The subtle and not-so-subtle signs that Beijing is serious about repairing the relationship with Canberra

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived early for a meeting with his Australian counterpart Penny Wong in Bali two months ago. In Chinese culture, the act of waiting demonstrates authenticity and kindness. Given recent history, arriving early is not what Australia might have expected from China’s top diplomat. Canberra was left waiting for nearly two … Read more

Australia’s PM says republic is not top priority

SYDNEY: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Thursday that his priority is to hold a referendum on the political rights of indigenous peoples, not remove the monarch as head of state. The leader of the centre-left Labor Party is an avowed Republican but has refused to take part in that debate after Queen Isabel IIdeath … Read more

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II wrote a letter to Australia that is locked in a vault and cannot be opened for 63 years?

sydney [Australia]September 11 (ANI): A secret letter written by Queen Elizabeth II is locked inside a vault in Sydney, and the interesting thing is that it cannot be opened for 63 years! According to 7NEWS Australia, the letter is inside a vault in a historic building in Sydney and was written by her in November … Read more

How is the United States involved in the political crisis between Iran and Albania? | News

Tehran claims that Tirana has become the victim of a plot by Washington to further tarnish already strained diplomatic relations. Tehran, Iran – Albania has severed diplomatic relations with Iran and expelled its diplomats over a cyberattack it accused Tehran of launching, and the United States has backed the Balkan state. Iran told Albania and … Read more

Albania blames Iran for second cyberattack since July | Cybersecurity News

Albania blames Iran for the new attack on police computer systems days after it severed diplomatic relations with Tehran. Albania has suffered a second cyberattack, the country’s interior ministry said, days after the Balkan nation severed diplomatic ties with Tehran over alleged hacking of government websites and digital services in July. “The computer systems of … Read more

Albania reports second Iranian cyberattack, on border systems

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Interior Ministry said Saturday that one of its border systems was hit by a cyberattack that came from the same Iranian source as a previous attack that prompted the country to break diplomatic ties with Iran. It said in a statement that an Albanian police broadcasting system was discovered the … Read more

Australian government to cut drug prices amid cost of living crisis

CANBERRA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — The Australian government has announced a plan to reduce drug prices in response to rising cost of living. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Health Minister Mark Butler presented the plan in Parliament on Wednesday that will reduce out-of-pocket costs for general prescription drugs to A$30 (US$20.1) from 2023, by below … Read more

Scott Morrison claims text about not engaging in ‘everyday politics’ amid secret Cabinet saga was ‘misunderstood’

Former Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded to the backlash in a statement he provided to Sky News Australia by stating that he was no longer concerned with “day-to-day politics”. In an exclusive interview with Sky News Australia presenter Paul Murray, Morrison said the text message to main presenter Kieran Gilbert was “misunderstood”. Responding to a … Read more

Employment Summit analyzes solutions for the employment of people with disabilities

The Jobs Summit highlighted the Albanian government’s need to improve its employment strategy for the disabled, writes Melissa Marsden. THE ALBANIAN GOVERNMENT Jobs and Skills Summit has been hailed by business and government as a success. The Summit, held between government and business from across the country, sparked memories of Hawke-Keating-era deals, spelling out hope … Read more

Australia to shorten isolation period, COVID-19 cases continue to rise

CANBERRA, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) — The mandatory isolation period for some Australians who test positive for coronavirus will be shortened to five days if they have no symptoms. Following a meeting with state and territory leaders, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced on Wednesday that the isolation period will be shortened from September 9 with the … Read more