Australia wants to join India, the United States and Japan in
joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, widening
participation in multilateral drills as China's influence in
the region grows.
Stand aside Shrek. Bow down Big Ben. An Australian sheep is
now the shear-leader of the woolly pack.
Six people have been arrested over an alleged cocaine
syndicate operating across Sydney.
The NSW police chief says he would need a "heck of a lot of
convincing" before he would sign off on any Operation
Fortitude-style co-operation with the Australian Border
Investors in the company that runs Australia's secretive
refugee camps are starting to flex their muscles in a way
that may achieve what refugee advocates and politicians have
failed to for years - greater transparency and oversight.
The clean-up will continue in Adelaide's central business
district after a fire destroyed a martial arts academy,
closing roads and forcing the evacuation of city buildings,
including a major hotel.
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