KATHMANDU, April 21: The number of Nepalis obtaining permanent residency (PR) permits in Australia has soared. In 2022/23, as many as 12,041 Nepalis got PR permits. According to the latest data of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of Nepalis who have received PR permits in Australia by the end of June 2022 has reached 151,140.

SYDNEY (AP) — A man stabbed six people to death at a busy Sydney shopping center Saturday before he was fatally shot, police said, with hundreds fleeing the chaotic scene, many weeping as they carried their children. Eight people, including a 9-month-old, were injured.

SYDNEY (AP) — China has won a nearly three-year-long dispute with Australia at the World Trade Organization over tariffs on steel products that began during a low point of bilateral relations between the countries, and Australia’s trade minister said Wednesday his government accepted the ruling.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: A trade and investment agreement has been signed between Nepal and Australia. The agreement was signed during Foreign Minister NP Saud's visit to Australia.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The 'Global Reach Australian Education Fair' is set to cater to students aspiring for higher education in Australia.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Australia is gearing up to implement more stringent visa regulations affecting international students and low-skilled workers, aiming to reduce migrant intake by 50% over the next two years.

AHMEDABAD, Opener Travis Head hit a sparkling 137 to power Australia to a record-extending sixth World Cup title with a convincing six-wicket win over India in Ahmedabad on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The final match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and Australia has started.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The renowned national football team forward, Bimal Gharti Magar, has joined the list of Nepali players making a move to Australia.

KATHMANDU, Sep 5: Chinese airline company Sichuan Air is set to introduce a connecting flight between Nepal and Sydney, Australia, starting in October. Society International Travel Services, the official General Sales Agent (GSA), confirmed that the airline, which currently operates seven weekly flights between Chengdu and Kathmandu, will extend its services to include Sydney.

DARWIN, Australia, Aug 28: Three US Marines died Sunday after an Osprey aircraft crashed on a remote tropical island north of Australia during war games, US military officials said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Australia offers a promising opportunity for Nepali students seeking higher education abroad. The country has become the first-choice destination for Nepali students due to its appealing prospects for both learning and earning.

SYDNEY: Australia is now the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelic substances to patients with depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Four wooden artworks of archeological significance will be brought back home from Australia. The artworks dating back to the early 20th century reached Canberra-based National Gallery of Australia at different times.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation, has secured slots at Sydney airport of Australia.

KATHMANDU, May 11:  Tim Watts, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia will visit Nepal, along with Bangladesh, India and Bhutan, this week.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started homework to conduct flights to Australia.

Australia has always remained the top notch academic destination for Nepali students. As articulated by the Australian Government Department of Education, 43,282 Nepali students are studying Australian courses for January 2023 session compared to 57,182 students for January-December 2022.

CANBERRA, Australia, April 4: Australia has become the last of the “Five Eyes” security partners to ban the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from its federal government’s devices.

DOHA, Nov 26: Australia won a World Cup game for only the third time in their history with a dogged 1-0 victory over Tunisia on Saturday to revive their last-16 hopes.

MELBOURNE, Nov 10: Alex Hales and captain Jos Buttler shone in an unbroken opening partnership as a ruthless England humiliated India by 10 wickets at Adelaide Oval on Thursday to storm into the Twenty20 World Cup final.

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KATHMANDU, July 23: Chief of the Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma is leaving for Australia on Saturday to take part in a conference of the Chief of Armies of various countries.

KATHMANDU, June 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed Kailash Raj Pokharel and Kanta Rijal as Nepal's residential ambassadors to Australia and Israel respectively.

KATHMANDU, June 11: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has appointed Swatantra Pratap Shah as the tourism ambassador of Nepal to Australia.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Felicity Volk, Australian Ambassador to Nepal, led a team of eight Australian government officials in meetings to extend the close relationships between Nepal and Australia in education.

SYDNEY, Feb 21: Australia on Monday fully reopened its international borders to travellers vaccinated against the coronavirus after nearly two years of pandemic-related closings as tourists returned and hundreds of people were reunited with family and friends.

