Australia doctors warn “humanitarian emergency”, seek access to Pacific camp

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Sep 20 : Australian doctors said on Thursday a “humanitarian emergency” is unfolding at an Australian-run detention centre in the Pacific and they asked for government permission to treat asylum seekers at the remote facility. Australia’s hardline immigration policy requires asylum seekers intercepted at sea trying to reach Australia to be […]

Two Australian banks among six targeted by fake apps-security firm

By Paulina Duran SYDNEY, Sep 20 : Customers of six banks including two of Australia’s largest lenders have had their personal details stolen by fake banking apps on the Google Play store, an internet security firm said. Slovakian-based security software firm ESET said the official-looking apps had been downloaded over a thousand times since they […]

Australia’s strawberry needle scare spurs proposal for 15-year jail term

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Sept 19 : Australia plans to increase the maximum jail term to 15 years for anyone convicted of contaminating foodstuffs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday, as a scare over needles found in strawberries and other fruits gripped the country. Police are investigating more than 100 reports of needles found […]