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Australia agrees to increased U.S. air deployments after sub deal

 Australia and the United States announced expanded military cooperation on Thursday, including rotational deployments of all types of U.S. military aircraft to Australia, a day after announcing a submarine deal denounced by China as intensifying a regional arms race.

Immigration NZ: Deleted post appears to be copy of new policy - adviser

Information about skilled residence visas mistakenly posted on Immigration New Zealand's website appears to be an advance copy of the Government's new criteria.

Australia outbreak grows, spreads to New Zealand

The previous record in New South Wales, which includes Sydney, was 466 on Saturday. Three people died on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the outbreak first detected in Sydney in mid-June to 60.

MasterChef Australia finalist’s ‘peasant food’ rice dish delights Indians, Bangladeshis

Kishwar Chowdhury’s ‘Smoked Rice Water’ is a modern reimagining of ‘panta bhat’, a type of centuries-old comfort food from Bangladesh and India.

Australia records handful of new coronavirus cases as national frictions grow

Australia recorded a handful of new locally acquired coronavirus cases on Tuesday, with frictions increasing between state leaders over the best approach to manage and contain the outbreaks.

Australia board apologises after India players complain of racist abuse

Cricket Australia apologised to the India team on Sunday and launched a probe into allegations visiting players were subjected to racial abuse by part of the crowd during the third test at Sydney Cricket Ground.

'The Furnace' shows how ‘migrants built Australia as a nation’

Highlights:

The Furnace was the only Australian film in the Venice Film Festival 2020
A Sikh consultant worked on the movie for over two years, and three people were specially brought in to tie turbans on the Sikh characters in the film
The dialogue is in several languages including English, Persian, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Badimaya, an Indigenous language

‘SBI No $1B Adani loan’ — Screams At India vs Australia Cricket In Sydney

SYDNEY - Two protestors barged into the ground holding ‘NO $1B ADANI LOAN’ signs right after the sixth over of the match.The protestors were calling out the Indian bank – State Bank of India for its reported loan of ₹5,000 crore to the Adani Enterprises Ltd's Australian mining company.

Melbourne opens up dining, shopping as four month virus lockdown lifted

Melbourne’s shops, restaurants and hotels opened for business on Wednesday after a four month coronavirus lockdown, with happy customers enjoying alfresco eating in the spring sunshine and shopkeepers hoping for big sales to make up for lost revenue.

Australia to shift its naval presence from Middle East to Asia-Pacific, China

Amid growing Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region, Australia has now announced its decision to shift its naval presence in the Middle East to Asia-Pacific and China.

Australia should embrace closer defence ties with India: Report

The deterioration in both India and Australia's relations with China has inevitably brought the two countries together and as Beijing has threatened to dial back its economic engagement, Canberra have looked to New Delhi as an attractive alternative, said Australia-based professor Salvatore Babones.

Sydney Airport boss says Australians could travel internationally sooner than expected

The boss of Sydney Airport reckons we could be travelling quarantine free to and from Asia earlier than expected – but with a catch.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern poised for big win in election, poll says

The Labour party, which is campaigning on its record of bringing the coronavirus pandemic under control within New Zealand's borders, would have 60 seats in parliament, one short of the 61 seats needed to form a government.

Adani Group signs royalties agreement with Queensland government on Carmichael mine

The Adani Group on Thursday said that it has signed that a royalties agreement with the Queensland government concerning the Carmichael mine project.