Indonesia says only about 30-40 percent of the thousands of people stranded at sea are believed to be Rohingya Muslims.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott urged the migrants to enter the island nation through the “front door.”
A recent miscommunication highlights Australia’s balancing act between its military alliance with the U.S. and its economic relationship with China.
The alert comes after a spate of recent terrorism arrests left Australian authorities on high alert.
An investigation is under way to determine whether the latest alleged bomb plot was inspired by the Islamic State group.
The Australian prime minister's chief business adviser said the U.N. is using "environmental catastrophism" to undermine capitalism and freedom.
Australia Wants Japan To Build New Submarine Fleet, European Defense Contractors Demand Fair Process
If Japan supplied a version of its Soryu submarines, it would largely be seen as an important diplomatic move for relations between Australia, the U.S. and Japan.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's Office Slams Report On Events Surrounding Gay Ambassador's Resignation
Ambassador Stephen Brady's resignation was reportedly denied, and Prime Minister Tony Abbott later dismissed the incident as overblown.
Australia's immigrant detention policy has been strongly condemned by rights groups, but the government says it is necessary to fight trafficking.
Indonesia's attorney general defended the latest executions as part of its ongoing "war" on drug trafficking.
Leaders and dignitaries from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey led thousands at dawn ceremonies on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula on Saturday.
April 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign -- a World War I battle that led to the deaths of over 140,000 soldiers.
Many nations, including the U.S. and China, questioned Australia's commitment to reducing emissions.
The teens were arrested on suspicion of being "associates" of an ISIS sympathizer shot dead by Melbourne police after he stabbed officers in September.
Bjorn Lomborg has made a career out of arguing that mainstream solutions to climate change are ineffective.
Who Is Sharky Jama? Australian Model-Turned ISIS Recruit Killed Fighting Alongside Islamic State: Report
The news came one day after Australians deployed more than 300 military members to help train the Iraqi army to combat the growing threat there posed by ISIS.
The Australian government approved the deployment of 300 additional troops to Iraq, where they will train and assist the local military.
The highly addictive crystalline form of methamphetamine has doubled in use in the last few years.
Several people were injured as protesters clashed with counter-demonstrators. The events have attracted accusations of racism.
The privacy breach by the organizers had affected a total of 31 leaders who attended the summit last year.
The law mandates the tracking of call records, assigned IP addresses, location information and billing information, among other data.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott called ISIS a "death cult" that targets vulnerable young people.
Millions of dollars in aid are being sent to Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
Jake Bilardi, who died in a suicide attack in Iraq, had allegedly written a blog providing information about his plans.
Myuran Sukumaran Art: Bali Nine Inmate Paints Indonesian President's Portrait Ahead Of Execution [PHOTOS]
While in prison, the Australian prisoner has picked up art and used it to make a personal appeal to Indonesia's president.
Bali Nine Executions: Indonesian Minister Threatens Australia With 'Human Tsunami' Of Refugees If Provocations Persist
"If Canberra keeps doing things that displease Indonesia, Jakarta will surely let the illegal immigrants go to Australia."
"We're just looking forward to seeing him when we get over there, giving him a hug," the brother of one of the two inmates said.
Reacting to a new U.N. report, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country was "sick of being lectured" over its immigration policies.
Claims of the high-school dropout's recruitment, hailed by ISIS as a "major coup," had emerged on Twitter in late December.
The country's prime minister offers prayers for the missing passengers, and pledges to continue searching for the aircraft.