Secret trials: our judges need to resist the government’s pressure

The prosecutions of a former spy and his lawyer following Australia’s bugging of Timor Leste raise critical questions about the independence of our judiciary and the functioning of our democracy.

‘We would never threaten trade’: US ambassador talks up Australian relationship

The United States has declared it is Australia’s most important economic partner as it reinforces the benefits of the relationship between the two countries amid escalating tensions with China.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 217 new cases and another three deaths; Australian death toll rises to 119

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around Australia and the world.