A Sri Lankan asylum-seeker has died after setting himself on fire while awaiting a visa decision in Australia, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Monday, with a Tamil group claiming he was “living in great fear.”
An Australian radio DJ at the center of a royal hoax call controversy in which a nurse was found hanged says the ordeal broke her, with death threats and depression taking their toll.
Seven asylum-seekers sewed their lips shut Sunday as part of a mass hunger strike protest involving hundreds of detainees in an Australian immigration detention center, activists said.
Australia revealed Sunday that it had resettled in recent months more than 500 Afghans who had jeopardized their own safety by helping the Australian military in their war-ravaged homeland.
If you have ever wanted to prepare a meal of kangaroo brains fried in emu fat with a side dish of roasted wombat, there's a cookbook in Australia just for you.
Papua New Guinea police Thursday said an investigation into a riot at an Australian detention center on Manus Island that left an asylum-seeker dead “stinks of a major cover-up.”
An Australian senator startled his colleagues by producing a fake pipe bomb during a committee hearing on Monday.
More than 20 asylum-seekers have become the first refugees to be resettled on Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea as part of Australia's tough boatpeople policies, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott acknowledged Thursday that he made a mistake by winking with a smile in a talk radio studio while listening to a phone-sex worker complain on the air about welfare cutbacks.
Australian researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bushfires with explosives, likening the process of using the sound wave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle.