Australia to cut number of migrants
Australia will cut its cap on migration by 15 percent. The nation’s annual migration ceiling will be reduced from 190,000 places to 160,000 -- a figure in-line with 2017-18’s 12-month intake, which was the lowest level in a decade.
Countries ground 737 Max 8
Sundays crash of an Ethiopian Airline MAX 8 plane that killed all passengers and crew member has drawn attention to the safety of the MAX 8. Many countries including UK, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa, China have suspended the operation of the Max 8 pending when civil aviation authorities give it clearance to take flight again.
Boeing's lost $24 Billion in market cap in two days
Boeing’s crisis of confidence continues with a growing number of countries and airline carriers suspending flights of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. The suspensions include the governments of the EU, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and Malaysia. But not the U.S. yet.
27 year-old female CEO's startup gets $1 Billion valuation
Zilingo Pte, a Singapore-based online fashion marketplace, raised $226 million to fund an expansion into the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia.
Footballer Hakeem al-Araibi denied bail in Thai extradition hearing
A Thai court has denied bail to the Bahraini football player with refugee status in Australia who was detained by Thai authorities as he arrived in Bangkok for his honeymoon. He will await an extradition hearing in jail.
Protests across Australia against 'Invasion' Day holiday
Events to mark the birth of modern Australia in 1788 are being countered by large rallies by indigenous communities. They're demanding that the Australia Day public holiday be changed so it doesn't celebrate colonialism.
Body of missing German tourist found in Australia
Police in Australia have found the body of a Cologne resident who was reported missing on January 8. Authorities have said the woman was found in the Outback, near Alice Springs.
What’s killing Australia’s property boom?
Australia’s once booming housing market is in the second year of is a sharp downturn. Prices in Sydney are falling at an annualized pace of about 8 percent, leaving house-hunters and property investors how much further there is to go.
A floating trash can fights plastic pollution
Two Australian surfers are on a mission to stop plastic pollution in the ocean. They've developed a floating trash can that filters and collects garbage that has made its way into the sea.