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Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison. (File photo)

Rape claims linked to Australian parliament widen with new case

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 10:19 AM IST
PM Scott Morrison said he was extremely distressed by a report of the alleged assault on the second woman, adding that a lot of work had to be done to change the workplace culture.
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Australia is mobilising support in its fight against Facebook and Morrison’s recent discussion with PM Modi is proof of that.(File photo)
Australia is mobilising support in its fight against Facebook and Morrison’s recent discussion with PM Modi is proof of that.(File photo)

Facebook controversy: What prompted Australia PM to reach out to PM Modi?

Written by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 06:39 PM IST
The discussion was held in the aftermath of Facebook’s decision to restrict publishers and people of Australia from sharing or viewing news content on its platform.
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Australian PM Scott Morrison said Linda Reynolds should not have questioned Higgins about her accusation.(Bloomberg)
Australian PM Scott Morrison said Linda Reynolds should not have questioned Higgins about her accusation.(Bloomberg)

Australian PM apologises to ex-staffer alleging rape in country's parliament

AP, Canberra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Morrison said he first heard of Higgins’ allegation on Monday and his office only learned about it on Friday last week.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “It is time to ensure this great unity is reflected more fully in our national anthem,”, adding that Australia was the “most successful multicultural nation on Earth.”(REUTERS)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said “It is time to ensure this great unity is reflected more fully in our national anthem,”, adding that Australia was the “most successful multicultural nation on Earth.”(REUTERS)

Australia changes word in anthem to honour Indigenous people

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Canberra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Prime Minister Scott Morrison on New Years Eve announced that the second line of the anthem, Advance Australia Fair, has been changed from “For we are young and free” to “For we are one and free.” The change took effect Friday.
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US President Donald Trump has conferred the Legion of Merit award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(Agencies)
US President Donald Trump has conferred the Legion of Merit award on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison(Agencies)

US’ Legion of Merit award for QUAD architects sends multiple messages

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 02:32 PM IST
US President Donald Trump’s decision to award his partners in India, Japan and Australia is seen to underline that it was during his time at the White House that these relationships were taken to a different level.
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File photo: PM Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison.
File photo: PM Modi and Australian PM Scott Morrison.

India, Australia condemn use of ‘proxies for cross-border terrorism’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:30 PM IST
Both sides said they would coordinate efforts to fight terror in line with the comprehensive strategic partnership.
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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.(REUTERS)
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.(REUTERS)

Australian PM says China coal ban would breach WTO rules

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Canberra
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Prime Minister Scott Morrison was replying to a report in China’s state-owned Global Times newspaper that said Beijing’s main planning agency had given power plants approval to import coal without restrictions, except for Australian coal.
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Australia’s Prime Minister said Tuesday that China would be in breach of World Trade Organization rules as well as a bilateral free trade agreement if it banned Australian coal(REUTERS)
Australia’s Prime Minister said Tuesday that China would be in breach of World Trade Organization rules as well as a bilateral free trade agreement if it banned Australian coal(REUTERS)

Australian Prime Minister says China’s coal ban would breach WTO rules

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Canberra
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 02:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Scott Morrison while responding to a report in the Chinese state-owned Global Times newspaper said “If that were the case, then that would obviously be in breach of WTO rules”.Morrison said he was treating the report as “media speculation”.
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The vaccine was one of four candidates that Australia had committed to buy and accordingly agreements were made to secure 51 million doses of the experimental vaccine.(REUTERS)
The vaccine was one of four candidates that Australia had committed to buy and accordingly agreements were made to secure 51 million doses of the experimental vaccine.(REUTERS)

Australia ends Covid-19 vaccine trials due to HIV antibody positives

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:31 PM IST
Following consultation with the Australian Government, UQ and CSL decided not to progress the vaccine candidate to phase 2 and 3 clinical trials.
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Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong(Image via Twitter)
Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong(Image via Twitter)

Australia Lacks Strategy to Deal With China, Labor’s Wong Says

By Bloomberg| Posted by Mallika Son i | Canberra
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 01:26 PM IST
“The strategy should be working out how we deal with the effects for Australia and the region of a China which demonstrably is taking a very different stance,” opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Wong told ABC’s ‘Insiders’ program. “The government really does need to stop focusing on splashy headlines and work out what is it doing.”
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An aerial view shows bushfires on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, in this still image taken from video released on December 2, 2020.(Reuters)
An aerial view shows bushfires on Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia, in this still image taken from video released on December 2, 2020.(Reuters)

