The Queen has virtually unveiled a statue of herself for the first time, joking how those who catch sight of it might be alarmed to think she has paid a surprise visit.
A Fijian rugby league team has sung a “moving and emotional” hymn from the balconies of the Australian hotel in which they have been quarantined.
Facebook announced on Friday preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the country’s parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news.
Facebook, Google and Australia have been under the spotlight over the past two weeks in a row about how much tech giants pay towards news content shared on their platforms.
The owner of the Daily Mail has accused Facebook and Google of “blackmail” over the news content row in Australia.
Facebook’s stand-off with Australia over the sharing of news on the social network was the result of a “fundamental misunderstanding” about the platform’s relationship with publishers, Sir Nick Clegg has said.
It was a trip into the unknown, along a route which seemed to last forever, to a vast expanse of terrain where water is more expensive than petrol.
Stamping out Covid-19 means that the virus which causes the disease will have less chance to mutate, MPs have heard.
Time and injuries finally caught up with Australia fast bowler Brett Lee as he announced his retirement from Test cricket on this day in 2010.
Facebook has said it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after it struck a deal with the government on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
Microsoft has leaned on the side of the press in an escalating debate over whether tech giants should be forced to pay news organisations for content.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden is to meet with Facebook executives over the tech giant’s decision to ban news on its platform in Australia.
Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses.
Facebook has been accused of using bullying tactics after its decision to ban news on its platform in Australia.
News accessed by Facebook’s UK users could be hit by similar bans seen in Australia if current relations between big tech and publishers turn sour in the future, a social media expert has warned.
A curious wallaby surprised a medical worker when it went on a flying tour of an Australian hospital on Australia Day.
For two decades, global news outlets have complained that internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue.
Australian plans to make digital giants pay for journalism have raised questions among proponents and critics, including whether it effectively makes Google and Facebook “pay for clicks”.
Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing news in a stunning act of retaliation against government moves to make the social media giant pay for Australian journalism.
Facebook has said it will move to block the sharing or viewing of news links on its platform in Australia in response to a proposed law compelling tech giants to pay for journalism.
Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller is in custody charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at two million Australian dollars (£1.1 million) and accused him of directing a criminal syndicate.
A koala has been rescued after causing a five-car pileup while trying to cross a six-lane motorway in Australia.
Microsoft has said it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bing if Google quits the country.
Australia’s forthcoming tour of South Africa has been postponed due to an “unacceptable level” of risk posed by coronavirus.
An out-of-control wildfire burning north-east of the Australian west coast city of Perth has destroyed at least 56 homes and is threatening more, with many locals in the region told it is too late to leave.
A Briton locked down for two weeks in an Australian hotel room has said the UK should learn from quarantine systems already in place in other countries.
Australia Day was marked by socially distanced leaders offering calming words as protesters denounced celebrations of a day some dub “Invasion Day” because of historical wrongs committed against Indigenous people.
Google has threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government goes ahead with plans to make tech giants pay for news content.
England head coach Chris Silverwood took time out from plotting another victory over Sri Lanka to watch Australia’s historic defeat by India and admitted it was nice to see their Ashes rivals feeling the heat.
India’s cricket team clinched a thrilling Test-series win against Australia in Brisbane by becoming the first country to defeat the hosts at the Gabba since 1988.