Australia introduces toughest anti-smoking laws
After a High Court ruling in Australia, cigarette companies will be forced to exchange smart, branded packages for dull green packets with disturbing images of disease and death.
Boy, lost for 25 years, finds home on Google Earth
Saroo Brierley was five when he woke up alone on a train in Calcutta. He thought he would never see his family again. Two decades on, modern technology has helped him find his way home at last.
Priceless pink diamond found in Australian mine
A huge pink diamond unearthed in Western Australia is one of the largest ever seen. This ‘once in a lifetime’ find will sell for millions – but how much real value is there in a shiny rock?
Ping-Pong Poms choosing the UK over Australia
For years, Brits have fled the UK for the promise of sun, sea and sport in Oz. New figures, however, show many are leaving. Is the Australian dream not what it’s cracked up to be?
Australia launches bold new plan on global warming
The Australian government has revealed details of a new carbon tax, to be implemented next year. It will help slow global warming, but industry leaders are worried.
‘Monster killer storm’ devastates Queensland
The most powerful cyclone ever to hit Australia struck Queensland this week. As devastation reigns, are such natural disasters inevitable?
Gloom, doom and cuts v barmy men hugging
A crushing cricket victory in Australia is good news for England fans. But does sport really have the power to change the national mood?
Terrible floods in Australia bring ruin and snakes
They have not seen floods like this in Queensland for over fifty years. But as the waters subside, who should be paying for the damage?