{FD} Family of slain Australian concerned about US investigation

The family of an Australian woman fatally shot by a police officer in the United States in July has demanded a more rigorous probe into the incident after a Minnesota prosecutor cast doubts on the initial investigation.

{FD} Australia nationality crisis sparks call for lawmakers audit

Australia’s dual citizenship parliamentary crisis sparked calls on Wednesday for a nationality audit of all federal lawmakers, as investigations continued into decisions made by ministers found to have been ineligible for their elected positions.

{FD} Black Lives Matter award spotlights Australia racial issues

The awarding of the Sydney Peace Prize to the Black Lives Matter movement for its work highlighting American race issues is being hailed by local activists as a progressive step, but is also shining a spotlight on Australia’s own struggles with race relations.

{FD} Cardinal charged with sex offenses jeered at Australia court

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic official to face sex offense charges, was jeered by protesters as he made a court appearance in his native Australia on Friday in a case that has rocked the Vatican and placed scrutiny on the pope’s stance against abusive clergy.