Australia and Oceania

U.S. to bolster air, navy activity in northern Australia: source

SYDNEY Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:29pm EDT (Reuters) – The United States will bolster its air and navy presence in northern Australia, a source said on Tuesday, under a plan to strengthen defense ties with its regional ally and project …

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Australia increases support for poverty reduction

Australia is increasing its support to the Philippines to ensure that poor Filipinos can access essential social services. Deputy Secretary Ewen McDonald of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)’s and the Department of Social Welfare and Development …

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DFA confirms 17 Filipinos in hijacked oil tanker in New Guinea

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that there are 17 Filipino seamen in the hi-jacked Greek oil tanker off the coast of Guinea. [youtube id=”KKLmoqGhfcw”]

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Australia Permits Dumping of Dredged Mud Near Great Barrier Reef

Australia green lights the dumping of dredged mud near the Great Barrier Reef to open up the world’s largest coal port.

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