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Aussie great Brock dies in crash

Friday, September 8th 2006, 6:45

Australian motor racing great Peter Brock is killed in a rallying accident in Western Australia.
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Bali Australians now face death

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 10:10

Four of the so-called Bali Nine Australian drug gang have their sentences upped to the death penalty, officials say.
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Irwin 'wanted ordinary funeral'

Wednesday, September 6th 2006, 7:22

The father of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin says his son would not have wanted a state funeral.
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Tape 'shows last moments'

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 12:19

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's death from a stingray attack was recorded on videotape, his manager says.
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Australia mourns 'colourful son'

Monday, September 4th 2006, 16:01

Tributes are paid as Australia's "Crocodile Hunter" naturalist Steve Irwin is killed by a stingray while diving.
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'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin killed

Monday, September 4th 2006, 12:12

Australian environmentalist and television personality Steve Irwin is killed by a stingray while diving.
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Australian FM in East Timor talks

Monday, September 4th 2006, 10:34
related countries: Australia Australia, East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

Foreign ministers from East Timor, Australia and Indonesia hold security talks in Dili amid renewed unrest.
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Australia targets drugged drivers

Saturday, September 2nd 2006, 4:01
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Australian police in the state of Victoria begin random testing on drivers for the drug ecstasy.
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Australian curfew order 'a farce'

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 9:41
related countries: Australia Australia

A magistrate who approved Australia's first terror-linked control order says the government is turning it into a farce.
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Australian man given curfew order

Monday, August 28th 2006, 5:35

An Australian accused of receiving al-Qaeda funds becomes the first subject of a tough new control order.
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Australia boosts overseas police

Friday, August 25th 2006, 8:47

Australian is to increase the number of police available for deployment to South East Asia and the Pacific.
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Australian jailed for bomb plots

Wednesday, August 23rd 2006, 3:57

Australian Faheem Khalid Lodhi is sentenced to 20 years in jail for planning bombing attacks in Sydney.
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Umpire Hair denies anti-Asia bias

Tuesday, August 22nd 2006, 14:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australian umpire Darrell Hair maintains he was correct to penalise Pakistan and award the fourth Test to England.
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'Jihad Jack' conviction quashed

Friday, August 18th 2006, 8:00

An Australian Muslim convert jailed for receiving funds from al-Qaeda has his conviction quashed.
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Australian builder doubles profits

Thursday, August 17th 2006, 6:10

Multiplex, the developer of the troubled Wembley Stadium project, reports doubled annual profits.
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Howard rejects emissions targets

Wednesday, August 16th 2006, 8:27

The Australian PM hits out at a plan backed by state leaders to introduce caps on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Australian PM drops asylum bill

Monday, August 14th 2006, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's PM John Howard drops controversial changes to the asylum law after a revolt by lawmakers.
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Australian PM: 'Disarm Hezbollah'

Sunday, August 13th 2006, 7:37
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Australian PM John Howard says the UN truce in Lebanon can only last if Hezbollah is disarmed.
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NZ man faces Pacific murder trial

Friday, August 11th 2006, 8:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

A New Zealand man is committed to stand trial for the murder of an Australian woman on Norfolk Island.
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Australia debates asylum changes

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 6:02

The Australian Parliament begins debating proposals to process all future asylum seekers in off-shore camps.
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Pacific court told attack details

Tuesday, August 8th 2006, 11:05
related countries: Norfolk Island Norfolk Island

An Australian woman killed on Norfolk Island suffered an "extremely violent assault", a committal hearing is told.
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Australian dad hails skydive hero

Wednesday, August 2nd 2006, 11:05
related countries: United States United States

A US skydiving instructor gave his life protecting a young Australian in a plane crash, her family says.
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OECD praises Australian economy

Monday, July 31st 2006, 16:01

As Prime Minister John Howard says he wants a fifth term in office, an OECD report praises the Australian economy.
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Australia PM to go for fifth term

Monday, July 31st 2006, 9:03

Australian PM John Howard is to stand for a fifth term, as deputy Peter Costello rules out a challenge.
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Australia warned of Aids spread

Saturday, July 29th 2006, 10:13
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Australian government is being urged to tighten border controls to stem the threat of Aids from Papua New Guinea.
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Australian troops quit S Lebanon

Thursday, July 27th 2006, 5:55
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Australia is withdrawing a contingent of troops from south Lebanon, following the deaths of four UN observers.
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East Timor rebel leader detained

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 6:03
related countries: East Timor East Timor

A leader of May's rebellion by East Timor's security forces has been detained by Australian peacekeepers.
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Australian PM visits East Timor

Tuesday, July 18th 2006, 11:20
related countries: East Timor East Timor

Australian PM John Howard holds talks in East Timor, where troops are deployed on a peacekeeping mission.
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Australian girl 'taken by croc'

Monday, July 10th 2006, 5:48
related countries: Australia Australia

An eight-year-old girl is feared dead in northern Australia after being attacked by a saltwater crocodile.
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Summit discusses Aboriginal abuse

