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 …

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

China’s missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position

Posted May 05, 2018 05:03:41 Photo: China’s missiles in the Spratly Islands show Beijing is intent on controlling the South China Sea. (China Ministry of National Defence) China’s deployment of missiles to the disputed Spratly Islands shows Beijing is serious about exerting long-term domination and control over the South China …

Former Afghan Air Force pilot Niloofar Rahmani granted asylum in the United States

Former Afghan Air Force pilot Niloofar Rahmani granted asylum in the United States

Updated May 01, 2018 09:57:49 Photo: Captain Niloofar Rahmani was the first fixed-wing Air Force pilot in Afghanistan. (Supplied) Related Story: Trailblazing Afghan Air Force pilot seeks US asylum A trailblazing female Afghan Air Force pilot has been granted asylum in the United States after a tense 16-month wait for …

Mike Pompeo: Why the new Secretary of State’s appointment could be met with relief in the White House – Donald Trump’s America

Mike Pompeo: Why the new Secretary of State’s appointment could be met with relief in the White House – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 27, 2018 06:59:33 Photo: The former CIA chief, Mike Pompeo, has been dabbling in diplomacy for some time. (Reuters: Leah Mills) Related Story: Pompeo narrowly confirmed by Senate to become secretary of state Related Story: Trump confirms CIA boss held secret talks with Kim Jong-un America’s top diplomat …

Queensland State Library film vault preserving state’s hidden histories

Queensland State Library film vault preserving state’s hidden histories

Posted April 20, 2018 11:19:41 Video: Film from the State Library of Queensland vault (ABC News) In a cold, dark vault in the basement of the State Library in Brisbane, rack upon rack of ageing film reels sit dormant. The room is kept at a chilly four degrees Celsius and …

States threaten to call off energy deal if renewables undermined | Australia news

The Queensland and Victorian governments are hedging their bets about the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee ahead of the circulation of key design details expected during the next 48 hours. Queensland’s energy minister, Anthony Lynham, said on Thursday the state was still reviewing the stakeholder submissions to the Energy Security …

Their sport is banned in three states. Meet a duck hunter

Their sport is banned in three states. Meet a duck hunter

Posted April 11, 2018 05:01:59 Photo: In the marsh at Lake Connewarre near Geelong, Dean Rundell classes himself as a responsible duck hunter. (ABC News: Jane Cowan) Dean Rundell crouches in the marsh grass, clad in three different kinds of camouflage. Cast skyward, his pale eyes seem drawn from the …

Queensland weather: More rain on the way for flooded communities in state’s north

Queensland weather: More rain on the way for flooded communities in state’s north

Updated March 29, 2018 10:59:48 Photo: The Bruce Highway opened south of Ingham on Thursday morning, but remains closed to the north. (Facebook: Georgia Garbutt) Floodwaters have begun to settle in north Queensland, but the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says another rainfall event for Central to North Queensland is quite …

The United States of Australia: An Aussie Bloke Explains Australia to Americans

The United States of Australia: An Aussie Bloke Explains Australia to Americans

Price: (as of – Details) The United States of Australia is a hilarious and educational introduction to Australia and its quirky inhabitants. Written for Americans, but equally amusing to anyone visiting the shores of the Great Southern Land, this book examines the relationship between Australia and the U.S., including how …