Helena Norberg-Hodge has been arguing for localism since the 1970s, but the pandemic is making the Australian activist-scholar’s ideas more relevant than ever. By Damien…View More What if Local and Organic Is Better Than Networked and Global?
Limits on the number of Australians who can return have spurred a growing uproar over the country’s hard-line approach. By Livia Albeck-Ripka DARWIN, Australia —…View More Stranded Overseas, Thousands Beg Australia to Let Them Come Home
The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. By this time last year, I had…View More Fire Lessons From Australia’s South Coast
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison warns the country could see lockdowns in a bid to curb coronavirus. The potential measures come after large crowds gathered…View More Australian PM warns of lockdowns to tackle coronavirus
A decision to ban the Aboriginal flag and other forms of recognition from Anzac Day services in Western Australia (WA) has sparked widespread backlash. Each…View More Outcry over Aboriginal flag ban at Anzac services
The deaths of three children and their mother in a car fire in the Australian city of Brisbane have sparked outrage, amid reports they were…View More Outcry after family of ex-rugby player die in fire
Since July there have been fires – sometimes hundreds at once – burning across New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state. Firefighters have battled mammoth…View More How much rain finished off the NSW fires?
A bushfire near the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) grew to more than 35,000 hectares on Saturday, as officials closed a major motorway. Residents in some…View More Canberra residents seek shelter as bushfires rage
Scientists in Australia have become the first to recreate the new coronavirus outside of China in what they have called a “significant breakthrough”. The discovery…View More Virus recreated outside China for the first time
Three US firefighters who died when their air tanker crashed while battling blazes in Australia have been identified. Captain Ian McBeth, 45, first officer Paul…View More US crew killed in Australia plane crash identified
A British-Australian woman jailed in Tehran has said she rejected an offer from Iran to become a spy. Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a lecturer at Melbourne University,…View More Jailed academic ‘rejected Iran’s offer to be spy’
Storms have brought heavy rain to fire-hit regions of eastern Australia but authorities warn the nation’s bushfire crisis is still “far from over”. More than…View More Fires ‘far from over’ as storms sweep Australia
Greg Page, a founding member of the popular children’s music group The Wiggles, has collapsed at a bushfire relief show in Sydney. Page – who…View More The Wiggles singer collapses at bushfire show
A three-year-old girl and her pet dog have been found safe and well 24 hours after they went missing in Western Australia’s flood-hit Pilbara region.…View More Missing girl and dog found in Australia floods