"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
Video shot by revellers shows the moment a fireworks barge exploded.
The company operating the seaplane said the weather on Sunday had been benign and the pilot "extremely experienced".
The aircraft was returning a party of five from a restaurant in northern Sydney when it crashed into the water.
Twelve people have been taken to hospital after a car ploughs into a busy Melbourne inter-section, packed with holiday shoppers.
Police have arrested a man in Melbourne, Australia after a vehicle collided with a number of pedestrians
A shower of "golf-ball" sized hailstones caused damage when they fell on Melbourne
Choi Han Chan, 59, is charged with brokering the sale of ballistic missile components and coal in order to boost the sanctioned North Korean regime's struggling economy.
Uncovering serious failings across institutions, an Australian inquiry into child abuse recommends the Catholic Church remove its requirement for celibacy
Under new laws, child sex offenders are no longer able to travel freely out of Australia.
The Australian ambassador to France popped the question in a video posted on social media
The world's biggest lithium ion battery, built by Tesla, has been switched on to help solve South Australia's chronic power problems.
Australia's Senate passes same-sex marriage law, dismissing conservative efforts to let religious objectors refuse to provide wedding services to gay couples
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend "shocking" and "inexplicable".
This is the world’s biggest plane touching down in Australia for the first time. Thousands of people turned out in Perth to see the landing. The
A plunge in the price of iron ore as a result of a glut in the market and a slowing of demand from China has hit the profits of Rio Tinto.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates for the second time in a year in bid to head off a strengthening Australian dollar and protect
It has taken a decade to agree on but on Monday China and Australia signed a free trade deal that significantly expands economic ties.
It will open
The G20 summit in Australia has ended with a pledge by world leaders to boost economic growth and create jobs.
The heads of the 20 largest
World leaders at the G20 summit in Australia were treated to a slice of culture with a traditional dance performance.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Russian President Vladimir Putin has left the G20 summit in Brisbane early, before the release of the G20’s final communique.
Putin said he was