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Gillard prompts 'misogyny' update

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 7:14

Australian leader Julia Gillard's fiery speech in parliament on misogyny prompts the Macquarie dictionary to update its definition of the word.
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Julia Gillard due to meet Singh

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:09
related countries: India India

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to meet Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, as she continues her state visit.
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Gillard due to begin India visit

Monday, October 15th 2012, 4:12
related countries: India India

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is about to begin a three-day visit to India, with civil nuclear co-operation on the agenda.
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VIDEO: Bali marks deadly bomb attacks

Friday, October 12th 2012, 3:20

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was among those attending the commemorations in Bali.
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VIDEO: Julia Gillard's anti-sexism tirade

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 11:07

Australian prime minister Julia Gillard's attack on the 'misogyny' of the leader of the opposition has gone viral.
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Court delays rare earth verdict

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 5:22
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian court delays a decision in an ongoing battle over an Australian rare earth plant opposed by environmental groups.
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Michael cancels Australian tour

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 12:08

Singer George Michael cancels the Australian leg of his tour due to "major anxiety" following his battle with pneumonia at the end of last year.
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VIDEO: Crocs to be artificially inseminated

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 17:04

Crocodiles are being artificially inseminated in the Australian state of Queensland for the first time ever.
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VIDEO: Roman Catholic church admits abuse

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 14:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

The Roman Catholic church in the Australian state of Victoria has confirmed that more than 600 children were sexually abused by its priests.
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Australian church admits abuse

Saturday, September 22nd 2012, 4:50
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

The Roman Catholic Church in the Australian state of Victoria confirms that more than 600 children have been sexually abused by priests since the 1930s.
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Australia rejects gay marriages

Wednesday, September 19th 2012, 9:22

Australian lawmakers overwhelmingly reject a bill that would have legalised gay marriages after days of heated debate.
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Fortescue shares up on debt deal

Tuesday, September 18th 2012, 6:50

Shares in Fortescue Metals Group surge after the Australian miner secures a $4.5bn (£2.8bn) credit facility to pay down debts.
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VIDEO: Taliban 'using fake Facebook profiles'

Friday, September 14th 2012, 7:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A recent review conducted by the Australian Department of Defence suggests that the Taliban has been using fake Facebook profiles to gain information from coalition troops in Afghanistan.
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Man held in Australia terror raid

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 3:39
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australian police say they have arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism-related offences following raids in six Melbourne suburbs.
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Pearlers past and present in Australian town

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 23:50

Seeking South Sea pearls in remote Australian waters
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Del Piero completes Sydney move

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy

Australian side Sydney FC complete the high-profile signing of former Italy international Alessandro Del Piero.
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VIDEO: World's richest woman calls for wage cut

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 9:36

Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart has criticised her country's economic performance and said Africans willing to work for $2 a day should be an inspiration.
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VIDEO: Videos 'to deter' asylum seekers‎‎

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:37

The Australian government has launched a media campaign to try to deter asylum seekers arriving by boat.
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Man admits asylum tragedy role

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 7:34
related countries: Christmas Island Christmas Island, Iran Iran

An Iranian-Australian man accused of organising an asylum boat that broke up off Christmas Island in 2010, killing 50 people, admits people-smuggling charges.
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Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:18
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australia calls off its rescue operation for survivors of a boat carrying asylum seekers that sank near Indonesia's Java Island.
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Thursday, August 30th 2012, 12:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australian and commercial ships pluck 55 people from the sea as a search continues after an asylum boat was believed to have sunk.
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Australia joins EU carbon market

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 13:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia plans to link its carbon trading scheme with Europe's, enabling Australian firms to use EU permits to emit CO2 from mid-2015.
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Shark attacks Australian surfer

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 8:46

A surfer in Western Australia is in hospital after being attacked by a shark off a remote beach - the sixth such incident in the state this year.
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Good times for all in boomtown Perth?

