Three hundred scientists from 25 nations have met this week in the Antarctic gateway city of Hobart, Australia, for the first-ever international conference of the Southern Ocean Observing System, SOOS.
Some one hundred pilot whales ended stranded on a beach in Western Australia on Tuesday with wildlife officials announcing 51 had already died on Wednesday. The whales were spotted swimming near Cheynes beach east of Albany early on Tuesday, but by the afternoon the beached whales covered a stretch of the shoreline, despite earlier efforts to guide them back to sea.
Despite elected on a climate action platform the Australian government has approved a new coal mine for the first time since it was elected, reports the BBC from Canberra. The government was bound by national environment laws when considering Central Queensland's Isaac River coal mine, a spokeswoman said.
Australian farmers are predicted to see their most valuable year ever with a bumper crop. Agricultural exports are forecast to hit a record US$75bn in the year to the end of June, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES).
A café in Melbourne, Australia offers its customers a unique experience by serving a cup of coffee for 140 dollars, 50 times the market price. The city of Melbourne has a tradition of coffee culture, which was fostered by Italian and Greek migration from the 1940s.
Australia's new Five Dollar bill will replace an image of British monarch Charles III with one honoring Australian Indigenous cultures. It is the last banknote in Australia that still bears the head of recently deceased Queen Elizabeth II.
The cruise vessel Viking Orion, with some 800 passengers, was denied permission to dock in Adelaide after Australian authorities discovered a marine growth on the ship, which is called biofoul and is considered potentially harmful.
After years of strained relations, Australia and China have given the first steps to normalization with the visit of Aussie Foreign Minister Penny Wong to Beijing. Ms Wong is the first Australian minister to visit China since 2019 and is leading Canberra's first formal talks in Beijing since 2018.
Australia's Lupaca Diamond Company has reported that miners in Angola have extracted a rare pure pink diamond, considered the largest to have been discovered in the world in 300 years. The 170-carat, 34 grams diamond has been dubbed “the Rose of Lulo”, after the mine in northeast Angola where it was extracted.
Australia beat Peru 5-4 on penalties to advance to the football World Cup finals later this year after a goalless draw.