Thousands rally for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia Day holiday

SYDNEY, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians marked the country’s national day celebrations on Thursday with rallies in support of Indigenous people, many of whom described the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into Sydney Harbor as “Invasion Day”. In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – Australia’s most populous state … Read more

New Zealand’s Ardern bids emotional farewell on last day as prime minister

WELLINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday bid an emotional farewell on her last day as prime minister, speaking of the kindness and empathy New Zealanders have shown her, but said she was ready to be a sister and a mother. Days after stunning the world by announcing she had “no more in … Read more

Australian park rangers say ‘Toadzilla’ could be world’s biggest toad

SYDNEY, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Australian park rangers believe they have stumbled upon a record-breaking giant toad deep in a rainforest. Dubbed “Toadzilla”, the cane toad, an invasive species that poses a threat to Australia’s ecosystem, was spotted by “shocked” park ranger Kylee Gray during a patrol in Conway National Park in Queensland state on … Read more

Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos

SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A $ 715,000 ($ 515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory” videos drove him out of politics. . The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) company intentionally made money by … Read more