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Gillard and Rudd in leadership vote

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 9:04

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the man she ousted, Kevin Rudd, are facing off in a party leadership ballot.
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Seven-year-old 'drove drunk man'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 6:16

An Australian man is charged over allegations he let a seven-year-old boy drive him home while he was drunk.
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Australian jailed for Meagher murder

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 3:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Australian Adrian Bayley is jailed for the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher, with a minimum jail term of 35 years.
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DJ sacked over Gillard interview

Friday, June 14th 2013, 8:12

An Australian radio presenter is sacked after asking PM Julia Gillard in a live interview if her long-term partner, Tim Mathieson, is gay.
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Warner apologises for Root punch

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 17:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia batsman David Warner apologises for hitting England batsman Joe Root in the face in a bar on Sunday.
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Australian army in new email scandal

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 11:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's army launches an investigation after a series of "explicit and derogatory" emails circulated over the last three years were uncovered.
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Jellyfish sting ends Cuba-US swim

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Florida, Havana

A jellyfish sting forces Australian athlete Chloe McCardel to abandon her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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VIDEO: Australia PM condemns 'breast' menu

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:46

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said a menu for an opposition party fundraiser that made crude comments about her body was "grossly sexist".
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Gillard dismisses leadership rumours

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 4:28

Embattled Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard describes renewed speculation about her leadership prospects as "wasted breath".
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Home brew kills two in Australia

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Two men have died and two more are in a critical condition after drinking home-brewed alcohol in the Australian state of Queensland, reports say.
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Australia ends asylum boat rescue

Monday, June 10th 2013, 8:25
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island

Australian authorities call off rescue efforts for a boat carrying about 55 asylum seekers that sank north of Christmas Island late last week.
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High roller loses casino lawsuit bid

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 5:58

A Australian businessman who turned over almost $1.5bn gambling loses a high court bid to sue a casino over his losses.
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Kate prank call DJ award 'bad taste'

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 4:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian minister says an award for one of the DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a nurse in the UK is in "bad taste".
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Attenborough cancels Australian tour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 11:13
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough cancels a tour of Australia that was scheduled to begin next week in order to have heart surgery in London.
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Gower warns of 'animal mentality'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 10:25

Ex-England captain David Gower has spoken of Australian cricket's "feral" mindset ahead of back-to-back Ashes series.
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Billabong takeover talks collapse

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 6:50

Shares in Australian surfwear maker Billabong plunge after the firm says takeover talks with two potential bidders have collapsed.
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VIDEO: Australian nurse admits arson

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 21:19

In a taped interview with Australian police, former nurse Roger Dean says he started the fire at a nursing home in Sydney which killed 11 people.
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VIDEO: Australia PM dodges sandwich

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 12:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has had a sandwich thrown at her while visiting a school in Canberra.
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Sydney blaze nurse admits 11 murders

Monday, May 27th 2013, 3:36

A nurse who started a fire at a nursing home for the elderly in the Australian city of Sydney admits 11 counts of murder.
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Ford to shut Australian production

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 3:02

Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
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Wiggins loses time after Giro fall

Friday, May 10th 2013, 17:12

Sir Bradley Wiggins's hopes of winning the Giro d'Italia for the first time suffer a blow after a crash on stage seven.
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Kate hoax DJ to appear at inquest

Monday, April 29th 2013, 9:36

An Australian DJ who made a hoax call about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge will appear at the inquest into the death of the nurse who answered it.
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Australian film wins Tribeca prize

Friday, April 26th 2013, 9:12

Australian film The Rocket takes the top honour at this year's Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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'Titanic man' Palmer enters politics

Friday, April 26th 2013, 4:47

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who says he is building a replica Titanic, says he is forming a political party to run for PM.
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Australia hacking 'leader' charged

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 3:23

Australian police say they have arrested and charged a "self-proclaimed leader" of the hacking group LulzSec.
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Singapore Air increases Virgin stake

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 3:03
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore Airlines increases its stake in Virgin Australia to tap into the Australian market and counter the strength of its rivals.
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Australian Olympic swimmers fined

Friday, April 19th 2013, 4:45
related countries: Australia Australia

Members of Australia's Olympic swimming team are fined and issued deferred suspensions for taking banned medication and misbehaviour.
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Black Caviar retires after 25 wins

