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Recent articles by Rod:

New inquiry into Australian mother convicted of 4 homicides

An Australian state attorney general has declined to pardon a mother convicted almost 20 years ago of smothering her four children to death and instead ordered a new inquiry into whether there could be a medical explanation for the tragedies → Read More

Chinese ambassador says Solomons pact no threat to Australia

A Chinese ambassador says China’s engagement with South Pacific island countries poses no threat to Australia, responding to fears that Beijing will establish a military foothold in the Solomon Islands. → Read More

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

Bleaching is caused by global warming, but this is the reef’s first bleaching event during a La Niña weather pattern, which is associated with cooler Pacific Ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority said. → Read More

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

Bleaching is caused by global warming, but this is the reef’s first bleaching event during a La Niña weather pattern, which is associated with cooler Pacific Ocean temperatures, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority said. → Read More

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the fourth such mass event in seven years in the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, Australian government scientists said. → Read More

Singer Nick Cave confirms son Jethro Lazenby has died at 31

Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave has confirmed the death of his son Jethro Lazenby at age 31 → Read More

Morrison defends management of Australia's ties to Solomons

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday he was following security officials’ advice in managing bilateral relations with the Solomon Islands after the South Pacific neighbor’s leader alleged he’d been threatened “with invasion.” → Read More

Australian central bank hikes rate for 1st time in 11 years

Australia’s central bank has lifted its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than 11 years → Read More

Australian central bank hikes rate for 1st time in 11 years

Australia’s central bank on Tuesday lifted its benchmark interest rate for the first time in more than 11 years. The cash rate rose from 0.1% to 0.35% in a move potentially damaging to a government that will seek reelection on May 21. → Read More

Sydney man gets 12 years for murdering gay American in 1988

An Australian man was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison Tuesday for the 1988 murder of an American who fell off a Sydney cliff that was known as a gay meeting place. → Read More

Sydney man admits pushing gay American off a cliff in 1988

A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime → Read More

Sydney man admits pushing gay American off a cliff in 1988

A man told police he killed American mathematician Scott Johnson in 1988 by pushing the 27-year-old off a Sydney cliff in what prosecutors describe as a gay hate crime, a court heard on Monday. → Read More

Uber admits misleading Australian riders, agrees to pay $19M

Uber has agreed to pay a $19 million fine in Australia for misleading riders by falsely warning they could be charged a cancellation fee and for inflating estimates of comparable taxi rides → Read More

Australian opposition leader gets COVID while campaigning

Australia’s opposition leader has tested positive for COVID-19 in the second week of a campaign ahead of the May 21 federal election → Read More

Western pressure mounts on Solomons to quash pact with China

Australia and the United States are stepping up diplomatic outreach to the Solomon Islands after China signed a security deal with the South Pacific island nation that could lead to Beijing establishing a military presence there. → Read More

Australia PM hopeful Albanese had humble start to life

The son of a single mother who raised him on a pension, Anthony Albanese had a humble start to life for an aspiring Australian prime minister. → Read More

Australian prime minister calls May election

Australia’s prime minister has called for a May election that will be fought on issues including Chinese economic coercion, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Australia and India thank Quad for new free trade deal

India and Australia’s trade ministers say a shared security partnership with the United States and Japan has helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on exports to China → Read More

Australia and India thank Quad for new free trade deal

India and Australia’s trade ministers say a shared security partnership with the United States and Japan has helped them strike a trade deal that Australia hopes will reduce its dependence on exports to China. → Read More

UK spy chief says Russian soldiers disobey orders in Ukraine

Demoralized Russian soldiers in the Ukraine were refusing to carry out orders and sabotaging their own equipment and had accidentally shot down their own aircraft, a U.K. intelligence chief said on Thursday. → Read More