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Anna Meares: Australian cyclist retires with six Olympic medals

Sunday, October 16th 2016, 6:07

Two-time Olympic champion Anna Meares retires from cycling two months after winning bronze in Rio.
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Crown Resorts employees including Australians 'held' in China

Saturday, October 15th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

Australian officials say they are investigating reports that 18 employees of a gambling company based in Australia have been detained in China.
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Australian students to be taught about 'male privilege'

Friday, October 14th 2016, 4:30
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

The Australian state of Victoria launches a "respectful relationship" programme, designed to smash gender stereotypes and tackle domestic violence.
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Australia same-sex marriage vote blocked by opposition

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 11:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian opposition MPs says they will block plans to for a national vote on same-sex marriage, saying the decision should be up to parliament.
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Angry birds take aim at Australian newlyweds

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 9:03

Newlyweds Phillip and Sara Maria have become internet sensations after their wedding shoot was interrupted by angry magpies.
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Phillip Hughes inquest says death was 'inevitable' after hit

Monday, October 10th 2016, 5:28

A coronial inquest hears that the 2014 death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes was "inevitable" from the moment he was struck by a ball.
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Turia Pitt: Australian burns survivor completes Hawaii triathlon

Monday, October 10th 2016, 3:31

An Australian runner who almost died after being caught in a bushfire during a race complete the Hawaii Ironman, considered the world's toughest triathlon.
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Australian 'Budgie Nine' F1 strippers freed by Malaysia court

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 9:19
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Nine Australians arrested for indecency after stripping to swimwear at the Malaysian Grand Prix are freed at their first court hearing.
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'Budgie Nine': F1 driver Ricciardo defends Malaysian GP strippers

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 4:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo gives his backing to nine Australians arrested for stripping at the Malaysian Grand Prix, as they appear in court.
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Kylie Minogue wedding waits for Australian marriage equality

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 4:14
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British fiance of singer Kylie Minogue says their plans for a wedding are on hold until same-sex marriage is legalised in Australia.
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Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 8:19

A Queensland woman loses her legal battle to be allowed to do jury service, as the High Court says she cannot use a translator in the jury room.
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Australian firm offers customers the Mx option

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 1:52
related countries: Australia Australia

An insurance company becomes the first in Australia to allow customers to list their gender as "other" on documents.
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Pigs' teeth and shells

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 20:21
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Asaro mud men from Papua New Guinea's eastern highlands are known for their ghoulish clay masks - now four of them are "artists in residence" at Sydney's Australian Museum.
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Australian sports stars urged to boycott anthem in AFL and NRL finals

Friday, September 30th 2016, 10:02

A campaign urges Australian sports stars not to stand for the national anthem during this weekend's major finals as a protest against inequality.
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Spider bites Australian man on penis again

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 8:10

A 21-year-old Australian tradesman using a portable toilet on a building site is bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time.
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Chinese investors pay A$88.88m for Sydney property

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 5:19
related countries: China China

Chinese investors pay a "lucky" A$88,888,888.88 for a Sydney property, as new warnings emerge about a property bubble in the Australian city.
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Australia shelves backpacker tax plan

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 9:08

The Australian government scraps a plan to impose a 32.5% tax on backpacker workers.
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Australian police urge mooning enthusiasts to 'keep pants on'

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 6:36
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A group of mooning enthusiasts planning to protest legislation passed on Monday banning baring your buttocks is told by Victoria police to keep their pants on.
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Australian dad's car towed over son's burnout videos

Monday, September 26th 2016, 4:42

An Australian father has his sports car impounded after footage of himself teaching his five-year-old son to do burnouts goes viral.
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Mooning and streaking outlawed in Victoria, Australia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Australia Australia, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Exposing your bare buttocks in public - considered by some a form of legitimate political protest - has been officially made a crime in one Australian state.
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Jetstar plane fills with smoke and diverts

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 3:15

An Australian Jetstar plane to Cairns is forced to divert to Brisbane after a "technical fault" fills the cabin with smoke.
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Australian woman finds eastern brown snake in Ugg boot

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 2:24

An Australian woman calls in wildlife wranglers to evict a 1m-long "horny and hungry" venomous eastern brown snake from her Ugg boot.
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MH370 search: Doubts over 'debris burn marks'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 8:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australian authorities cast doubt on the theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have had a fire on board before it went missing.
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Malware-infected USB sticks posted to Australian homes

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 14:25

Australian police have warned the public not to use unmarked USB sticks found in their letterboxes.
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Australian face of youth unemployment 'made it up'

