Andrew Beatty

European. Ulsterman. @AFP News Editor for Australasia. Recovering White House correspondent. Ex Southern Africa/Libya/Fed/LatAm/EU

Australian journalists flee China fearing arrest

Their dramatic overnight exit came following days of secret wrangling that had seen both men holed up in Australia's diplomatic missions to escape the clutches of China's feared security police

Australian ‘megablaze’ brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite...

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

Six police descended on the corporation's offices in Sydney armed with a warrant targeting three senior journalists and executives

Social media bosses face jail under ‘world first’ Australian laws

With these reforms, Australia has put itself at the forefront of global efforts to regulate social media giants more closely

Remote Cape with ‘world’s cleanest air’ offers smog respite

While Cape Grim boasts the cleanest air in the world, it is not immune to rising levels of pollution.

Inquiry refers scandal-hit Australian banks to watchdogs

The wide-ranging Royal Commission was called in late 2017 as public outrage mounted over allegations of dodgy financial advice

Australia strawberry crisis now tastes a little sweeter for farmers

Wholesalers are reporting an uptick in sales, thanks in part to social media campaigns that encouraged Australians to '#Smashastrawb' and eat it

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a ‘dog’

Omarosa Manigault Newman has dripped out recordings of embarrassing private conversations at the White House

Trump withdraws from Iran deal, defying allies

The president pulled the United States out of a landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reimposing crippling sanctions

Trump Jerusalem move sparks call for new Palestinian uprising

The Israeli military deployed hundreds of more troops to the occupied West Bank amid uncertainty over the fallout from Trump's decision.

Donald Trump upends White House in first chaotic year

Around the White House there is little outward sign of the monumental changes that have taken place within the walls in the last year

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

President Trump has declared the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history as an "act of pure evil" but avoided addressing gun control

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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