Category - Australia


Australia: Major strike action at airports, Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

Australia’s Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) announced Wednesday a week of industrial action at airports, starting from September 26, in a bid to force a swift end to its dispute with the government. After almost three years of bargaining, the trade union has been unable to clinch a deal with the government and the Department of Immigration and […]


Australia: Flood warnings for New South Wales

The south east of Australia is set for a deluge of rain over the next 24 hours, with a month’s worth of rain forecast to fall in parts of Victoria tomorrow. Sydney could be hit by 34mm rain starting from this evening – half the amount that usually falls throughout the whole of September. Floods were […]


Australia: Terror threat

A FRIGHTENING new Islamic State magazine has encouraged lone wolves to attack and kill Australians in public acts of terror. “Kill them on the streets of Brunswick, Broadmeadows, Bankstown, and Bondi. Kill them at the MCG, the SCG, the Opera House, and even in their backyards,” an article published on Monday in the new English-language […]


Australia: strike by Border Force staff this week

Strike action by Australian Border Force staff at international airports across the country is expected to affect international flights later this week.   Workers will take part in mass strikes at the country’s seven international airports from midnight on Friday, August 12, in a renewed bid to break the deadlocked battle over their pay and […]


Melbourne: Flights delay due to bad weather

Passengers are facing delays after bad weather forced the closure of one of Melbourne Airport’s runways on Thursday. And the delays are likely to continue on Friday, with the forecast of low cloud, fog and rain in the morning and afternoon. An Airservices Australia spokeswoman said the airport was operating with just one of its two runways due to poor weather. “Due […]


Australia: Storm caused more flooding

Entire towns are underwater, while at least three people are dead and many more are missing in Australia, after a vicious storm continued to batter the nation’s east coast overnight. Grave fears are held for an 81-year-old Tasmanian man, while at least three others are missing, after the worst of the weather swept across the […]