Ex-Hanlong head sentenced to eight years for insider trading in Australia

By Jarni Blakkarly SYDNEY, March 11 : An Australian court jailed today the former head of China’s Hanlong Mining Investment Pty Ltd for eight years, Australia’s corporate regulator said, in one of the country’s harshest sentences for insider trading. The Supreme Court of New South Wales state handed down the sentence of eight years and […]

Beaten Tomic tees off at absent Davis Cup team mate Kyrgios

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Mar 6 : Frustrated Australia number one Bernard Tomic questioned team mate Nick Kyrgios’s withdrawal from the Davis Cup tie against the United States in Melbourne after the hosts crashed out of the tournament’s first round today. Rising talent Kyrgios withdrew from the tie with a virus days before the opening […]

Beaten Tomic tees off at absent Davis Cup team mate Kyrgios

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Mar 6 : Frustrated Australia number one Bernard Tomic questioned team mate Nick Kyrgios’s withdrawal from the Davis Cup tie against the United States in Melbourne after the hosts crashed out of the tournament’s first round today. Rising talent Kyrgios withdrew from the tie with a virus days before the opening […]

Australia to test debris found two years after Malaysian jet disappeared

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY, Mar 3 : A piece of debris found off the southeast African coast that could be from a missing Malaysia Airlines flight is being sent to Australia for testing, officials said today, two years after the plane carrying 239 people disappeared. A white, metre-long chunk of metal was found off the […]

Call for govt unity as Australian PM faces critical budget, election

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Mar 3 : Australia’s deputy leader called for government unity today as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s polls plummet amid party divisions and ahead of a critical budget and looming election later this year. Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the honeymoon was over for Turnbull, who became leader in a party […]

Parts of Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction due to El Nino – scientists

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Mar 2 : Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef face permanent destruction if the current El Nino, one of the strongest in two decades, does not ease this month, scientists said today. The El Nino is a result of a warming of the ocean in the western Pacific — ideal conditions […]