Australia is an Oceanian country made up of the mainland continent, the island of Tasmania and several smaller islands. Its currency is the Australian dollar, its capital Canberra, its most populous city is Sydney.
It has an estimated population of around 23 million people, who live mainly in coastal cities. Australia is a constitutional monarchy and uses a parliamentary system of government. Before British settlement in the late 18th century, the country was inhabited by indigenous Australians. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the country.
A third of Cameroon's athlete contingent have disappeared after this year's Commonwealth Games in Australia and want to stay in the country. Australia's home affairs minister has threatened to deport them.
David Goodall expressed nothing but joy before his assisted suicide in Switzerland. The scientist said he wanted to be remembered for fighting for the right to die, but some Swiss fear a suicide tourism boom.
Australia faces emergency by-elections after more lawmakers resigned for holding dual citizenship. Fourteen lawmakers have been hit by the constitutional ban, which could strengthen the hand of Prime Minister Turnbull.
The aircraft will seek to determine if North Korean ships are violating UN sanctions by transporting prohibited goods. The announcement came a day after North and South Korea pledged to denuclearize the peninsula.