By Tom Westbrook

Australia must choose between United States and China: U.S. Army official

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - A senior U.S. soldier said on Thursday Australia must choose between a stronger U.S. alliance or closer ties with China, and urged Canberra to take a tougher stance against Chinese claims in the South China Sea....

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 11:29 AM

Australia tells new lawmakers to take cautious view of Chinese investment

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has urged legislators to take a more cautious approach in backing China's pursuit of "legitimate interests" and stay alert to the motives guiding its investments, in a briefing book published by the non-partisan...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 8:37 AM

Australia's controversial census in chaos after possible cyber attack

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's first online national census was in chaos on Wednesday after the survey website crashed overnight due to a possible cyber attack, raising concerns over...

Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:40 AM

Australian territory stops use of hoods, restraints on youth detainees

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia' Northern Territory on Wednesday suspended the use of hoods and restraints on children as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull resisted pressure to broaden an inquiry into mistreatment in youth detention centers...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 4:32 AM

Australian PM Turnbull set to win narrow majority: ABC

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's conservative coalition will win enough seats to govern in its own right after a cliffhanger July 2 election, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) projections on...

Sunday, July 10, 2016, 11:38 PM

An igloo with a view ... Australians go to the polls in Antarctica

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - In an igloo overlooking Vincennes Bay, Antarctica, 27 Australians did their democratic duty and cast ballots on Friday, the day before the rest of the nation votes in a general election. "It's about...

Friday, July 1, 2016, 11:26 AM