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Appeal in Aborigine rape case

Tuesday, December 11th 2007, 17:29

Top Australian lawyers appeal against a judge's decision to free nine Aborigine males who raped a young girl.
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Australian Peter Foster jailed

Friday, December 7th 2007, 8:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian man who helped former UK PM's wife Cherie Blair buy property is jailed for fraud.
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Xstrata bids for Australian firm

Wednesday, December 5th 2007, 8:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss mining group Xstrata makes a $836m offer for Australian coal miner Resource Pacific.
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Rudd takes Australia inside Kyoto

Monday, December 3rd 2007, 9:05

Kevin Rudd is sworn in as Australia's new PM, and immediately signs documents to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
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Australia's Howard 'loses seat'

Saturday, December 1st 2007, 14:49

The woman who contested outgoing Australian PM John Howard's parliamentary seat claims victory.
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Iraq pledge by Australia PM-elect

Friday, November 30th 2007, 10:38
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq

Australian troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by mid-2008, the country's prime minister-elect says.
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Rudd to apologise to Aborigines

Monday, November 26th 2007, 12:22

Australian prime minister-elect Kevin Rudd says he will issue an apology to Aborigines over past mistreatment.
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Rivals ready for Australia polls

Friday, November 23rd 2007, 6:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian rivals John Howard and Kevin Rudd set out final campaign pitches, with a general election hours away.
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PM Howard condemns fake leaflets

Thursday, November 22nd 2007, 12:11

Australia's leader condemns fake leaflets claiming rival Labor backed Bali bombers, two days before the election.
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Australia rivals up poll rhetoric

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 7:23

Australian rivals John Howard and Kevin Rudd increase campaign rhetoric ahead of Saturday's general election.
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Troops 'killed' E Timor reporters

Friday, November 16th 2007, 10:12
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Sydney court rules Indonesian troops deliberately killed five Australian-based journalists in East Timor in 1975.
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Qantas seeks to expand network

Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 10:40

Australian airline Qantas agrees to buy up to 188 planes, as it plans to widen its Asian schedules.
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Australia airline 'fat tax' urged

Monday, November 12th 2007, 12:18

A leading Australian nutritionist urges airlines to charge obese passengers more for their seats.
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Howard launches election campaign

Monday, November 12th 2007, 5:26

Australian PM John Howard officially launches his campaign for re-election at an event in the city of Brisbane.
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New child in hospital over GHB

Friday, November 9th 2007, 13:51

Another Australian child is ill after eating toy parts found to contain a substance linked to date rape drug GHB.
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Thorpe in clear over drugs test

Wednesday, November 7th 2007, 10:42

A probe into Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe's drugs test result is dropped because of a lack of evidence.
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Pre-election Australian rate rise

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 23:27

Australian interest rates rise to an 11-year high, weeks before PM John Howard's government seeks re-election.
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Racing: Efficient wins Melbourne

Tuesday, November 6th 2007, 4:33

Efficient comes from behind to beat UK-trained Purple Moon and win the 147th Melbourne Cup.
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'Brave battle' of late newsreader

Sunday, November 4th 2007, 18:13

Friends of the TV star found dead at a notorious suicide spot in Sydney describe her "battle" with depression.
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Rapist's 'spider' defence fails

Thursday, November 1st 2007, 15:47

An Australian rapist is jailed after an attempt to blame his actions on a toxic spider bite fails to convince a judge.
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Rugby: White after Wallabies job

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 19:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Australian Rugby Union reveals South Africa's World Cup-winning coach Jake White has inquired about the vacant Wallabies coaching job.
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Australia police to exhume bodies

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 12:20
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Police in the Australian state of Victoria hope to solve missing person cases by exhuming bodies buried up to 50 years ago.
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Bali trio lose execution dispute

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 8:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A challenge to Indonesia's death penalty by lawyers for an Australian drugs gang is thrown out of court.
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Trapped Australian miners freed

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 12:19

Fifty-four miners are rescued unharmed after being trapped in an Australian gold mine for several hours.
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Australia rate rise threat grows

Wednesday, October 24th 2007, 8:51

Australian inflation surges in the three months to the end of September, raising the prospect of an interest rate rise.
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Rudd 'extending lead' over Howard

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 6:04

Australian opposition leader Kevin Rudd is strengthening his lead over PM John Howard, a new poll suggests.
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Australian row over TV 'worm'

Monday, October 22nd 2007, 16:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's PM denies that a graphic shown during a live TV debate was cut because it showed he was losing.
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Australia poll rivals in TV clash

Sunday, October 21st 2007, 14:02

Australian PM John Howard takes on election rival Kevin Rudd in a TV debate ahead of the November poll.
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Dead boy in Sydney suitcase

