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Abbott defends asylum 'closed book'

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 4:50
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia, Nauru Nauru

The Australian PM defends secrecy over asylum policy, amid reports that boats filled with asylum-seekers are being sent back to Indonesia.
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Injured Robson out of Hobart event

Monday, January 6th 2014, 9:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Laura Robson pulls out with her Australian Open warm-up event in Hobart with a wrist injury.
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Hewitt beats Federer for Brisbane win

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 9:35

Australian Lleyton Hewitt wins his first title since 2010 with victory over Roger Federer at the Brisbane International.
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Weather halts Antarctic ship rescue

Monday, December 30th 2013, 8:23

A third attempt to rescue a ship stranded in East Antarctica fails due to bad weather, with an Australian icebreaker forced to turn back.
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New rescue bid for Antarctic ship

Monday, December 30th 2013, 0:56

An Australian icebreaker reaches East Antarctica in a new bid to free a trapped scientific mission ship, but bad weather is slowing its progress.
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Edberg joins Federer coaching team

Friday, December 27th 2013, 17:20

Two-time Wimbledon winner Stefan Edberg joins former world number one Roger Federer's team ahead of the Australian Open.
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Australian police raid drug lab

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 4:49

Australian police say they have seized drugs with a street value of more than A$43m as well as guns and exotic animals in a series of raids.
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Petrova pulls out of Australian Open

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Nadia Petrova withdraws from the Australian Open after the death of her mother in a car crash in Moscow this month.
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Australian plane to monitor whaling

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 13:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Australia is to send a surveillance plane to the Southern Ocean in a bid to stop conflict between Japanese whaling vessels and environmentalists.
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Cool box saves Australian fishermen

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 17:22

Rescuers find two Australian men clinging to a cool box in the sea 15 hours after their boat capsizes off New South Wales.
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Viewpoint: Abbott's 2014 challenge

Friday, December 20th 2013, 1:52

Can Australia's PM fulfil his election promises?
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Facebook tourist walks off pier

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 12:31

A Taiwanese tourist is rescued after walking off a pier in the Australian city of Melbourne while checking her Facebook page, police say.
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Falconio killer in second appeal

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Bradley Murdoch launches a second appeal against his conviction for killing British backpacker Peter Falconio in the Australian outback in 2001.
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Murray hopes to repay public support

Monday, December 16th 2013, 6:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Andy Murray wants to repay the British public with Australian Open success.
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Australia court bans gay marriage

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 8:43

Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), rendering 27 gay marriages invalid.
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VIDEO: Loud noises used to drive away bats

Wednesday, December 11th 2013, 15:30

An Australian town is using loud noises in an attempt to drive away an infestation of almost 80,000 bats who are roosting in a local park.
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Boat Race saboteur 'can stay in UK'

Monday, December 9th 2013, 17:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian facing deportation after disrupting last year's University Boat Race by swimming in front of the crews can stay in the UK, a judge rules.
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Qantas credit rating cut to 'junk'

Friday, December 6th 2013, 6:29

Australian airline Qantas sees its credit rating downgraded to below-investment level, or junk, by the ratings agency Standard & Poor's.
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Royal prank call DJ quits radio job

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mel Greig, one of two Australian DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse, has resigned from the radio station which broadcast the show.
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England fight back against Australia

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 8:13
related countries: Australia Australia

England fight back after an ominous Australian start as the first day of the second Test ends with the hosts on 273-5.
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Qantas issues profit warning

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 2:30

Australian airline Qantas issues a profit warning, and says "immense challenges" mean 1,000 jobs must be shed.
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Scott and Charlene son in Neighbours

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 12:13

Daniel Robinson, the son of classic Neighbours characters Scott and Charlene - once played by Jason Donovan and Kylie Minogue - is to join the Australian soap.
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McIlroy pips Scott to Australian Open

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 7:32

Rory McIlroy wins his first tournament of the year with a one-shot triumph in the Australian Open at Sydney.
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Scott leads McIlroy by four in Sydney

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 9:37

Adam Scott leads Rory McIlroy by four shots after the penultimate round of the Australian Open at Royal Sydney.
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Pilots face parrot smuggling probe

Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two Indonesian air force pilots are investigated for allegedly trying to smuggle Australian parrots into Indonesia, military officials say.
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McIlroy closes in on leader Scott

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:44

Rory McIlroy fires a 65 to move two shots behind leader Adam Scott after two rounds of the Australian Open in Sydney.
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Scott hits Australian Open record 62

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 9:11

Adam Scott posts a course record 62 in round one of the Australian Open in Sydney, with Rory McIlroy seven shots back.
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Qantas seeks to relax ownership rule

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 3:01

Australian airline Qantas backs a suggestion by Treasurer Joe Hockey that rules restricting foreign investment in the carrier should be changed.
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Abbott aims to heal Indonesia rift

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott proposes closer discussions with Indonesian officials in a bid to heal a rift over spying allegations.
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VIDEO: Coral spawning on Great Barrier Reef

