Latest from Rachel Pannett

‘Kangaroos Are Not Shoes’ campaign lands awkwardly in Australia’s outback

Two U.S. representatives are pushing for an American ban on kangaroo products.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Tropical Cyclone Seroja flattens Australian town

The storm traveled unusually far south, bringing wind gusts over 100 miles an hour that wreaked devastation.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Australia made a plan to protect Indigenous elders from covid-19. It worked.

The pandemic ravaged first-nation communities in many parts of the world. Australia bucked the trend.
  • Apr 9, 2021

AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine shortfall hobbles Australia’s rollout

The country has gone from a pandemic leader to playing catch-up amid a slow inoculation campaign.
  • Apr 7, 2021

New Zealand opens up travel bubble with neighboring Australia

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned people to prepare for their travel plans to be disrupted if there is a coronavirus outbreak in either country.
  • Apr 6, 2021

‘I would kill to be sexually harassed’: Top Australia official reportedly joked about assault

Remarks are ‘deeply offensive’ to women who have experienced gendered violence and abuse, say critics.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Facing fury over sex scandals, Australia’s leader fights tears — then retaliates in outburst at reporter

After rape and sleaze allegations jolted the government, Australia's leader sought to calm public anger — but ended up in deeper mess after a disastrous news conference.
  • Mar 23, 2021

Thousands of Australians evacuated as ‘phenomenal’ rain, severe flooding plague country

Ten million people are under warnings, with more heavy rainfall forecast in the days ahead.
  • Mar 22, 2021

Women march for justice in Australia as rape claims hit highest levels of office

Thousands rally across the nation to protest the treatment of women.
  • Mar 15, 2021