Matildas to defend Tournament of Nations title against United States, Japan and Brazil

Matildas to defend Tournament of Nations title against United States, Japan and Brazil

Updated May 18, 2018 09:31:03 Photo: The Matildas will return to the US hoping for more success as they defend their Tournament of Nations title later this year. (Reuters/USA Today: Kelvin Kuo) Twelve months ago, the Tournament of Nations marked the Matildas’ biggest breakthrough in world football — now the …

United Nations admits #MeToo but critics say it’s not doing enough to address sexual harassment

United Nations admits #MeToo but critics say it’s not doing enough to address sexual harassment

Posted May 12, 2018 08:24:51 Senior United Nations (UN) officials have admitted the global peace body is not immune to the problem of sexual harassment, but questions have been raised about how it handles allegations within its agencies. Key points: The UN’s World Food Program is investigating allegations in its …

Neo-Nazi Aryan Nations lovers Robert Edhouse and Melony Attwood jailed for murder

Neo-Nazi Aryan Nations lovers Robert Edhouse and Melony Attwood jailed for murder

Updated May 08, 2018 15:23:19 A pair of lovers who were members of a white supremacist group have been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 21 years for murdering the woman’s partner so they could live in his house and gain access to his life insurance. Robert …

One Nation’s Pauline Hanson furious online citizenship poll being shared overseas

One Nation’s Pauline Hanson furious online citizenship poll being shared overseas

Posted April 27, 2018 06:04:06 Photo: Hanson said she was in favour of the survey until she saw it on social media sites across the world. (file) (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has accused a parliamentary committee of allowing foreign citizens to influence the democratic process. …

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation’s driest pitch highlights worsening drought

Murray-Darling Basin: Cricket match on nation’s driest pitch highlights worsening drought

Updated April 14, 2018 07:03:46 Photo: Residents of Wilcannia participate in a game of cricket where the Darling River has run dry. (ABC News: Tim Lee) Related Story: ‘Our river is dying’: Small community fears for Darling’s future It has been so dry in recent months in western New South …

PNG’s APEC summit takes on new importance as nations jostle for power in the Pacific – China power

PNG’s APEC summit takes on new importance as nations jostle for power in the Pacific – China power

Updated April 14, 2018 08:32:21 Photo: Port Moresby’s new convention centre is a $35m showpiece of Chinese engineering. (ABC News: Eric Tlozek) Related Story: Infrastructure investment has Australia uneasy over Chinese influence in PNG Past a glistening fountain, between rising pillars of concrete marked with tribal motifs, lies China’s latest …

Association of South East Asian Nations unlikely to ever invite Australia to join

Association of South East Asian Nations unlikely to ever invite Australia to join

Updated March 17, 2018 17:54:58 Photo: Mr Widodo said Australia would bring more stability to the region and ASEAN. (ABC: Taryn Southcombe) Related Story: Aung San Suu Kyi comes to ASEAN summit with reputation tarnished Related Story: Australian-Indonesian ties are key to stability in Asia-Pacific, Yudhoyono says It’s an invitation …

Ban Ki-moon discusses North Korea, Donald Trump and the United Nations’ failings

Ban Ki-moon discusses North Korea, Donald Trump and the United Nations’ failings

Updated March 24, 2018 10:18:14 Video: Ex-UN boss ‘cautiously optimistic’ about potential of Trump-Kim meeting (ABC News) The looming high-stakes meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un “will be a huge event, shaking the whole political security dynamics of North-East Asia, not to mention the …

Julie Bishop uses PNG trip to remind Pacific nations of Australia’s aid contributions

Julie Bishop uses PNG trip to remind Pacific nations of Australia’s aid contributions

Posted March 22, 2018 12:40:57 The Australian Government is making a push to re-establish itself as the dominant nation in the South Pacific, with fresh aid spending and official visits. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is using a trip to Papua New Guinea and Tonga to remind Pacific nations that Australia’s …