Australia bushfire threatens township on World Heritage-listed Fraser island

By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni | Queensland
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Since it was sparked by an illegal campfire seven weeks ago, the blaze has blackened half the island off Australia’s north eastern coast, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef and famed for a tropical rainforest on sand dunes, and inland lakes.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed the law is not aimed at any country but it is widely seen by analysts as directed at China.(AP)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed the law is not aimed at any country but it is widely seen by analysts as directed at China.(AP)

Australia approves tough new veto powers over foreign agreements amid China row

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:50 AM IST
The law allows the Commonwealth to block any agreement between Australian states, councils or institutions and a foreign government, such as a controversial 2018 deal between the state of Victoria and China.
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Australian flag cocktail sticks are seen at Australia's food booth at the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.(REUTERS)
Australian flag cocktail sticks are seen at Australia's food booth at the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.(REUTERS)

Australia bounces out of recession as economy grows 3.3%

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Wellington
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told reporters the country still has a lot of ground to make up from the coronavirus downturn.
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Australian PM Scott Morrison has used Chinese social media platform WeChat to criticise a “false image” of an Australian soldier posted on Twitter by the Chinese government.(AP)
Australian PM Scott Morrison has used Chinese social media platform WeChat to criticise a “false image” of an Australian soldier posted on Twitter by the Chinese government.(AP)

Australian PM sends WeChat message to Chinese diaspora in spat

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Sydney
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 08:04 AM IST
China has rebuffed Morrison’s calls for an apology after its foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted the digitally manipulated image of an Australian soldier holding a bloodied knife to the throat of an Afghan child on Monday.
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US President-elect Joe Biden at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, US.(Reuters)

China’s fight with Australia risks backfiring as Biden era nears

By Bloomberg | Posted by Mallika Soni | Beijing
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:44 PM IST
China last week imposed anti-dumping duties of up to 212% on Australian wine, the latest in a slew of measures curbing imports from coal to copper to barley. Tensions escalated further on Monday after a Chinese Foreign Ministry official tweeted a fake photo of an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reviews an honor guard during a ceremony in Tokyo.(AP/ FILE)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reviews an honor guard during a ceremony in Tokyo.(AP/ FILE)

‘Afghan lives matter’: China tells Australia, refuses to say sorry for controversial tweet

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:13 PM IST
A Chinese diplomat posted a graphic image depicting an Australian soldier with a bloodied knife next to an Afghan child, a post described by Prime Minister Scott Morrison as “repugnant” and “false”
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(ANI file photo)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.(ANI file photo)

Want to take bilateral ties with India to new heights, says Australian PM Morrison

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:00 PM IST
Highlighting Australia as a great adapter and implementer of technology,the Prime Minister said his country has seen a rapid uptake in technology during the pandemic.
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Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, left, speaks while Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister.(Bloomberg)
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, left, speaks while Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister.(Bloomberg)

Australia, Japan to bolster defense ties amid China’s rise

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The deal is the first of its kind for Japan since its 1960 status of forces agreement with the United States, which set the terms for the basing of about 50,000 American troops to operate in and around Japan under the Japan-US security pact.
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Zhao Lijian’s comments came as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in Tokyo to sign a defense agreement with Japan.(REUTERS)
Zhao Lijian’s comments came as Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was in Tokyo to sign a defense agreement with Japan.(REUTERS)

China gives explanation for pummeling Australia on trade

By Bloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:12 AM IST
In a sign some senior members of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government want to find a circuit-breaker to ease the tensions, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will deliver a speech on Wednesday saying his nation is ready to re-engage in dialogue with Beijing after ministerial contacts were put on ice.
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Children celebrate Diwali with crackers at housing society near Dandekar bridge on Saturday in Pune, India.(Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Children celebrate Diwali with crackers at housing society near Dandekar bridge on Saturday in Pune, India.(Photo by Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

From Joe Biden to Boris Johnson, world leaders extend Diwali greetings

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:37 AM IST
World leaders like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Justin Trudeau, Scott Morrison, extended their greetings to people who celebrated Diwali.
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The Australian Prime Minister said “There is light ahead, and there is hope. Warmest greetings to everyone celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.”(Reuters Photo)
The Australian Prime Minister said “There is light ahead, and there is hope. Warmest greetings to everyone celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.”(Reuters Photo)