Monday, June 26th 2006, 3:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Australian politicians meet in Canberra to discuss ways to combat child abuse in Aboriginal communities.
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Kidman marries singer Keith Urban

Sunday, June 25th 2006, 11:59

Actress Nicole Kidman marries singer boyfriend Keith Urban at an evening ceremony in Sydney.
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Howard warns on Iraq troops role

Thursday, June 22nd 2006, 7:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australian PM John Howard says some troops in Iraq will take on a higher risk role as they change location.
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Killing sparks Iraq-Australia row

Wednesday, June 21st 2006, 23:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Australian diplomats' guards in Baghdad shoot dead an Iraqi minister's bodyguard, provoking a row.
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Australian man guilty of terror

Monday, June 19th 2006, 6:18
related countries: Australia Australia

A man accused of planning to blow up an electricity grid in Australia has been found guilty of terrorist offences.
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Australian golfer captures US open

Sunday, June 18th 2006, 23:15
related countries: United States United States

Geoff Ogilvy became the first Australian golfer to win the US Open championship for 25 years.
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Australia angry as cleric freed

Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 8:41
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australian leaders and victims speak out against Indonesia's freeing a Muslim cleric jailed over the 2002 Bali bombings.
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Australia overrules gay union law

Tuesday, June 13th 2006, 6:00

Australia's federal government overrules local legislation which allowed gay unions in the capital territory.
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Australian jailed for sex slavery

Friday, June 9th 2006, 9:55
related countries: Australia Australia

A brothel owner becomes the first person to be convicted under Australia's anti-slavery laws and is jailed for 10 years.
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'Hope for coral' as oceans warm

Wednesday, June 7th 2006, 0:43

Corals threatened by rising sea temperatures may be able to adapt, Australian researchers report.
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East Timor hit by fresh looting

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 9:44
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

Fresh looting breaks out across East Timor's capital despite the deployment of Australian-led peacekeepers.
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Australian 'put wet baby in dryer'

Tuesday, May 30th 2006, 7:43

An Australian man is charged with putting a 13-month-old baby in a tumble dryer after she spilt a drink over herself.
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'Dead' Everest man safe at camp

Saturday, May 27th 2006, 15:01

An Australian man left for dead as he descended Mount Everest is rescued and taken to a camp for treatment.
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Troops pour into unstable E Timor

Friday, May 26th 2006, 11:28
related countries: East Timor East Timor

East Timor's capital Dili is calm but tense as foreign troops pour in after clashes between different military factions.
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Commandos secure E Timor airport

Thursday, May 25th 2006, 9:59
related countries: East Timor East Timor
related places: Dili

Australian commandos land in East Timor and secure the capital's airport, as gun battles rage for a third day.
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Officials discuss Aborigine abuse

Thursday, May 25th 2006, 5:01

Australian government officials meet to discuss ways to tackle violence and abuse in Aboriginal communities.
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Australian firm admits Iraq bribes

Thursday, May 18th 2006, 11:08

Australia's main wheat exporter admits it bribed Saddam Hussein for lucrative oil-for-food contracts.
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Australia and US restate alliance

Wednesday, May 17th 2006, 2:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq, United States United States
related places: Washington

US President George W Bush and visiting Australian PM John Howard reaffirm their strong alliance.
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Australian PM set for Bush talks

Saturday, May 13th 2006, 1:17
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Washington, Bush

Australian PM John Howard flies to Washington for talks with the US president, likely to focus on Iran.
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Trio rescued after weeks at sea

Wednesday, May 10th 2006, 7:11

Two Australian men and a boy are rescued after three weeks lost at sea surviving on raw squid and rainwater.
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Hicks may serve term in Australia

Wednesday, May 10th 2006, 4:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian Guantanamo inmate David Hicks may be transferred home to serve any jail term he receives.
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Rescued miners in 'good health'

Tuesday, May 9th 2006, 8:58

Two freed Australian miners are in good health despite spending two weeks trapped underground, doctors say.
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Trapped Australian miners rescued

Tuesday, May 9th 2006, 3:01

Two Australian miners trapped underground for two weeks are freed and walk out of the mine unaided.
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Rescuers within metre of miners

Monday, May 8th 2006, 15:24

Rescuers are within one metre of two men trapped in a Tasmanian mine, say reports, but progress is slow.
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Australian girl in second tragedy

Monday, May 8th 2006, 14:22

A five-year-old Australian girl who found fame after surviving a freak car crash is seriously hurt in a second accident.
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Australian sent wrong Iraq body

Thursday, April 27th 2006, 10:18
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq

John Howard apologises to the widow of an Australian killed in Iraq after she was sent a different soldier's body.
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Bali heroin smugglers' terms cut

Thursday, April 27th 2006, 8:41

Five of the 'Bali nine' Australian drug gang have their life sentences cut - but two have death sentences upheld.
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Australia beefs up Solomons force

Friday, April 21st 2006, 7:18

More Australian troops are leaving for the Solomons after two days of rioting against the new prime minister.
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