SYDNEY, Feb 7: Australia said on Monday it will reopen its borders to vaccinated travellers this month, ending two years of misery for the tourism sector, reviving migration and injecting billions of dollars into the world No. 13 economy.

SYDNEY, Feb 2: Australia reported more than 40,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday when more than 50 million doses had been delivered in total during the vaccine rollout.

SYDNEY, Jan 18: Australia recorded its highest ever number of COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, as the outbreak continued to push up the hospitalization rates to record levels. A total of 74 COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the country's three worst-hit states, including 36 from New South Wales (NSW), a record high number the state has recorded in a single day.

AUSTRALIA, Jan 7: Locked in a dispute over his COVID-19 vaccination status, Novak Djokovic was confined to an immigration detention hotel in Australia on Thursday as the No. 1 men’s tennis player in the world awaited a court ruling on whether he can compete in the Australian Open later this month.

MELBOURNE, Jan 6: World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was denied entry into Australia on Thursday amid a storm of protest about a decision to grant him a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirements to play in the Australian Open.

CANBERRA, Jan 3: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out the government funding free rapid coronavirus tests. Morrison said on Monday that the federal government cannot afford to continue spending on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the same rate it did in 2020 and 2021.

SYDNEY, Dec 28: Australia reported its first confirmed death from the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Monday amid its biggest daily surge in infections, but the authorities refrained from imposing new restrictions saying hospitalisation rates remained low.

SYDNEY, Dec 15: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was tested for COVID-19 late Tuesday after being deemed a casual contact. The testing followed his attendance at a school graduation ceremony in Sydney last Friday. A COVID-19 case was later found to be among the 1,000-person event.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Australia is reopening its borders for foreigners from Wednesday, after halting their entry for around two years following the risks of the coronavirus pandemic.

MELBOURNE, Nov 27: Australia imposed new restrictions on Saturday on people who have been to nine southern African countries, as the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 raises concerns about another wave of the pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Australia’s Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk provided medical equipment worth Rs 4.2 million to the COVID-19 Unified Central Hospital at Bir Hospital under the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS).

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The governments of Japan and Australia have opened their borders for international students wanting to pursue higher education, according to the Education Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN).

AUSTRALIA, Nov 22: Australia on Monday further relaxed its travel rules as it allows fully vaccinated eligible visa holders to enter the country without the need to apply for a travel exemption from December 1.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has made it possible for the travelers to fly to Europe, Australia and different Asian cities from its ticket.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), has made it possible for the travelers to fly to Europe, Australia and different Asian cities from its ticket.

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE, Nov 7: More than 1,000 people demonstrated on Saturday in Australia's biggest cities of Sydney and Melbourne to protest against the government's climate policies and the strategies it offered at a U.N. climate summit in Glasgow.

MELBOURNE, July 11: Australia reported its first coronavirus-related death of the year on Sunday and a 2021 record 77 new cases of the virus in the state of New South Wales, which is battling an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Ambassador of Australia to Nepal Felicity Volk on Tuesday handed over medical equipment worth AUD 45,450 (approximately NPR 41 lakh) to Professor Dr Dibya Singh Shah, Dean of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH)  and Dr Samarika Dahal at the Forensic Department of TUTH.

SYDNEY, July 2: Australia will halve the number of arrivals from overseas as its coronavirus hotel quarantine system creaks under pressure from outbreaks of the highly transmissible Delta variant, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday.

SYDNEY, June 24: Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), reported a double digit rise in new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day as officials fight to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Australia has provided medical supplies to the Nepal Army to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

AUSTRALIA, June 4: An Australian court on Friday ordered a dozen media firms to pay a total of A$1.1 million ($842,000) in fines for breaching a suppression order on reporting the conviction, since overturned, of former Vatican treasurer George Pell for child sexual assault.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Australia has announced to provide $7 million to support Nepal’s COVID-19 response.