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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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Indian doctor in UK plot charge

Saturday, July 14th 2007, 8:14
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow, London

Australian police charge an Indian doctor for his alleged involvement with attempted bombings in the UK.
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Indian doctor charge over UK plot

Friday, July 13th 2007, 23:02
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Glasgow, London

Australian police charge an Indian doctor for his alleged involvement with attempted bombings in London and Glasgow.
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Haneef detention not extended

Friday, July 13th 2007, 8:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian police choose not to extend the detention of a man held over failed bomb attacks in the UK.
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Rio Tinto makes $38.1bn Alcan bid

Thursday, July 12th 2007, 20:25
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Alcan, Alcoa

Anglo-Australian mining group Rio Tinto agrees to buy Canada's Alcan for $38.1bn as US firm Alcoa pulls out of the race.
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Australia terror hearing on hold

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 14:41
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian court hearing into a police request for more time to hold an Indian doctor is adjourned for two days.
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'Tamil rebel' arrested in Sydney

Tuesday, July 10th 2007, 7:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Australian police detain a man on suspicion of fundraising for Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels.
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Australia extends Haneef inquiry

Monday, July 9th 2007, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia police are given extra time to investigate an Indian doctor over the suspected UK bomb attempts.
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Australian 'car bomb' searches

Monday, July 9th 2007, 4:30
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police in Australia carry out more searches over the suspected car bomb attempts in the UK.
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Australians extend terror probe

Wednesday, July 4th 2007, 7:40
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian police are granted two more days to hold an Indian doctor in connection with failed UK terror plots.
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Australia refloats beached ship

Monday, July 2nd 2007, 15:57

A 40,000-tonne coal ship is finally refloated after more than three weeks stranded on an Australian beach.
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Australia to refloat beached ship

Thursday, June 28th 2007, 13:59

Salvage teams hope to refloat a freighter stranded on the Australian seaboard for almost three weeks.
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Aborigine crackdown under way

Monday, June 25th 2007, 6:56

The Australian government's controversial plans to tackle child abuse in Aboriginal areas get under way.
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Iran 'unable to take Australians'

Thursday, June 21st 2007, 18:06
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian naval forces in the Gulf tried to capture an Australian Navy team but were repelled, the BBC learns.
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Calm urged in key Aborigine trial

Saturday, June 16th 2007, 1:06

An Australian judge urges calm in the trial of a policeman for manslaughter of an Aboriginal man.
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Aborigine child sex abuse 'rife'

Friday, June 15th 2007, 13:15

An Australian inquiry says it found cases of child sex abuse in every aboriginal community visited.
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Australian PM meets Dalai Lama

Friday, June 15th 2007, 9:44
related countries: China China

Australian PM John Howard has met the Dalai Lama in Sydney, amid fierce opposition from China.
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Flooded Australian homes looted

Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 11:24
related countries: Australia Australia

People returning home after storms and flooding in eastern Australia find their properties have been looted.
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Unity call as Sydney cleric quits

Monday, June 11th 2007, 11:39

Australian Muslim leaders urge unity under a new top cleric, after controversial mufti Sheikh Hilali steps down.
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Anger as Australian sheikh quits

Monday, June 11th 2007, 6:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Supporters of Australia's controversial Muslim cleric claim a government conspiracy forced him to quit.
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Australian storms ground tanker

Friday, June 8th 2007, 8:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Environmentalists fear a maritime disaster if a beached coal freighter in eastern Australia breaks up.
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Search for travel writer in Tibet

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 11:33

A search is under way for an Australian Lonely Planet travel writer missing in a remote mountain region in Tibet.
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Australia rail crash toll rises

Tuesday, June 5th 2007, 10:16
related countries: Australia Australia

The death toll rises to 11 in a train crash in southern Australia, which has left as many as 50 wounded.
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Tennis: Nadal sees off Hewitt

Monday, June 4th 2007, 16:08
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal hits peak form to see off Australian Lleyton Hewitt 6-3 6-1 7-6 and reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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Australia PM pledges climate plan

Sunday, June 3rd 2007, 12:08

Australian Prime Minister John Howard announces a new policy on climate change, pledging pollution limits.
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Australia inquiry angers Jakarta

