What is Australian Food? A New Cookbook Provides Some Answers.

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. What is Australian food? Is there even such a thing? These are questions I’ve been asked so many times, and I admit to finding them incredibly frustrating. It doesn’t help that the answers are not simple ones. This week in the United […]

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Without Backpackers to Pick Them, Crops Rot by the Ton in Australia

The pandemic has exposed the shaky labor foundation of the country’s agriculture industry, spurring calls for an immigration overhaul. By Yan Zhuang SHEPPARTON, Australia — Peter Hall ran a hand over the Gala apples sitting in a wooden crate on his orchard in southeastern Australia, lamenting the yellow tinge of fruit that would ideally be crisp red and green. With […]

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T Magazine Australia Launching in March

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. Ever since we opened a Sydney bureau in 2017, readers of The New York Times in Australia have been asking for a print edition — something they can hold and touch, something to put on their coffee tables or take to a […]

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My Attempt to Prepare for a Future Without Google

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. It’s the first port of call for any random question that pops into our heads. The repository of basically all knowledge on the internet. The search engine so ubiquitous it’s a verb. And last week, Australians were forced to consider a future […]

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My Attempt to Prepare for a Future Without Google

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. It’s the first port of call for any random question that pops into our heads. The repository of basically all knowledge on the internet. The search engine so ubiquitous it’s a verb. And last week, Australians were forced to consider a future […]

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Top Honor for a Tennis Player With Intolerant Views Draws Outrage

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia has conferred one of its highest civilian honors upon former prime ministers, elite athletes, philanthropists, actors and academics for “the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large.” But when news broke on Friday that the public service award would be handed next week to the tennis legend Margaret Court, whose sporting legacy has […]

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Saying Goodbye to Melbourne’s Weird and Wonderful Taxidermy

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. January 2021 is the end of an era. Yes, of course, for the United States and all that, but also for something far less contentious: The “Wild” taxidermy exhibit at the Melbourne Museum. I’ll never forget my first experience with the taxidermy […]

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Saying Goodbye to Melbourne’s Weird and Wonderful Taxidermy

The Australia Letter is a weekly newsletter from our Australia bureau. Sign up to get it by email. January 2021 is the end of an era. Yes, of course, for the United States and all that, but also for something far less contentious: The “Wild” taxidermy exhibit at the Melbourne Museum. I’ll never forget my first experience with the taxidermy […]

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Joe the Pigeon Is Spared the Death Sentence in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — The racing pigeon seemed to have traveled far, from Oregon, when it showed up weak and hungry in a backyard in a Melbourne suburb. Someone decided to name it Joe, after President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. But Australian officials, fearing the spread of germs from a foreign bird, would not bend the rules: The bird must die. […]

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