Australia

Australian activists say Abbott’s biomass plan will destroy native forests

By Wed, May 20, 2015 6:16PM UTC

Australia’s Coalition government finally agreed to come up with an achievable Renewable Energy Target (RET), but it is not what conservation groups have expected.

The cautionary “cli-fi” of ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

By Mon, May 18, 2015 11:46AM UTC

As a long-time lover of dystopian science fiction, I am looking forward to seeing the continuation of the Australian classic Mad Max series, which began in 1979. I actually haven’t seen any of the original three installments since the ’80s, but I’m looking forward to going in fresh, without resorting to tedious comparisons between old and new.

Exile or death: Johnny Depp’s dogs face Australia dilemma

By Thu, May 14, 2015 2:46PM UTC

Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s dogs Pistol and Boo will be put down by Australian authorities if they are not removed from the countries by Saturday.

Suspected teenage terrorist appears in Australian court

By Mon, May 11, 2015 11:29AM UTC

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 17-year-old boy arrested last week when police allegedly found three homemade bombs in his family home in Australia’s second-largest city has appeared in a children’s court charged with terrorism offenses. The boy is a juvenile suspect and cannot be publicly identified. He was remanded in

Australian police say they disrupted bomb plot in Melbourne

By Sat, May 09, 2015 3:46PM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Police say they have arrested a 17-year-old suspected terrorist and disrupted a plot to detonate three homemade bombs in the Australian city of Melbourne.