Malcolm Turnbull Is Losing Popularity, But Says He Is Australia’s Happiest Ever PM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ratings are at an all-time low, but he says he's the country's happiest ever government leader.


20 Years After She Warned Australia About Asians, Lawmaker Says Muslims Are the Threat

In an incendiary inaugural senate speech, the leader of Australia’s One Nation party called for an immigration ban and monitoring Islamic groups.

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Time to Choose between U.S. and China, American Officer Tells Australia

An Army colonel has waded into Australia’s anxious debate over how to manage relations with Washington and Beijing.


This 88-Year-Old Retired Australian Judge Wants to Trade Places with a Refugee.

In protest of offshore detention centers, this 88-year-old retired judge is asking to trade places with a refugee.


Australia Treats Refugees Horribly. But Denmark Wants a Peek at That Playbook.

A group of Danish parliamentarians won rare access to an Australian offshore detention center where abuse and exploitation are rampant.


Australian Politician Files Human Rights Complaint After Newspaper Calls Him an Angry White Man

After fighting to repeal a racial discrimination law, this white Australian senator is using it.


Australian Immigration Minister: Asylum-Seekers Make Up Abuse Stories to Get Into Our Country

Australia's immigration minister claims some of the Nauru reports were likely made up.

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China’s Gone Ballistic Since the Hague Ruling

Beijing has lashed out at neighbors and the U.S. after losing in a landmark international tribunal.


Around the World in 40 Books

Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.


Timor-Leste: Australia Is Behaving Like China in Disputed Waters

The Timorese prime minister is looking for U.S. support as his country presses Australia to finally negotiate a boundary in the oil-rich Timor Sea

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