Monday, November 25th 2013, 7:16

For a few days each year, a vast area off the Australian east coast becomes an underwater city of coral spawning.
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Family set Christmas lights record

Monday, November 25th 2013, 6:19

An Australian family put up 502,165 Christmas lights around their home, setting a new world record.
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Australian republic debate reignited

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia

The Queen's representative in Australia reportedly becomes the first serving governor-general to publicly back the country becoming a republic.
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US doctor avoids Australia jail term

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:06
related countries: Australia Australia, United States United States

An Australian court hands a two-year suspended sentence to a US surgeon for fraud after prosecutors dropped criminal negligence charges.
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Broad unmoved by Aussie fans' boos

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England paceman Stuart Broad is able to laugh off the boos from Australian fans as he takes 5-65 on the first day of the Ashes.
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Australia sites hacked amid spy row

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 5:25
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia

Hackers attack Australian government websites amid an ongoing row over reports that Australia spied on the phone calls of the Indonesian prime minister.
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Australia issue stringent alcohol ban

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 14:32

Australian athletes risk being sent home from next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi if caught "having rambling conversations".
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Russia bails three of the Arctic 30

Monday, November 18th 2013, 20:28
related countries: Russia Russia

A doctor, a photographer and an activist, among 30 arrested over an Arctic protest by Greenpeace, are granted bail by a court in St Petersburg.
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Freelancer.com shares soar by 400%

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:50

Shares in the Australian online jobs site Freelancer.com soar as much as 400% in the company's market debut on Friday.
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Australia ends US doctor prosecution

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:31
related countries: United States United States

Australian prosecutors drop criminal negligence charges against US doctor Jayant Patel, who was jailed in 2010 over patient deaths.
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Australian ex-PM Kevin Rudd retires

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:04

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announces his retirement from politics, in an emotional speech.
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Australia moves to scrap carbon tax

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 9:12

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott begins steps to scrap the carbon tax, introducing a repeal bill at the first meeting of the new parliament.
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Mystery girl 25-year-old Australian

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:01
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

A woman found in a distressed state in Dublin who was thought to be 14 or 15 is actually a 25-year-old Australian, a court hears.
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Australia Guantanamo man in appeal

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 4:27

An Australian man who spent five years in Guantanamo Bay before admitting terrorism offences files an appeal against his conviction.
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VIDEO: Melbourne Cup win for Australia

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 5:18
related countries: Australia Australia

The Melbourne Cup has been won by Fiorente, trained by Australian Gai Waterhouse.
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Australia sites 'hacked over spying'

Monday, November 4th 2013, 9:56

A hacking group calling itself Anonymous Indonesia claims to have attacked over 170 Australian sites, following reports of Australian spying.
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Malaysia protests in spying row

Saturday, November 2nd 2013, 10:55
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, United States United States
related places: Asia

Malaysia summons US and Australian diplomats in a protest over an alleged American-led spying network in Asia.
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Anger over Australia Asia spy claims

Friday, November 1st 2013, 7:13
related countries: Australia Australia, Indonesia Indonesia, United States United States
related places: Asia

Indonesia summons Australia's ambassador amid reports that Australian embassies have been used as part of a US-led spying network in Asia.
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Murray targets Australian Open return

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 15:41

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray only wants to play in January's Australian Open if he is fit enough to win it.
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'Titanic man' Palmer wins seat

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Palmer

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer narrowly wins a seat in the Australia's Lower House after a recount.
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VIDEO: Explosives destroyed in Australia park

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 8:29
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australian police say they cannot rule out a possible terrorist link after finding highly volatile explosives in a Perth park.
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Australian loses sex injury ruling

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 4:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's High Court rejects a bid for compensation by a civil servant injured while she was having sex during a work trip.
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VIDEO: Australian pupils embrace Mandarin

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 2:59
related countries: Australia Australia

As Australia's politicians continue to highlight the importance of building ties with Asia, the BBC's Jon Donnison reports from one of Australia's few bilingual schools, where pupils learn Mandarin and English.
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Meet the Australian children fluent in Mandarin

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:05

Meet the Australian children fluent in Mandarin
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Australia pair 'used as drug mules'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Canada Canada

An elderly Australian couple were unwittingly used as drug mules in a ruse involving a free trip to Canada, Australian police reveal.
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Jailed artist wins portrait prize

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 12:01

Australian artist Nigel Milsom, who was jailed earlier this year for robbing a convenience store while high on drugs, has won the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
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Australia fire threat 'averted'

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 11:10

Australian fire officials say the threat to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney has been "averted" for the day, but warn the crisis is not yet over.
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Australia to raise debt limit by 60%

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 3:55

The Australian government says it plans to raise the country's debt limit by two-thirds to forestall any concerns it could face a fiscal crisis.
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Trees reveal hidden gold deposits

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 1:06

The detection of gold in tree leaves helps to locate deposits buried in the earth, Australian scientists find, and it could also apply to other metals.
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Australia capital backs gay marriage

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 4:18
related countries: Australia Australia

The Australian Capital Territory has become the first part of Australia to legalise same-sex marriage, but a high court challenge is expected.
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