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  • Australia adds India to ‘red list’ countries, travel to country restricted Apr 22, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Australia adds India to ‘red list’ countries, travel to country restricted

    The restrictions come a few days after the UK banned flights from India. The record-breaking surge in infections continues, with India reporting 3.14 lakh cases, the highest single-day spike anywhere in the world, in the last 24 hours.

  • Australia backs Pfizer virus vaccine over AstraZeneca for under-50s Apr 08, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Australia backs Pfizer virus vaccine over AstraZeneca for under-50s

    The move, after Europe’s drug regulator found a possible link between the Anglo-Swedish vaccine and rare blood clotting issues, is a huge hurdle for Australia's faltering inoculation effort, which relies heavily on the AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • Australia launches program to help Aussie businesses trade and invest in India Apr 06, 2021 08:35 PM IST

    Australia launches program to help Aussie businesses trade and invest in India

    The official program run by the Australian government aims to facilitate the entry of Australian companies into the Indian market. It is set to focus on the e-commerce channel to better market Aussie food, beverage and consumer products to Indian consumers.

  • New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19 Apr 06, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    New Zealand to open travel bubble with Australia on April 19

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said health officials believe the risk of the virus being transmitted from Australia is low and that travel is now safe.

  • Power drinkers - Aussie brewer offers beer for excess solar energy Mar 31, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Power drinkers - Aussie brewer offers beer for excess solar energy

    Along with putting solar panels on its Melbourne brewery and buying power from a solar farm, CUB is looking to buy excess solar power from households, paying in cans of beer instead of cash, to help meet its target to use 100% renewable power by 2025.

  • Once in a 100 year flood event puts pressure on Australia's coal industry Mar 23, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    Once in a 100 year flood event puts pressure on Australia's coal industry

    The floods could see prices of the power-station fuel extend March 22's two-year high, as coal in Europe also gained on the news.

  • Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst flooding in almost half a century Mar 23, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst flooding in almost half a century

    The national weather agency has posted severe weather warnings in every mainland state or territory but one, affecting around 10 million people in the country of 25 million, across an area the size of Alaska.

  • Dozens of towns isolated by flooding in Australian state Mar 22, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Dozens of towns isolated by flooding in Australian state

    Around 18,000 people had been evacuated from flooding in New South Wales by Monday and emergency services feared up to 54,000 people could be displaced with rain forecast to continue until Wednesday.

  • Animal abusers in New South Wales to face jail time, stiffer fines Mar 19, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Animal abusers in New South Wales to face jail time, stiffer fines

    Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said the bill was passed in the upper house on Thursday night, it would modernise the legislation.

  • Australia sees first population drop since World War I Mar 18, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    Australia sees first population drop since World War I

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics said the population grew by less than one percent in the year to September 2020, and actually declined in the last recorded quarter.

  • News Corp reaches three-year deal with Facebook in Australia Mar 16, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    News Corp reaches three-year deal with Facebook in Australia

    The agreement announced on Monday involves News Corp's The Australian national newspaper, and metropolitan papers such as The Daily Telegraph in New South Wales.

  • Quad Summit | An assertion of India's strategic autonomy Mar 16, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Quad Summit | An assertion of India's strategic autonomy

    Among the four Quad nations, India is probably in the most advantageous position, and should leverage it 

  • Australia to continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite Europe pause Mar 16, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Australia to continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite Europe pause

    Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus joined several other European nations on Monday in temporarily suspending vaccinations with AstraZeneca shots after reports of isolated cases of bleeding, blood clots and low platelet count in some of the nations.

  • Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region Mar 14, 2021 11:24 AM IST

    Joe Biden, Narendra Modi, Scott Morrison and Yoshihide Suga's op-ed calls for strong Indo-Pacific region

    The world leaders pointed out that the collaboration which began with relief efforts post the devastating tsunami in 2004, evolved into a ‘democratic cooperation’ called the “Quad”

  • Leaders of Quad discuss 'challenge' posed by China: US National Security Advisor Mar 13, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Leaders of Quad discuss 'challenge' posed by China: US National Security Advisor

    Addressing a White House briefing on Friday soon after the historic virtual Quad summit between US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the top American official said the four leaders have agreed to hold an in-person summit later this year.

  • Australia records first local COVID-19 case in two weeks Mar 13, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    Australia records first local COVID-19 case in two weeks

    Queensland state Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the unnamed doctor last week treated two patients who had recently returned to Australia and had tested positive for the UK variant.

  • Quad has come of age; its agenda makes it a force for global good: PM Modi Mar 12, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    Quad has come of age; its agenda makes it a force for global good: PM Modi

    The virtual summit was attended by US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

  • Biden says free Indo-Pacific essential as he meets India, Japan, Australia leaders Mar 12, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    Biden says free Indo-Pacific essential as he meets India, Japan, Australia leaders

    The White House says the virtual meeting of the countries known as the Quad, the first at leader level, shows the importance Biden places on the Indo-Pacific region and that it will focus on ways to fight the coronavirus pandemic, as well as cooperate on economic growth and the climate crisis.

  • Explained: What is Quad and what it hopes to achieve Mar 12, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    Explained: What is Quad and what it hopes to achieve

    Officially, the Quad was conceived as a space to cooperate for safeguarding shared security and other interests in the Indo-Pacific region. However, observers say that the forum is geared to counter China’s military and economic rise.

  • Australia PM says Quad meet to discuss Indo-Pacific, COVID-19, climate change Mar 12, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Australia PM says Quad meet to discuss Indo-Pacific, COVID-19, climate change

    Efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Indo-Pacific will also be discussed as the group plans to announce financing agreements to support an increase in manufacturing capacity for coronavirus vaccines in India.

  • First Quad summit on March 12: PM Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, PMs of Australia and Japan to meet virtually Mar 09, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    First Quad summit on March 12: PM Narendra Modi, Joe Biden, PMs of Australia and Japan to meet virtually

    The leaders will discuss regional and global issues of shared interest, and exchange views on practical areas of cooperation towards maintaining a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, said the MEA.

  • After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy Mar 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy

    According to ISRO, India has always recognised that space has dimension beyond national considerations, which can only be addressed along with international partners.

  • Cipla Gulf expands partnership with Alvotech for commercialisation of four drugs in Australia, New Zealand Mar 02, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    Cipla Gulf expands partnership with Alvotech for commercialisation of four drugs in Australia, New Zealand

    Cipla Gulf FZ LCC is expanding its partnership with Alvotech for the marketing and distribution of four biosimilar medicines in Australia and New Zealand, the company said in a regulatory filing.

  • Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX, first in Asia-Pacific region Feb 26, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Australia lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX, first in Asia-Pacific region

    "We...are confident that the aircraft are safe," Graeme Crawford, the acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, said in a statement.

  • Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms Feb 26, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

    Facebook said it had signed partnership agreements with Private Media, which owns online magazines, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. Commercial agreements will become effective within 60 days if a full deal is signed.

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