Miners in Angola have unearthed a rare pure pink diamond that is believed to be the largest found in 300 years, the Australian site operator announced Wednesday.
The gaming experience of the eSports community in the country is getting a boost as PLDT Global Corp. has entered into a partnership with Australia-based high-performance gaming infrastructure provider OneQode. Under the partnership, PLDT Global will enable OneQode to deliver unmatched gameplay interactivity and further drive gamer engagement in the region, including the Philippines, through […]
Australia’s biggest carbon emitter AGL said Monday it had rejected an upped takeover bid from billionaire green activist Mike Cannon-Brookes, who wanted to shutter the energy firm’s coal-fired power plants. AGL — Australia’s largest energy company — said its board had over the weekend rejected a joint bid of $8.25 (US$6) per share from Cannon-Brookes, […]
Some Qantas pilots are making mistakes as they return from long breaks caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an internal memo reported by Australian media on Wednesday. Among the errors listed in Qantas pilot reports: starting take-off with the parking brake on and misreading the altitude as airspeed, said a report by the Sydney […]
In near-perfect conditions, thanks to abundant rain and healthy trees, Australian fruit grower Michael Cunial’s cherry orchard looks set to yield a bumper crop. He has just one problem: the harvest. Like many farmers in Australia, during harvests he relies on seasonal workers, many of whom have been shut out of the country since its […]
Hong Kong customs officers seized nearly 900 kilograms of live lobsters on a speedboat on Monday night, as authorities step up a crackdown on the smuggling of Australian rock lobsters into mainland China. With relations between the two countries strained, China has restricted imports of several Australian products. Among them are lobsters, a sought-after delicacy […]
Sydney Airport announced Monday it had agreed to a US$17 billion takeover bid by an Australian investor consortium, just days after reopening to international travel. The airport’s board unanimously approved the sale to the Sydney Aviation Alliance — a consortium of infrastructure investors and Australian pension funds — and recommended shareholders vote in favour. The […]
Rampant smuggling of Australian rock lobsters into mainland China is a national security threat, Hong Kong’s new customs chief said Thursday as she vowed to crack down on the trade. Lobsters are one of a number of products from Australia that China has restricted imports of as relations between the countries plunged. But they remain […]
An Australian man has been charged with stealing a monitoring tag from a great white shark, reportedly setting off a string of false shark alarms in Western Australia. Police in the town of Albany charged the 48-year-old man with stealing an “acoustic monitor tag” used to track great white sharks off the coast, they said […]
Facebook on Friday restored access to news for its Australian users after reaching agreement with the government on a landmark law requiring it and other tech firms to pay for journalistic content.