Northern Island’s health minister has sued Van Morrison, who has said the minister’s handling of Covid-19 restrictions was “very dangerous.” Paul Tweed, the lawyer for the health minister, Robin Swann, confirmed on Monday that a lawsuit had been filed. “Legal proceedings are now at an advanced stage, with an anticipatedContinue Reading

Australia, a major producer of fossil fuels that has long been criticized for dragging its feet on climate change, has done little this week to change that perception. At the Glasgow climate summit, Prime Minister Scott Morrison did not join an international effort to curb global emissions of methane 30Continue Reading

Australia’s defense minister, Peter Dutton, also defended his country’s handling of the French submarine contract on Sunday, describing his government as “upfront, open and honest” about its concerns with the deal. He noted the changing security dynamic in the Indo-Pacific region, where he said “the Chinese are pumping out submarinesContinue Reading

Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese (center) shakes hands with a voter as he and his partner Jodie Haydon (left) arrive at a polling place to cast their ballots in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday. Rick Rycroft/AP hide caption toggle caption Rick Rycroft/AP Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese (center) shakes hands withContinue Reading

When Scott Morrison first became Australia’s prime minister in 2018, he was so little known that when he went to shake the hand of a soccer fan, the confused man asked: “What’s your name, then?” After nearly four years at the helm, Mr. Morrison’s pitch to voters this time aroundContinue Reading

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison campaigns in Sydney, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Mick Tsikas/AP hide caption toggle caption Mick Tsikas/AP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison campaigns in Sydney, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Mick Tsikas/AP CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday he was following security officials’ adviceContinue Reading