If resource-rich developing countries can avoid the "resource curse," they could reduce their dependency on aid, said an Australian government official.
Kyle Thomson, 16, was suspended from his Australian school for allegedly throwing a sandwich at the prime minister during a school visit, officials said.
Australia will hold defense spending at $100 billion over four years and remains committed to the purchase of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Australia officials Monday recognized a Swedish diplomat who saved 100,000 Jews from the Holocaust in Hungary as Australia's first honorary citizen.
The Australian government has decided to procure 12 new-build EA-18 Growler electronic attack aircraft from the United States.
Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer said his candidacy for prime minister under the banner of a new political party he is forming is a serious gesture.
Australia's prime minister said she wants to resume talks with China to establish a free trade agreement while on an official visit to the country.
The Australian government has granted environmental approval for Toro Energy Limited's $280 million Wiluna uranium mining project in Western Australia.
During an official visit to Beijing this week Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will urge China to pressure North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons production.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced Tuesday Multi National Base Tarin Kowt will be handed to Afghanistan by the end of the year.