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.
We go to the world's first refugee camp that's powered by solar energy - some refugees helped build the plant! We also hear how Beirut's LGBT community is doing after they've received threats for putting on the first gay pride event in the Arab world. And have you tried camel milk? We also talk about how Australia's First Nations people are faring today.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of a referendum where people voted yes to finally include Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people in the census. It's seen as a landmark decision in the struggle for equal rights for Australia's indigenous people who had long been considered second-class citizens. What change did the referendum bring and how are Aboriginal people faring today?
After two years of testimony, authorities have released the final inquest into the 2014 hostage crisis that left three dead. The coroner slammed police hesitation and 'erroneous' advice from the consulting psychiatrist.
This week, we'll hear from people who've overcome all sorts of struggles in their lives: We meet a woman in Australia who was taken from her Aboriginal family decades ago and put in a foster home, a pastor with a criminal past who's helping kids survive in Mexico and women in Tanzania who marry other women to secure their future after their husbands have died. And: attacks on human rights.
Adelaide Wenberg (pictured left) was taken from her family as a young child. She and her siblings belong to the so-called "stolen generations" in Australia where kids from Aboriginal families were forcibly removed from their homes. Australia's assimilation policy up until the 1970s considered indigenous culture to be inferior to that of mainstream white Australia.
Germany is at it again: The never-ending debate on what makes the country typically German is a hot topic once more. Other countries, however, are also in search of their cultural identities, like Denmark and Australia.
Sharing sexual or nude images without consent is rampant in Australia, according to the first comprehensive research on image-based abuse. Researchers say that men and women are likely to be targeted in equal measure.