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 23:43

Good times for all in Australian city?
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Anger over 'no Indians' job ad

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 21:03

An Australian supermarket contractor sparks outrage by advertising for cleaners, but stipulating, "No Indians or Asians please".
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Australian billionaire on mission to recreate Titanic

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 0:38

The Australian billionaire who wants to recreate doomed ship
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VIDEO: Billionaire unveils 'Titanic 2' plans

Friday, August 24th 2012, 23:02

The BBC has been given an exclusive interview with the Australian billionaire who is in the process of building a replica of the Titanic.
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AUDIO: 'Massive disparity' in miners' pay

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 14:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mining analyst Charlie Long says that rock drillers in the South African platinum industry are believed to earn a fraction of the wages of their Australian counterparts.
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Weaker commodity prices hit BHP

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 7:00

Australian miner BHP Billiton reports a sharp drop in annual profits, due in part to weaker commodity prices.
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Women 'not thriving' in military

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 6:18

Women struggle to flourish in the Australian military, and both recruitment quotas and targeted measures are needed, a review warns.
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India's Australian dream

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 0:32

Indians make up the largest immigrant population down under
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Australia runners' payout urged

Thursday, August 16th 2012, 12:46

Two ultramarathon runners badly burned in an Australian bushfire should receive compensation, a government inquiry finds.
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Australia MPs back offshore camps

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:31

Australian MPs approve a bill allowing camps for asylum seekers to be re-established in Nauru and PNG, in a reversal of government policy.
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Australia court backs tobacco law

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 1:56

An Australian court has upheld the government's new law on mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes in the country.
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Australia MPs in asylum debate

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 7:53

Australian MPs are debating a bill to restart offshore processing of asylum seekers, as fears mount for 67 migrants missing at sea.
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Kirdyapkin claims 50km walk gold

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 11:52
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin sets a new Olympic record in winning the men's 50km walk from Australian Jared Tallent.
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Rescue under way in Antarctica

Thursday, August 9th 2012, 6:06
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, United States United States

An international mission to rescue a sick US citizen working at a research centre in the Antarctic is under way.
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AUDIO: Aussie gloom over gold medal drought

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 9:11

Correspondent Phil Mercer reports on the Australian reaction to winning only four gold medals so far at the Olympics.
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VIDEO: Australian minister set to lose Olympic bet

Wednesday, August 8th 2012, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Australian sports minister, Kate Lundy, will row a length of Eton Dorney wearing a Team GB shirt if she loses a bet with the UK Olympic minister, Hugh Robertson.
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Robert Hughes: 'He took no prisoners'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 13:43

The impact of the late Australian art critic Robert Hughes
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Critic Robert Hughes dies aged 74

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 0:36

Influential Australian art critic and writer Robert Hughes dies in New York after a long illness, aged 74.
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Man in '15-hour' Qantas call hold

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 15:48

A passenger on Australian airline Qantas says he was kept on hold for 15 hours while trying to confirm his travel plans.
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BHP in $3.3bn writedown on assets

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 4:31

Miner BHP Billiton announces writedowns in shale gas and nickel assets of $3.3bn (£2.1bn) and says its chief executive will forgo his 2012 bonus.
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Ned Kelly's bones to be returned

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:38

The remains of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly are to be handed to his descendants for burial, more than 130 years after he was hanged for murder.
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VIDEO: Whale washes up in Sydney pool

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:31

A dead humpback whale has been washed up in a Australian ocean swimming pool, surprising morning swimmers and causing a major problem for authorities.
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VIDEO: Record drugs haul seized in Australia

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:36
related countries: Australia Australia, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Australian police have seized drugs worth over half a billion dollars and broken up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring.
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VIDEO: Couple sold fake Olympic tickets

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:05

Australian couple Graham and Ann Smith have received Olympic tickets from an anonymous donor after the ones they bought turned out to be fakes.
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Australia in record drugs seizure

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 5:05
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United States United States

Australian police seize drugs worth A$500m (US$526m; £335m) and break up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring, with seven arrests made.
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Jail for Gillard bullet mail man

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:15

An 81-year-old man is jailed for sending bullets, detonators and threats to the Australian prime minister and other top politicians.
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Everton's Cahill to move to MLS

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 9:49

Everton agree terms with Major League Soccer for the transfer of Australian midfielder Tim Cahill to the New York Red Bulls.
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Australia drops Hicks book case

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 4:00

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks can profit from his memoir after Australian prosecutors drop a case to freeze income.
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TPG makes fresh bid for Billabong

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 3:18

TPG Capital makes a fresh takeover bid for Billabong just months after the Australian surfwear maker rejected its earlier offer.
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Australian Gosper new IRB chief

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:41

Former Australia Under-21 international Brett Gosper is appointed chief executive of the International Rugby Board.
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