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 11:16
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

Indonesia is angered over an Australian inquiry into the deaths of journalists during the invasion of East Timor.
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Reporters 'murdered' in E Timor

Wednesday, May 30th 2007, 6:30
related countries: East Timor East Timor, Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesian troops murdered five Western journalists during the invasion of East Timor in 1975, an Australian inquiry hears.
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Australian pub bars heterosexuals

Monday, May 28th 2007, 8:20

A gay pub in the Australian city of Melbourne wins the right to ban heterosexuals.
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Australian Big Brother under fire

Friday, May 25th 2007, 10:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Big Brother is criticised for deciding not to tell a contestant that her father had died.
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Australian Big Brother under fire

Friday, May 25th 2007, 4:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Big Brother is criticised for deciding not to tell a contestant that her father had died.
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Australian hurt in Thai bombing

Tuesday, May 22nd 2007, 11:55
related countries: Thailand Thailand

An Australian photographer becomes the first foreign journalist injured in southern Thailand's insurgency.
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Guantanamo Australian home

Sunday, May 20th 2007, 5:09

David Hicks, the Australian convicted of supporting terrorism, returns home to serve his prison sentence.
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Bullied Australian in A$1m payout

Monday, May 14th 2007, 12:35

An Australian teenager who was bullied at school is awarded record damages that could reach A$1m.
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Aussies pull out of Zimbabwe tour

Sunday, May 13th 2007, 5:21
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Australian PM John Howard orders the country's cricket team to pull out of a planned tour of Zimbabwe.
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Cricket: Zimbabwe row grows

Friday, May 11th 2007, 7:06
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The Australian government steps up a campaign to persuade the ICC to take action against Zimbabwe.
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Consortium admits Qantas bid over

Tuesday, May 8th 2007, 4:30

The consortium trying to take over Australian airline Qantas has admitted that its efforts have failed.
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Bidders could revive Qantas offer

Monday, May 7th 2007, 5:49

A consortium which failed in its $8.9bn effort to buy Australian airline Qantas says it could return with a new bid.
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Last-ditch Qantas offer blocked

Sunday, May 6th 2007, 13:27

Regulators reject a last-ditch attempt by a consortium to revive its takeover of Australian airline Qantas.
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Australian senator under fire

Wednesday, May 2nd 2007, 9:56

Australian senator Bill Heffernan is under fire for saying a childless female politician is unfit to govern.
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Ghost yacht 'kidnapping' theory

Tuesday, April 24th 2007, 17:50

Relatives of crew missing from an abandoned Australian yacht think the men may have been kidnapped.
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Australia workers rock for rights

Sunday, April 22nd 2007, 1:25

Australian unions stage a rock concert to protest against the government's controversial workplace laws.
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Hopes fade for 'ghost yacht' crew

Saturday, April 21st 2007, 6:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Rescuers hunting for the crew of a yacht found off north-east Australia think it has been drifting since Sunday.
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Sea lion attacks Australian girl

Sunday, April 15th 2007, 8:31
related countries: Australia Australia

A teenage girl is in a stable condition after being mauled by a sea lion while surfing off Australia's west coast.
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Fury at Howard HIV entry ban call

Friday, April 13th 2007, 18:02

Aids charities react angrily to Australian Prime Minister John Howard's opposition to HIV-positive migrants.
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Ex-India coach Chappell 'unwell'

Saturday, April 7th 2007, 11:01
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The outgoing Indian cricket coach, Australian Greg Chappell falls ill and visits a Mumbai hospital, reports say.
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Swimmer Thorpe denies doping

Sunday, April 1st 2007, 5:36

Australian Ian Thorpe vows to clear his name against allegations made against him in a newspaper.
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Guantanamo plea deal for Hicks

Friday, March 30th 2007, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

Australian David Hicks will serve at most seven years in jail for aiding al-Qaeda, a Guantanamo tribunal hears.
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Toads' Australian march quickens

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 23:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Cane toads are likely to double their range in Australia, scientists say, with damaging impacts on wildlife.
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Guilty plea from detainee Hicks

Tuesday, March 27th 2007, 2:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hicks

Australian David Hicks, the first Guantanamo terror suspect to face a new trial system, pleads guilty.
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