Australia on high alert to join air strikes against Islamic State

The Australian government says its defence forces are ready to act against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria if requested by the US but that conditions must be met.

Spirit of Australia in crisis as Qantas posts $2.8 billion loss

Qantas confirms massive annual loss, totalling AUD$2.8 billion, as it scrambles to secure its future.

Australia: A cultural, ethnic and political melting pot

New research revealed that the Australian population consists of people born in more than 252 places.