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Australia Bans TikTok on Government Devices Over Security Concerns

Australia banned TikTok on Tuesday from all federal government-owned devices over security concerns, becoming the latest U.S.-allied country to take action against the Chinese-owned video app. The ban underscores growing worries that China could use the Beijing-based company, owned by ByteDance Ltd, to harvest users’ data to advance its political agenda, undermining Western security interests. […]

Australia's Key Financial Regulators to Review Global Banking Turmoil

Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers will convene a meeting of the country’s top financial regulators to check how the latest volatility in global financial markets could affect the country, an official in the treasurer’s office said on Tuesday. Australia’s Council of Financial Regulators (CFR) will meet on Thursday after Chalmers discussed the latest market turmoil in […]

Australia Could Reap $11.3 Billion from Battery Sector by 2030 - Accenture

Australia’s revenue potential from developing a battery industry has doubled to A$16.9 billion ($11.28 billion) by 2030 in less than two years, highlighting the speed of the sector’s expansion and the need to act quickly, an Accenture report showed on Wednesday. Australia’s battery industry is poised to become a global leader given the country’s mineral […]

Eyeing China, Biden and Allies Unveil Nuclear-Powered Submarine Plan for Australia

The United States, Australia and Britain unveiled details of a plan to provide Australia with nuclear-powered attack submarines from the early 2030s to counter China’s ambitions in the Indo-Pacific. Addressing a ceremony at the U.S. naval base on Monday in San Diego, accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, […]

Australian Tech Firms Say They Don't Have Material Exposure to SVB

Several Australian and New Zealand tech firms said on Monday they did not have material exposure to Silicon Valley Bank following the failure of the U.S. startup-focused lender SVB Financial Group last week. Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the government was aware some Australian firms have been impacted but added the country’s “institutions are solid […]

Analysis - Nuclear Submarine Plan Aims to Give Australia Strategic Edge to Deter China

Australian nuclear submarines are key to defending the country’s 36,000 kilometres of coastline and maintaining an edge against China, whose growing military presence means conflict can erupt without notice, defence officials and government advisers said. The shift from Australia’s diesel-electric fleet to nuclear-powered subs brings additional range, stealth and strike capability – crucial capabilities given […]

Biden to Host Australian, British Leaders on AUKUS Defence Pact

U.S. President Joe Biden will host leaders of Australia and Britain in San Diego next week to chart a way forward for provision of nuclear-powered submarines and other high-tech weaponry to Australia, sources familiar with the plans said. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said before leaving on a visit to India on Wednesday he would […]