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 5:02

A Sydney teenager who sparked a nationwide media debate about young people refusing to work reveals she actually has a job.
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Australian man patents the Hamdog - a hotdog and burger combo

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Mark Murray of Perth, Australia, has started selling the Hamdog, a combination of a hotdog and a burger in one bun.
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British Colonial Co: Outrage in Australia over theme restaurant

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 7:22
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian restaurant celebrating the "stylish days" of the British Empire is criticised on social media for romanticising colonialism.
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Australian men rescued from Uluru after 11-hour operation

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 2:37

Three Australian men stuck on Uluru are rescued early on Tuesday after a delicate 11-hour operation involving helicopters and rock climbing equipment.
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France burkini ban: Australian woman forced off Riviera beach

Monday, September 19th 2016, 9:51
related countries: France France

An Australian Muslim who went to France to show solidarity with French Muslims is forced to leave a beach for wearing a burkini, despite the ban being overturned.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Monday, September 19th 2016, 4:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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Malcolm Turnbull: 'Australia's happiest prime minister'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 7:22

Malcolm Turnbull says he may not be the best Australian prime minister but he's the happiest, as he marks one year in office.
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MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 16:15
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Tanzania Tanzania

A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm.
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Australians petition to put Steve Irwin on currency

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 4:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Nearly 20,000 people sign a petition calling for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's face to be put on Australia's banknotes.
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MP Pauline Hanson: Australia being 'swamped by Muslims'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 18:23

Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson says her country is in danger of being swamped by Muslims.
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Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 9:03
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A newly elected senator uses his maiden speech to say Australia should take inspiration from the UK and "OzExit" from the United Nations.
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Australian Snack Bar painting ruled too important to send to UK

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A wartime painting of a restaurant in Sydney's seedy Kings Cross is blocked from being exported to England because of its national importance.
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'IS-inspired' Australian man charged with terrorism

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 3:33
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Police in Australia charge a 22-year-old man, who stabbed a man in a park, with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder in southwest Sydney.
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Australian boy wins 'best dressed' prize for Hitler costume

Friday, September 9th 2016, 4:04

An Australian school has apologised after a boy who attended a school event dressed as Adolf Hitler was named as one of the "best dressed" students.
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Australian senator resigns over Chinese payments scandal

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 8:51
related countries: China China

Australian opposition senator Sam Dastyari resigns from the Labor front bench over a foreign donation scandal involving Chinese companies.
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Some Shakespearean phrases not coined by Bard, academic claims

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 12:59

Many words and phrases Shakespeare is credited with coining were already in common usage when he was writing, an Australian academic claims.
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Australian PM 'read riot act' to missing ministers

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 3:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's prime minister says he "read the riot act" to three senior ministers who left parliament early allowing the opposition to win votes.
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Australia ex-judge Jim Macken offers swap with refugee

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 9:20

Retired Australian judge Jim Macken, 88, offers to live the rest of his life at an immigration camp to enable one refugee to be granted citizenship.
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Australian police capture cattle-eating crocodile

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 7:22
related countries: Australia Australia

A massive crocodile is wrangled ashore by police after devouring livestock at a remote outback property in Australia's north.
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Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 13:40
related countries: Australia Australia

The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.
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Bali police murder: UK and Australian suspects in re-enactment

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and his Australian girlfriend re-enact the circumstances surrounding the death of a police officer on a beach in Bali.
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Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 29th 2016, 4:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson who was abducted earlier April in Afghanistan has now been freed, says Australia's foreign minister.
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Man 'put acid' in Australian sex club lubricant

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 23:54

A 62-year-old man is arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a gay club in Sydney.
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Solo pilot, 18, completes around-the-world flight

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 3:05

Australian teenager Lachlan Smart has become the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft.
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Nic Naitanui calls for education after child's blackface tribute

Friday, August 26th 2016, 7:24

An Australian footballer calls for better race education, saying a controversial photo of a boy in blackface as a tribute to him "hurts my heart".
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'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 0:43
related countries: France France

The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.
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Crocodiles let loose in Australian school by vandals

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 4:02

Vandals set three saltwater crocodiles loose in an Australian school office on Sunday.
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Australian rules spectator banned after throwing banana at Aboriginal player

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 9:46

A female fan filmed throwing a banana at an Aboriginal Australian rules player is banned by her club.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes fined for trying to get better seats at basketball

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 15:54

Australian athletes are fined for attempting to get better seats at a basketball semi-final without the right accreditation.
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull pays price for A$5 handout

Friday, August 19th 2016, 7:16
related countries: Australia Australia

A photograph of Australia's prime minister giving some money to a beggar has "gone viral" for all the wrong reasons.
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