Australia reported a record high of COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, and its second-largest state declared an emergency in hospitals to cope with surging patient admissions and a staffing shortage due to the coronavirus.
World number one Novak Djokovic was released from Australian immigration detention on Monday after winning a court challenge to remain in the country to pursue his bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title at the upcoming Australian Open.
Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday, resetting ties months after a threat to pull its services to avoid tougher government regulation.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison lied to him over the cancellation of a submarine building contract in September, and indicated more efforts were required to rebuild trust between the two allies.
Australia-Afghanistan-Iran-Netherlands joint production, ‘When Pomegranates Howl,’ was selected by Australia as its national representative in the race for Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Academy Awards.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday rejected France’s accusations that Canberra lied about plans to cancel a contract to buy French submarines, saying he had raised concerns over the deal “some months ago”.