Australian PM Scott Morrison’s Diwali message has special significance this year

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Melbourne
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 12:39 PM IST
Scott Morrison said Australia is the most successful multi-cultural nation on earth and “at this Diwali, I pay tribute to all those who have brought this tradition to our shores.”
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Morrison said Australia would welcome the US back to the WHO, and potentially the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.(AP)
Morrison said Australia would welcome the US back to the WHO, and potentially the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.(AP)

Australia says US return to Paris Agreement, WHO under Biden would be welcome

By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Sydney
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 12:10 PM IST
The United States formally withdrew from the Paris climate agreement last week, but Biden has promised to rejoin the Paris pact, and also commit to net zero emissions by 2050.
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Qatar government apologises for strip-searching women at the airport(Twitter/BoardingArea)
Qatar government apologises for strip-searching women at the airport(Twitter/BoardingArea)

Qatar government issues ‘sincerest apology’ for strip-searching female travellers at the airport

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 08:54 PM IST
Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior apologise for invasive searches of women by Qatari authorities at Hamad International Airport, after a newborn was found in a garbage bag at the airport’s toilet on October 2.
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Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia.(Bloomberg)
Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, speaks at the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia.(Bloomberg)

Qatar expresses regret as Australia says women on 10 flights searched

By Reuters | Posted by Kaleem Ullah Fasihi | Dubai/Sydney
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:46 PM IST
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, speaking about the issue for the first time, told reporters in Canberra that “Australia’s strong objections and views” about the incident involving Australian travellers on October 2 were widely shared, without elaborating.
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Walkers wear protective face masks at St Kilda pier in Melbourne after it became the first city in Australia to enforce mask-wearing in public as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on July 23, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Walkers wear protective face masks at St Kilda pier in Melbourne after it became the first city in Australia to enforce mask-wearing in public as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on July 23, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Australia explores lifting state border closures by Christmas

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Australia is taking steps to kick-start its economy with Covid-19 cases having dwindled in the worst-hit state of Victoria, from a daily peak of over 600 cases to just a handful.
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen greeting the crowd during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, October 10, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen greeting the crowd during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, October 10, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

‘I always go for chana masala, naan’: Prez Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan lucky to have Indian restaurants

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 09:20 AM IST
Along with the tweet, Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen shared a picture of a delectable platter of rice, naan, a colourful salad and several dishes, including the Taiwanese president’s favourite chana masala, and a cup of tea on the side.
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United States’ decentralized system of government, and anti-vaccine sentiments that have been building for decades, had in any case made a program of mandatory immunization unlikely.(REUTERS)
United States’ decentralized system of government, and anti-vaccine sentiments that have been building for decades, had in any case made a program of mandatory immunization unlikely.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine won’t be mandatory in US, says Anthony Fauci

By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison hours earlier announced that coronavirus vaccines, once approved, would be mandatory for everyone in his country, barring medical exemptions.
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Vials of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate, a recombinant adenovirus vaccine named Ad5-nCoV, co-developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc and a team led by Chinese military infectious disease expert.(REUTERS)
Vials of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate, a recombinant adenovirus vaccine named Ad5-nCoV, co-developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc and a team led by Chinese military infectious disease expert.(REUTERS)

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine could be the first to be available to Indians: 5 key developments

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 10:52 AM IST
State-owned Chinese pharmaceutical company SinoPharm said its Covid-19 vaccine will be commercially available by the end of the year.
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TIME TO GO: Policemen register Taliban prisoners as they are in the process of being released from the Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
TIME TO GO: Policemen register Taliban prisoners as they are in the process of being released from the Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.

In bid for peace, Afghan govt starts releasing 400 Taliban prisoners

By Agence-France-Presse | Kabul
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:58 AM IST
The prisoners include at least 44 insurgents of particular concern to the United States and other countries for their role in high-profile attacks, according to an official list seen by AFP.
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison clicks a selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and during their meeting in Osaka, Japan.(ANI File Photo)
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison clicks a selfie with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and during their meeting in Osaka, Japan.(ANI File Photo)

Australian PM Scott Morrison wishes India on Independence Day, says ‘our friendship founded on trust’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 09:50 AM IST
Morrison had held a virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June after his visit to India was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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