{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} Australian accused of being ‘loyal agent’ to North Korea identified, called a ‘good man’

The Australian man who was arrested Saturday after being accused of working as an agent for North Korea as part of a case “like nothing … ever seen on Australian soil” has been identified.

{FD} 2 couples tie knot in Australia’s 1st same-sex weddings

Two female couples have tied the knot in Australia’s first same-sex weddings under new legislation allowing gay marriages.

{FD} Australian man accused of brokering North Korea missile sales

Australian police have arrested a Sydney man accused of acting as an agent for North Korea by allegedly attempting to broker sales for Pyongyang including components used in ballistic missiles.

{FD} Roman Catholic Church should end priest celibacy, report sex abuse: Aussie panel

An Australian inquiry into child abuse said on Friday that the Catholic Church should repeal celibacy requirement for clergy and that priests should face prosecution if they fail to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.

{FD} Australian probe into child abuse attacks Catholic celibacy

An Australian inquiry into child abuse has recommended that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and clarify the extent that the seal of the confession applies to evidence of child abuse.

{FD} Australian bank faces more charges from financial watchdog

Australia’s financial crime intelligence agency has widened its allegations against the country’s largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, of failing to comply with measures to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing.

{FD} Australian lawmaker quits over Chinese political links

An influential Australian opposition lawmaker under fire over his close links to wealthy Chinese political donors has announced he is quitting the Senate for the good of his party as the government moves against foreign interference in politics.

{FD} Australian city of Melbourne to test terrorism alarm system

Melbourne will test a terrorism alarm system this month after police thwarted two alleged plots targeting Christmas-New Year crowds and a lone driver killed six pedestrians in the last year in Australia’s second-largest city.