India, Australia Discuss Expansion of Defence Ties

Published By: Sheen Kachroo Last Updated: November 20, 2023, 23:16 IST The two sides are also in an advanced stage of discussion to conclude implementing arrangements on Hydrography Cooperation. (Reuters) The two ministers agreed that deepening cooperation in defence industry and research would “give a fillip to the already strong relationship”, according to a statement … Read more

Thalidomide Tragedy Australia More Than Half A Century Over 6 Decades On Australia Sorry For Babies Born With Birth Defects

Thalidomide Tragedy: The Australian government will formally apologise to the people affected by the ‘thalidomide tragedy’, more than six decades after thalidomide, the active ingredient in a sedative drug, resulted in birth defects in the babies of the mothers who consumed the medicine as a treatment for morning sickness while they were pregnant. Australia’s prime … Read more

Major Australian Ports Reopen After Cyberattack Halts Operations

Updated Nov. 13, 2023 12:47 am ET|WSJ Pro SYDNEY—Some of Australia’s biggest ports restarted operations on Monday following a cyberattack that disrupted container traffic ahead of Christmas and highlighted vulnerabilities in the nation’s critical infrastructure. Dubai-based DP World shut down its terminals in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle after detecting suspicious activity on its systems … Read more

Australia’s Inflation to Ebb More Slowly Than Expected, Acting RBA Chief Economist Says

SYDNEY—Inflation pressures across Australia’s economy are now expected to ease more gradually than thought just three months ago, said Marion Kohler, acting chief economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia. “Domestically sourced inflation, in particular, services price inflation, has been widespread and slow to decline,” she said in a speech to a conference of financial … Read more

Australian ports operator faces cybersecurity Incident, suspends operations

The Australian government said on Saturday that it was coordinating a response to a cybersecurity incident that forced ports operator DP World Australia to suspend operations at ports in several states. A DP World Australia spokesperson told Reuters on Saturday that operations at impacted ports were not yet restored. A statement said the company was … Read more

Kapil’s Dev 175 was iconic, but is Maxwell’s 201 more heroic?

The morning after, the debate on the greatest innings in limited overs cricket still rages in right earnest: Has Glenn Maxwell’s 201 not-out against Afghanistan just overtaken Kapil Dev’s iconic 175 not-out in the 1983 World Cup against Zimbabwe, in terms of quality and impact?  Comparisons, as they say, are odious — but neither can … Read more

Over 10 Million Australians Lose Internet, Phone Services In Major Telecom Outage

Sydney: More than 10 million Australians were cut off from internet and phone services on Wednesday after unexplained outages struck one of the country’s largest communications companies. Optus said it was scrambling to pinpoint and fix the outages, which crashed electronic payment systems and disrupted phone lines for emergency services. Company chief executive Kelly Bayer … Read more

China’s Xi Meets Australian PM Albanese in Beijing for Reset in Ties After Years of Tensions

Last Updated: November 06, 2023, 15:08 IST Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks at the opening ceremony of the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 5, 2023. (Reuters) Chinese leader Xi Jinping meets Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in a bid to mend strained relations and boost trade Chinese leader Xi Jinping … Read more

India’s ex-High Commissioner fined $136,000 by Australian court for flouting ‘fair work act’

The Australian Federal Court has recently ordered India’s former high commissioner Navdeep Suri Singh to pay more than $136,000 to his former domestic employee Seema Sherghill in compensation, reported on 5 November. The court asked Singh to pay Sherghill for unpaid wages and unfair working conditions. As per the report, Sherghill arrived in Australia … Read more

Australia PM Anthony Albanese Seeks Dialogue, Cooperation During “Positive” China Visit

Anthony Albanese will spend four days in China Shanghai: Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, starting the first visit to China by a leader of his country in seven years, said on Sunday it was “in all our interests” to have a bilateral relationship with dialogue and cooperation. Australia will continue to work constructively with China, … Read more