneur does nation proud by winning prestigious award

MELAKA: It was a memorable National Day present for a young entrepreneur who emerged one of the top winners in the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA).

Markets 29 Aug 2017 | 9:34 AM

TPP countries consider amendments to stalled trade deal - sources

SYDNEY: The 11 countries committed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are considering amendments to the trade deal, three sources said on Tuesday, as officials meet in Sydney for talks to re-energize the stalled agreement.

Business 24 Aug 2017 | 2:10 PM

Qantas firms up plans for world’s longest commercial flight

SINGAPORE: Qantas Airways is set to formally announce plans to offer 20-hour non-stop flights from Sydney to London by 2022 if Airbus SE or Boeing Co can deliver aircraft that meet the distance, a source familiar with the matter said.

World 14 Aug 2017 | 1:06 PM

Australian PM says confident government majority safe, despite questions over his deputy

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Monday he was confident his government's one-seat majority was safe, despite questions over his deputy's citizenship which could disqualify him from parliament.

AseanPlus News 15 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Australia enters medical marijuana market in a cautious way

MELBOURNE: At a secret location in Australia’s southeast, Peter Crock delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2017 | 9:22 AM

Australia cautiously enters medical marijuana market

Melbourne (AFP) - At a secret location in Australia's southeast, Peter Crook delicately tends to a two-month-old cannabis cutting.