{FD} Lawyers make final remarks in Australian cardinal’s sex case

A lawyer for the most senior Vatican official charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis has told an Australian court that Cardinal George Pell could have been targeted with false accusations to punish him for the crimes of other clerics.

{FD} Australia’s Turnbull says ‘some tension’ in China relations

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is saying there is "some tension" in relations with Beijing, following accusations of Chinese meddling in the country's politics and concerns over China's influence in the South Pacific.

{FD} Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

Australia and New Zealand have warned China against building any military base in the South Pacific after media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu.

{FD} Historian appeals Australian court’s palace letters ruling

A historian is appealing a court ruling that continued to keep secret letters that might reveal what Queen Elizabeth II knew of her representative's plan to dismiss Australia's government more than 40 years ago.

{FD} Prince Charles, Camilla land in Australia for key visit

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles have landed in Australia for a trip Camilla reportedly joined Charles on in the hopes of helping further his chances at landing a royal title.

{FD} Aboriginal activities stage Commonwealth Games protests

As an opening ceremony featuring symbolic tributes to Australia's indigenous people was getting under way, Aboriginal protesters were gathering outside the Commonwealth Games stadium to get a message across, too.

{FD} Prince Charles lands in Australia for Commonwealth Games

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have landed under a gray sky that threatened rain in Brisbane city on the heir to the British throne's 16th visit to Australia.