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Chinese investors pay A$88.88m for Sydney property

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 5:19
related countries: China China

Chinese investors pay a "lucky" A$88,888,888.88 for a Sydney property, as new warnings emerge about a property bubble in the Australian city.
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Australia shelves backpacker tax plan

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 9:08

The Australian government scraps a plan to impose a 32.5% tax on backpacker workers.
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Australian police urge mooning enthusiasts to 'keep pants on'

Tuesday, September 27th 2016, 6:36
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

A group of mooning enthusiasts planning to protest legislation passed on Monday banning baring your buttocks is told by Victoria police to keep their pants on.
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Australian dad's car towed over son's burnout videos

Monday, September 26th 2016, 4:42

An Australian father has his sports car impounded after footage of himself teaching his five-year-old son to do burnouts goes viral.
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Mooning and streaking outlawed in Victoria, Australia

Monday, September 26th 2016, 0:10
related countries: Australia Australia, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

Exposing your bare buttocks in public - considered by some a form of legitimate political protest - has been officially made a crime in one Australian state.
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Jetstar plane fills with smoke and diverts

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 3:15

An Australian Jetstar plane to Cairns is forced to divert to Brisbane after a "technical fault" fills the cabin with smoke.
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Australian woman finds eastern brown snake in Ugg boot

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 2:24

An Australian woman calls in wildlife wranglers to evict a 1m-long "horny and hungry" venomous eastern brown snake from her Ugg boot.
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MH370 search: Doubts over 'debris burn marks'

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 8:23
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Australian authorities cast doubt on the theory that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have had a fire on board before it went missing.
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Malware-infected USB sticks posted to Australian homes

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 14:25

Australian police have warned the public not to use unmarked USB sticks found in their letterboxes.
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Australian face of youth unemployment 'made it up'

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 5:02

A Sydney teenager who sparked a nationwide media debate about young people refusing to work reveals she actually has a job.
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Australian man patents the Hamdog - a hotdog and burger combo

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 11:45
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Mark Murray of Perth, Australia, has started selling the Hamdog, a combination of a hotdog and a burger in one bun.
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British Colonial Co: Outrage in Australia over theme restaurant

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 7:22
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Australian restaurant celebrating the "stylish days" of the British Empire is criticised on social media for romanticising colonialism.
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Australian men rescued from Uluru after 11-hour operation

Tuesday, September 20th 2016, 2:37

Three Australian men stuck on Uluru are rescued early on Tuesday after a delicate 11-hour operation involving helicopters and rock climbing equipment.
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France burkini ban: Australian woman forced off Riviera beach

Monday, September 19th 2016, 9:51
related countries: France France

An Australian Muslim who went to France to show solidarity with French Muslims is forced to leave a beach for wearing a burkini, despite the ban being overturned.
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Syria conflict: Australian PM regrets loss of life in US-led strike

Monday, September 19th 2016, 4:19
related countries: Australia Australia, Syria Syria, United States United States

Australia's PM expresses "regret" over the US-led airstrike on Syria, involving Australian planes, which killed dozens of government soldiers.
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Malcolm Turnbull: 'Australia's happiest prime minister'

Friday, September 16th 2016, 7:22

Malcolm Turnbull says he may not be the best Australian prime minister but he's the happiest, as he marks one year in office.
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MH370 search: Tanzania debris 'part of missing plane'

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 16:15
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Tanzania Tanzania

A large item of debris found off the coast of Tanzania belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian investigators confirm.
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Australians petition to put Steve Irwin on currency

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 4:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Nearly 20,000 people sign a petition calling for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's face to be put on Australia's banknotes.
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MP Pauline Hanson: Australia being 'swamped by Muslims'

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 18:23

Controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson says her country is in danger of being swamped by Muslims.
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Malcolm Roberts: Australian senator wants 'OzExit' from UN

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 9:03
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A newly elected senator uses his maiden speech to say Australia should take inspiration from the UK and "OzExit" from the United Nations.
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Australian Snack Bar painting ruled too important to send to UK

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 14:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A wartime painting of a restaurant in Sydney's seedy Kings Cross is blocked from being exported to England because of its national importance.
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'IS-inspired' Australian man charged with terrorism

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 3:33
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Police in Australia charge a 22-year-old man, who stabbed a man in a park, with committing a terrorist act and attempted murder in southwest Sydney.
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Australian boy wins 'best dressed' prize for Hitler costume

Friday, September 9th 2016, 4:04

An Australian school has apologised after a boy who attended a school event dressed as Adolf Hitler was named as one of the "best dressed" students.
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Australian senator resigns over Chinese payments scandal

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 8:51
related countries: China China

Australian opposition senator Sam Dastyari resigns from the Labor front bench over a foreign donation scandal involving Chinese companies.
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Some Shakespearean phrases not coined by Bard, academic claims

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 12:59

Many words and phrases Shakespeare is credited with coining were already in common usage when he was writing, an Australian academic claims.
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Australian PM 'read riot act' to missing ministers

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 3:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's prime minister says he "read the riot act" to three senior ministers who left parliament early allowing the opposition to win votes.
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Australia ex-judge Jim Macken offers swap with refugee

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 9:20

Retired Australian judge Jim Macken, 88, offers to live the rest of his life at an immigration camp to enable one refugee to be granted citizenship.
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Australian police capture cattle-eating crocodile