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 9:00

Unbeaten Australian mare Black Caviar is to be retired after winning 25 consecutive races during a four-year career.
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Australian film industry hit by strong currency

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Why foreign film makers are giving Australia a miss
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Scott thanks inspirational Norman

Monday, April 15th 2013, 5:44

Adam Scott dedicates his Masters victory to Greg Norman, saying his fellow Australian had "inspired a nation".
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Scott wins Masters in play-off

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 23:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Masters

Adam Scott collects the first major of his career after beating Angel Cabrera at the second play-off hole at the Masters.
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More Thatcher funeral guests named

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 2:50
related countries: United States United States

Downing Street release the names of more guests who will attend Lady Thatcher's funeral, including US politician Newt Gingrich and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
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Day leads after Woods charge falters

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 0:37

Australian Jason Day leads the Masters by a shot with Tiger Woods three strokes behind going into the third round.
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Australian $40bn LNG project shelved

Friday, April 12th 2013, 4:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's second biggest oil company, Woodside Petroleum, puts a $40bn proposed liquefied natural gas project on hold.
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Garcia and Leishman lead Masters

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's Sergio Garcia and Australian Marc Leishman set the pace in the opening round of the 77th Masters at Augusta.
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VIDEO: Row in Sydney over rainbow crossing

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:29

A row has erupted in the Australian city of Sydney after the authorities tore up a road crossing that had been painted in rainbow stripes for the annual gay parade
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China and Australia in currency pact

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 0:25
related countries: Australia Australia, China China, Japan Japan, United States United States

The Australian dollar becomes the third currency, along with the US dollar and the Japanese yen, that can be converted directly into and out of the Chinese yuan.
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Thatcher 'racist', says Australia FM

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 21:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr describes "unabashedly racist" comments made by the late Margaret Thatcher in her retirement.
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Billabong in fresh takeover talks

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:17
related countries: United States United States

Australian surfwear firm Billabong is to start talks over a possible takeover by a consortium led by its former US boss Paul Naude.
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Australia PM on China trade mission

Friday, April 5th 2013, 6:53
related countries: China China

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard leaves for China on a five-day visit aimed at strengthening ties with the country's largest trade partner.
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Living Black: Australia's trail-blazing indigenous show

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 0:43

Trail-blazing Australian TV show tackles indigenous issues
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VIDEO: 'I paid captors to free my husband'

Monday, March 25th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

The wife of an Australian man kidnapped by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines has revealed that she paid a ransom of four million pesos (US$98,000) to secure his release.
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Australia PM condemns infighting

Monday, March 25th 2013, 5:56

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard unveils a new front bench, days after an abortive leadership vote she called "unseemly" and "self-indulgent".
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Abu Sayyaf release Australia hostage

Saturday, March 23rd 2013, 2:17
related countries: Australia Australia, Philippines Philippines

Warren Rodwell, an Australian man kidnapped 15 months ago by an al-Qaeda-linked group in the Philippines, is released.
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Australia smashes Asia drug ring

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 12:16

Australian police say they have smashed an international crime syndicate with links to Asia, seizing drugs and assets worth millions.
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VIDEO: Tornado hits Australia caravan parks

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 10:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Aerial footage has shown the devastation caused after a tornado hit two Australian states.
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Australia's Kevin Rudd in party vow

Friday, March 22nd 2013, 5:16

Kevin Rudd rules out "100%" any return to the Australian Labor Party leadership, as political ructions continue after Thursday's abortive ballot.
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Australia head swim coach steps down

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 5:25

The head coach of the Australian swimming team steps down following reports of a lack of leadership and a "toxic" culture in the Olympic team.
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Storm over Australia's press reform proposals

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 1:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Why Australian minister is being called a despot
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Drug-resistant pandemic flu warning

Monday, March 18th 2013, 16:04

Australian experts are concerned about a new type of drug-resistant pandemic flu that is circulating in the population at large.
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Raikkonen eyes second world title

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 10:52

Kimi Raikkonen hopes to use his victory in the season-opening Australian GP as the foundation for a second world title.
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Raikkonen wins tense opening race

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 7:44

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen beats Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in a tense strategic battle in the season-opening Australian GP.
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Vettel takes pole in Melbourne

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 1:03

Sebastian Vettel takes pole for the Australian GP as qualifying was completed on race morning after heavy rain on Saturday.
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