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Fire-fighting plane crashes in Portugal

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Scott Morrison says nation supports Lebanese Australians' push for systemic reform in Beirut

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he understands Lebanese Australians’ desire to see political and economic reform in Beirut but has downplayed Australia’s power to influence this outcome.  The devastating explosion in Lebanon’s capital has inflamed anger against government corruption, negligence and economic mismanagement, and has reignited calls from the Lebanese

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Health workers voice PPE woes during COVID

Victoria might need to improve getting protective equipment to health workers, but there are no issues with availability in the state, the premier says. Daniel Andrews’ comments on Monday came in response to ongoing concerns about the availability of proper PPE for health workers. The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

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Action against Chinese diplomat dismissed

Legal action by a student activist suing China’s Brisbane consul-general has been dismissed, with a magistrate ruling he has diplomatic immunity. Beijing critic Drew Pavlou made an application under Queensland’s Peace and Good Behaviour Act complaining that Xu Jie had incited violence against him. The complaint followed a protest at

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