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Australia's anti-tampon tax rap

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 12:44

Australian activists lobbying to drop a controversial tax on women's sanitary goods - known as the tampon tax - fire their latest salvo with a rap video.
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VIDEO: Australia PM speaks out on gay marriage

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 10:27

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has blocked a free vote for government MPs on any same-sex marriage bills but said the issue should be "put to the people" after the next election.
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Australian gays 'might never marry'

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 9:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten says Australians must choose between Prime Minister Tony Abbott and same-sex marriage.
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Australia defend Ashes preparations

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 12:24

The Australian Cricketers' Association defends the presence of players' wives and girlfriends on the Ashes tour.
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Ash cloud grounds Bali-bound flights

Friday, August 7th 2015, 11:47

Australian flights to and from the holiday island of Bali are halted due to a persistent volcanic ash cloud.
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Australia PM lifts Q&A programme ban

Friday, August 7th 2015, 5:14

Australian government MPs will soon reappear on the national broadcaster's popular Q&A TV show after the Prime Minister lifts his ban.
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Adam Goodes 'spear' auctioned online

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 6:02

The race row over Australian footballer Adam Goodes shifts to online auction house eBay with a mock sale of his "spear".
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VIDEO: Motorbike that can 'surf' on water

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 3:40

Australian stunt biker Robbie Maddison has found a way to surf on his motorbike.
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Australian PM in constitution row

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 0:58

Tony Abbott rejects a proposal to consult Indigenous people first about recognising them in the nation's constitution.
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VIDEO: Iraqi forces are 'ready to defend'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 8:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq, New Zealand New Zealand

Australian and New Zealand forces are training Iraqi soldiers in the hope that their guidance will help in the fight against Islamic State militants.
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Australian Speaker Bishop quits

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 23:51

The speaker of the lower house of the Australian parliament, Bronwyn Bishop, resigns over an expenses scandal.
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Murray and Peers win Hamburg doubles

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 12:12

Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers win the doubles at the Hamburg Open.
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Team Sky's Porte to join BMC Racing

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 9:37
related countries: United States United States

Australian cyclist Richie Porte will leave Team Sky to join the American BMC Racing team on a one-year deal in 2016.
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Debris 'very likely' part of MH370

Friday, July 31st 2015, 14:31
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Reunion Reunion

It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.
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Etihad sued over obese passenger

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:56

An Australian plane passenger, who says he suffered back pain after being seated next to an overweight man, is suing Etihad Airways.
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AFL captains rally around Goodes

Friday, July 31st 2015, 7:27

The captains of all 18 Australian Rules football clubs call on fans to stop booing Sydney Swans player Adam Goodes amid a racism row.
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Second Australian punches shark

Friday, July 31st 2015, 4:36

An Australian surfer punches a shark to fend off an attack off New South Wales, say police, in what a witness calls a "Mick Fanning replay".
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Abbott weighs in on expenses scandal

Friday, July 31st 2015, 3:11

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott weighs in on an expenses scandal that has embroiled the government for the past three weeks.
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The reinvention of an Australian circus

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 0:35

A routine that is all jazz, ballet and acrobatics
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Daughter used in 'paedophile ring'

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 6:12

An Australian man is one of eight men charged with 503 child sex offences against his 13-year-old daughter.
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Taunts reignite AFL racism row

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 4:05

AFL star and Indigenous Australian Adam Goodes takes time off amid a row about "racist" booing, as the code again tries to tackle the issue.
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Australia pushing for MH17 tribunal

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 0:55

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is in New York to push for an independent criminal tribunal into the MH17 crash.
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Australian farmers fight huge mine

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 6:55

Australian farmers fight back as mines eat into prime land
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Australian nurse on terror charges

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 4:57
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Australian nurse Adam Brookman is charged with terrorism offences after he voluntarily returned to the country from Turkey.
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Australian in court on return from IS

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 9:10
related countries: Syria Syria

A nurse who says he was forced to work with Islamist State militants in Syria is arrested and appears in court on his return to Sydney.
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Australian returns from IS in Syria

Friday, July 24th 2015, 8:50
related countries: Australia Australia, Syria Syria

A nurse who says he was forced to work with Islamist State militants in Syria is returning under police escort to Australia.
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VIDEO: Rubik's champion tries live record break

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 22:58
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Australian Feliks Zemdegs, the second time winner of the Rubik's Cube World Championship in Brazil, has attempted to break his record while live on air.
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VIDEO: Rubik's champion wins in 5.695 seconds

Monday, July 20th 2015, 21:36

Australian Feliks Zemdegs has taken the Rubik´s Cube world title for the second year at the 2015 World Championship in Sao Paulo.
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Arrest warrant for ex-coal magnate

Monday, July 20th 2015, 8:44

An arrest warrant is issued for former Australian mining billionaire and football club owner Nathan Tinkler over his failure to appear at court.
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Suspected migrant boat off Australia

