Lawmakers, who had cast aside a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples, waved rainbow flags and embraced on the floor of the chamber, after the overwhelming vote in favour of the bill.
In a trial at the reef's Heron Island off Australia's east coast, the researchers collected large amounts of coral spawn and eggs late last year, grew them into larvae and then transplanted them into areas of damaged reef.
Australia forces all would-be asylum-seekers into camps on two islands. Police in Manus, where one of the camps is located, removed dozens of refugees in an effort to end a stand-off that has drawn global attention to Canberra's tough asylum-seeker policies.
About 600 asylum-seekers in an Australian offshore detention camp on Papua New Guinea are hunkering down and refusing to leave. The power has been cut off, there's no air conditioning and food is running out.
When Ali Cobby Eckermann was a teenager, she ran away to the desert in central Australia. Her drug use and reckless behavior had spiraled out of control. Years later, Eckermann would put all that pain into writing and become one of Australia’s most celebrated poets.
El Niño is back. That could mean trouble for crops from Africa to Australia, drought relief for Brazil and California — and new record global temperatures as the Pacific Ocean warms up and brings the heat along with it.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media -- but they're not wearing white lab coats. They're wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
In many places around the world, renewable energy technologies are already cheaper than fossil fuels. In his new book, "The Great Transition," Lester Brown, renowned environmental thinker and writer, says the great energy transition may be complete much sooner than you think.
Despite growing evidence that the earth's climate is changing, many people remain skeptical. This denialism is often seen as a political response to the issue, but some mental health experts in Australia say it can also be a beneficial coping mechanism.
He's been called sexist, racist and a misogynist. Now "dating coach" Julien Blanc could end up being banned from the entering the UK for a seminar later this month after he posted photos pretending to choke women.