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 11:07

Australian police scour schools for missing children after a dead boy is found in a suitcase in a Sydney pond.
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Indian fans face racism charges

Thursday, October 18th 2007, 9:07
related countries: India India

Four Indian cricket fans are charged for allegedly racially abusing Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds.
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Australian PM announces election

Sunday, October 14th 2007, 8:32

Australian Prime Minister John Howard calls an election for 24 November as he seeks a fifth term in office.
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Howard makes Aborigine vow

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 15:53

Australian PM John Howard promises to hold a vote on recognising Aborigines' rights, if he is re-elected.
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Australian killed in Afghan blast

Tuesday, October 9th 2007, 7:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Australian soldier is killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, the first to die in direct action there.
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Australian football makes history

Saturday, September 29th 2007, 15:09

Favourites Geelong thrash Port Adelaide by more than 100 points at the AFL grand final in Melbourne.
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Australia targets workshy surfers

Sunday, September 23rd 2007, 3:40

The Australian government is cracking down on welfare recipients in coastal areas where unemployment is high.
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Howard sets out retirement plans

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 11:42

Australian prime minister John Howard indicates he will retire within three years if he wins the elections this year.
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Australia's PM vows not to quit

Tuesday, September 11th 2007, 6:31

Australian PM John Howard insists he will lead his party into the next election, despite trailing in opinion polls.
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Apec leaders reach climate deal

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 9:10

Asia-Pacific leaders meeting in Sydney unveil an agreement on climate change, but no commitments.
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Bush and Howard in Sydney talks

Wednesday, September 5th 2007, 5:13
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Canberra

Iraq and climate change dominate talks between US and Australian leaders ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit.
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Equine flu hits Sydney racehorses

Thursday, August 30th 2007, 6:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Eight racehorses test positive for equine influenza, forcing the suspension of Sydney's spring carnival racing.
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'Edgy' Burns wins top comedy gong

Saturday, August 25th 2007, 23:34

Controversial Australian comedian Brendon Burns wins the Edinburgh Fringe Festival's top comedy prize.
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Howard row over Wikipedia edits

Friday, August 24th 2007, 9:39

Staff in the Australian prime minister's office are accused of editing potentially damaging Wikipedia entries.
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Judge overturns Haneef visa ban

Tuesday, August 21st 2007, 10:49
related countries: India India

An Australian judge overturns a government decision to revoke the visa of Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef.
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Pet camel kills Australian woman

Monday, August 20th 2007, 11:14

An Australian woman is killed by her pet camel when the animal apparently tried to have sex with her, police say.
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Australia defends nuclear sale

Friday, August 17th 2007, 4:12
related countries: India India

Australian Prime Minister John Howard defends his controversial decision to sell uranium to India.
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Judge delays Haneef visa ruling

Thursday, August 9th 2007, 9:10

An Australian judge hearing an appeal by Dr Mohamed Haneef to regain his visa postpones his decision by two weeks.
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Haneef seeks to get his visa back

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 12:53
related countries: India India

The Indian doctor launches a court appeal to regain his Australian visa, after being cleared of a terror charge.
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Australian rates at 10-year high

Wednesday, August 8th 2007, 6:45
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia raises interest rates by a quarter point to 6.5%, their highest level in more than 10 years.
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Alcohol ban for Australian town

Wednesday, August 1st 2007, 6:52

The Australian town of Alice Springs becomes a dry zone, with drinking banned in all public places.
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Office printers 'are health risk'

Tuesday, July 31st 2007, 10:27

An office printer can cause damage to the lungs in the same was as cigarettes, Australian scientists say.
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Howard stands firm over Haneef

Monday, July 30th 2007, 9:12
related countries: India India

Australian PM John Howard refuses to apologise to a cleared Indian doctor for holding him on terror charges.
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Haneef terrorism charges dropped

Friday, July 27th 2007, 20:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dr Mohamed Haneef is freed from jail after Australia drops terror charges against him, admitting "mistakes".
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Australian PM opens Bali hospital

Friday, July 27th 2007, 9:26
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Australian Prime Minister John Howard opens a hospital in Bali, in memory to victims of the 2002 bombing.
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Australian PM in East Timor talks

Thursday, July 26th 2007, 6:07
related countries: East Timor East Timor

The Australian premier is in East Timor, amid political deadlock in the country after June's inconclusive polls.
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Prison for Norfolk Island killer

Wednesday, July 25th 2007, 3:30
related countries: Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

A New Zealander is jailed for 24 years for the murder of an Australian woman on remote Norfolk Island.
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Trial of David Hicks 'a charade'

Tuesday, July 24th 2007, 10:44
related countries: Australia Australia

The Guantanamo Bay trial of Australian national David Hicks was a charade, Australia's top legal body says.
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