Asia's plastic-polluted rivers pose a problem for Australia. So scientists are turning to drones

It’s one of 10 rivers in the world that collectively contribute up to 95 per cent of plastic in the ocean. Running for more than 4,000 kilometres, the Mekong River flows through six countries, starting in China and making its way through Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia ...

Amy Bainbridge

Australia’s new strategy on ASEAN

When Australia looks to the north, what does it see? Southeast Asia, of course. But the region is no longer the geographic landmass in its front yard comprised of 10 countries governed by political systems and cultural values different than its own.  []Hawke’s quick decision during his ...

Kavi Chongkittavorn

ASEAN, Australia reject protectionism amid fears of Trump trade war

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia reject protectionism, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Singapore counterpart said on Friday, amid fears about a possible trade war sparked by U.S. plans to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Keep reading ...

Colin Packham/Paulina Duran

Việt Nam, Australia sign MOU to combat illegal fishing

On the sidelines of the APEC Food Security Week in Cần Thơ, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hà Công Tuấn held a bilateral meeting with Australian Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston to discuss co-operation in agro-business and fishing.Keep reading ...

Australia increases ODA to Laos with education, trade development focus

Australia will increase its Official Development Assistance to Laos from AUD40.7 million in 2016-2017 to AUD42.3 million in 2017-18. The financial support announced during the Laos-Australia Portfolio Review Meeting was held on Friday, which also discussed the progress of development cooperation between the two countries.Read ...

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