#putoutyourbats tribute sweeps nation grieving for Phil Hughes

Some of the best #putoutyourbats tribute photos as cricket lovers join extraordinary outpouring of grief for Phil Hughes.

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Australian slang dictionary (G-Q)

Learn some ‘Strayan. We continue the list of fair dinkum Aussie slang terms and phrases. Cop a gobful.

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Newborn baby found in drain

The mother of a newborn baby dumped into a drain has been charged with attempted murder.

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Modi declares India the answer to Australia’s call for opportunity

In a speech delivered to the Australian parliament Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, backed Tony Abbott’s push for a ramping up of trade between the two nations.

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Abbott confuses China with Tasmania while toasting President Xi

“It’s hard to confuse Tasmania and China, but I have.” – Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott.

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Indigenous Australians outraged at Abbott’s ‘nothing but bushes’ remarks

Angry and offended Australians lash out at Australia’s PM for saying the country was nothing more than a couple of bushes prior to colonization.

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David Cameron tells parliament Australia is the “can do” country

British PM David Cameron has delivered a speech to Australia’s parliament, noting the two nations’ shared history and the need to defend shared principles, highlighting trade and the struggle against Islamic extremism.

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Australian slang dictionary (A-F)

Can you speak ‘Strayan? Fair dinkum, have a gander at this list of Aussie slang terms and phrases and see if you get the lingo.

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Nick Cave South Australia ad wins best international tourism film

South Australia’s Barossa advertisement, set to the music of Nick Cave, has been crowned the best international tourism film.

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Australians taking a bigger bite out of the Big Apple

Australians are flocking to the USA and in increasing numbers, with cities like Los Angeles and New York doubling in popularity with Aussie visitors.

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Obama hints at request for more Australian troops in Iraq

Following APEC meeting with Tony Abbott, US president says he is asking all partner nations to review their commitment to the evolving campaign against Isis.

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