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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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Six injured in Solomon protests

Tuesday, April 18th 2006, 15:27
related countries: Solomon Islands Solomon Islands

Six Australian police officers are injured in the Solomon Islands in protests over election results, reports say.
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Howard denies Iraq bribe warnings

Thursday, April 13th 2006, 3:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australian PM John Howard tells an official inquiry he was not warned about alleged corrupt deals with Iraq.
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Downer 'unaware of bribe reports'

Tuesday, April 11th 2006, 6:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australia's foreign minister tells an inquiry he was unaware of warnings of possible corruption over Iraq.
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Howard to help Iraq wheat inquiry

Monday, April 10th 2006, 7:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Australian Prime Minister John Howard will give a statement to an inquiry into wheat exports to Iraq.
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Australia reviews asylum policy

Friday, April 7th 2006, 10:01
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Australian PM John Howard announces a review of asylum policy, following a bitter row with Indonesia.
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China to buy Australian uranium

Monday, April 3rd 2006, 9:17
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

China reaches a deal with Australia to buy uranium, on condition the fuel is not used for weapons programmes.
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F1: Alonso dominates in Australia

Sunday, April 2nd 2006, 5:41

Renault's Fernando Alonso dominates the Australian Grand Prix as Jenson Button fades after starting on pole.
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Australian cartoon irks Indonesia

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 14:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia criticises an Australian newspaper cartoon lampooning its leader, amid worsening relations.
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F1: Button snatches Australia pole

Saturday, April 1st 2006, 4:34
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Melbourne

Britain's Jenson Button grabs his third career pole position at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
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'Jihad Jack' given five-year term

Friday, March 31st 2006, 6:14

An Australian man known as "Jihad Jack" is sentenced to five years in jail for receiving funds from al-Qaeda.
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Australia to block gay unions

Thursday, March 30th 2006, 6:39

The Australian government says it will oppose any new laws that legalise gay and lesbian civil unions.
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Blair addresses Aus parliament

Monday, March 27th 2006, 2:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Canberra

UK Prime Minister Tony Blair defends his Iraq policy in a speech to the Australian Parliament in Canberra.
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'Missing athletes' handed warning

Friday, March 24th 2006, 7:46

Missing Commonwealth athletes are told they will need a "bona fide reason" to stay by Australian officials.
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Athletes 'go missing from Games'

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 11:15

A Bangladeshi athlete is among nine who have gone missing at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.
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Games: Pittman wins hurdles gold

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Australia's Jana Pittman wins the 400m hurdles ahead of England's Natasha Danvers-Smith and Scotland's Lee McConnell.
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Cyclone batters Australian coast

Monday, March 20th 2006, 11:01

Thousands of residents are left homeless by Queensland's most powerful tropical storm in decades.
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Australian talks centre on Iran

Saturday, March 18th 2006, 5:30
related countries: Iran Iran, Japan Japan, United States United States

US, Australian and Japan call on Iran to suspend its nuclear activities, following top-level security talks.
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Aborigine singer 'left for dead'

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 12:14

A renowned indigenous Australian singer says she was ignored for five hours after collapsing at a busy bus stop.
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Swimming: Thorpe out of Games

Tuesday, March 7th 2006, 2:48

Illness forces Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe to postpone his return to international competition.
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Australian PM begins India visit

Monday, March 6th 2006, 4:30
related countries: India India

Australian PM John Howard begins a four-day visit to India which will focus on trade.
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Australia mulls car smoking ban

Tuesday, February 28th 2006, 4:48

A parliamentary inquiry in the Australian state of New South Wales is to consider a ban on smoking in cars.
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'Jihad Jack' guilty in Melbourne

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 5:52

An Australian man known as "Jihad Jack" is convicted of receiving funds from al-Qaeda.
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Speech angers Australian Muslims

Friday, February 24th 2006, 8:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Remarks by Treasurer Peter Costello spark anger among leaders of Australia's Islamic community.
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Losses for Wembley firm hit £106m

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 6:04

Wembley Stadium builder Multiplex says its losses on the project hit £106m in the first half of its financial year.
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Australian jailed for fake death

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 5:21

Australian Harry Gordon is jailed for 15 months for faking his own death to benefit from an insurance payout.
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Howard hits at 'extreme' Muslims

Monday, February 20th 2006, 13:23

Australian Muslims who hold "extreme" views pose previously unseen problems for the country, John Howard says.
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Australia remembers Kerry Packer

Friday, February 17th 2006, 6:21

Australian PM John Howard leads tributes for flamboyant tycoon Kerry Packer at a state memorial service.
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Life sentences for Bali drug gang

Wednesday, February 15th 2006, 5:39

The last three members of an Australian gang found trying to smuggle heroin from Bali are jailed for life.
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Australian men sentenced to death

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 22:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

An Indonesian court sentences two Australian men to death for leading a drug-smuggling gang in Bali.
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Australian in Iran cartoon 'hoax'

Tuesday, February 14th 2006, 10:23
related countries: Australia Australia, Iran Iran

Australia's cartoonist says his drawings were illegally entered in a contest in Iran about the Holocaust.
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Australians jailed for Bali drugs

Monday, February 13th 2006, 8:02
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

A Bali court sentences two Australians to life in jail for drug smuggling, despite calls for clemency for one of them.
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AWB chief quits over Iraq probe

Thursday, February 9th 2006, 6:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The head of Australian wheat exporter AWB resigns over allegations of bribes paid to Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
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Australian loses terrorism appeal

Wednesday, February 8th 2006, 6:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Australian accused of training with militants in Pakistan has lost an appeal to have his charges dropped.
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Surgeon 'should face 28 charges'

Monday, February 6th 2006, 8:13

Australian police recommend a surgeon linked to the deaths of several patients face 28 charges.
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