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Uproar as politician praises White Australia policy, urges Muslim ban

Sydney - An Australian politician was widely condemned Wednesday after demanding "a final solution" to immigration and calling for a return to the White Australia policy which favoured "European Christians".

Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia cyber laws

Sydney - Tech companies could face fines of up to Aus$10 million (US$7.3 million) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled Tuesday.

Ex-Australian archbishop avoids jail for concealing child abuse

Sydney - A former Australian archbishop convicted of concealing abuse by a notorious paedophile priest in the 1970s was confronted by enraged victims outside a courthouse Tuesday after a judge spared him jail and ordered he serve his sentence at home.

Australia strips five of citizenship over Islamic State links

Sydney - Five people have been stripped of their Australian citizenship for fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, with officials saying Thursday the country was a better place without them.

Op-Ed: Hothouse Earth: It’s looking worse than ever

Sydney - After decades of senile, incompetent idiocy and procrastination about warming, we’re now talking about Hothouse Earth. Heat waves are killing people in large numbers. The question is now what happens next.

Australian state government invests in bitcoin startup

Australia's Queensland state government has announced a new partnership with TravelbyBit, a startup that helps travel businesses accept cryptocurrency payments.

Australia supermarket bagged after plastic backflip

Sydney - A leading Australian supermarket was Thursday forced into a backflip after facing a barrage of criticism for reneging on plans to phase out free plastic bags.

Man jailed in Australia over terror plot

Brisbane - A man was jailed for 17 years Tuesday for plotting a terrorist attack in Australia after being prevented from travelling to Syria, with the judge saying he continued to hold extremist views.

Fresh headache for embattled Australia PM after poll loss

Sydney - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's grip on power ahead of upcoming national polls was under renewed scrutiny Sunday after disappointing by-election results.

Morgan Evans talks 'Kiss Somebody,' new music, Kelsea Ballerini Special

On July 27, country star Morgan Evans chatted with Digital Journal about his radio single "Kiss Somebody," his love for performing live, and his songwriting inspirations.

Map of 250 indigenous massacres reveals Australia's violent past

Sydney - An online map which has so far documented 250 massacres of indigenous peoples after Australia was colonised by the British is set to be expanded, researchers said Friday, as they seek to uncover the country's dark past.

Honours for Australians involved in Thai cave rescue

Sydney - Nine Australians who helped rescue young footballers trapped in a Thai cave were given state honours Tuesday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declaring their bravery an inspiration to the world.

Essential Science: World's oldest colors discovered

Geologists have discovered the world's oldest colors, by examining some of the oldest rocks on Earth. The rocks were isolated from North Africa, and pigments were then extracted.

Platform provides brands with consumer-led video feedback: Q&A Special

Facebook and Instagram released tools designed to create a more social shopping experience with multiple opportunities for customers to both engage with companies and provide direct feedback on purchases. How big is video feedback set to become?

Experts blast My Health Record as Australians rush to opt out

The Australian government’s new health record system has come under fire after Australians were invited to either opt in or out of the system on Monday, many chose to opt out.

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Sydney - Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.

Turnbull calls on Pope to sack archbishop for concealing child abuse

Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday called on Pope Francis to sack disgraced archbishop Philip Wilson after he was convicted of covering up child sex abuse but remains employed by the church.

NERVO discusses new track, raving, digital transformation of EDM Special

Australian electronic duo NERVO (comprised of twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo) chatted with Digital Journal about their new track "What Would You Do For Love." They also discussed the digital transformation of electronic dance music (EDM).

Australia scientists develop 'world first' melanoma blood test

Sydney - Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough that could save many lives.

Olivia Newton-John Centre ranked as one of the best in the world

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Australia is ranked in the Top 30 "Most Technologically Advanced Cancer Centers in the World."
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