Thursday, September 1st 2016, 7:22
related countries: Australia Australia

A massive crocodile is wrangled ashore by police after devouring livestock at a remote outback property in Australia's north.
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Australian Aboriginal MP Linda Burney vows to fight for change

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 13:40
related countries: Australia Australia

The first Aboriginal woman elected to Australia's lower house of parliament promises to bring the "fighting spirit of her clan" to political life.
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Bali police murder: UK and Australian suspects in re-enactment

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man and his Australian girlfriend re-enact the circumstances surrounding the death of a police officer on a beach in Bali.
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Australian aid worker Kerry Wilson freed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 29th 2016, 4:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Australia Australia

Aid worker Kerry Jane Wilson who was abducted earlier April in Afghanistan has now been freed, says Australia's foreign minister.
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Man 'put acid' in Australian sex club lubricant

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 23:54

A 62-year-old man is arrested after allegedly filling a lubricant dispenser with hydrochloric acid at a gay club in Sydney.
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Solo pilot, 18, completes around-the-world flight

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 3:05

Australian teenager Lachlan Smart has become the youngest person to fly solo around the world in a single-engine aircraft.
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Nic Naitanui calls for education after child's blackface tribute

Friday, August 26th 2016, 7:24

An Australian footballer calls for better race education, saying a controversial photo of a boy in blackface as a tribute to him "hurts my heart".
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'It's about freedom': Ban boosts burkini sales 'by 200%'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 0:43
related countries: France France

The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.
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Crocodiles let loose in Australian school by vandals

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 4:02

Vandals set three saltwater crocodiles loose in an Australian school office on Sunday.
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Australian rules spectator banned after throwing banana at Aboriginal player

Sunday, August 21st 2016, 9:46

A female fan filmed throwing a banana at an Aboriginal Australian rules player is banned by her club.
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Rio Olympics 2016: Australian athletes fined for trying to get better seats at basketball

Saturday, August 20th 2016, 15:54

Australian athletes are fined for attempting to get better seats at a basketball semi-final without the right accreditation.
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Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull pays price for A$5 handout

Friday, August 19th 2016, 7:16
related countries: Australia Australia

A photograph of Australia's prime minister giving some money to a beggar has "gone viral" for all the wrong reasons.
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Scent of death

Thursday, August 18th 2016, 15:06

Australian researchers are investigating if the scent of giant sea snails could help repel millions of coral-eating starfish from the Great Barrier Reef.
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Climate change sceptic versus Cox

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 8:29

Professor Brian Cox has verbally sparred with a newly elected Australian politician Malcolm Roberts who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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Professor Brian Cox clashes with Australian climate sceptic

Tuesday, August 16th 2016, 1:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British particle physicist Brian Cox verbally spars with a newly elected Australian politician who believes climate change is a global conspiracy.
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Australian PM promises 'heads will roll' over census

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 0:26

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched an inquiry into how an online attack left millions of people locked out the country's census website.
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Steamy wicket

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 22:33
related countries: India India

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee faces his latest test - a cross-cultural romantic comedy that has come under scrutiny from Indian censors.
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Australian census attacked by hackers

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 2:19

The Australian government believes a series of attacks on its census website was a deliberate attempt to sabotage the national survey.
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Indigenous dads respond to 'racist' cartoon in Australia

Monday, August 8th 2016, 8:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australian Aboriginal families share intimate memories and cultural pride online in response to an "insulting and embarrassing" cartoon.
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China demands apology for Australian swimming 'drug cheat' slur

Monday, August 8th 2016, 5:46
related countries: China China

Chinese officials and social media users demand an apology after Australian gold medallist Mack Horton calls defending champion Sun Yang a drug cheat.
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Stranded kayaker rescued after crocodile attack

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 13:40

A man is rescued after spending three days stranded on an Australian island following a crocodile attack.
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Orphaned Australian kangaroo to return to the wild

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 11:25
related countries: Australia Australia

An orphaned kangaroo called Cuejo, who has been cared for by a police officer in western Australia, is poised to return to life in the wild.
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The Australian defends 'insulting' Bill Leak cartoon

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 7:51

A high-profile Australian cartoonist faces criticism for a drawing of an Indigenous man that critics describe as "ugly, insulting and embarrassing".
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Race riotous

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 21:33

No-one is a hero in a new Australian film that asks tough questions about racism, violence and stupidity.
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Australia condones asylum seeker abuse, say rights groups

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 3:12
related countries: Nauru Nauru

Two leading international campaign groups claim the Australian government is deliberately ignoring abuse of asylum seekers on Nauru.
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Sinkhole swallows Australian backyard

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 11:28

A sinkhole filled with sloshing brown water has opened up in an Australian backyard.
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'Road rage' lorry driver drenches Australian cyclists

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 7:01

Footage of a lorry driver deliberately drenching a group of cyclists in Sydney ignites debate about who has the right to the roads.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme walks out of TV interview

Monday, August 1st 2016, 16:00

Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme walked out of an Australian interview after after saying the questions he was being asked were "boring".
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New Zealanders top list of Australian immigrant detentions

Monday, August 1st 2016, 14:30

More New Zealanders are held in Australian immigration detention facilities than any other nationality, Australian statistics show.
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MH370 was flown into water, says Canadian air crash expert

Monday, August 1st 2016, 5:18
related countries: Canada Canada, Malaysia Malaysia

One of the world's leading air crash investigators tells Australian TV he believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was deliberately flown into the sea.
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