Can Mayors Save the World From Climate Change?

BUCASIA BEACH, Australia — Mayor Greg Williamson crunched through the dead branches and kicked the sand.…

Australia’s Most Populous State Decriminalizes Abortion

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s most populous state decriminalized abortion on Thursday, becoming the last jurisdiction in…

In a First for Australia, the Capital Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

SYDNEY, Australia — Australia’s capital on Wednesday became the first jurisdiction in the country to legalize…

Australia’s Toughest Question: How Close Is Too Close to China?

SYDNEY, Australia — It was an extraordinary question for a member of Australia’s Parliament to be…

The Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country

MILLN REEF, Australia — Murrumu of Walubara and his son, Thoyo of Walubara, paddled in the…

Hard Truths, Photography and Why We Should ‘Never Look Away’

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Host Violent Content? In Australia, You Could Go to Jail

SYDNEY, Australia — The video showing the murder of 51 people in Christchurch carries both an…

Australia Bushfires Arrive Early, Destroying Historic Lodge in ‘Omen’ of Future

SYDNEY, Australia — The conservationists who built the secluded Binna Burra Lodge in Australia’s lush mountains…

Should Kissing Be Allowed in Professional Settings?

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As Clashes Over Hong Kong Reach Australia, Speaking Up Brings Death Threats

ImageThe dissident Chinese cartoonist Badiucao posted street art in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, the day before…

Australia Is Third Country to Join U.S. in Patrolling Strait of Hormuz

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia will join a fledging American-led effort to protect ships from Iranian threats…

Cardinal George Pell’s Sexual Abuse Conviction Is Upheld

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian court on Wednesday upheld the sexual abuse conviction of Cardinal George…

This Land Is a Sanctuary for Aboriginal Women. Bulldozers May Soon Come.

DJAB WURRUNG COUNTRY, Australia — For dozens of generations, this serene stretch in the highlands of…

Recycling Is in Crisis. Could These Innovations Be the Answer?

MELBOURNE, Australia — Since China stopped accepting much of the world’s recyclable waste last year, many…

To Save Tiny Penguins, This Suburb Was Wiped Off the Map

PHILLIP ISLAND, Australia — It’s a magical sight: Just as the light begins to vanish, thousands…