Monday, July 20th 2015, 5:16
related countries: Australia Australia

A boat is sighted off the West Australian coast which could be carrying the first asylum seekers to make it to Australia in about 12 months.
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Aussie surfer scuffles with sharks

Monday, July 20th 2015, 2:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An Australian surfer makes an incredible escape after encountering two sharks during a competition in South Africa.
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Australia child wedding father jailed

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:51

An Australian man is jailed for eight years for arranging an Islamic marriage between his 12-year-old daughter and a man twice her age.
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Tomic apologies after hotel arrest

Friday, July 17th 2015, 7:51

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic apologises after being charged with resisting arrest and trespassing in Miami.
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VIDEO: Australian asylum policy 'a disaster'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 22:14
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Human Rights Watch claims the Australian government's policy of resettling asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea has been "a disaster".
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Australia 'killer tours' cancelled

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 1:56

Facing heavy criticism, an Australian company cancels tours of a New South Wales forest where a serial killer buried his victims.
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Australian deported from UAE

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 23:59

Australian woman Jodi Magi has been deported from the UAE after she was detained for cybercrime offences.
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The guide to 'speaking Australian'

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 15:22

The hit video guide on how to 'speak Australian'
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Australia row over 'killer tour'

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 10:58

An Australian company comes under fire for conducting tours of a New South Wales forest where a notorious serial killer buried his victims.
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Australian to be deported from UAE

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 6:09
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Australia's Foreign Minister says an Australian woman detained in Abu Dhabi for cybercrime will be deported soon.
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Fraser a 'blatant racist' - Kyrgios

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 8:00

Nick Kyrgios calls Australian Olympic swimming great Dawn Fraser a "blatant racist" after comments on his Wimbledon exit.
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Vain criminal requests new mugshot

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 4:03

An Australian man is still at large after responding to a police 'wanted' notice on Facebook with a request to change his "horrible" mugshot.
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Abbott orders talk show boycott

Monday, July 6th 2015, 4:57

Australian PM Tony Abbott tells his ministers not to appear on the popular ABC talk show Q&A, after it features a former terror suspect.
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Qantas pays $68m in bonus to workers

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 6:32
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.
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Adelaide Crows coach knifed to death

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 5:23

The coach of Australian Football League team Adelaide's Crows, Phil Walsh, dies in a stabbing at his home, with his son charged with murder.
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Mystery US amnesia woman identified

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:17
related countries: United States United States

A woman found in the US with no memory of who she was, but who was thought to be Australian, is identified by her family as American Ashley Menatta.
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Australia's ABC 'wrong' over guest

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 9:12

Australian broadcaster ABC says it was wrong to allow an acquitted terror suspect to appear on live TV, a case which sparked a free speech debate.
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Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 4:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.
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Police end Australian prison riot

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 23:41

A riot at a prison in Melbourne has been ended by heavily-armed police.
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Broady fights back to seal victory

Monday, June 29th 2015, 21:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Liam Broady comes from two sets down to beat Australia's Marinko Matosevic in his first Grand Slam singles.
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Mafia 'ties to Australia officials'

Sunday, June 28th 2015, 23:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian politicians at both state and federal level have been infiltrated by the Calabrian mafia, according to an investigation by Fairfax Media-Four Corners.
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Hong Kong rejects Jetstar local bid

Friday, June 26th 2015, 2:14
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong authorities reject an application by Qantas-backed Australian budget carrier Jetstar to set up local operations on the island.
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Australia navy in A$500m heroin haul

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 15:41
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

An Australian navy ship seizes heroin with an estimated street value of more than half a billion Australian dollars from a boat in the Indian Ocean, officials say.
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Australia to join China-led bank

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 7:04
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

Australia says it will join a China-led infrastructure bank as a founding member, contributing 930m Australian dollars over five years.
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Australia rewrites citizenship laws

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 5:48

As it grapples with a growing number of Australian citizens joining Islamic militants, the government is rewriting its citizenship laws.
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Player dies after on-field injury

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 7:14

Australian rugby league player James Ackerman dies in hospital after being seriously injured during a match on Saturday.
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Kylie and Years and Years play BST

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 6:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hyde Park, London

The Australian singer dropped the Neighbours theme tune into her set at British Summer Time in London's Hyde Park.
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VIDEO: Swapping London for northern Australia

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Darwin

Aaron Snell is a 29-year-old Londoner who was lured to the northern Australian city of Darwin in search of work and adventure.
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Breastfeeding ban after mum has tattoo

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:07

An Australian judge bans a mother from breastfeeding her 11-month-old baby because of her new tattoo.
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Warrant out for Australia 'IS medic'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 5:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Syria Syria

An arrest warrant is issued for an Australian doctor who travelled to Syria and joined Islamic State (IS).
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