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Australia prepares to ban Huawei from 5G project over security fears

Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.
Greg Hunt, Australia’s Health Minister

Australian government to reduce soft drink sugar levels

The Australian Federal Government has backed a contentious plan to reduce the sugar intake of soft drink consumers, prompting criticism from the medical industry.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi ‘unwell’, scraps Australia public appearance

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday pulled out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was "not feeling well", the event's organisers said.

Donald Trump warmly welcomes Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull to the White House

US President Donald Trump gave Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull an effusive welcome at the White House Friday, trying to put a heated first conversation in the rear mirror.

Sex scandal rocks Australian govt as deputy premier impregnates aide

Australia’s parliamentary sex scandal opened a rift in the governing coalition on Friday as deputy leader Barnaby Joyce described Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as “inept” for criticising his affair with an aide.

Aussie deputy premier hits back at boss over affair criticism

Australian deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, has hit out at his boss, calling prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s criticism of Joyce’s extra-marital relationship “inept” and “unnecessary.”

Australian premier to ban affairs between ministers, staff

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said ministers will be banned from sexual relationships with staff under a new code of conduct to be enacted in the wake of his deputy admitting to an extramarital affair with a staffer.

Australia-Nigeria trade transactions hit N100 billion – envoy

The Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Paul Lehmann, on Thursday, announced that trade transactions between Australia and Nigeria in the last two years amounted to about N100bn.

Malcolm Turnbull hails revived TPP, critics question value for Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday hailed the revival of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a boon for jobs, but critics questioned how much Australia would really gain from a deal that excludes the US.

World cyclist champion Caroline Buchanan seriously injured in car crash

Caroline Buchanan, a two-time Olympian and world champion cyclist has been seriously injured in a car crash.

Australian court sacks deputy premier Barnaby Joyce

Australia’s High Court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning decision that cost the government its one-seat parliamentary majority and forced a by-election.

North Korean hackers steal classified military documents from South Korea

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday.

Australian court to jail Nigerian student Igwebuike for importing $10m methamphetamine

An Australian court will sentence a Nigerian post-graduate student, Jackson Igwebuike, on 25 October, after he was found guilty of importing methamphetamine worth $10million to Canberra.

Church cancels wedding after Facebook gay marriage post

Australia’s prime minister Friday defended a church’s right not to marry some couples following reports a woman’s wedding was cancelled after she posted support for same-sex marriage on Facebook ahead of a national vote.

Australia PM brushes off leaked Trump phone transcript

Australia's prime minister Friday sought to downplay an unflattering account of a controversial refugee swap deal which emerged in a leaked transcript of a bad-tempered phone call with US President Donald Trump.

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Some domestic election observer groups have called for prosecution and punishment of anyone caught for vote-buying in future elections in the country.